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

Win With Vhi in January!

Here at Vhi we want to reward you for kicking off the New Year with parkrun!   For the month of January Vhi will be hosting a series of weekly social media competitions. Keep an eye on parkrun Ireland’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for details of the competition and different weekly themes. This weekend…

Read more › News - 2nd January 2019

A look back at 2018

As we enter 2019, I thought it would be a good time to look back over the past year and also take a glimpse our plans in 2019.   With the support of Vhi our presenting partner and the HSE we have achieved a lot in 2018.   In January we said we wanted to…

Read more › News - 19th December 2018

Why we should never have to justify going for a run

It’s that time of year again. Christmas songs on the radio, a calendar full of festive party invitations and ironically ‘bad’ seasonal knitwear.   But in recent years, a new tradition has started to catch on. Rather than fill us with joy, however, this seemingly unavoidable new pretender to Christmas tradition is utterly devoid of…

Read more › News - 18th December 2018

parkrun Name Club

What’s in a name? A lot when it comes to parkrun!   In this edition of our Tourism Series, we take a look at the five parkruns around the world that share their name with parkrunners.   1. Name: Alice Holt parkrun Number of parkrunners named Alice Holt: 2   Alice Holt Forest in Hampshire…

Read more › News - 17th December 2018

Tralee parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of November has been awarded to Pat Sheehy from Tralee parkrun, Co. Dublin.   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….

Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun Twins Tour!

584 parkruns take place around the UK on Saturdays, but just six share their name with a parkrun in another part of the world: Albert, Bushy, Cambridge, Durham, Gladstone and Victoria.    In this edition of the parkrun Tourism Series we take a look at these parkrun ‘twins’ and reveal how many people have completed…

Read more › News - 12th December 2018

parkrun Profile: Castlebar parkrun

Castlebar parkrun in Co Mayo launched in March 2014 and since then has welcomed 2,300 walkers, runners and volunteers. Event Director Maggie Heneghan, who has been involved since the beginning, tells us more about this beautiful parkrun.   I have been involved from the start of the event in 2014 and parkrun is my second…

Russborough parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 12th December 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Olwyn Dunne Age: 52 Occupation: Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Race Director Local parkrun: Cabinteely Number of parkruns completed: 76   How did you get involved in parkrun? I first ran Marlay parkrun in April 2013 and volunteered as soon as I could after that. I was very quickly put at ease by the team…

Read more › News - 6th December 2018

parkrun Wildlife

Almost 1,700 communities worldwide are now home to parkrun events every Saturday and Sunday, and just like the variety of parkrun courses, parkrunners come in all different shapes and sizes, ages and experiences, coming together every week for a walk, jog or run, followed by a coffee and a chat.   Whilst man’s best friends, the four-legged parkdogs…

Tony Higgins - Copy
Read more › News - 5th December 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Tony Higgins Age: 55 Occupation: Orthopaedic Surgeon Local parkrun: Tralee Number of parkruns completed: 127   How did you get involved in parkrun? My friend Siobhan Kearney, Event Director of Tralee parkrun (and now my parkrun boss!) asked me if I would like to help out at this new weekly parkrun by taking some…

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