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Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Take time to look after yourself

After losing three and a half stone as a leader on Operation Transformation, David Cryan tells us how important parkrun is in helping him maintain his mental and physical health.   In 2016 I attempted my first parkrun at Griffeen parkrun in Dublin.   I was overweight, very unfit and I was not looking after…

Vhi roadshow at Griffeen parkrun
Read more › News - 9th October 2019

Join Olympian David Gillick at Monaghan Town parkrun this Saturday

Vhi Ambassador, David Gillick is calling on walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers to join him at Monaghan Town parkrun, Co. Monaghan on Saturday, 12 October when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian David Gillick will be on hand…

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Read more › News - 2nd October 2019

A look back at 15 years of parkrun

On Saturday 2 October 2004, 13 runners and five volunteers turned up to Bushy Park in Teddington, London for a free, timed, 5k run, known then as the Bushy Park Time Trial.   Little did they know what they had started.     15 years later, more than four million different people around the world…

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Read more › News - 1st October 2019

A wonderful feeling

Margaret Hanly is a regular walker and volunteer at Strokestown parkrun in Roscommon.    Here she tells us how parkrun gives her such a wonderful feeling.   I knew nothing about parkrun when it first came to Strokestown. Patricia (one of Strokestown parkrun’s core team members) talked to me about parkrun and I decided to…

Vhi Corporate Training Session
Read more › News - 30th September 2019

Join Olympian Mick Clohisey at Father Collins parkrun this Saturday

Mick Clohisey is calling on walkers, joggers and runners to join him at Father Collins parkrun on Saturday, 5 October when Vhi will host a special event to celebrate their partnership with parkrun Ireland.   In addition to the normal parkrun on the morning, Olympian Mick Clohisey will be on hand to lead the warm-up…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Ken Landy Age: 50 Occupation: Driver Local parkrun: Navan parkrun Number of parkruns completed: 40   How did you get involved in parkrun? My wife, who works in health promotion, was asked by a work colleague if she would be interested in starting up a parkrun in Navan. After a meeting was held in Navan…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

Long may you run, or jog, or walk!

The Peoples family, or Team Peoples as they’re known at Buncrana parkrun, joined the parkwalk programme last year as a way to disrupt their sedentary lifestyles.   Now Margaret, Michael and Susie feel they have found somewhere they belong. Margaret tells us about the family’s journey to getting fitter, stronger and happier.   I’m an…

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Read more › News - 24th September 2019

parkrun Profile: Monaghan parkrun

This week we head to Monaghan parkrun situated in Rossmore park in County Monaghan. AnnaMarie explains about the course, their unique wooden giant and beautiful castle ruins.   Monaghan parkrun is a two-loop course which takes you through some beautiful woodlands, along trail paths, alongside a slow-flowing river and then a vast calming lake, where…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

You can do it too!

Sligo parkrunner Marion Davis found parkrun after joining a local annual walking programme. Accompanied by her dog Shadow, she’s since gone on to complete 100 parkruns and become an integral part of the core team at Silgo parkrun. Now a regular Run Director, she tells us her story.   In January 2016 I completed the…

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Read more › News - 18th September 2019

Eimear Knight is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for August

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of August has been awarded to Eimear Knight from Tullow, Co. 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.   Eimear is…

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