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Read more › News - 29th April 2018

GT5K is back!

The Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Team Challenge series is back again this year with races in Galway, Cork, Belfast and Dublin. This year’s series kicked off in the famous Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway earlier this month. Up next is Cork city which will take place on Wednesday 13 June, followed by Belfast City Airport on Thursday…

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Read more › News - 25th April 2018

TomTom Bandit competition winners announced!

Last month we ran a fantastic competition to win the latest TomTom Bandit Action camera, in conjunction with ASICS and Susie Chan, and we’re delighted to announce the winners!   We asked you to share your favourite place to run by posting a photo or a video on Instagram or Twitter, and we received some…

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Read more › News - 25th April 2018

SPAR Streets of Dublin 5k

SPAR Streets of Dublin 5k is back and bigger than ever! Athletics Ireland in partnership with Dublin City Council will host the SPAR Streets of Dublin 5K on Sunday 20 May 2018. This 5k route will take participants through the streets of Dublin starting outside the CHQ Building and finishing on City Quay.   When: Sunday…

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Leather recliner to parkrun to 10k

In January 2010 a very strange thing happened in our household that was to have a life changing occurrence – we ran out of milk and being a big tea drinker, oh this was big. So I left the comfort of my leather recliner to drive to the village to purchase the much needed milk….

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Read more › News - 18th April 2018

Strength training tips for runners from Intersport

Here at Intersport we love to help parkrunners like you achieve your targets! As well as offering the very best running gear for your needs, we are always here with advice wherever you are on your parkrun journey – and this week we’re bringing you a guide to strength training for runners.   Strength Training for Runners:…

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Read more › News - 17th April 2018

Vhi launch the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ‘Run Together Day’

Doireann, Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Clare Garrihy, members of the Vhi Run Squad launched the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ‘Run Together Day’ last Saturday 14 April.   The Vhi Run Squad kick-started their 7 week training programme ahead of 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on Bank Holiday Sunday 3 June.   Doireann and Ailbhe…

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Read more › News - 14th April 2018

parkrun Ireland: Non-Executive Director

parkrun Ireland is seeking to appoint a Non-Executive Director to its Board. The Board has overall responsibility for the performance of parkrun Ireland and is concerned primarily with strategy, impact, governance, finance and the oversight of delivery.   The role description is here.   The application process is here.   The closing date for applications…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2018

Why parkrun is a great part of any race training schedule

April is traditionally a big month of running, with races from 5k to 50k taking place all over Ireland and further afield. April might not have brought the spring weather we were hoping for (yet), but it’s certainly seen a lot of running fever and that can only be a good thing!   Whatever your…

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Read more › News - 12th April 2018

A life changing discovery

Drew Donohoe began running Shanganagh parkrun just over a year ago. He is 15 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of five. Only then did he begin to speak a few words.   Drew found it very difficult to cope with everyday living that most of us take for granted. Then,…

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Read more › News - 11th April 2018

Join Vhi’s Run Together Day on Saturday 14 April

The Vhi Run Squad of Doireann, Aoibhín, Ailbhe and Clare Garrihy will lead the Vhi ‘Run Together Day’ at Porterstown parkrun and Lees Road parkrun this Saturday.   Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to join in and kick-start training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon taking place on Sunday 3 June.   Doireann and Ailbhe will…

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