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Read more › News - 17th July 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero for July

Vhi is encouraging the parkrun community to nominate their Vhi parkrun Hero for the month of July.   The award looks to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution this month – be they walkers, joggers, runners or…

Read more › News - 16th July 2018

parkrun profile: Castletown

Castletown parkrun began on 24 October 2015 with 203 walkers, runners and volunteers taking part. The course is set amongst beautiful 18th century parklands in the amazing OPW grounds of Castletown House and parklands. Sharon Ashmore, Co-Event Director alongside Philip Slattery, tells us more…   After falling in love with the concept of parkrun at a very…

Read more › News - 11th July 2018

parkrun profile: Bushy Dublin

Nestled between the villages of Rathfarnham and Terenure about five miles south of Dublin City Centre lies Bushy Dublin parkrun, which many local people describe as a “hidden gem”. Event Director Niall Coppinger explains why…   The park originated in 1700 and was passed over to the state in 1953. The park is a hive…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Pro tips and tricks from Intersport for washing your workout gear!

It’s certainly the weather for washing – but do you know how to correctly wash your outdoor and workout clothes? At Intersport we’re here to provide expert advice as well as all the gear you need to do the sports you love – and that includes helping you to keep your gear in great condition…

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 10th July 2018

Join Olympian David Gillick at Dundalk parkrun this weekend

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Dundalk parkrun on Saturday 14 July at Dundalk Institute of Technology when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal Dundalk parkrun on Saturday 14th July, David Gillick…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2018

There’s parkrun life after a hip operation!

Wally Moore took part in Castletown parkrun exactly six months after having a total hip replacement. As Wally’s wife Finola explains, there can be plenty of parkrun life after major surgery.   “Are you doing the parkrun tomorrow?” I was asked by my husband Wally at 11pm on Friday night.   “I might” I said,…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

How to keep your cool while running

While for many of us the summer means more time to run, it has almost posed a bit of a problem in being too hot to run over recent weeks! Not something we usually report in the UK and Ireland, but we’re certainly finding it easier to go out first thing to beat the heat,…

Vhi Roadshow at River Valley parkrun
Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Peter Trevaskis   Age: eh 57 I think   Occupation: IT sales   Local parkrun: River Valley parkrun, Swords   Number of parkruns completed: 110   How did you get involved in parkrun?   My son had tried to get me out running without success mainly because despite his age (late twenties at the…

Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

Ardgillan parkrun’s man of steel

65-year-old Ben McGonigle from Ardgillan parkrun was anything but a runner when he started parkrun. In fact he completed his first 10 events in steel toe cap boots!   Ben, a retired maintenance electrician, talks us through his journey from walker to runner, and proves that age and ability are no barriers to a free…

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Read more › News - 3rd July 2018

Nominations open for European Week of Sport #BeActive Local Hero Award

This year we will again be supporting the European Week of Sport #BeActive campaign with Sport Ireland.   As part of the #BeActive week in September there will be a competition aimed at highlighting projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe.   One of the competition categories is…

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