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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Australia to launch world’s first parkrun for women in custody

Inmates at the Wandoo Rehabilitation Prison in Perth, Australia, will become the first women in custody anywhere in the world to take part in weekly parkrun events when Wandoo parkrun launches this Saturday 20 July.   Wandoo became Western Australia’s first dedicated alcohol and drug rehabilitation prison for women in custody when it opened in August…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Fairview parkrun this weekend

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Fairview parkrun, Fairview, Dublin 3, on Saturday 20July when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on Saturday morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand…

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Read more › News - 17th July 2019

Moments like this

Alfie Grice was born with a rare birth defect that means he has severe developmental and learning difficulties.   His dad, Mark, tells us how important parkrun has been for Alfie, and the special moments they have experienced together as a family in their local park.   My son Alfie, aged six, was born with ACC…

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Read more › News - 10th July 2019

Top tips for warm weather parkrunning

Summer is here (just about), and those frosty winter mornings are a distant memory (for now!).   Now that the trees are green, the temperatures are rising, and everyone is riding high on Vitamin D, we’ve put together some top tips for parkrunning in the warmer weather…     1. Walk or cycle to parkrun  …

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Read more › News - 9th July 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Paul Richardson Age: 52 Occupation: Technology Programme Manager Local parkrun: Griffeen parkrun, Lucan, Co. Lucan Number of parkruns completed: 119     How did you get involved in parkrun? I heard about parkrun in a business blog article in 2012. I thought it was a great idea, and that it would be fantastic to…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Kenny Franks Age: 37 Occupation: Operations Manager Local parkrun: Templemore Number of parkruns completed: 18 How did you get involved in parkrun? I lived in Kildare for a number of years and moved back home in 2014. Having attended parkruns in Marlay Park, Naas and Clarisford I was keen to setup a parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 2nd July 2019

Taking part on an equal footing

Last week it was announced that Eoin from River Valley parkrun was Vhi’s parkrun hero.   Having had several knock backs throughout his life, Eoin’s mum Peggy tells us a little bit more about how parkrun came in to her and her son’s life…   My name is Peggy Foley. I take part in River Valley…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

Celebrating one year of 5k Your Way

In 2018, the 5k Your Way initiative was launched by oncology doctor, and professional triathlete, Lucy Gossage in partnership with cancer survivor Gemma Hillier-Moses.   Their concept was simple: oncology professionals, those living with, or who have had, cancer and their families are encouraged to attend a local parkrun event on the last Saturday of every…

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Read more › News - 24th June 2019

Eoin Foley is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for May

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of May has been awarded to Eoin Foley from River Valley parkrun, Co. Dublin.   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. Eoin…

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Read more › News - 18th June 2019

There’s Something About parkrun

Brendan Howard went from someone who ‘can’t run’ to someone who has completed more than 120 events at Dundalk parkrun, has an impressive PB of 26:55 and has this year earnt his 25 t-shirt.   He explains his thought process that led him to that first event and what parkrun means to him.   It’s…

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