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Read more › News - 29th January 2020

Final Vhi Rewards Winners!

Throughout January, Vhi rewarded those who kicked off 2020 with parkrun. Our final two winners in our #VhiRewards competition were Michael Reidy and Denise O’Sullivan. Congratulations to both Michael and Denise who have won a brand-new pair of runners for all their future parkruns this year!   Thank you to everyone who entered the competition….

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Read more › News - 29th January 2020

There every week

Dundalk parkrunner Brendan Connolly has encouraged many friends and neighbours along to parkrun. Here he shares his own parkrun story.   I first started parkrun in 2018. I was recovering from a hip replacement operation and wanted to get back to fitness. I was talking to my good friend Sean McCann and he introduced me…

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Read more › News - 29th January 2020

What we love with who we love

The Sandersons are a family of four who love parkrun! Mum Jessica tells us how parkrun is the thing that enables them to do what they love with who they love.    This spring we set ourselves a challenge to complete as many different parkruns in Ireland as we could throughout the summer and we…

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Read more › News - 27th January 2020

Really delighted

Ronald Hogan didn’t even know there was a park in nearby Poppintree, let alone a parkrun.    After discovering his local event, he’s made lots of friends and never looked back.   A colleague in work had mentioned events called parkrun, so I looked it up on the internet to get some information about it…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Five mental tricks for your next parkrun

Five kilometres. 5,000 metres. 500,000 centimetres. 5,000,000 millimetres. 3.1 miles. However you think of it, parkrun is the same distance every week.   However, some weeks it can feel a lot, lot longer!   Here are five mental tricks you can use to make your weekly parkrun feel like a walk, jog or run in the…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

parkrun isn’t about running

Joann Kelly smiled all the way back to the car after her first parkrun. Here she tells us why you won’t be disappointed if you make parkrunning your Saturday morning habit.   I began running in February 2017 in an effort to get healthy and fit. I had taken up running back in 2013 for…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Walk with someone new

One week into the January 2020 launch of the Park Walk initiative at parkruns across Ireland, Country Manager Matt Shields encourages you to walk with someone new this Saturday.   Last week on Saturday 18 January 2020, we launched the latest round of the six-week Park Walk initiative welcoming walkers to come along and participate at parkruns…

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Read more › News - 21st January 2020

Robert Grace is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for December

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of December has been awarded to Robert Grace from Tullow parkrun in 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.   Robert…

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Read more › News - 19th January 2020

See the good in the world

parkrunner Ciara is 6¾ years old, here mum Jeanne tells us why parkrun is so important to the family.   Ciara started doing parkrun with the family in Lonehill, South Africa. When she breezed through her first run, chatting all the way, we realised just how active our daughter’s pre-school days were, with hours of…

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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Come walk with me

After rediscovering the joy of walking at parkrun, Pat Newham has a message for all the would-be-walkers out there yet to join us at parkrun. The Park Walk initiative launches 18 January, all across Ireland.   After a nine month absence while I traded in an old hip for a new one, I resumed my…

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