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Read more › News - 24th March 2021

People of (not)parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Orla McElhinney         Age: 43           Occupation: Accountant Local parkrun: St. Anne’s Park Number of park runs completed: 51   How did you first get involved in parkrun? My good friend Ciara recommended we run it!   How have you been completing your (not)parkruns? I have been running as often as I can in my local…

Read more › News - 24th March 2021

Research on running through COVID-19

University of Nottingham researchers are looking for runners of all levels to take part in a study examining how their running habits have changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what impact running could potentially have on the virus itself.   This research is supported by The parkrun Research Board, and here’s how you can take…

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Read more › News - 24th March 2021

It started with parkrun

For Antoinette McGough parkrun was the springboard for making some big, positive changes in her life. Now a member of the team at Gorey parkrun, she tells us her parkrun story.   Having been through an extremely stressful time, I’d moved, with my husband from Dublin to Wexford. I initially hated the place. We were…

Read more › News - 23rd March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 23 March

Writing this on the one-year anniversary of the UK going into lockdown, it’s difficult to comprehend the challenges we’ve all faced over the last 12 months. And it’s quite remarkable to know that, wherever you are in the world as you read this message, you will undoubtedly have been impacted negatively in some way.  …

Read more › News - 17th March 2021

Vhi wish all parkrunners a Happy St Patrick’s Day!

It has been a year since the world completely changed and a year since we were all able to attend our local parkrun. We know that for many of us, there is a parkrun shaped hole in our lives.   parkrun is more than just a 5k on a Saturday morning or a 2k on…

Read more › News - 17th March 2021

Is there somewhere I can leave my leg, please?

Major Kate Philp, a former Royal Artillery officer, lost her left leg below the knee on duty in 2008. Now a member of a parkrun core team, she talks us through her inspirational parkrun journey.   “Is there somewhere safe I can leave my leg, please?”   This probably isn’t the question that many Volunteer Coordinators are faced…

Read more › News - 17th March 2021

Changes to milestone t-shirts

Ever since January 2007, when Darren Wood became the first individual to complete 100 parkruns, milestone t-shirts (actually it was a fleece to begin with) have been awarded to recognise individual participation at parkrun.   Celebrating persistence and consistency, milestone t-shirts have become immensely popular, and are an important motivating force, encouraging parkrunners to return…

Read more › News - 16th March 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 March

This week marks exactly one year since we closed all parkrun events globally in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.     The announcement we made on 18 March 2020 was the start of what would become a weekly update: a commitment to provide regular news and insight, to offer transparency in our decision making…

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Read more › News - 10th March 2021

A surprise parkrun drive-by

Jackie and Noel O’Brien are a big part of the Vandeleur parkrun community. When their 50th wedding anniversary celebrations were scuppered by the pandemic, their parkrun friends still marked the occasion much to Jackie and Noel’s surprise.   Noel and I met in London in our late teens. We were next door neighbours. A year…

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