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Declan Moran with his dog Archie, David Gillick and Matt Shields 16/12/2016
Read more › News - 9th January 2017

Tips to keep you on the Right Track and Injury Free in 2017

You’ve registered for your local parkrun, your Doctor is happy with your proposed new exercise regime and you have decided to start training – you’re ready to go! Vhi, parkrun Ireland’s presenting partner have some tips and hints to ensure you keep fit, healthy and injury-free in 2017.   Step one: Remember that you have…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2016

Vhi becomes presenting partner for parkrun Ireland

We are delighted to announce a new five-year partnership with Ireland’s leading health insurer, Vhi, who will become the presenting partner for parkrun Ireland.    The partnership with Vhi, who will become the first presenting partner of parkrun globally, will assist parkrun Ireland to continue leading the way in the provision of community based and…

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Read more › junior parkrun, News - 15th December 2016

Marking milestones

Joe is eight years old and runs at Albert College junior parkrun. He is a very dedicated parkrunner!   On Sunday 30 October, the Halloween and Dublin City Marathon weekend, Joe was the first junior to be awarded the green marathon wristband at Albert College junior parkrun.   Coincidentally, Sunday 30 October was the 22nd event at Albert…

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Read more › News - 15th December 2016

Feedback from the Field

Happiness is Saturday mornings and Lough Key parkrun! Deirdre Parnell   After Operation Transformation 2016 I went to my first parkrun in Letterkenny at their first event. I have done 26 parkruns this year and four freedom parkruns. I enjoy metting people and the tea after, and people encourage each other on. Geraldine Rabbitte  …

Adrienne Atkins
Read more › News - 14th December 2016

Adrienne Atkins, parkrunner of the month

Name: Adrienne Atkins Club: Raheny Shamrock Age: 51 Home parkrun: St. Anne’s Occupation: SNA Number of Runs: 66   Favourite Volunteer Role: I like barcode scanning, as you get to meet a lot of the other parkrunners and put faces to names and see who actually finishes first! It’s also great waiting at the funnel to cheer…

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Read more › News - 13th December 2016

Gala parkrunner of the month – Breda Doyle, Dungloe parkrun

Breda embodies everything that parkrun is all about. Breda has been running for years with a group of ladies in the town and is amazing at encouraging others to join their group.   When Dungloe parkrun started, she was first there to support it from day one.   Breda has encouraged many others to join…

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Read more › News - 12th December 2016

Intersport and the parkrun community

Last month saw the Intersport team head to Ireland to film the fourth video in the series showcasing the incredible parkrun community and camaraderie.   It was a beautiful sunny day which was matched by the warm welcome we received from everyone we met, ran with and talked to across the weekend. We started filming…

Andy Minogue
Read more › News - 8th November 2016

Lots of reasons to #loveparkrun

Why do I enjoy parkrun? Yes I still have all day Saturday to do other things. Yes it’s free. Yes I get all the details of the run emailed to me within hours of finishing. And yes I get the opportunity to meet like-minded folks every Saturday.   But while these are great, for me…

Dublin Marathon bag drop
Read more › News - 8th November 2016

A wonderful day in the Autumn sun

In the early hours, long before the start of the Dublin City Marathon, a group of 100 parkrunners gathered in Merrion Square, central Dublin. These avid runners and parkrun aficionados were there not to run the marathon, but to run the baggage drop-off area for the 19,500 runners due to take part in the marathon later that morning….

Pat and Magellan Heffernan FFTF
Read more › News - 8th November 2016

Feedback from the Field

When planning our weekend trip to London we said it would be great to do a parkrun. Definitely we have the running bug! Bushy parkrun was the original and is the largest of the parkrun community which started in October 2004. The biggest attendance there was 1,705 runners. So we started looking at how to…

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