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Read more › News - 3rd January 2018

People of parkrun: Sarah O’Connor

Name: Sarah O’Connor   Age: 19   Occupation: Studying to be a teacher in St. Pats, DCU.   Local parkrun: Johnstown parkrun, Wexford.   How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved through my local club. My local club is St. Martins, Wexford and we have participated together as a team on many occasions….

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful Dublin City Marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter,…

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Read more › News - 20th December 2017

parkrun in prisons

The first parkrun to take place in a prison has been launched thanks to a pioneering initiative between parkrun UK and HMP Haverigg, a Category C prison in England that has 286 prisoners.    If successful the initiative could be rolled out, with further prisons already expressing interest in starting their own parkruns and a second…

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Read more › News - 19th December 2017

Last minute Christmas shopping made easy!

There are always those who have Christmas all wrapped up with weeks to go, and then there are those who we LOVE who breeze through our doors on Christmas Eve not in the slightest bit panicked. You see, these are the people who know that they will always find the perfect gift at Intersport. A…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2017

People of parkrun: Louise Heraghty

Name:  Louise Heraghty  Age: 35 Occupation: RTE Weather Presenter  Local parkrun: Fairview  Number of parkruns completed: 10 How did you get involved in parkrun? I was helping a few ladies to complete a ‘Couch to 5k’ programme a few years ago and we finished the course by taking part in parkrun. I’ve also completed a…

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Read more › News - 14th December 2017

Smoking man to marathon man – all thanks to parkrun!

31-year-old Dean Beirne credits Lough Key parkrun with transforming him from a 20-a-day smoker to a 3:18 marathon runner in just three years. This is his story:   parkrun has changed my life dramatically since running my first parkrun in October 2014 at Roundhay parkrun in Leeds. It was not a planned visit – my…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2017

Keep calm and get Christmas all wrapped up at Intersport

It’s only 10 days until Christmas! In some people this might induce mild panic, but not here at Intersport. We have gone all out to make sure our shelves are stacked with fabulous presents for everyone, and our elves are on hand to give expert advice if you’re stuck for ideas. We’ll help you get…

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Read more › News - 11th December 2017

Vhi’s People of parkrun: Enda Leonard, Griffeen parkrun

Name: Enda Leonard    Age: 45-49 Occupation: Business Architect, IT Solutions, Vhi Local parkrun: Griffeen  Number of parkruns completed: 63 How did you get involved in parkrun? I wanted to increase my fitness and lose a few pounds at the same time and was trying to get in a daily walk. I was watching Operation Transformation and saw a section…

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Read more › News - 8th December 2017

Russborough parkrun up and running!

I am a relatively new parkrunner with only four runs to my name and until recently had only volunteered once. My local parkrun is Marlay Park, so if Russborough parkrun gets a quarter of their average attendance it would be amazing!   I am currently working as a Community Sports Development Officer with Wicklow Local…

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Read more › News - 7th December 2017

parkrun launches in Germany!

Germany has become the 19th country to join the parkrun movement, with more than 200 people walking, running and volunteering at the inaugural parkruns in Leipzig, Mannheim and Hanover.   Jakub Fedorowicz, parkrun’s Territory Manager for Germany, explains more.   We were all very excited about the first parkrun events launching in Germany and the country…

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