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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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Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Milestone t-shirt update

The latest batch of milestone t-shirts is nearly with us. We know some of you have been waiting a while to receive yours, so we wanted to let you know how the process will work.   Around 23,000 new milestone t-shirts will arrive in port later this week. They need to clear customs and be…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Dogs of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Dog’s Name: Maggie Age: 3 Owners Name: Michael Clancy Local parkrun: St. Anne’s parkrun Tell us about your dog? My dog Mags is an amazing athletic breed of a cross between a Spanish Pointer and a Beagle. She can run smoothly over the ground and loves a massage after a workout! Tell us about yourself: It’s my…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 22nd June 2017

The next generation

Tralee junior parkrun was born on 4 December 2016. It took almost six months to set up from the very first day I inquired how to go about setting it up. Having experienced only one junior parkrun while on holidays in Stirling, Scotland in June 2016, it left such a lasting memory with our family…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2017

Ode to parkrun

[To the tune of The Mountains of Mourne]   Ballincollig this parkrun’s a wonderful sight It’s got people out running by day and by night It costs nothing to do it, twill always be free So please come and join us on the banks of the Lee!   I’ve seen them myself and you must…

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Read more › News - 21st June 2017

Get the right shoe for you with Intersport

If there’s one piece of kit that’s essential to get right with running, it’s your footwear, and many Intersport stores across the UK and Ireland offer gait analysis to help you choose the right shoe.   Simply walk across a pressure plate a couple of times and the machine will take all the necessary measurements…

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Read more › News - 20th June 2017

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Anna Grealish Age: 33 Occupation: Triathlon Ireland Development Officer and Women’s Participation Lead Local parkrun: Ennis, Lees Road Number of parkruns completed: 7 How did you get involved in parkrun? I was always a competitive runner and triathlete but after having my first baby I had several difficult months where I couldn’t do any exercise….

LiamMycroft
Read more › News - 14th June 2017

My running renewal

In February this year I completed my 50th parkrun at Hartstown, West Dublin. Not a particularly notable achievement for many, but for me it was the latest step in my running renewal - a journey that had started in February 2012 when I woke up in Argentina, unable to move, with a herniated L5 disc in my lower back.   Before…

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