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Read more › News - 12th April 2018

A life changing discovery

Drew Donohoe began running Shanganagh parkrun just over a year ago. He is 15 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. Only then did he begin to speak a few words.   Drew found it very difficult to cope with everyday living that most of us take for granted. Then,…

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Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Join Vhi’s Run Together Day on Saturday 14 April

The Vhi Run Squad of Doireann, Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Clare Garrihy will lead the Vhi ‘Run Together Day’ at Porterstown parkrun and Lees Road parkrun this Saturday.   Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to join in and kick-start training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on Sunday 3 June.   Doireann and Ailbhe will…

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Read more › News - 5th April 2018

Women of parkrun deliver world class research into running during pregnancy

The findings of the largest ever study of running in pregnancy have been published this month thanks to the contribution of 1,293 women parkrunners from around the world.   The results appear in this month’s BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, an open access journal covering all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, and are…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Introducing your local Intersport retailer for all your running needs

As a proud partner of parkrun helping to keep parkrun free, here at Intersport we’d love to highlight our community to you and show how we’re working to support parkrun – and parkrunners – across the country.   As keen parkrunners you may already know where your local Intersport retailer is located (if not, find…

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Read more › News - 4th April 2018

Join Sonia O’Sullivan at Cabinteely parkrun on Saturday 28 April

Former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Sonia O’Sullivan will complete her 100th parkrun at the Cabinteely parkrun, Dublin on Saturday, 28 April.   Vhi, Presenting Partner of parkrun, will host a special event to celebrate the achievement and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages and abilities to join Sonia and…

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Read more › News - 2nd April 2018

parkrunners invited to KBC Night Run

KBC Night Run takes place on Sunday 22 April at 9pm. Don’t miss this incredible experience, running at night along a route featuring some of Dublin’s most iconic landmarks including Custom House, the Diving Bell, Grand Canal Dock, Boland’s Mills and finishing at the stunning Samuel Beckett Bridge.   Check out this year’s route video here….

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Read more › News - 27th March 2018

Changing my life for the better

I have a condition called Leber Congenital Amaurosis, which means I have been totally blind and I have been since birth. However, I lead a very independent life, and in my opinion being blind from birth makes it easier for me. I try to always have a positive attitude towards my blindness and this gives…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2018

Last chance to win the latest TomTom Bandit Action Camera with Intersport!

There are just three days before entries close to our fantastic competition to win one of 10 TomTom Bandit Action cameras supplied by our friends at ASICS! If you haven’t yet entered but fancy getting your hands on this awesome piece of kit, now’s the time to get creative!   To enter, we’re asking you to…

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Read more › News - 27th March 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Conor Brooke-Tyrrell               Age: 27 Local parkrun: Marlay park Number of parkruns completed: 5     How did you get involved in parkrun? I always liked sport but up until my mid-twenties, I had always participated in team sports, leaving hobbies like running to short bursts around a pitch. As the years went by the body took a…

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 22nd March 2018

Join Vhi and Olympian David Gillick at Oldbridge parkrun this weekend

Whether you’re a regular runner, jogger, walker or complete newbie we want to help you stay on track this year with parkrun in partnership with Vhi. That’s why we’re continuing our Vhi Roadshow with the fifth event of 2018 taking place at Oldbridge parkrun on Saturday 24 March.   Vhi Ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick…

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