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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Join team parkrun for a brand new virtual challenge!

Keep the parkrun community walking, jogging and running around the world with the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 21 Global Challenge.   We’re calling all parkrun and (not)parkrun runners to join “Team parkrun” for this global event so we can keep as many passionate movers as we can, clocking up the kilometres, before 21…

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Read more › News - 17th February 2021

Never alone

It’s the penultimate week of our New Year campaign, The parkrun Resolution.   Your #parkrunresolution might be a personal journey, but you are never alone.   At the dawn of 2021 we invited you to set your own parkrun Resolution, and we made a commitment to support you every single step of the way. Every…

Read more › News - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update 16 February

The coming weeks and months are likely to prove critical as the world strives to overcome the continued challenges presented by COVID-19.   Unfortunately, whilst Australia and New Zealand have so far successfully prevented significant levels of infection, both countries are currently experiencing regional lockdowns in response to localised outbreaks. In South Africa, thankfully, cases…

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Read more › News - 16th February 2021

Encouragement and support

Gill Keenan embarked on a Couch 2 5k programme and never looked back. Here she tells us about her special memories at Malahide parkrun.   Starting a Couch 2 5k programme with Sloggers to Joggers in September 2014 was definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done for my physical and mental health.  …

Read more › News - 16th February 2021

Some food for thought

Olympian and Vhi Ambassador David Gillick shares some food for thought when it comes to fuelling for exercise.   As a former elite athlete and now parkrunner, I regularly get asked questions about food.   It’s a really interesting topic regardless of their level, especially as it affects both health and performance. For someone who…

Read more › News - 11th February 2021

The Big Bang

parkrunner Paul Spain is missing his pals more than his parkruns. Here he shares some parkrun memories.   They say it all started with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago! Out of the resulting chaos everything evolved to lead us to where we are today. The chaos of the COVID. Everything is changed, utterly…

Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Vhi – terms and conditions

Vhi/parkrun competition – Terms & Conditions This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi Group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun Ireland, and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   The competition prizes are offered by Vhi Group and…

Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Why ethical factories and a fair deal for all are important

When you’re looking for new sports kit you probably have a mental checklist:   Looks good Fits well Quality/value for money   How much more would you love your new purchase if you also knew it was ethically produced with everyone in the supply chain treated fairly?   When Paul Sinton-Hewitt, the founder of parkrun…

Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Win with Vhi!

Vhi want to reward one lucky parkrunner who is taking part in (not)parkrun during these challenging times by giving you the chance to win a pair of Apple AirPods!   AirPods are the perfect companion when out for a walk, jog or run! It doesn’t matter whether you’re a regular participant in (not)parkrun or if…

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Read more › News - 10th February 2021

Be kind to yourself

With Valentine’s Day nearly upon us, this week for the #parkrunresolution we’re asking you to be kind to yourself and others.   This is a great opportunity to give ourselves some self-care.   It’s so easy to say, but often so hard to do.   We can feel bombarded with messages which tell us what…

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