Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what…

Read more › News - 20th May 2019

Una Kelly is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for April

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of April has been awarded to Una Kelly from Vicarstown parkrun, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers. Una…

Read more › News - 16th May 2019

Two milestones in two years

After two years of parkrunning, regular Marlay parkrunner Tim and his son have recently hit their 50 milestones.  Tim takes a look back on his parkrun journey and explains why his Saturday mornings haven’t been the same since.   It is nice to reflect on Marlay park’s sixth parkrun birthday on our own family two year journey at parkrun. I…

Macroom Castle Gates
Read more › News - 15th May 2019

parkrun Profile: Castle Demense

Last Saturday Castle Demense parkrun celebrated their sixth birthday. The event was the first to be set up outside of Dublin and the third in the Republic of Ireland.   Event Director Vincent tells us more…   The course is a mixture of tarmac roadways and gravel pathways. One lap around the perimeter of the…

#parkrunabú! Bushy Park Dublin
Read more › News - 15th May 2019

#parkrunabú! san Fháirche!

D’eascair #parkrunabú! as tionscnamh inar spreag Oireachtas na Gaeilge reathaithe parkrun a raibh Gaeilge acu banda rosta le ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ air a chaitheamh, ionas go bhféadfaidís cainteoirí eile Gaeilge a aithint agus labhairt leo le linn parkrun. Bhí an oiread sin éilimh ar na bandaí rosta seo gur thug an tOireachtas cuireadh do parkrun…

Read more › News - 14th May 2019

#parkrunabú! in Clonbur!

#parkrunabú! grew out of an initiative where Oireachtas na Gaeilge encouraged Irish speaking parkrunners to wear wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (I Speak Irish) , so that they could identify other Irish speakers and chat to them during parkrun. Such was the demand for these that Oireachtas invited parkruns to host Irish language friendly events….

Vhi Wall of Support
Read more › News - 14th May 2019

Show your support on the Vhi Wall of Support

The 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon will take place on Bank Holiday Sunday 2 June at 2pm. Over 30,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route starting in Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street in Dublin.   If you know of a loved one or friend taking part, show your support…

Read more › News - 8th May 2019

It’s not the time that matters

Battling with fear and the constant thought that parkrun wasn’t for her, Philomena from Griffeen parkrun takes us through her parkrun journey from spectator, to volunteer and how she went on to complete the full 5k.   parkrun began for me when my husband was introduced to his first event in 2014 and from that he…

Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at the Vhi parkrun Roadshows

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at the Vhi Roadshows where Vhi will host a series of special events to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   The Vhi parkrun roadshows will be rolling out across the country over the next number of months, helping…

Read more › News - 8th May 2019

Green Ribbon Day

We know that our physical health impacts our mental health, and that if we improve it through diet and exercise it will have a positive effect on our mental health & lift our mood.   We also know that doing things with others has a positive effect, so doing things in groups and with your…

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