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Read more › News - 2nd August 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Helen Carr & Eoin Fegan  Age: 42  Occupation: Helen: Book Editor / Eoin: Marketing Analysis Manager Local parkrun: Malahide Number of parkruns completed: Helen: 95 / Eoin: 51   How did you get involved in parkrun? We saw on social media that the first parkrun in Ireland was arriving in Malahide, so we headed…

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Read more › News - 1st August 2017

Intersport filming live at parkruns near you! 

We are very excited here at Intersport about some live filming at parkruns across the UK and Ireland over the next year, and we could be at a parkrun near you!   In all of our films we will be looking at the amazing community support at parkrun, seeing how Intersport is helping to keep parkrun…

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Read more › News - 31st July 2017

Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon

Are you ready for a good bit of craic! Don’t miss out on the fifth Affidea Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon on 12 and 13 August.   Sure it’s the Irish Half Marathon Championships and Olympians will be running. But did you know there are shorter distances too – 10k, 5k, and a 1.5k…

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Read more › News - 27th July 2017

A healthy future for our language

I work for Oireachtas na Gaeilge as Activities and Audience Development Officer. My role is to provide opportunities for Irish speakers throughout the island to come together at social, cultural and sporting events, including parkrun, to speak the language and ensure that Irish continues to be spoken into the future. According to the 2016 census,…

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Read more › News - 26th July 2017

Come and say hello to us at Intersport! 

We at Intersport can’t believe that it’s the end of July already, where is the time going? We hope that you are all enjoying the summer and that you manage to get a little bit of time off to spend with family and friends, and find the time to get some runs squeezed in still! …

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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,…

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