Read more › News - 2nd June 2021

Missing the banter

To maintain her weekly 5k routine, Mary Meaney created her own Derryard (not)parkrun 75 lap garden course. Mary Lynch, Run Director of Vandeleur parkrun, tells us the story.   Mary Meaney, a passionate parkrunner, attended the first ever Vandeleur parkrun back in March 2016 and has been an avid participant ever since.   Mary achieved…

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Read more › News - 26th May 2021

Cheers and smiles

Colette Ryan loves the simplicity of parkrun, and has missed her weekly event at Ballincollig Regional Park. When restrictions lifted she was welcomed back by friends for a (not)parkrun, and there were cheers and smiles all round.   Here’s her parkrun story.   I first heard about parkrun way back in 2015. I had just completed a Couch…

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Read more › News - 28th April 2021

Feeling proud

Gerry Flaherty’s wife, Carmel Brennan, has not missed a Saturday 5k (not)parkrun since the parkrun events were paused in March 2020.   Here he tells us how proud he is of her.   Carmel ran her first ever parkrun at Marlay Park on 31 August, 2013. At this time, she was totally new to running and…

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Read more › News - 25th November 2020

Vhi (not)parkrun rewards are here!

Vhi want to reward you for taking part in (not)parkrun, so they have added (not)parkrun to the Vhi rewards on the Vhi app!   parkrunners who are Vhi customers can earn a  €5 reward when you participate in your weekly (not)parkrun! To take part, all you have to do is submit your 5km walk, jog…

Read more › News - 12th November 2020

Join us for (not)parkrun

Join us for (not)parkrun. Walk, jog or run, get active and have fun!   Go it alone, invite your family, inspire your friends and encourage your neighbours. Everyone is welcome at (not)parkrun.   (not)parkrun is an alternative way for people to participate in a 5k walk, jog or run, in the absence of the usual…

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Read more › News - 30th September 2020

parktoberfest is here

In a worldwide celebration of parkrun’s 16th anniversary, join us for a special month of community, the outdoors and physical activity at parktoberfest.   Have you been searching for an opportunity to have a bit of fun, walking, jogging or running in your local neighbourhood? Something that is free, easy to do and doesn’t require…

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Read more › News - 23rd September 2020

Thank you Mary

Sligo parkrunners have truly appreciated their parkrun community keeping them connected and active over the past months. With Run Director Mary Davey at the helm, the ‘Sligo Virtual parkrun Participants’ tell us all about their lockdown adventures.   Calling ourselves the ‘Sligo Virtual parkrun Participants’, we want to express to the parkrun community our appreciation for…

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Read more › News - 19th August 2020

Happy days!

Ann Battersby tells us of how much she is appreciating being able to chat over a coffee with friends after (not)parkrunning, having missed these simple pleasures over the lockdown period.   I thought parkrun looked like something I could do as I had never done much exercise but I did like to walk. At the…

Read more › News - 21st July 2020

The small p that spells Saturday

Tralee parkrunner David Kissane is now a regular (not)parkrunner. Here he talks us through his Saturday morning memories, and shares his own special parkrun story.   “On the Road Again” Willie Nelson sings this Sunday morning as I head out. Yesterday’s glorious blue sky has passed on. Today is overcast. Ideal morning for a run….

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Read more › News - 15th July 2020

Good reason to train again

Damien Minnock has found his Saturday morning (not)parkrun has reinvigorated his enthusiasm to keep exercising.   Here Damien tells us about his parkrunning journey so far.   I had been very inactive since my late 20s and had gained some extra weight. I became much more mindful of my health when I got into my…

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