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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Robert Grace is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for December

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of December has been awarded to Robert Grace from Tullow parkrun in Carlow.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.   Robert…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2020

See the good in the world

parkrunner Ciara is 6¾ years old, here mum Jeanne tells us why parkrun is so important to the family.   Ciara started doing parkrun with the family in Lonehill, South Africa. When she breezed through her first run, chatting all the way, we realised just how active our daughter’s pre-school days were, with hours of…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Come walk with me

After rediscovering the joy of walking at parkrun, Pat Newham has a message for all the would-be-walkers out there yet to join us at parkrun. The Park Walk initiative launches 18 January, all across Ireland.   After a nine month absence while I traded in an old hip for a new one, I resumed my…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Mick wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Mick Goss who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! Mick kick started the New Year by taking part in the Poppintree parkrun and has won a brand new pair of running trainers for all his upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want…

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Read more › News - 8th January 2020

Ken wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Ken O’Hara who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! You have won yourself a brand new pair of running trainers for all your upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want to reward you for kicking off 2020 with parkrun! Post a…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th January 2020

parkrun Ireland launches parkrun practice initiative

parkrun Ireland teams up with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to prescribe active lifestyles to patients and practice staff.   The Irish College of General Practitioners and parkrun Ireland have launched a groundbreaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor, community-based physical activity rather than medication.   The initiative aims to…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Happy New Year to all!

From all at Vhi, we would like to wish all parkrunners a very Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, we would like to thank all those involved with parkrun. The level of enthusiasm and passion shown over the last twelve months for parkrun has been inspirational. 2019 was a brilliant year for parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

A wonderful free resource

As parkrun Ireland announces partnership with the Irish College of General Practitioners, Dr. Deborah Ryan talks to us about a recent GP takeover at Navan parkrun, County Meath.   I was really excited to spearhead the initiative to takeover Navan parkrun, on behalf of the Meath Faculty of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)….

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park. If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time, here…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Vhi Social Competition

This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs for the month of…

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