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Read more › News - 24th June 2020

Lockdown May miles

Ross Gallagher, a visually impaired parkrunner from Kerry, clocked up 124kms in May to raise money for charity.   Ross tells us about parkrunning and his recent May challenge.   I first heard about parkrun back in September 2017. My Mum and I both wanted to give it a try so we went along to…

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Read more › News - 23rd June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 23 June

Over the last few months we’ve attempted to keep things as simple as possible, to focus on the critical tasks required, and to provide clarity around our decisions.   This week we’d like to take the opportunity to revisit part of our strategy for reopening parkrun.   As countries relax their respective lockdown restrictions we…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Spotlight on: Norway

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Norway, and Country Manager Deri Thomas tells us all about the history of parkrun Norway.   parkrun Norway started in August 2017, exactly a year after parkrun…

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Read more › News - 22nd June 2020

Four tips for beginning to walk, jog or run on your own

With parkrun paused around the world, many are now faced with the new prospect of walking, jogging or running on their own.   We’ve put together four simple tips to help you along the way.   1. Start small and be kind to yourself.   If you’ve never done the 5k distance on your own,…

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Read more › News - 17th June 2020

You can catch up on all the Vhi parktalks episodes now!

Over the past number of weeks, we wanted to keep the community spirit that is unique to parkrun alive through #Vhiparktalks, an 8-part Instagram live series hosted by Vhi ambassador David Gillick.   Each episode covered a various range of topics and was an opportunity for parkrunners to have their questions answered. David was joined by…

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Read more › News - 16th June 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update: 16 June

When, in March this year, we closed all our events, the symbolism of that impacted everyone in one way or another. Whilst we knew it was coming, that first Saturday without a single parkrun event anywhere in the world was a moment that most of us could never have imagined would ever happen.   Within…

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Read more › News - 15th June 2020

Spotlight on: Japan

The parkrun family is made up of 22 countries around the world, and we’ll be taking a closer look at a number of them.   This week it’s Japan! Chiaki Okada tells us the story behind how parkrun launched in and grew in Japan.   Konnichi wa. My name is Chiaki Okada and I was born…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2020

(not)parkrun is here!

We’re excited to announce the launch of (not)parkrun!   Over the past several weeks whilst parkrun has been suspended we’ve been finding different ways to keep the parkrun community engaged: from quizzes to the School of parkrun, Instagram and Facebook Live interviews and warm-ups on YouTube.   Many parkrun events have also been creative in…

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Read more › News - 10th June 2020

Jason Le Masurier is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for May

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of May has been awarded to Jason Le Masurier from Buncrana parkrun in Donegal.   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 – whether they be participants or volunteers….

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Read more › News - 10th June 2020

Always a willing guide

John Doherty is a visually impaired (VI) parkrunner who enjoys his regular Saturday parkrun guided by Cathal Roarty at Letterkenny parkrun.   Here, John and Cathal give us their perspectives on VI parkrunning and guiding…   John: I first heard about parkrun from my community resource worker at The National Council for the Blind of…

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