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Read more › News - 27th March 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Conor Brooke-Tyrrell               Age: 27 Local parkrun: Marlay park Number of parkruns completed: 5     How did you get involved in parkrun? I always liked sport but up until my mid-twenties, I had always participated in team sports, leaving hobbies like running to short bursts around a pitch. As the years went by the body took a…

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 22nd March 2018

Join Vhi and Olympian David Gillick at Oldbridge parkrun this weekend

Whether you’re a regular runner, jogger, walker or complete newbie we want to help you stay on track this year with parkrun in partnership with Vhi. That’s why we’re continuing our Vhi Roadshow with the fifth event of 2018 taking place at Oldbridge parkrun on Saturday 24 March.   Vhi Ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick…

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Read more › News - 22nd March 2018

Feeling a spring in our step this month

This year seems to be flying by already but with spring officially started and the clocks about to change, we’re not complaining! We can’t wait to get out for some spring runs, make the most of the slightly longer days and enjoy parkrun as our local parks and woods start to blossom. It really is…

The future looks bright
Read more › News - 21st March 2018

The future looks bright

When I last wrote for the newsletter at the beginning of the year, I talked about how far we had come and how our focus is firmly on improving the nation’s health and happiness. I also talked about partnering with likeminded organisations and how we at parkrun want to be part of the solution to…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Pointing the way to health and wellbeing

Healthy Ireland launched its implementation plan for community health services in Cork this afternoon at Muckross House, which plays host to Killarney parkrun. The plan includes more than 180 detailed actions to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and the wider population.   The five-year plan, launched alongside Kerry’s Community Healthcare plan, is called…

Run For Fun Fairview parkrun
Read more › News - 15th March 2018

Irish Youth Foundation and Vhi Encourage Young People To ‘Run For Fun’

A group of young people from Bradog Youth Service in Dominick Place Dublin 1 recently completed their first ever parkrun, in partnership with Vhi, at the Fairview parkrun.   Last year Vhi and the Irish Youth Foundation, created a new initiative called ‘Run for Fun’. The programme was designed to encourage young people living in…

Read more › News - 8th March 2018

Longford junior parkrun ‘School Run’

I learnt about parkrun through a colleague whilst teaching in London back in 2009. I moved back home to Longford in 2015 and we had no parkrun there, so I set one up and have been the Event Director of Longford parkrun since May 2016. There was no doubt that Longford would make an ideal…

Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Running outdoors vs. the treadmill

With the snow and bad weather having affected many of our runs over the last couple of weeks, a lot of us have taken to the treadmill to get some miles in. Admittedly this doesn’t come with the same park views, fresh air or social aspect but there are some positives!   Here is a…

Read more › News - 7th March 2018

Amanda Byram Launches 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon

Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Entries are now open at   The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving to Sunday this year, taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3rd June 2018 at 2pm.  Over 35,000 women are…

Read more › News - 2nd March 2018

parkrun profile: Darndale

Darndale Park in North Dublin was always known to locals as the “field”. It was unusable for a long time due to rubbish dumping, burned out cars, motorbikes and horses, and was never treated as an actual park.   Then a few years ago, a park renewal group made up entirely of local volunteers began…

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