Read more › News - 11th February 2020

Just go for it

Frank McLoughlin started parkrun after his children encouraged him to get fit. Now aged 57, Frank tells us how he came to finally call himself a runner.   I started parkrun in 2013 after some pressure from my children to get fit. I’d passed the 50 age bracket and was feeling overweight and unfit.  …

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…

Read more › News - 14th November 2018

parkrun profile: Malahide

Malahide parkrun was the first event to start in Ireland, way back in 2012. Six years on, Event Director Michael McMahon tells us how this pioneering event brought parkrun to Ireland, and talks about the big impact it is having on the local community.     I had heard about parkrun in the UK and…

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Read more › News - 10th January 2018

Eight and a half parkruns on ice

28-year-old Emer Buckley from Malahide parkrun loves combining running with travel. As well as taking part in 31 different parkruns in Ireland, Emer has travelled far and wide to run in marathons, with her most recent adventure being the gruelling Antarctic Ice Marathon.   My aunt first told me about parkrun. She believed that my…

Read more › News - 8th November 2017

Celebrating five years of success

Michael McMahon (right) was the driving force behind parkrun coming to the Republic of Ireland. As we prepare to celebrate our fifth birthday this weekend, we asked Michael to explain why he wanted to get involved with parkrun and for his thoughts on how far we have come since Malahide parkrun’s first event.   The week…

Read more › News - 12th June 2017

People of parkrun

Name: Frank Greally Age: 66 Occupation: Editor of Irish Runner Magazine Local parkrun: Malahide Castle Number of parkruns completed: 6 How did you get involved in parkrun? Originally through parkrun Ireland country manager Matt Shields, and from other runners What do you love about parkrun? The informality and high standard of organisation. parkrun brings a very…