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Read more › News - 25th July 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Statia O’Carroll Age: 21+ Occupation: HR Business Partner Vhi Local parkrun: Kilkenny Number of parkruns completed: 35 and volunteered 70+ How did you get involved in parkrun? I’m not the sporty type and I was looking for a way to include some enjoyable exercise in my weekly routine. I joined ‘Meet & Train’ in…

Read more › News - 21st July 2017

The most rewarding year

River Valley parkrun will celebrate its first birthday on 22 July. It is hard to believe that a year has passed as so much has happened in what seems to be such a short space of time.   I can clearly remember having so many mixed feelings on the morning of our first parkrun. Excitement for…

Fairview parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 20th July 2017

Meet Vee: Vhi’s New Chatbot on Facebook Messenger

Vhi, Ireland’s leading health insurer, recently announced details of a new chatbot designed to support people on their running journey.    The chatbot, named “Vee” runs on Facebook Messenger and provides parkrunners with helpful and timely hints, tips, hacks, tricks and training advice.   Vee can provide top tips to new runners on getting started,…

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Read more › News - 19th July 2017

Celebrate a summer of running with Intersport 

With schools breaking up for the summer, we’re more than a little excited here at Intersport. It’s a fabulous time of year for fun with family and friends, and a welcome break from routine. Wherever your adventures take you, don’t forget to pack your running shoes!    Whether you’re staying in Ireland or heading abroad,…

Read more › News - 16th July 2017

A healthier, happier planet

When I was asked to write a few words for the newsletter about running my 250th parkrun, I wasn’t convinced that it’s something people would see an an inspirational story. I know a few of my 250 Club colleagues will not agree with me though, so let me explain…   As a kid I was,…

Sinead Barry
Read more › News - 12th July 2017

Never too late to start

My running journey began at Naas parkrun three years ago after my son-in-law signed me up.   At 52 years of age I had never run before and initially I struggled around every corner. But everyone was so brilliant at encouraging me that I continued to come and continued to improve. I began entering races…

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Read more › News - 11th July 2017

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Mick Clohisey Age: 31 Occupation: Athlete / running coach Local parkrun: St Anne’s parkrun, Dublin How did you get involved in parkrun? I got involved in parkrun as I always see everyone running when I’m doing my own training. I have a good few friends who do parkrun every week and they really enjoy them….

Read more › News - 10th July 2017

Expert advice from Intersport

Here at Intersport we’re big believers in the benefits of an active lifestyle, no matter your age or ability. The right physical activity is out there for everyone, and our job is to provide the right kit to make that happen!   Whether it’s for parkrun or any other activity, we are the experts and…

Carrick on Shannon AC
Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Carrick On Shannon AC ‘takeover’ at Lough Key parkrun

Carrick On Shannon AC is an athletics club based in Co. Leitrim that caters for athletics in the Carrick-on-Shannon area, including the areas of Leitrim Village, Gowel, Kiltoghert, Jamestown, Kilnagross, Cortober, Boyle and parts of North Roscommon.   The club, which was founded in the early 1970s and is based 17 kilometres from Lough Key,…

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Read more › News - 6th July 2017

Nominations open for #BeActive campaign

This year we will again be supporting the European Week of Sport #BeActive campaign with Sport Ireland.   As part of the #BeActive week in September there will be a competition aimed at highlighting projects and individuals dedicated to the promotion of sport and physical activity across Europe.   One of the competition categories is…

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