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…

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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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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! …

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