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Read more › Uncategorized - 14th January 2020

Join us for the Park Walk programme

Saturday 18 January 2020 sees the return of the successful Park Walk initiative at parkrun events across Ireland.   Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields tells us more about the six week walking programme.   Many of us will now be looking forward to a healthier and happier 2020. Volunteering, walking, jogging or running at parkrun could…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 22nd November 2019

Solidarity, friendship and respect

Knocknacarra parkrun in Galway City celebrated Social Inclusion Week 2019 with a Galway Sanctuary Runners takeover.   parkrunner Allison Dunne tells us all about the special event.   Sanctuary Runners brings together Irish people and asylum seekers in Direct Provision enabling them to run on the same team.   The group started by entering the…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 31st October 2019

Pat Brophy is our Vhi parkrun Hero winner for September

The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of September has been awarded to Pat Brophy from Griffeen parkrun, Lucan, Co. Dublin.   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.  …

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Read more › Uncategorized - 7th November 2018

People of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Name: Oonagh Guilfoyle   Age: 37   Occupation: Claims Assessor   Local parkrun: Kilkenny parkrun in the Kilkenny Castlepark   Number of parkruns completed:   Officially I have completed 31 parkrun’s to date, although realistically I have probably completed near 50 I’d say, I was brutal to bring my barcode when I started!   How did…

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Read more › News, Uncategorized - 7th February 2017

Be ready for winter running

It’s been a cold start to the year but we have to admit that, as runners, we have been treated to the most beautiful sunrises, frosty landscapes and magical, misty days. In a season where it’s tempting to just curl up indoors, this is a superb time of year to get out there and run,…