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Read more › News - 14th January 2020

Mick wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Mick Goss who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! Mick kick started the New Year by taking part in the Poppintree parkrun and has won a brand new pair of running trainers for all his upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want…

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Read more › News - 8th January 2020

Ken wins Vhi competition!

Congratulations to Ken O’Hara who is this week’s winner of our #VhiRewards competition! You have won yourself a brand new pair of running trainers for all your upcoming parkruns this year.   Would you like to be in with a chance of winning? We want to reward you for kicking off 2020 with parkrun! Post a…

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Read more › News, Press - 6th January 2020

parkrun Ireland launches parkrun practice initiative

parkrun Ireland teams up with the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) to prescribe active lifestyles to patients and practice staff.   The Irish College of General Practitioners and parkrun Ireland have launched a groundbreaking initiative that could see thousands of patients being ‘prescribed’ outdoor, community-based physical activity rather than medication.   The initiative aims to…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Happy New Year to all!

From all at Vhi, we would like to wish all parkrunners a very Happy New Year! As we move into 2020, we would like to thank all those involved with parkrun. The level of enthusiasm and passion shown over the last twelve months for parkrun has been inspirational. 2019 was a brilliant year for parkrun in…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

A wonderful free resource

As parkrun Ireland announces partnership with the Irish College of General Practitioners, Dr. Deborah Ryan talks to us about a recent GP takeover at Navan parkrun, County Meath.   I was really excited to spearhead the initiative to takeover Navan parkrun, on behalf of the Meath Faculty of the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP)….

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

10 reasons to try your first parkrun

parkrun has grown from one event in a park to a global movement of millions of people walking, jogging, running and volunteering across 21 countries.   But parkrun is so much more than a walk, jog or run in a park. If you or someone you know is yet to come along for the first time, here…

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Read more › News - 2nd January 2020

Vhi Social Competition

This competition is open to those aged over 18, who reside in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland except employees of Vhi group and its subsidiary companies, their agencies, parkrun and anyone professionally connected with this promotion.   The competition prizes are offered by Vhi group and the competition runs for the month of…

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Read more › News - 30th December 2019

Our family norm

Anne-Marie Brady first discovered parkrun when her daughter was 6 weeks old. She continued parkrunning and volunteering during her second pregnancy, here she tells us why parkrun is such an important part of family life.   A good friend of mine, who’s little girl is the same age, brought me along to Hartstown parkrun, introduced…

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Read more › News - 27th December 2019

The 2019 parkrun year in review

As 2019 draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on what has been another huge twelve months for our movement.    It’s been a year of significant milestones. We welcomed 374 new parkrun events to the family, bringing the total number of parkrun events around the world to 2,078, and in July we saw…

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Read more › News - 18th December 2019

Let that front door close behind you

Stephen Reid first started parkrunning at Malahide in 2014. Here are his reasons for getting out of the door on Saturday morning.   I wanted to get fitter as I was trying to last an hour at 5-a-side football. I registered me and my son Connor on a Friday evening, and we headed down the…

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