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Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Irish-Polish friendship event at River Valley parkrun

Last weekend, River Valley parkrun and the Polish Runners Club Ireland organised an Irish-Polish friendship takeover at River Valley parkrun. It is a part of the annual PolskaEire Festival that is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.   Artur, who was involved in organising the event, tells us more about…

Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….

Vhi Special Event at Limerick parkrun
Read more › News - 12th June 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Griffeen parkrun this weekend

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Griffeen parkrun, Lucan, on Saturday, 15 June when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on Saturday morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand to lead…

Read more › News - 5th June 2019

Second Class from Corrigeenroe National School run a first class event!

The Second Class students of Corrigeenroe National School, Boyle, Co. Roscommon took over all of the volunteer roles at Lough Key parkrun on Saturday, 25 May. The children arrived early for a volunteer brief and took their marshal positions by 9.15am. The Finish Line team were ready to time keep, scan, give tokens and sort…

Read more › News - 5th June 2019

parkrun: A focus in life

Sean, a parkrunner from Corkagh parkrun recently contacted us to share his parkrun story on the occasion of his reaching his 50th parkrun milestone.   I ran my 50th parkrun today. This was far from my mind in March 2014 when I acquired an injury to my Spinal Cord at C3/C4 level which threatened to leave me…

Read more › News - 5th June 2019

A sense of belonging

When Brian lived overseas, he often experienced feelings of isolation and loneliness which in turn, led to weight gain.    When he discovered Buncrana parkrun after settling in Ireland, it was not only his physical health that improved but also his sense of belonging.   I’ve struggled with keeping my weight to a sensible level for…

Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Mental Health: We are all on the same journey

After supporting the green ribbon campaign, to highlight the importance of speaking about mental health, Griffeen parkrunner Pat Newham put together his thoughts on how a community event like parkrun can benefit everyone, just by “being there”.   Recently, I joined with my fellow parkrunners in wearing a green ribbon in support of mental health…

Read more › News - 30th May 2019

Do you love parkrun?

Since the very first parkrun in Bushy Park, London on Saturday 2 October 2004, more than 3.7 million people have had their barcodes scanned at parkrun events around the world.   For some people, parkrun is something they might do every now and then, maybe at Christmas time with family, or when catching up with an…

Patricia Kelly McGarry (1)
Read more › News - 29th May 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Patricia Kelly McGarry Age: 42 Occupation: Teacher Local parkrun: Lough Key parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 29 volunteers: 149   How did you get involved in parkrun? I had heard about parkrun through friends and after moving to my husband’s home town of Boyle and discovering the beautiful Lough Key, I got in touch…

Read more › News - 22nd May 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s what…

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