Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Pioneer parkruns

Last Saturday 6 October 2018, parkrunners around the world celebrated International parkrun Day, which marked 14 years since the very first event took place in London’s Bushy Park.   Since 2004, parkrun has grown to more than 1,650 events each week in 20 countries worldwide, with around 270,000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers every weekend.   As we…

Vhi Junior parkrun Vhi Roadshow in St Anne’s Park
Read more › News - 9th October 2018

Vhi calls on families to come along to Tralee junior parkrun for a special junior parkrun roadshow

Following on from the success of the Vhi roadshow at parkruns across Ireland, Vhi is calling on families to experience junior parkrun as it launches a series of special junior parkrun roadshows to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   The Vhi Roadshow will be visiting Tralee junior parkrun on Sunday 14 October. The event includes…

Read more › News - 9th October 2018

What’s so great about running in October?

We’re well into October now and we’ve got to say that we’re loving getting out and running this month. The days are getting crisper, the leaves are turning and our parks, trails and countryside are looking beautiful right now. Running is also a great thing to do to keep happy and healthy as the days…

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Read more › News - 8th October 2018

#parkrunabú! Irish speakers and parkrunners in Carlow Town

Earlier this year Oireachtas na Gaeilge distributed wristbands with ‘Tá Gaeilge agam’ (‘I speak Irish’) to Irish speaking parkrunners, so that they could identify other Irish speakers at parkruns and chat to them.   Carlow Town parkrun was the latest parkrun to host an Irish language celebration event, as Majella Ní Chríocháin from Oireachtas na Gaeilge explains….

Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

The long road to recovery

35-year-old Chris Proby from Tymon parkrun has beaten cancer twice in the past two years. In this highly personal blog, Chris reveals how parkrun is helping him to combat isolation and take his first steps on the road to recovery.   On 24 August 2015 I left work to get an MRI scan. I’d been…

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Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Feeling inspired after a fantastic summer of parkrunning!

What a brilliant summer of running we’ve had – the combination of beautiful weather and long, light days making it a fantastic time of year to lace up our running shoes! Here at Intersport Ireland we enjoyed taking part in lots of parkrun and running-related events, such as the exciting in-store event at Intersport Elverys…

Kilkenny parkrun in partnership with Vhi
Read more › News - 3rd October 2018

Vhi Staff takeover and Rewards Programme Launch at Kilkenny parkrun

The Vhi staff takeover at Kilkenny parkrun last weekend was a huge success with 180 participants walking, jogging and running their way around the 5k course. 11 first timers gave parkrun a go and no less than 26 people achieving new personal best times!   With the aim of improving the nation’s health and helping…

Read more › News - 1st October 2018

parkrun profile: Father Collins

Located in Dublin 13 in the developing residential areas of Clongriffin and Balgriffin, is Ireland’s first wholly sustainable park. Father Collins Park was opened in May 2009, and has been hosting a parkrun there since October 2015.   Event Director Alan Foley explains more:   Dublin City Council were keen to start a parkrun in…

Read more › News - 24th September 2018

Completing Gaisce at parkrun

parkrun Ireland has become an official challenge partner for Gaisce – The President’s Award, a personal development programme for young people aged between 15 and 25.   19-year-old Lucy Barrett, who recently completed the Award, has volunteered at St Anne’s parkrun for the ‘Community Challenge’ section of the Award over the past couple of years….

Read more › News - 24th September 2018

parkrun profile: Tymon

Straddling the M50 between Greenhills, Walkinstown, Tallaght, Terenure and Templeogue, Tymon Park boasts many attractions: a fairy forest, a dog park and canine club, a playground bravely bisected by a stream, a rounders club and cricket club, two GAA clubs and a soccer club and kilometre upon kilometre of footpaths that go up hill and…

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