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Dublin Marathon bag drop
Read more › News - 8th November 2016

A wonderful day in the Autumn sun

In the early hours, long before the start of the Dublin City Marathon, a group of 100 parkrunners gathered in Merrion Square, central Dublin. These avid runners and parkrun aficionados were there not to run the marathon, but to run the baggage drop-off area for the 19,500 runners due to take part in the marathon later that morning….

Pat and Magellan Heffernan FFTF
Read more › News - 8th November 2016

Feedback from the Field

When planning our weekend trip to London we said it would be great to do a parkrun. Definitely we have the running bug! Bushy parkrun was the original and is the largest of the parkrun community which started in October 2004. The biggest attendance there was 1,705 runners. So we started looking at how to…

Teresa McCarthy POTM
Read more › News - 7th November 2016

parkrunner of the Month November 2016 – Teresa McCarthy

Teresa McCarthy is our parkrunner of the Month for November’s newsletter!   Name: Teresa McCarthy   Club: I’m proud and privileged to be a member of Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip   Age: 54, and looking forward to moving into a new age category on my next birthday!   Home parkrun: Castletown parkrun   Occupation: Nurse, and mother to three…

Remembrance Run 5k 2015
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Irish Runner supports parkrun

Irish Runner magazine has been a big supporter of parkrun, ever since the inaugural Dublin event took place at Malahide Castle four years ago this week.   “From the very start, I loved the parkrun concept and I could see that these events had great fitness value and also an important social dimension that can…

Yvonne Clarke POTM
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Gala parkrunner of the month – Yvonne Clarke, Father Collins parkrun

Yvonne has been with Father Collins parkrun since the beginning, just over a year ago. For the past few months Yvonne has been unable to participate in the run as she is pregnant, but this does not stop her from volunteering at the run every weekend without fail. Her commitment and enthusiasm represents all that…

Heaton parkrun
Read more › News - 6th November 2016

Filming in Ireland

We are excited to be filming the next in our series of videos celebrating our partnership with parkrun in Ireland this month!   Having filmed some fantastic parkruns in Wimbledon, Reigate and Manchester this year, it’s time to showcase the beauty and spirit of Ireland. We’ll be filming around the Intersport Elverys stores on Friday…

Sean Greensit
Read more › News - 11th October 2016

The best decision ever

My initial experience of parkrun was at Malahide a couple of months after it had started. My wife Elaine had heard about it through work and as I had just got into running she registered us both.   Our first parkrun was on a wet and windy morning and we nearly decided to turn over…

Tom Foley at Ennis parkrun with an RD and junior parkrunner
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Your running experts

One of the many reasons we love being a partner of parkrun is that running is one of our real passions. With Intersport’s General Manager Tom Foley taking part in the Ennis parkrun recently, we’re often seen out running ourselves, putting all our fab new gear to the test and making sure we bring you…

Melissa Doohan running in her apricot shirt
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Gala parkrunner of the Month

Name: Melissa Doohan   Home parkrun:Lough Key parkrun   Melissa runs with her husband Dean, and encouraged her mother-in-law Lorraine to join parkrun. Lorraine is now up to running the full 5k, having never run before she started parkrunning at Lough Key! Melissa is positive and energetic and promotes parkrun to other people wherever she…

Eoin Kenny
Read more › News - 10th October 2016

Eoin Kenny – parkrunner of the month

Name: Eoin Kenny   Age: 12   Home parkrun: St Anne’s   Occupation: I go to school   Number of runs:  22. 11 at St Anne’s and 11 at Albert College junior parkrun   Favourite Volunteer Role: Token sorting, because I like putting all the tokens in order and I like the chats and a treat in the café.   What…

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