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Read more › News - 24th July 2020

School of parkrun Class of 2020

For the past 17 weeks, the School of parkrun has kept our young parkrunners entertained with daily tasks, covering English, Science, Geography, Maths and Art.   We have loved seeing all of our student’s work and want to say a huge congratulations to the School of parkrun class of 2020!   Each morning we’ve set…

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Read more › News - 22nd July 2020

Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon 2020 – Entry Fee Reward for Vhi Members

Attention parkrunners, Vhi is delighted to announce that Vhi members taking part in the Vhi Virtual Women’s Marathon can claim back their €10 entry fee from Vhi’s online claiming tool, Snap & Send in the Vhi app.    Vhi members simply ‘snap’ a photo of their Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon 2020 entry fee receipt…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 21 July

We’ve sought, throughout lockdown, to be consistent and transparent in our communications, and feel that having a scheduled update of our most recent position helps that. We also feel it’s important to maintain a routine, and to ensure that our community and external stakeholders can easily access our most up-to-date position.   Further, whilst the…

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Read more › News - 21st July 2020

The small p that spells Saturday

Tralee parkrunner David Kissane is now a regular (not)parkrunner. Here he talks us through his Saturday morning memories, and shares his own special parkrun story.   “On the Road Again” Willie Nelson sings this Sunday morning as I head out. Yesterday’s glorious blue sky has passed on. Today is overcast. Ideal morning for a run….

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Read more › News - 20th July 2020

Spotlight on: Germany

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Germany, Country Manager Jakub Fedorowicz and Ambassador Michelle Purse tell us all about the history of parkrun Deutschland.   Germany was the nineteenth country to join the…

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Read more › News - 16th July 2020

Plan your hours with positivity

LJ Flanders is a parkrunner, a former prisoner and the author of the best selling fitness book ‘Cell Workout’.   We spoke to LJ about his passion for using activity to empower himself and others, his tips for being active, his love of parkrun and his thoughts on parkrun events being established on the custodial…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Win a pair of AirPods with Vhi!

We know you are missing parkrun, we are too! Whilst we wait for parkrun to return, Vhi want to reward a lucky parkrunner who has continued to walk, jog or run during these challenging times by giving you the chance to win a pair of AirPods!   AirPods are wireless headphones, making them the perfect…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

An introduction to mindfulness

With everything that’s going on in the world at the moment, the ability to reduce stress and build resilience has never been more relevant or important.   Dr Carolyn Ee is a GP, researcher, health and wellbeing advocate and runner. Dr Ee tells us more about mindfulness…   What is mindfulness?   Mindfulness meditation is defined as paying…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Spotlight on: Finland

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Finland, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Finland.     The fact that parkrun is in Finland is largely thanks…

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Good reason to train again

Damien Minnock has found his Saturday morning (not)parkrun has reinvigorated his enthusiasm to keep exercising.   Here Damien tells us about his parkrunning journey so far.   I had been very inactive since my late 20s and had gained some extra weight. I became much more mindful of my health when I got into my…

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