Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Mental Health: We are all on the same journey

After supporting the green ribbon campaign, to highlight the importance of speaking about mental health, Griffeen parkrunner Pat Newham put together his thoughts on how a community event like parkrun can benefit everyone, just by “being there”.   Recently, I joined with my fellow parkrunners in wearing a green ribbon in support of mental health…

Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park, London on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than 3.7 million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an…

Patricia Kelly McGarry (1)
Read more › News - 29th May 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Patricia Kelly McGarry Age: 42 Occupation: Teacher Local parkrun: Lough Key parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 29 volunteers: 149   How did you get involved in parkrun? I had heard about parkrun through friends and after moving to my husband’s home town of Boyle and discovering the beautiful Lough Key, I got in touch…

Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what…

Read more › News - 20th May 2019

Una Kelly is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for April

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of April has been awarded to Una Kelly from Vicarstown parkrun, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.   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 they participants or volunteers. Una…

Read more › News - 16th May 2019

Two milestones in two years

After two years of parkrunning, regular Marlay parkrunner Tim and his son have recently hit their 50 milestones.  Tim takes a look back on his parkrun journey and explains why his Saturday mornings haven’t been the same since.   It is nice to reflect on Marlay park’s sixth parkrun birthday on our own family two year journey at parkrun. I…

Macroom Castle Gates
Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun Profile: Castle Demense

Last Saturday Castle Demense parkrun celebrated their sixth birthday. The event was the first to be set up outside of Dublin and the third in the Republic of Ireland.   Event Director Vincent tells us more…   The course is a mixture of tarmac roadways and gravel pathways. One lap around the perimeter of the…

#parkrunabú! Bushy Park Dublin
Read more › News - 15th May 2019

#parkrunabú! san Fháirche!

D’eascair #parkrunabú! as tionscnamh inar spreag Oireachtas na Gaeilge reathaithe parkrun a raibh Gaeilge acu banda rosta le ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ air a chaitheamh, ionas go bhféadfaidís cainteoirí eile Gaeilge a aithint agus labhairt leo le linn parkrun. Bhí an oiread sin éilimh ar na bandaí rosta seo gur thug an tOireachtas cuireadh do parkrun…

Read more › News - 14th May 2019

#parkrunabú! in Clonbur!

#parkrunabú! grew out of an initiative where Oireachtas na Gaeilge encouraged Irish speaking parkrunners to wear wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (I Speak Irish) , so that they could identify other Irish speakers and chat to them during parkrun. Such was the demand for these that Oireachtas invited parkruns to host Irish language friendly events….

Vhi Wall of Support
Read more › News - 14th May 2019

Show your support on the Vhi Wall of Support

The 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday 2 June at 2pm. Over 30,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route starting in Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street in Dublin.   If you know of a loved one or friend taking part, show your support…

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