Read more › News - 14th November 2018

250 and counting: the gift that keeps on giving

parkrun is a gift that keeps on giving, and over 250 weekends has offered me significantly enhanced wellbeing in an increasingly connected community. As I pass a parkrun milestone – or should I say kilometre stone(?!) – the chance of some modest reflection cannot be missed. This is a potted history of the seven-year journey humps, bumps and…

Read more › News - 14th November 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Lisa Cumiskey   Age: 47   Occupation: Dental Nurse   Local parkrun: Ardgillan parkrun, Balbriggan     How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved in parkrun in 2013 after my friend and I took up walking to try and obtain some fitness in our lives. My partner was a frequent visitor…

Read more › News - 7th November 2018

parkrun Profile: Poppintree

Poppintree parkrun in Dublin 11 celebrated its fourth birthday on Saturday and has welcomed more than 2,500 parkrunners during that time. Natalie Murphy tells us more…   I kind of got involved in Poppintree parkrun by accident! My dad, Robert, asked me one evening four years ago to come along to an evening where he…

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Read more › News - 7th November 2018

The inmates behind prison parkruns

Every journey starts with a single step…   Hi, I would like to enquire about getting a parkrun event set up inside our prison so that our prisoners can have the opportunity to get involved in this initiative. Hopefully they will then want to access an event closer to home upon their release.   Shane…

Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Trick-or-treat parkrun tour!

It’s spooky to think that we are closing in on 1,700 events around the world, all of which embody the spirit of parkrun.   In this special Hallow’een edition of the parkrun Tourism Series, we start at Frog Hollow parkrun and visit the Gorey haunts of five events on the bucket list of every parkrunner…

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Read more › News - 31st October 2018

Understanding health and happiness

parkrun has been so much more than a run or walk in the park since its beginnings 14 years ago. The seed that Paul Sinton-Hewitt planted has grown into a global international movement that is empowering people and communities, building friendships, solving societal problems, instilling confidence and, in the simplest terms, making people healthier and…

Read more › News - 30th October 2018

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero

Vhi is encouraging parkrunners to vote for their Vhi parkrun Hero, the monthly award has helped to recognise and reward inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution.   In May, the Vhi parkrun Hero was launched and since then there has…

Read more › News - 25th October 2018

parkrun profile: Lough Key

Patricia Kelly is Event Director at Lough Key parkrun in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. She had set up a group called Boyle Running which was a couch to 5k meet up group. She was aware of parkrun and was very interested to bring it to her adopted county of Roscommon and hometown of Boyle, and the…

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Read more › News - 24th October 2018

Three years of partnership with parkrun

Here at Intersport we’re extremely proud to be celebrating nearly three years of partnership with parkrun. We have loved visiting parkruns up and down the country and supporting parkrunners on their journey. It’s great to look back at videos such as this gorgeous autumn day at Malahide parkrun!   We’ve heard countless inspiring stories from…

Read more › News - 24th October 2018

One foot in front of the other

“Fair play to you for running with a broken arm” or “Is that a special Japanese technique that you are using?” are just some of the reactions that Andy Minogue received when people saw him running with his self engineered slings for the first time.   Andy, who has a rare neurological condition, talks about…

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