Read more › News - 29th August 2017

parkrun is coming to Germany!

Exciting news: parkrun is launching soon in Germany!     And as part of our plans to get parkrun up and running (pun intended), parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt and Global Chief Operating Officer Tom Williams will be touring German cities next week to talk all things parkrun.   They will be visiting the following cities:…

Read more › News - 29th August 2017

Not only for walkers and runners

More than 22,000 people who have volunteered at parkrun have never passed through the finish funnel, which represents eight percent of volunteers. As well as making a significant contribution to their local community, the impact of volunteering on the health, wellbeing and life prospects of individuals can be profound.   Over in South Africa, regular volunteer Ita…

Read more › News - 24th August 2017

Time for a change

I had been morbidly obese since I was a teenager, and by November 2016 I was at an all-time low. Something had to change. I had always wanted to be a runner but because of my weight I felt that I wasn’t physically able to run, as well as feeling embarrassed to try.   My…

Vhi Special Event at St Anne’s parkrun
Read more › News - 23rd August 2017

Vhi hosts special event at St Anne’s parkrun

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick and Athletics World Championship competitor, Mick Clohisey, were at St Anne’s parkrun last Saturday morning where Vhi hosted a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   Olympians David Gillick and Mick Clohisey were on hand to lead the warm up for parkrun participants before completing the 5k course…

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Read more › News - 22nd August 2017

Back to school or back to work, we’re here for you

With the holidays drawing to a close and the last days of summer upon us, thoughts are turning to school, work and all that autumn holds. You don’t need to have kids to feel the excitement of new beginnings and, much as we’ve loved summer, it’s always great to head to parkrun as the leaves…

Read more › News - 17th August 2017

A family affair at parkrun!

We say it all the time, and it’s fantastic to see at every parkrun we visit, that parkrun is for everyone. When we visited Llanelli Coast parkrun a few weeks ago we had the pleasure of meeting the Webb family, who between them have made their local parkrun a brilliant family affair!   What started…

Read more › News - 16th August 2017

Life is for living

“Appreciate what you’ve got.” How many times did I hear my parents say this to us as we grew up in my native Tournafulla?   Now, many years on, I know exactly what that means. Be grateful for the now and for what you have – health, family and home.   My story is that I…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Join Vhi at St. Anne’s parkrun this Saturday!  

As presenting partner to parkrun Ireland, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a series of special events at parkruns around the country in the coming weeks.   The first event will take place this Saturday, 19 August at St. Anne’s parkrun in Dublin. Olympians David Gillick and Mick Clohisey will be…

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Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge 2017

Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge is back again this year in the Docklands, Dublin on Wednesday 6 September at 7:30pm.   The Grant Thornton Corporate Team Challenge, run in association with Athletics Ireland, is aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community in Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Enter as part of a company…

Read more › News - 10th August 2017

A friendly hello

Did you know that your barcode is unique to you? It can be used at any parkrun event anywhere in the world.   When a family holiday was in the planning this year to Orlando, the first thing I packed was my barcode and my run shoes. Anybody who knows me is aware of my…

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