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Read more › News - 23rd October 2019

parkrun Profile: Glengarriff

This week, Michael Healy talks all things Glengarriff parkrun, the breathtaking 5k route, the unique setting and the people…   I got involved in parkrun to get fitter and meet some new people as my wife and I recently retired to the area. Glengarriff parkrun is set in the beautiful and unique Glengarriff Woods Nature…

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Read more › News - 22nd October 2019

Vhi Roadshow Recap!

Vhi would like to express a huge thank you to everyone that has helped to make the Vhi roadshow events a reality this year. Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, welcomed walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him in a warm-up, offering support and encouragement to newcomers and seasoned parkrunners alike. Overall, 1,390 parkrunners,…

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Read more › News - 16th October 2019

The most amazing people

Proinnsias O’Keeffe couldn’t run for two minutes. Now with 173 parkruns under his belt, he tells us his parkrun story.   I first became aware of parkrun in 2013. The friends that we were staying with were going out to do a 5k run at 9.30am on a Saturday morning – I was going to recover…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Porterstown parkrun this Saturday

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Porterstown parkrun this Saturday 19 October when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to lead the warm-up…

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Read more › News - 15th October 2019

parkrun Profile: Deerpark Carlanstown

Deerpark parkrun in Carlanstown Kells Co Meath is a small event, with a big community.  Event Director Tony Walsh explains the three lap ‘challenging’ course…   Coming along to Deerpark Carlanstown is a great way to start your Saturday morning and to see so many people communicating and improving their overall fitness is brilliant.   Although…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Take time to look after yourself

After losing three and a half stone as a leader on Operation Transformation, David Cryan tells us how important parkrun is in helping him maintain his mental and physical health.   In 2016 I attempted my first parkrun at Griffeen parkrun in Dublin.   I was overweight, very unfit and I was not looking after…

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Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Monaghan Town parkrun this Saturday

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Monaghan Town parkrun, Co. Monaghan on Saturday, 12 October when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2019

A wonderful feeling

Margaret Hanly is a regular walker and volunteer at Strokestown parkrun in Roscommon.    Here she tells us how parkrun gives her such a wonderful feeling.   I knew nothing about parkrun when it first came to Strokestown. Patricia (one of Strokestown parkrun’s core team members) talked to me about parkrun and I decided to…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2019

Join Olympian Mick Clohisey at Father Collins parkrun this Saturday

Mick Clohisey is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Father Collins parkrun on Saturday, 5 October when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian Mick Clohisey will be on hand to lead the warm-up…

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