Read more › News - 16th July 2017

A healthier, happier planet

When I was asked to write a few words for the newsletter about running my 250th parkrun, I wasn’t convinced that it’s something people would see an an inspirational story. I know a few of my 250 Club colleagues will not agree with me though, so let me explain…   As a kid I was,…

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Read more › News - 12th July 2017

Never too late to start

My running journey began at Naas parkrun three years ago after my son-in-law signed me up.   At 52 years of age I had never run before and initially I struggled around every corner. But everyone was so brilliant at encouraging me that I continued to come and continued to improve. I began entering races…

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Read more › News - 11th July 2017

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Mick Clohisey Age: 31 Occupation: Athlete / running coach Local parkrun: St Anne’s parkrun, Dublin How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved in parkrun as I always see everyone running when I’m doing my own training. I have a good few friends who do parkrun every week and they really enjoy them….

Read more › News - 10th July 2017

Expert advice from Intersport

Here at Intersport we’re big believers in the benefits of an active lifestyle, no matter your age or ability. The right physical activity is out there for everyone, and our job is to provide the right kit to make that happen!   Whether it’s for parkrun or any other activity, we are the experts and…

Carrick on Shannon AC
Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Carrick On Shannon AC ‘takeover’ at Lough Key parkrun

Carrick On Shannon AC is an athletics club based in Co. Leitrim that caters for athletics in the Carrick-on-Shannon area, including the areas of Leitrim Village, Gowel, Kiltoghert, Jamestown, Kilnagross, Cortober, Boyle and parts of North Roscommon.   The club, which was founded in the early 1970s and is based 17 kilometres from Lough Key,…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Nominations open for #BeActive campaign

This year we will again be supporting the European Week of Sport #BeActive campaign with Sport Ireland.   As part of the #BeActive week in September there will be a competition aimed at highlighting projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe.   One of the competition categories is…

Vhi Cani
Read more › News - 5th July 2017

Dogs of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Dyson Age: 4 Owner’s name: Louise Jones Local parkrun: Griffeen Tell us about yourself: I am a Northern Inuit. I am a working dryland sled dog and I compete in doggie sports of canicross, bikejoring and scootering with mum, although now it’s off season, so it’s just jogging with mum until it starts to…

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Read more › News - 4th July 2017

Thanks for your park gym feedback!

Here at Intersport we’d like to thank everyone who gave us feedback on their local park gym! We asked who had a gym in their local park and who used it, and the response was fantastic.   It’s great to see so many park gyms out there – and we’ve got a series of short…

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Read more › News - 29th June 2017

What’s in a number?

From my earliest days in school, I remember being told that numbers were very important. I didn’t quite know why but I accepted this as fact.   Years later, 26.2 became an important number for me. That was the distance (in miles mind you not these new-fangled kilometres!) that I had set myself to complete…

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Read more › News - 28th June 2017

Susie looking good in Pro Touch 

A couple of months ago, regular parkrunner and endurance athlete Susie Chan reviewed the new Pro Touch running gear and loved it. She has since been spotted wearing it on her daily runs, and is now the front-page athlete and featured story in the latest Outdoor Fitness magazine.   Pro Touch is exclusive to us at Intersport and we’re proud…

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