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Read more › News - 15th September 2021

A look back to Vhi’s visit to Westport parkrun

We were delighted to see the return of parkrun last weekend after a long awaited 18 months. We here at Vhi are really looking forward to seeing you all at parkrun again soon, and to remind us of the wonders parkrun can offer, we are taking you back to when we visited Westport parkrun in…

Read more › News - 15th September 2021

The comeback begins!

There was tangible joy at the weekend as 42 5k events returned across Ireland for the first time since March 2020, marking the beginning of a long-awaited return across the country.    Here are seven reasons to celebrate.   1: Where 5k events have returned, 11-14 year-olds are now back at junior parkruns    The…

Read more › News - 8th September 2021

A welcome back from Vhi!

After a long-awaited spell, Vhi is thrilled to finally welcome back parkrunners as parkrun events resume across Ireland this weekend. In total, there will be 48 parkrun events commencing on Saturday 11 September.   We know how much you have all missed your local parkrunners and know the excited that must be building ahead of this…

Read more › News - 8th September 2021

Celebrating being active with the European Week of Sport

Every year from 23-30 September the European Week of Sport promotes more active, healthier lifestyles to millions of people in Europe and beyond.    With parkrun now operating across much of Europe, and the European Week of Sport’s tagline ‘be active’, we take a look at how parkrun celebrates healthier and happier lifestyles.   parkrun…

VHi Sept
Read more › News - 1st September 2021

Sign up now for the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!

With just three weeks to go to the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon on the 19 September, the day is nearly upon us!   This year, each of the Vhi ambassadors will be participating in the event in a different manner, showing the versatility of the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon and that it is open…

Read more › News - 1st September 2021

Restarting parkrun – information for participants

As parkrun events resume across Ireland, please bear in mind the following information.   All parkrun events are required to follow our COVID Framework. As part of this Framework, all participants and volunteers are required to self-assess for COVID-19 symptoms prior to attending, and not to attend if at all symptomatic.   Many of our teams would…

Read more › News - 27th August 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update – 5k restart in Ireland

With current government guidelines in Ireland allowing for gatherings of up to 500 people in open spaces such as parks, we are delighted to be able to announce that some 5k events in Ireland will restart from Saturday 11 September.   Whilst we won’t be in a position to return all events across the country…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 24th August 2021

Ask David: David’s tips for sourcing the best running attire

Each month we’re putting your questions to Olympian and Vhi ambassador David Gillick! At parkrun you can wear whatever you feel comfortable in, but many of you have been wondering what’s best to wear when heading out for a walk, jog or run!   Look after your feet  To start with, don’t become too focused…

Read more › News - 18th August 2021

juniors start to return

Sunday 15 August 2021 saw the beginnings of the welcome return of junior parkrun events across Ireland.   We take a look at the special day.   The skies might have been grey but the mood was far from gloomy as seven junior parkruns returned across Ireland on Sunday. Almost 300 4-10 year olds logged…

Read more › News - 11th August 2021

Listen to Vhi’s new podcast ‘Running Start’ ahead of the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon

As we get closer to the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon, Vhi are delighted to present a new podcast ‘Running Start’ to help participants as they train for the event on 19 September.   Launching this week, Running Start is a podcast that has been made to run to, as it will help those preparing for…

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