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…

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…

Malahide InS
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…

Teresa McCarthy POTM
Read more › News - 7th November 2016

parkrunner of the Month November 2016 – Teresa McCarthy

Teresa McCarthy is our parkrunner of the Month for November’s newsletter!   Name: Teresa McCarthy   Club: I’m proud and privileged to be a member of Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip   Age: 54, and looking forward to moving into a new age category on my next birthday!   Home parkrun: Castletown parkrun   Occupation: Nurse, and mother to three…

Remembrance Run 5k 2015
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Irish Runner supports parkrun

Irish Runner magazine has been a big supporter of parkrun, ever since the inaugural Dublin event took place at Malahide Castle four years ago this week.   “From the very start, I loved the parkrun concept and I could see that these events had great fitness value and also an important social dimension that can…

Yvonne Clarke POTM
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Gala parkrunner of the month – Yvonne Clarke, Father Collins parkrun

Yvonne has been with Father Collins parkrun since the beginning, just over a year ago. For the past few months Yvonne has been unable to participate in the run as she is pregnant, but this does not stop her from volunteering at the run every weekend without fail. Her commitment and enthusiasm represents all that…

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