Read more › News - 4th January 2023

How to take on your first 5k parkrun

Is 2023 going to be the year you do your first 5k parkrun?    Whether you’re a complete first timer, or you’ve been coming for years as a volunteer parkrunner, here are seven quick tips to make sure you kick 2023 off the best way we know how.   1) Wear something comfy   You don’t…

Read more › News - 29th December 2022

2022: A record breaking year for parkrun

As 2022, parkrun’s 18th year, draws to a close, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a record breaking year.   We say it every year – it’s been another year like no other for parkrun.   2022 arrived, still shrouded in uncertainty and new variants of the Coronavirus were continuing to emerge.   But…

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Read more › Uncategorized - 5th January 2022

Nine ways to start with parkrun

It’s a new year. Grab your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours and start with parkrun.   Insight shows us that one of the most powerful tools for encouraging people along to a parkrun is word of mouth. So, this new year, why not help a friend get started on their parkrun journey.   Here are…

Read more › News - 30th December 2021

Reflecting on 2021 at parkrun

As we move into the new year, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on another extraordinary 12 months for parkrun.   Looking at the number of live events, it’s clear how far we have come in the past year. At the end of 2020, and what was an incredibly difficult year, there were just 300…

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Read more › News - 16th December 2021

Start with… parkrun!

Looking for a free, inclusive, regular way to build healthy habits into the new year and beyond? Grab your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and start with parkrun!   ‘Start with… parkrun’ is all about helping people build healthy habits into 2022 and beyond.     Aimed at anyone thinking about taking their first steps…

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Read more › News - 9th February 2021

It’s for you

Fanchea Gibson started walking at parkrun in 2013, she then went on to join a running club and take part in several marathons.   As secretary to Dublin City Lord Mayor, she has talked many Lord Mayors into parkrun, and works on the Lord Mayor 5 Alive Challenge each year which encourages inactive people to take…

Read more › News - 18th January 2021

A part of something special

Rob Partridge embarked on a couch to 5km programme that would go on to change his life forever. Here he tells us how his determination led him on the path to parkrun.   January 2014. I weighed twenty stone and was depressed by how unhealthy I was.  A few months earlier I had joined a…

Read more › News - 13th January 2021

Finding motivation

Killian Byrne, parkrun Ireland Board Trustee and former Operation Transformation Leader, shares his tips on finding motivation for your #parkrunresolution.   2020, what a year we’ve had! I don’t think I’d be alone when I say that I’m glad we have a new year ahead of us – 365 days full of opportunity.   Personally I’ve…

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Read more › News - 13th January 2021

Taking small steps forward

It’s week two of The parkrun Resolution and it’s all about taking small steps forward. We’re here for you. Read on for this week’s top tips and don’t forget to celebrate what you’ve done so far.   Often the hardest thing to do is start: to start something new, make a change, do something differently….

Read more › News - 6th January 2021

The gift of helping others

parkrun Ireland Country Manager Matt Shields tells us how your #parkrunresolution can be the gift of helping others.   I began running at 11 years old when I went to secondary school. Being small in height, and lacking the ball handling skills for other school sports it was great to find an activity in which…

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