News - 27th April 2022

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

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In this week’s people of parkrun entry, we hear from Michele Power from Waterford Nature parkrun. She gives us her advice to anyone who hasn’t been to parkrun before and tells us what she loves about parkrun!


Name: Michele Power

Occupation: Retired

Local parkrun: Waterford City, Kilbarry Nature Park


How did you get involved in parkrun? 

Saw it on social media and just turned up!


What do you love about parkrun?

Such a great atmosphere and genuinely each week I keep saying to myself to just keep going… it so lovely that no matter how fast or slow, you’re cheered on at the finish line!


Who do you participate with?

Simply turn up on my own! But literally never feel alone!


Any parkrun milestones / achievements you would like to share?

I actually can’t wait for my 10th parkrun! Nearly there!


How has parkrun impacted positively on you?

It has been immensely beneficial for my mental health after the isolation of the lockdowns!


What have you missed most about parkrun? 

That feeling of a small personal achievement each Saturday morning!


Who is your dream parkrun running buddy?

My dog Bubba… only he is too lazy and stubborn.


What was your best parkrun experience?

My personal best of 29 minutes!


What was the funniest parkrun moment?

The fun on the Halloween parkrun!


What advice would you give to someone who’s never been to parkrun?

Simply turn up… you won’t regret it and will be made feel so welcome!



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