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Read more › News - 13th September 2017

Back to routine and why we love parkrun in autumn

We’re feeling a little autumnal over here at Intersport with the end of holidays, change of weather and (dare we say it) shortening days. September is always a month of change and we have to admit that we’re liking getting back into routine and the feeling of a fresh start. There’s something quite exciting about…

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Read more › Awards, News - 12th September 2017

Patricia Buckley from Castlerea parkrun nominated for the 2017 #BeActive Local Hero Award

Patricia Buckley from Castlerea parkrun has been nominated for the 2017 #BeActive Local Hero Award*! The #BeActive Local Hero Award looks to identify an individual who has worked consistently to promote participation in sport and physical activity in their local community and society at large.   Patricia has been the driving force behind launching Castlerea parkrun. In January…

Read more › News - 6th September 2017

Exclusive giveaway for parkrunners

We have teamed up with one of our brands for a fantastic giveaway.   Spend just £75 on ASICS footwear at Intersport and you will receive a free Run Pack worth £40! The Run Pack contents include a water bottle, headphones and a three pack running socks – what are you waiting for?   We…

Vhi Special Event at St Anne’s parkrun
Read more › News - 6th September 2017

Join David Gillick at Kilkenny parkrun this week

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Kilkenny parkrun on Saturday, 9 September when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun in Kilkenny on Saturday 9 September, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to…

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Read more › News - 6th September 2017

From walker to marathoner

In 2011, Deirdre Goulding-Kelly took part in the women’s mini-marathon. She walked the whole thing but something about it spurred her on to do more. Deirdre and her friend saw flyers for the full marathon and thought it was something to aim for, so she gave up smoking and started running.   At first she…

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Read more › News - 30th August 2017

Intersport loves the article in the Irish Times this week!

We at Intersport like to keep up with all the latest health and fitness news, and we particularly loved this article in the Irish Times this week about “How to get fit without going to a gym” – where of course parkrun was mentioned!   We completely agree with Edward McGrane of parkrun Ireland that…

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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