Read more › News - 23rd January 2019

Top tips for cold weather parkrunning

The days of parkrunning with the warm summer sun on our backs are a distant memory!   Now that the leaves have fallen from the trees, temperatures have dropped and everything just looks a little bit grey, for many parkrunners it can be tricky to know how to best prepare for Saturday mornings throughout the winter…

Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Bring a friend to parkrun on 2 February for World Cancer Day

Bring a friend to parkrun on the 2nd of February for World Cancer Day   Reduce your risk of cancer and support those living with and beyond cancer for #WorldCancerDay    In 2018 parkrun Ireland had the highest number of parkrunners of the year on World Cancer Day.  Let’s make World Cancer Day 2019 an even bigger one….

Kilkenny parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 22nd January 2019

Your chance to win an Apple Watch Series 3

Your last chance to WIN an Apple Watch Series 3 and some goodies for your local parkrun from Vhi!   To enter – whether you’re walking, jogging, running, or volunteering, just post a photo at your parkrun on social media and include #VhiRewards.   Keep an eye on parkrun Ireland’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find out…

Read more › News - 17th January 2019

Using parkrun as part of the Gaisce Award

With a focus on inclusive communities at parkrun we welcome all ages and abilities. Youth are a section of this community that are often overlooked or who prove difficult to engage in an inclusive local community social activity.   In 2018 we talked with Gaisce about our objectives, our thoughts and plans. I am pleased…

Read more › News - 16th January 2019

parkrunning on your period

parkrun has always been committed to understanding and removing the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity and volunteering. One such area is the menstrual cycle, with recent research revealing that more than 50% of women and girls in the UK have stopped exercising at some point because of this.   Dr Georgie Bruinvels, who…

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 14th January 2019

Win with Vhi!

Here at Vhi, we believe it’s never too late to start getting active. Whether you’re a slogger or a jogger trying to nail a new PB,pay a visit to your local parkrun this Saturday and try it out. For the month of January, Vhi are hosting a series of social media competitions with a different…

Read more › News - 8th January 2019

parkrun Profile: Portumna

Tara Byrne from Portumna parkrun in County Galway tells us more about her home event…     Portumna parkrun was created almost one year ago by three ladies who felt that Portumna was missing out on the parkrun fun!   They include Teresa Murray, Eleanor Madden and Tara Byrne. They each had experience of other parkruns…

Heritage junior parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 8th January 2019

Get active with your family this weekend

We are calling on families across Ireland to get active this weekend by visiting their local parkrun. Throughout the month of January, Vhi is running a series of online competitions and this week the focus is on families! Last weekend’s #VhiRewards competition was a big success so whether you’re a family of regular parkrunners or complete…

Read more › News - 7th January 2019

The parkrunning Mayor!

Growing up in Ballybough, we played football on the streets, football in the schoolyard (Canice’s and O’Connell’s) and in Fairview Park. After playing Gaelic football and hurling as well as soccer I also tried my hand at rugby and ended up playing all of these sports in DCU – mainly because this was when the…

Vhi Special Event at Kilkenny parkrun
Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

Vhi/parkrun Ireland competition – Terms & Conditions

1. 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.   2. The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs for the…

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