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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…

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…

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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Read more › News - 6th December 2017

People of parkrun – Stephen Byrne, Tralee parkrun

Name:  Stephen Byrne Age: 50   Occupation: Civil Servant Local parkrun: Tralee parkrun Number of parkruns completed: I have ran 40 parkruns to date…closing in on the big 50!  How did you get involved in parkrun? At the time Tralee parkrun started up in January 2015, I was having dialysis 3 days a week as…

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Read more › News - 5th December 2017

Merry Fitness and a Happy New Gear from Intersport!

Now we’re in December, we are officially in the festive spirit and incredibly excited that it’s Christmas at Intersport! We’re wishing all parkrunners a Merry Fitness and a Happy New Gear, and have some fantastic gifts for the runner in your life – as well as for you, to leave big hints on your wish…

Read more › News - 4th December 2017

parkrun Ireland and Irish Men’s Shed Association join forces to get older men active

parkrun Ireland in partnership with Vhi, and the Irish Men’s Shed Association, are joining forces to encourage more older men to be physically active, and to provide opportunities for them to become involved in their local communities.   parkruns are free 5k events that take place in 72 locations around Ireland every Saturday morning. They…

Read more › News - 1st December 2017

Volunteer – and enjoy your weekends forever!

This is a post about my experience volunteering at my local Oranmore parkrun over the past few months. It’s been a very important part of my life and the local community for more than a year now – and these are my thoughts on why I enjoy the experience every Saturday morning.   I was…

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Read more › News - 30th November 2017

Dogs of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

This week Rachel Markey tells us about Ruby her rescue dog and their home event, Father Collins parkrun.   Tell us about your dog? Ruby is a rescue dog and I adopted her when she was about a year old. As a keen Gaeilgeoir I try to only use Irish when I speak to her…

Read more › News - 24th November 2017

Dyspraxia and parkrun

Dyspraxia has had a few different names over the years ranging from ‘clumsy child syndrome’ to its most recent name Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). When I was diagnosed in 1998 very little was known about dyspraxia. When people heard I was dyspraxic most common responses were ‘dys-what?’ and ‘Do you mean dyslexic?’.   As things…

Read more › News - 23rd November 2017

Walk, run, volunteer – on the same day!

My name is Kay and I am 12. I have been a parkrunner for three years and I try to volunteer a few times each year. At any parkrun it is super easy to volunteer, there are even lots of roles you can do and still run. I was talking with my mum and we were trying…

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