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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Ken Landy Age: 50 Occupation: Driver Local parkrun: Navan parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 40   How did you get involved in parkrun? My wife, who works in health promotion, was asked by a work colleague if she would be interested in starting up a parkrun in Navan. After a meeting was held in Navan…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

Long may you run, or jog, or walk!

The Peoples family, or Team Peoples as they’re known at Buncrana parkrun, joined the parkwalk programme last year as a way to disrupt their sedentary lifestyles.   Now Margaret, Michael and Susie feel they have found somewhere they belong. Margaret tells us about the family’s journey to getting fitter, stronger and happier.   I’m an…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun Profile: Monaghan parkrun

This week we head to Monaghan parkrun situated in Rossmore park in County Monaghan. AnnaMarie explains about the course, their unique wooden giant and beautiful castle ruins.   Monaghan parkrun is a two-loop course which takes you through some beautiful woodlands, along trail paths, alongside a slow-flowing river and then a vast calming lake, where…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

You can do it too!

Sligo parkrunner Marion Davis found parkrun after joining a local annual walking programme. Accompanied by her dog Shadow, she’s since gone on to complete 100 parkruns and become an integral part of the core team at Silgo parkrun. Now a regular Run Director, she tells us her story.   In January 2016 I completed the…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

Eimear Knight is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for August

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of August has been awarded to Eimear Knight from Tullow, Co. Carlow.   The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.   Eimear is…

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Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Being around for as long as possible

Bernie O’Connor and her family love parkrunning together at Armagh parkrun. Bernie’s daughter Jodie has autism and needs one-to-one support.    Here Bernie tells us about staying fit and healthy to be around for her daughter, and also the importance of parkrun for Jodie.   When I first started at Armagh parkrun five years ago,…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 11th September 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Navan parkrun this Saturday

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Navan parkrun, Navan, Co. Meath, on Saturday, 14 September when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand…

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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

A new lease of life

In April 2015, 71-year-old Mary was persuaded by her nieces to go along to St. Anne’s parkrun, Raheny. Here she tells us why it was, in her words, the best thing she ever did.   My brother’s daughters were regular parkrunners at St. Anne’s parkrun. In April 2015, after much persuasion from the girls, my brother and…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 3rd September 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at the Vhi parkrun Roadshows in September & October

Vhi ambassador and Olympian, David Gillick, is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at the Vhi Roadshows where Vhi will host a series of special events to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   The Vhi parkrun roadshows have so far visited Templemore in Tipperary and Griffeen and Fairview in Dublin in…

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Read more › News - 28th August 2019

Join the six week parkwalk program

Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields tells us more about the return of the successful parkwalk initiative. Starting on 7 September, parkruns across Ireland look forward to welcoming new and existing walkers.   People regularly ask me, what is parkrun?  I quite often hear it described as a 5k run which of course it is not….

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