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Fanchea Mid-Dublin Marathon training which took in Castletown parkrun!
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…

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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…

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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….

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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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Read more › News - 6th January 2021

You can put your mind to anything

Fiona Dowling tells us how she went from never running to completing the Dublin City Marathon. Here’s her inspirational story of how you really can do anything if you put your mind to it.   My parkrun story started back in early 2018. My mam and I used to walk through Rivervalley park on a…

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Read more › News - 6th January 2021

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution

It’s time to make your parkrun resolution. parkrun’s Global Head of Health and Wellbeing Chrissie Wellington tells you everything you need to know about our special new year campaign.   Firstly, Happy New Year from everyone at parkrun!   We hope you had a restful festive period, and you have welcomed 2021 with open arms,…

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Read more › News - 31st December 2020

Reflections on 2020 and hope for the new year

As we bid farewell to 2020, parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE reflects on a very different twelve months for parkrun.    2020 started with so much promise. Our movement, now in its 16th year, gathered pace.   The Netherlands became the 22nd live territory on the global map of parkrun, we delivered a groundbreaking campaign…

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Read more › News - 2nd December 2020

Join us for The parkrun Resolution

What will your #parkrunresolution be?    As we get ready to welcome in a new year, we’d love for you to make your own #parkrunresolution and join us for a special eight week campaign. Here’s everything you need to know.   There’s no doubt that 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year and, now more…