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Read more › News - 5th September 2018

Get active using your local park or open space

Here at Intersport we’re aware that there are many different ways to get active and strong, and plenty of these don’t involve going to the gym. For those without gym access, or who simply prefer to use their garden or local park to get moving, we have compiled a list of some of the most…

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Read more › News - 5th September 2018

Wexford parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

Stuart Van Der Bliake from Johnstown parkrun, Wexford has been named a Vhi parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for July.   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….

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Read more › News - 5th September 2018

parkrun Ireland announces partnership with Gaisce – The President’s Award

Gaisce, The President’s Award and parkrun Ireland have today announced a partnership that will see parkrun become an official challenge partner for Gaisce.   parkruns are free, socially focussed, volunteer-led 5k events that take place at 9:30am every Saturday in 80 different parks and open spaces across Ireland, and are open to people of all…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Mary’s parkrun story

Mary Davey came to Sligo parkrun in January 2017 and set out to walk her first parkrun. By the summer she had joined the core team, and took on the role of Run Director for the first time in December 2017. At the same time she joined a Couch 2 5k group and by early…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

#parkrunabú!

Táim ag obair le Oireachtas na Gaeilge agus is é an ról atá agam ná deiseanna a chruthú do chainteoirí Gaeilge teacht le chéile. Mar reathaí agus mar dhuine atá an-tógtha le parkrun, shocraigh mé go gcuirfeadh muid bandaí rosta le ‘Ta Gaeilge agam’ ar fáil do rannpháirtithe parkrun thart timpeall na tíre a bhfuil…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun Profile: Ardgillan

Ardgillan parkrun in Balbriggan, County Dublin, was the seventh parkrun to start in Ireland when it launched in February 2014. Event Director Paul Bissett reveals what makes this event so easy on the eye and hard on the lungs!    Malahide parkrun, the first in Ireland, started in November 2012 and I went along to…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi and parkrun are accepting nominations for the August Vhi parkrun Hero award!   Previous winners include Padraig Brogan from Erris parkrun, Lisa McAree Kennedy from Carlow Town parkrun and Stuart Van Der Bliake from Johnstown parkrun, all surprised and delighted to receive a special plaque and €250 One4All voucher courtesy of Vhi.   The…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Incredibly good reasons for running

Here at Intersport we’re big fans of running and we’d hazard a guess that, as parkrunners, you are too! We probably don’t need to tell you that the physical and mental benefits of running make it one of the ultimate options available. From better overall health to improved fitness and even greater happiness, the benefits…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st August 2018

Bringing the joy of junior parkrun to your community

junior parkrun first came to my attention when I read about Ireland’s first junior event, held in Rush, Co. Dublin, in the parkrun Ireland newsletter. At the end of the story was an invitation to get in touch if you’d like a junior parkrun in your community.   With three young children, I thought a…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2018

Susie Chan kitted out in Pro Touch by Intersport

Many of you will be familiar with the sunny smile of our ambassador Susie Chan, and this month she’s got even more to smile about as she’s just received a new bundle of running gear from our very own range, Pro Touch. Endurance runner Susie is the perfect person to try out our latest range…

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