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Read more › News - 10th November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 10 November

Somehow another week has passed by, and it’s time for another update on parkrun around the world. Whilst progress can appear to be slow (or even non-existent) in many parts of the world at the moment, we feel it’s important we continue to celebrate small milestones, and to share the positive steps the parkrun family…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2020

A thank you to all those who took part in the Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!

Vhi would like to extend a huge thank you to all the parkrunners who took part in last month’s Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!   Vhi were delighted to bring you a special virtual edition of the event for 2020 that was in recognition of the hundreds of charities that depend on the Vhi Women’s…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2020

Celebrating #parktoberfest

The 31st of October marked the end of #parktoberfest, our month long celebration of being physically active, together and outdoors. We encouraged the parkrun community to inspire and motivate their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues and join them, in person or virtually, for a (not)parkrun.   We kicked off with a number 16 theme, in…

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Read more › News - 4th November 2020

10 years of parkrun in the island of Ireland!

This week the island of Ireland celebrates 10 years of parkrun, and Country Manager Matt Shields tells us all about the history of parkrun Ireland.   parkrun first came to the island of Ireland at the Waterworks in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in November 2010. The event in Waterworks park was started by a team of…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2020

Starting from scratch

Anna Stafford started running during lockdown. Here, Anna very honestly describes her experience of starting from zero and steadily working up to running. She’s looking forward to getting to her local New Ross parkrun when events reopen.   A friend of mine let me know she had downloaded the couch to 5k app and was embarking…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 3 November

With the reopening of events in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Guernsey and the Isle of Man last weekend, we saw 103 events and over 10,000 participants at parkruns across four countries. It’s also worth noting that it took us six-and-a-half years to reach this milestone in April 2011, a feat that we’ve achieved in…

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Read more › News - 3rd November 2020

#parkrunhappy Virtual Challenge

Week four, challenge two:   The final challenge!   CHALLENGE 8: N. O. V. E. M. B. E. R = Reverse route So, to finish the final challenge of the series we thought it would be fitting to end by heading out and running your usual (not)parkrun route. However, this time in reverse! Show us…

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Read more › News - 28th October 2020

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Pádraig O’Sullivan Age: 57 Occupation: Retired teacher Local parkrun: Glengarriff Number of parkruns completed: 111   How did you get involved in parkrun? I had heard about the parkrun phenomenon, so when parkrun started in Glengarriff, I got involved.   What do you love about parkrun? The community spirit that it brings every week. I love meeting the…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2020

It’s always been about the coffee

parkrunner Paul Bissett tells us how the Ardgillan parkrun community have been staying connected in lockdown.   I’ve been a member of Balbriggan Roadrunners since its start up days in early 2012. My parkrunning began later in 2012 when the first parkrun in the Republic of Ireland was launched at Malahide. I had just finished…

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Read more › News - 27th October 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 27 October

Last Saturday we were delighted to see parkrun events in Japan and Western Australia restart. Alongside parkruns currently operating in New Zealand, other Australian states and Territories, and the Falkland Islands, we saw 89 events welcome more than 8,500 walkers, joggers and runners, with over 900 volunteers, almost one hundred of whom were volunteering with…

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