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Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Pointing the way to health and wellbeing

Healthy Ireland launched its implementation plan for community health services in Cork this afternoon at Muckross House, which plays host to Killarney parkrun. The plan includes more than 180 detailed actions to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and the wider population.   The five-year plan, launched alongside Kerry’s Community Healthcare plan, is called…

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Read more › News - 15th March 2018

Irish Youth Foundation and Vhi Encourage Young People To ‘Run For Fun’

A group of young people from Bradog Youth Service in Dominick Place Dublin 1 recently completed their first ever parkrun, in partnership with Vhi, at the Fairview parkrun.   Last year Vhi and the Irish Youth Foundation, created a new initiative called ‘Run for Fun’. The programme was designed to encourage young people living in…

Read more › News - 8th March 2018

Longford junior parkrun ‘School Run’

I learnt about parkrun through a colleague whilst teaching in London back in 2009. I moved back home to Longford in 2015 and we had no parkrun there, so I set one up and have been the Event Director of Longford parkrun since May 2016. There was no doubt that Longford would make an ideal…

Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Running outdoors vs. the treadmill

With the snow and bad weather having affected many of our runs over the last couple of weeks, a lot of us have taken to the treadmill to get some miles in. Admittedly this doesn’t come with the same park views, fresh air or social aspect but there are some positives!   Here is a…

Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Amanda Byram Launches 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Entries are now open at   The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving to Sunday this year, taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 2pm.  Over 35,000 women are…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2018

parkrun profile: Darndale

Darndale Park in North Dublin was always known to locals as the “field”. It was unusable for a long time due to rubbish dumping, burned out cars, motorbikes and horses, and was never treated as an actual park.   Then a few years ago, a park renewal group made up entirely of local volunteers began…

Read more › News - 1st March 2018

Night Run is back for 2018!

Night Run is back for 2018 and takes place on Sunday 22 April at 9pm. Ireland’s most unique 10k will start outside the Convention Centre on North Wall Quay before taking runners through the city past some of Dublin’s iconic landmarks including the Custom House, Grand Canal Dock and Boland’s Mills before finishing at the stunning…

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Read more › News - 28th February 2018

There’s still time to win with Intersport!

We’ve had a fantastic response to our competition to win the latest TomTom Bandit Action camera and there is still time to enter! If you fancy winning this awesome new camera (we have 10 to give away!), you have until 31 March to show us your favourite place to run and be in with a chance.  … (4)
Read more › News - 28th February 2018

People of parkrun

Name:                     Liam Acheson   Age:                          83   Local parkrun:     If you are looking for me on Saturday morning I can be found at the first corner of Marlay parkrun in all weather conditions. Despite having never run at parkrun, those that know such things tell me I have volunteered over 130 times. I am normally…

Read more › News - 22nd February 2018

Mother and daughter time

In October 2014 posters advertising a ‘parkrun’ began to appear around our local town and on social media. Not having any running experience prior to this, running wasn’t something we ever saw ourselves doing and definitely not getting out of bed on a Saturday morning to do! However, curiosity got the better of us and…

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