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 - 12th June 2019

Irish-Polish friendship event at River Valley parkrun

Last weekend, River Valley parkrun and the Polish Runners Club Ireland organised an Irish-Polish friendship takeover at River Valley parkrun. It is a part of the annual PolskaEire Festival that is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin.   Artur, who was involved in organising the event, tells us more about…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2018

parkrun profile: River Valley

River Valley parkrun in Swords launched in July 2016, with 129 finishers and 13 volunteers.   We asked Run Director Peter Trevaskis to tell us how he went from thinking he was not cut out for running to being hooked on parkrun and involved in a core team, and to let us in on the…

Deirdre Sloggers Outfit
Read more › News - 6th September 2017

From walker to marathoner

In 2011, Deirdre Goulding-Kelly took part in the women’s mini-marathon. She walked the whole thing but something about it spurred her on to do more. Deirdre and her friend saw flyers for the full marathon and thought it was something to aim for, so she gave up smoking and started running.   At first she…

Read more › News - 21st July 2017

The most rewarding year

River Valley parkrun will celebrate its first birthday on 22 July. It is hard to believe that a year has passed as so much has happened in what seems to be such a short space of time.   I can clearly remember having so many mixed feelings on the morning of our first parkrun. Excitement for…

Mayor of Fingal
Read more › News - 24th February 2017

Showing my support

I have completed all five of the Fingal 10k (Swords) since 2012 and I’m looking forward to completing my sixth this July. I’ve never really been fit, so the joke each year is that my training for this year’s event was completing the previous year’s event!   Most years I’ve walked or walked/ran the event…