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Vhi staff takeover at St Anneís parkrun
Read more › News - 20th February 2019

Vhi Staff Volunteer Takeover St Anne’s parkrun

The Vhi volunteer staff takeover at St Anne’s parkrun last Saturday morning was a huge success with 547 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 49 first timers rocked up to try out parkrun and an incredible 94 people set new personal best times! Maybe having Olympian David Gillick leading a warm-up…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

You will never look back once you start

Regular parkrunner Ann Lynch can usually be found enjoying a 5k walk at Tralee parkrun on a Saturday morning. However this wasn’t always the case, 18 months ago Ann didn’t think parkrun was a place for her, until one morning she plucked up the courage to join the Tail Walker and tackle her first ever 5k.  …

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Barry Hurley Age: 36 Occupation: Global Demand Planner Local parkrun: Avondale Forest Number of parkruns completed: six   How did you get involved in parkrun? Once we heard a parkrun was going to be set up in Avondale my family and myself – have immediately started attending. It’s a lovely way to start a…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Just Enjoy It

Cathy Curley came to running only a few years ago in her late sixties. She ran and walked a race with her daughter, and decided she would like to run more regularly. She turned up at Griffeen parkrun over a few Saturdays and ran and walked the course. She took a break for a few…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

#parkrunabú!

Irish speakers are being encouraged to take part in a number of #parkrunabú! events around the country this year, where they can wear their ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ ( I speak Irish) wristbands. The first of these events is in Tramore, Co. Waterford on Saturday 23 February, where Run Director, Deirdre Chapman has volunteered her 13…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

What’s another year?

After a tough year, Paul Spain decided to give parkrun a try after not running for nearly thirty years. Paul explains how each year has brought with it, an added understanding of parkrun…   I did my first parkrun on January 8 2016. It was terrible. Every step an agony. But I did it. The year…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2019

#parkrunabú!

Tá Oireachtas na Gaeilge ag spreagadh cainteoirí Gaeilge le páirt a ghlacadh in imeachtaí #parkrunabú!  thart timpeall na tíre agus banda rosta ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ a chaitheamh. Beidh an chéad cheann de na himeachtaí seo ag tarlú ar an Trá Mhór, Port Láirge Dé Sathairn 23 Feabhra, áit a dúirt Stiúrthóir an parkrun, Deidre Chapman,…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Máire Kinsella Age: 42 Occupation: Occupational Health Advisor Local parkrun: St Anne’s parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 15 parkruns – 13 St Anne’s & 2 Kilkenny   How did you get involved in parkrun? I initially commenced the parkrun when Operation Transformation highlighted the event in 2016. I took a break for maternity reasons and…

Poolbeg parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 30th January 2019

The parkrun Six Nations

The annual Six Nations rugby union tournament sees England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales go head-to-head. What is one thing those nations all have in common? They all host weekly parkruns of course!   With the men’s and women’s Six Nations due to kick-off in February, we take you on a parkrun tour of…

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Read more › News - 30th January 2019

World Cancer Day 2019

4 February 2019 is World Cancer Day, a day that unites people and communities all around the world to raise awareness of cancer and support those affected by it. 5K Your Way, Move Against Cancer is a new initiative aiming to do just this, at parkrun, on the last Saturday of every month. We hear from 5K…

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