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MINI MARATHON 22SH
Read more › News - 6th June 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Tracy Harford Age: 35 Occupation: Civil Servant Local parkrun: Ardgillan parkrun        Number of parkruns completed: 1   How did you get involved in parkrun? I have been training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as part of Team Herald with my sister Megan, and being advised by Vhi Support Team member, Louise Heraghty throughout…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

Now’s the time to enjoy spring running at its best!

Here at Intersport we love a run any time of year, but there is something particularly special about running in late spring and early summer. Our local parks, woodlands and trails are looking stunning right now – there’s lush greenery everywhere, the birds are singing happily and the weather is for the most part behaving…

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Read more › News - 30th May 2018

Five ‘are we there yet?’ parkruns

Many parkrunners are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing which parkrun to visit each week. But for some, their home event is hundreds of miles from the next closest parkrun.   In the latest instalment of the parkrun Tourism Series, we take a look at five of the most remote parkruns around the globe…  …

Vhi Special Event at Bushy Park parkrun
Read more › News - 29th May 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to nominate their Vhi parkrun Hero. The monthly award looks to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.   If you think someone from your local parkrun deserves to be celebrated…

PARKWALK LAUNCHES IN IRELAND
Read more › News - 23rd May 2018

parkrun Ireland launches ‘parkwalk’

parkwalk is a parkrun Ireland initiative that aims to help people get involved with their local parkrun as walkers with the support and guidance of Walk Leaders. On Saturday 19 May, Carlow Town parkrun became the first of four parkruns to launch the concept, as co-Event Director Lisa Kennedy explains.    Carlow Town parkrun was proud…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

Helping parkrunners to achieve their goals, every step of the way

It’s great to see the numbers going up and up at parkrun and more of you taking the first steps to completing a 5k! Whether you run, jog, walk, chat, watch the clock, walk the dog or push the buggy, parkrun is for everyone. The great thing is you can make of it what you…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

Vhi launch parkrun Hero Awards

At Vhi we believe that when we get together, to encourage and support each other, we’re able to achieve more, particularly when it comes to getting healthier and happier.   The Vhi parkrun Hero monthly award looks to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of…

Habermayers
Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

The Habermayers at Ballincollig parkrun

The Habermayer family have been enjoying their Saturday mornings at Ballincollig parkrun for the past few weeks. The weekly parkrun is particularly important to mum Nauzika, as she is totally blind as the result of a condition developed age 24.   Nauzika and her husband Peter have run in the past, and their children David…

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Read more › News - 22nd May 2018

START with one daily win to get healthy

The HSE, key funders of parkrun Ireland, will be promoting the START campaign at St Anne’s parkrun this Saturday 26 May.   There will be fun and games galore with giveaway t-shirts and frisbees for children who participate in our quizzes. The START campaign is a partnership campaign between the HSE, safefood and Healthy Ireland…

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Read more › News - 16th May 2018

It’s a great time of year to be a parkrunner!

If there was ever a time to start running, it’s now! With these lovely long days and warmer weather, it is the perfect time to dig out those running shoes and get outside. Whether you want to do a few km at your local parkrun, a post-work run at sunset or a longer run in…

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