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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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Read more › News - 9th August 2017

People of parkrun – Emmett Dunleavy

Name: Emmett Dunleavy Age: 36 Occupation: Running Coach @PerfectPacing Local parkrun: Marlay Number of parkruns completed: 8 How did you get involved in parkrun? While living in London, the original parkrun started up in Bushy Park which was right beside our house. We incorporated the parkrun into our Saturday training sessions during the winter. So…

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Read more › News - 8th August 2017

A fantastic morning of filming at parkrun

As proud partners of parkrun, here at Intersport we love visiting parkruns across the UK and Ireland and feeling the parkrun love. Last Saturday we had the pleasure of visiting Llanelli Coast parkrun in West Wales, and it was fantastic to meet all the runners and volunteers, hear everyone’s stories and do some live filming! …

Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

One barcode is all you need

Saturday 29 July 2017 was my 50th parkrun. Little did I ever expect in January 2016 that I would become a parkrun addict and within 18 months have completed 50 runs and taken nearly 10 minutes off my first parkrun time.   I signed up to parkrun along with hubby Donal as he’s from a…

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Read more › News - 3rd August 2017

An enormous amount to gain

I used to be what you could call a ‘winter athlete’. My friend Ann and I would join the gym for three months – from November to January – and go a few nights a week. We also did some walks around the local roads, but any little excuse would mean I would not go….

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Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Helen Carr & Eoin Fegan  Age: 42  Occupation: Helen: Book Editor / Eoin: Marketing Analysis Manager Local parkrun: Malahide Number of parkruns completed: Helen: 95 / Eoin: 51   How did you get involved in parkrun? We saw on social media that the first parkrun in Ireland was arriving in Malahide, so we headed…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2017

Intersport filming live at parkruns near you! 

We are very excited here at Intersport about some live filming at parkruns across the UK and Ireland over the next year, and we could be at a parkrun near you!   In all of our films we will be looking at the amazing community support at parkrun, seeing how Intersport is helping to keep parkrun…

Read more › News - 31st July 2017

Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Are you ready for a good bit of craic! Don’t miss out on the fifth Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon on 12 and 13 August.   Sure it’s the Irish Half Marathon Championships and Olympians will be running. But did you know there are shorter distances too – 10k, 5k, and a 1.5k…

Read more › News - 27th July 2017

A healthy future for our language

I work for Oireachtas na Gaeilge as Activities and Audience Development Officer. My role is to provide opportunities for Irish speakers throughout the island to come together at social, cultural and sporting events, including parkrun, to speak the language and ensure that Irish continues to be spoken into the future. According to the 2016 census,…

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