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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

#parkrunabú!

Táim ag obair le Oireachtas na Gaeilge agus is é an ról atá agam ná deiseanna a chruthú do chainteoirí Gaeilge teacht le chéile. Mar reathaí agus mar dhuine atá an-tógtha le parkrun, shocraigh mé go gcuirfeadh muid bandaí rosta le ‘Ta Gaeilge agam’ ar fáil do rannpháirtithe parkrun thart timpeall na tíre a bhfuil…

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Read more › News - 29th August 2018

parkrun Profile: Ardgillan

Ardgillan parkrun in Balbriggan, County Dublin, was the seventh parkrun to start in Ireland when it launched in February 2014. Event Director Paul Bissett reveals what makes this event so easy on the eye and hard on the lungs!    Malahide parkrun, the first in Ireland, started in November 2012 and I went along to…

VHI Inch Beach parkrun, Co. Kerry 19/5/2018
Read more › News - 29th August 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi and parkrun are accepting nominations for the August Vhi parkrun Hero award!   Previous winners include Padraig Brogan from Erris parkrun, Lisa McAree Kennedy from Carlow Town parkrun and Stuart Van Der Bliake from Johnstown parkrun, all surprised and delighted to receive a special plaque and €250 One4All voucher courtesy of Vhi.   The…

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Incredibly good reasons for running

Here at Intersport we’re big fans of running and we’d hazard a guess that, as parkrunners, you are too! We probably don’t need to tell you that the physical and mental benefits of running make it one of the ultimate options available. From better overall health to improved fitness and even greater happiness, the benefits…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 21st August 2018

Bringing the joy of junior parkrun to your community

junior parkrun first came to my attention when I read about Ireland’s first junior event, held in Rush, Co. Dublin, in the parkrun Ireland newsletter. At the end of the story was an invitation to get in touch if you’d like a junior parkrun in your community.   With three young children, I thought a…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2018

Susie Chan kitted out in Pro Touch by Intersport

Many of you will be familiar with the sunny smile of our ambassador Susie Chan, and this month she’s got even more to smile about as she’s just received a new bundle of running gear from our very own range, Pro Touch. Endurance runner Susie is the perfect person to try out our latest range…

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Read more › News - 21st August 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Lisa Kennedy   Age: 40   Occupation: Stay at home parent   Local parkrun: Carlow Town   How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved when, Co-Event Director, Suzanne Dunne was looking for people to help her start up a parkrun in our town. I replied the same as everyone else –…

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Read more › News - 16th August 2018

Island parkruns you must sea!

When you think of parkrun, you might envisage an idyllic, green, parkland setting in the countryside, or an inner-city park bustling with people. But what about those people who live on an island? That’s no excuse to miss out on their free, weekly, timed 5k!   With almost 1,600 parkruns across the world, we take a…

Vhi Roadshow at Dundalk parkrun
Read more › News - 14th August 2018

Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick will be at Longford parkrun this weekend

Get your weekend off to great start at the Vhi Roadshow at Longford parkrun on Saturday morning. Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick has returned from supporting Team Ireland at the European Athletics Championships in Berlin and is calling on walkers, joggers and runners of all ages to join him in The Mall Park, Longford,…

FAREWELL TO A PARKRUN HERO
Read more › News - 8th August 2018

Farewell to an unsung hero

My first memories are of bright sunshine, blue seas and strange accents. I belonged to Patricia who is now the Event Director of Lough Key parkrun. When we moved from Australia to Ireland she no longer had any need for me so I was stashed away in a dark attic. I thought life was finished….

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