Today, our friends at Vhi launched their More Than Running campaign with former jockey Nina Carberry, Olympian David Gillick and Exercise Physiologist Dr Brian Carson in Newbridge House and Gardens, Donabate, Co Dublin.
More Than Running highlights the various health benefits that participation in parkrun can bring to all participants. parkrun in partnership with Vhi is the biggest community-led physical activity movement in Ireland and is open to everyone no matter your age, ability or background. Anyone can come along and take part as a walker, jogger, runner or volunteer.
Less than half of Irish adults reach the recommended guidelines for physical activity (54% of males and just 38% of females). This decreases even further as we age to as low as 33% over the age of 65 and just 20% after 75.
Dr Brian Carson says even minor changes to your routine can have a positive effect on your health, and the More than Running campaign encourages people who haven’t previously experienced a parkrun to take that first step this summer.
Vhi, as presenting partner of parkrun are delighted that this summer, they will be visiting parkruns in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. The Vhi More Than Running ambassadors Nina Carberry and David Gillick ambassadors will be in attendance so it promises to be a fun-filled morning and they are looking forward to meeting all the parkrunners in the various locations.
Keep an eye on our @parkrunie social channels for more details!
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