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Study into the motivation, well-being and performance of parkrunners
Read more › News - 2nd November 2017

Study into the motivation, well-being and performance of parkrunners

parkrunners are being invited to participate in a study being conducted by the School of Psychology, Social and Behavioural Sciences at Coventry University. The purpose of the study is to investigate motivational factors that influence the quality of experiences in the build-up to a parkrun event.   By taking part in this study you may…

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Read more › News - 1st November 2017

Time to celebrate the early morning run!

It’s that time of year where the clocks have changed and it’s dark before we’ve even finished work… making it hard to find the time or the inclination to get out there for a run. Fear not, lovely runners! Evening runs may be less appealing, but morning runs have just got a whole lot better!…

Vhi Special Event at Tralee parkrun
Read more › News - 31st October 2017

Join Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick at Poolbeg parkrun

We have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate our partnership with parkrun Ireland, and our parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday 4 November. We are calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Poolbeg parkrun.   Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm up and take part…

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Read more › News - 26th October 2017

No barrier to physical activity

Towards the end of August 2017, our son Nathan (parkrunner A2139438) was complaining of excessive thirst. A pharmacist confirmed his blood sugar levels were excessively high, and after a trip to the GP and then A&E it was confirmed that he had Type 1 diabetes. All this happened within an eight hour period.   Type…

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Read more › News - 25th October 2017

Join Transplant Team Ireland athlete Stephen Byrne at Tralee parkrun

The Vhi parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday, 28 October with Vhi calling on zombies, ghosts, witches and wizards to join them at Tralee parkrun! Vhi have been hosting special events throughout the country to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland. This weekend’s event is extra special as it coincides with Tralee parkrun’s Halloween fancy dress…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2017

Happy Halloween to all parkrunners this weekend!

It’s the last weekend in October and that can only mean one thing… it’s time for Halloween parkrun! Halloween is a fantastic excuse to dress up and have fun, and in previous years parkrunners have turned up to their weekly 5k in all manner of outfits and make-up! We’re looking forward to seeing plenty of…

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Read more › News - 19th October 2017

Learning to dance in the rain

To say my cancer diagnosis three years ago was a shock would be an understatement. I remember being at home with my four children, aged between five and ten when the news came. I was in shock, cried like a baby and all I wanted was to have my husband and parents with me to…

Vhi Special Event at Malahide parkrun
Read more › News - 18th October 2017

Join us this Saturday at Marlay parkrun

Vhi’s special event at Malahide parkrun in Dublin last weekend was a huge success with a massive 321 people taking part on the day. The Vhi parkrun roadshow continues this Saturday, 21 October with Vhi calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join us at Marlay parkrun. Vhi have been hosting special events throughout the country…

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Read more › News - 17th October 2017

Be parkrun ready in all weather with Intersport

As far as the weather goes we have seen it all over the past week – from unseasonably warm and sunny through to wet and stormy days! You don’t need the latest kit for parkrun but it helps to be prepared for all the elements the weather throws at us. Being warm and dry makes…

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Read more › News - 11th October 2017

Friends for life

After a reasonably sporting childhood, I moved to Dublin to work and my exercise became mainly walking. An avid TV athletics fan I would regularly watch the London Marathon and think I should take up running. I would head out occasionally but had no discipline and it would slip again.   Then in 2013 I…

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