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Read more › News - 27th June 2018

An inspirational half Mara-thon

Mara Ledoux was just four years old when she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016. Her mum Melissa explains how the diagnosis led to their family becoming much more focussed on health and wellbeing.   We saw information posted on Facebook about Rush junior parkrun and we thought it would be a great activity on…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Longer days = more hours for running!

Having just had the longest day, we couldn’t help but notice how many people are out running early in the morning as well as late in the evening! It’s fantastic to be able to make the most of the long daylight hours by running at a time that would be most antisocial in winter (but…

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Read more › News - 26th June 2018

Vhi and the Irish Youth Foundation Encourage Young People to ‘Run for Fun’ at parkrun

Vhi in partnership with theIrish Youth Foundation have developed a fitness and nutrition programme, ‘Run for Fun’ to encourage young people living in disadvantaged communities in Ireland to embrace the benefits offered through running and to encourage more young people to get involved in parkrun and other running initiatives both for fitness and for recreation….

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Erris parkrun Event Director named Vhi parkrun Hero

Padraig Brogan, Event Director at Erris parkrun in County Mayo has been named a Vhi parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for May.   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…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Intersport getting ready for 2019

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Intersport? We always provide the very best service and products to you, the parkrun community (and yes, we love what we do!), and you’ll find our teams getting together at all hours for meetings, brain storming and a fair few runs! Last week at the…

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Read more › News - 19th June 2018

Killian Byrne appointed to parkrun Ireland board

parkrun Ireland is excited to announce the appointment of Killian Byrne to its board as a non-executive director.    The non-executive directors are responsible for ensuring that parkrun Ireland continues to develop successfully, whilst adhering to the core principles of breaking down barriers to participation in regular physical activity and volunteering through free, weekly, timed events all…

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Read more › News - 14th June 2018

A great feeling

Emma Larkin’s love/hate relationship with running was transformed after she attended Listowel parkrun for the first time – she was hooked!   After becoming injured in January, Emma decided that the best way to get her weekly parkrun fix was through volunteering. Which, as she explains, opened up a whole new world of parkrun.  …

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Read more › News - 13th June 2018

Join Olympian David Gillick at the River Valley parkrun this weekend

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at the River Valley parkrun on Saturday, 16th June in Swords, Co. Dublin when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland. The event will coincide with River Valley parkrun’s second annual ‘children’s takeover’…

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Read more › News - 12th June 2018

parkrun profile: Poolbeg

Poolbeg parkrun in Irishtown, Dublin, joined the parkrun family in August 2017 and has so far welcomed 1,500 walkers, runners and volunteers to its picturesque coastal location.    Marijke Beltman, Poolbeg parkrun Event Director, tells us the story of this coastal parkrun that changes with the tides.      I became involved in parkrun initially…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

parkrun profile: River Valley

River Valley parkrun in Swords launched in July 2016, with 129 finishers and 13 volunteers.   We asked Run Director Peter Trevaskis to tell us how he went from thinking he was not cut out for running to being hooked on parkrun and involved in a core team, and to let us in on the…

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