Read more › News - 9th April 2019

The Virtual Volunteer App

It has been just over a year since the launch of the parkrun Virtual Volunteer app, which enables parkrun volunteers to both record times, and scan barcodes using a mobile device.   parkrun Global Operations Manager James Kemp explains the impact the app has had around the world so far, and the vital role it will play in…

Read more › News - 9th April 2019

There is a run in #allofus

Get Ireland Running is a national campaign that aims to increase awareness and encourage widespread participation in running for health, wellbeing and fitness. Athletics Ireland and some of their partners will be offering up free tips and advice on transforming your life by being physically active.   This week we meet their ambassador, 45 year…

Read more › News - 3rd April 2019

Tackling loneliness with parkrun

In 2017, then 83-year-old Margaret Smith from Brueton parkrun, UK became the oldest woman in parkrun history to join the 250 Club. Two years on, she encourages other older people to join the parkrun family to tackle loneliness.   I have always been very sporty and active. In my younger days (they’re not that long ago!) I…

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Read more › News - 2nd April 2019

Vhi’s parkrun Rewards Programme Extended

Vhi has extended the parkrun Rewards Programme with now even more rewards available for Vhi customers. Trialled for an initial 6-month period, the Vhi Rewards Programme has seen thousands of parkrunners avail of rewards for their parkrun participation.   The good news is that now parkrun volunteers as well as walkers, joggers and runners can…

Poolbeg parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 27th March 2019

10 ways to rediscover your parkrun mojo

Whether you are new to parkrun, or you’ve been parkrunning for years, it’s only natural from time-to-time to find yourself in a bit of a parkrunning slump.   Are you struggling for motivation? Have your times plateaued? Tempted by the snooze button? Looking for some inspiration?   Here are 10 ways you can rediscover your parkrun mojo!  …

Patricia Kelly McGarry
Read more › News - 26th March 2019

Roscommon parkrunner named Vhi parkrun Hero

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of February has been awarded to Patricia Kelly McGarry from Lough Key parkrun, Co. Roscommon.   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…

Read more › News - 20th March 2019

Changing lives for the better

After their own positive experience, regular Tymon parkrun participants Daniel and his mum Sinead invited people with disabilities and special needs to take part in parkrun. Sinead shares how parkrun transformed not only hers and Daniel’s lives, but several others…   Sinead & Daniel:    Daniel and I have been regular participants of Tymon parkrun for the…

Aine Reville - parkrun
Read more › News - 20th March 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Áine McLaughlin        Age: 37 Occupation: Mature Student & mammy of 2! Local parkrun: River Valley, Swords Co Dublin         Number of parkruns completed: 50! (looking forward to getting my red t-shirt)   How did you get involved in parkrun? I didn’t hear that there was a free timed weekly 5k happening 10 minutes from my…

Read more › News - 12th March 2019

100 parkruns, 25 volunteers & a 60th birthday

When Lesley Thomson moved to Celbridge four years ago she never imagined that she would be sharing her 60th birthday with over 280 people at parkrun. She shares her journey to complete 100 parkruns and 25 volunteers by her 60th birthday.   Paul (my husband) and I used to go running every weekend and by chance…

Run for Fun / parkrun
Read more › News - 12th March 2019

Just Ask Youth Group ‘Run for Fun’ at Fairview parkrun

Vhi, in partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation, celebrated the successful completion of the ‘Run for Fun’ programme by 12 young people from the Just Ask Youth Group this weekend. ‘Run for Fun’ is a programme developed by Vhi in partnership with the Irish Youth Foundation, to encourage young people living in rural and vulnerable…

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