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Shona Ní Fhloinn (O'Flynn) parkrun Hero December
Read more › News - 4th March 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Shona Ní Fhloinn Age: 25 Local parkrun: Limerick parkrun Number of parkruns completed: I have run 111 parkruns and volunteered 67 times.   How did you get involved in parkrun? I was living in the UK and heard about parkrun through a running group that I joined.   What do you love about parkrun? What’s…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

Getting parkrunners walking

Patricia, Bernie and Ger from the core team at Strokestown parkrun explain the vital importance of walking at their event and how, in such a small town, Strokestown parkrun became so successful.   Strokestown is a small rural heritage town in Co Roscommon with a population of circa 825. It has the second widest street…

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Read more › News - 27th February 2019

Nominate your Vhi parkrun Hero for February

Vhi and parkrun are accepting nominations for the February Vhi parkrun Hero award!   Last month’s winner, Angela Behan picked up her €250 One4All voucher and special plaque at Carlow parkrun, presented by event director Lisa Kennedy. Angela is a regular parkrun participant and volunteer and was described as living proof of why you should…

Vhi staff takeover at St Anneís parkrun
Read more › News - 20th February 2019

Vhi Staff Volunteer Takeover St Anne’s parkrun

The Vhi volunteer staff takeover at St Anne’s parkrun last Saturday morning was a huge success with 547 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 49 first timers rocked up to try out parkrun and an incredible 94 people set new personal best times! Maybe having Olympian David Gillick leading a warm-up…

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Read more › News - 20th February 2019

You will never look back once you start

Regular parkrunner Ann Lynch can usually be found enjoying a 5k walk at Tralee parkrun on a Saturday morning. However this wasn’t always the case, 18 months ago Ann didn’t think parkrun was a place for her, until one morning she plucked up the courage to join the Tail Walker and tackle her first ever 5k.  …

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Barry Hurley Age: 36 Occupation: Global Demand Planner Local parkrun: Avondale Forest Number of parkruns completed: six   How did you get involved in parkrun? Once we heard a parkrun was going to be set up in Avondale my family and myself – have immediately started attending. It’s a lovely way to start a…

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Read more › News - 13th February 2019

Just Enjoy It

Cathy Curley came to running only a few years ago in her late sixties. She ran and walked a race with her daughter, and decided she would like to run more regularly. She turned up at Griffeen parkrun over a few Saturdays and ran and walked the course. She took a break for a few…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

#parkrunabú!

Irish speakers are being encouraged to take part in a number of #parkrunabú! events around the country this year, where they can wear their ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ ( I speak Irish) wristbands. The first of these events is in Tramore, Co. Waterford on Saturday 23 February, where Run Director, Deirdre Chapman has volunteered her 13…

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Read more › News - 6th February 2019

What’s another year?

After a tough year, Paul Spain decided to give parkrun a try after not running for nearly thirty years. Paul explains how each year has brought with it, an added understanding of parkrun…   I did my first parkrun on January 8 2016. It was terrible. Every step an agony. But I did it. The year…

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Read more › News - 5th February 2019

#parkrunabú!

Tá Oireachtas na Gaeilge ag spreagadh cainteoirí Gaeilge le páirt a ghlacadh in imeachtaí #parkrunabú!  thart timpeall na tíre agus banda rosta ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ a chaitheamh. Beidh an chéad cheann de na himeachtaí seo ag tarlú ar an Trá Mhór, Port Láirge Dé Sathairn 23 Feabhra, áit a dúirt Stiúrthóir an parkrun, Deidre Chapman,…

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