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Read more › News - 4th September 2019

A new lease of life

In April 2015, 71-year-old Mary was persuaded by her nieces to go along to St. Anne’s parkrun, Raheny. Here she tells us why it was, in her words, the best thing she ever did.   My brother’s daughters were regular parkrunners at St. Anne’s parkrun. In April 2015, after much persuasion from the girls, my brother and…

Read more › News - 7th January 2019

The parkrunning Mayor!

Growing up in Ballybough, we played football on the streets, football in the schoolyard (Canice’s and O’Connell’s) and in Fairview Park. After playing Gaelic football and hurling as well as soccer I also tried my hand at rugby and ended up playing all of these sports in DCU – mainly because this was when the…

Read more › News - 24th September 2018

Completing Gaisce at parkrun

parkrun Ireland has become an official challenge partner for Gaisce – The President’s Award, a personal development programme for young people aged between 15 and 25.   19-year-old Lucy Barrett, who recently completed the Award, has volunteered at St Anne’s parkrun for the ‘Community Challenge’ section of the Award over the past couple of years….

Read more › News - 20th December 2017

Putting parkrunners in the picture

People have been asking me a lot lately why I am always taking photos at parkrun and never actually running, so I thought I would explain how not being able to run has helped me fall in love with volunteering.   After a successful Dublin City Marathon last year, and running parkrun through the winter,…

Declan Moran with his dog Archie, David Gillick and Matt Shields 16/12/2016
Read more › News - 15th August 2017

Join Vhi at St. Anne’s parkrun this Saturday!  

As presenting partner to parkrun Ireland, we are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a series of special events at parkruns around the country in the coming weeks.   The first event will take place this Saturday, 19 August at St. Anne’s parkrun in Dublin. Olympians David Gillick and Mick Clohisey will be…

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Read more › News - 27th June 2017

Dogs of parkrun brought to you by Vhi

Dog’s Name: Maggie Age: 3 Owners Name: Michael Clancy Local parkrun: St. Anne’s parkrun Tell us about your dog? My dog Mags is an amazing athletic breed of a cross between a Spanish Pointer and a Beagle. She can run smoothly over the ground and loves a massage after a workout! Tell us about yourself: It’s my…

Read more › News - 5th May 2017

parkrunner of the Week – Gregory O’Beirne

Name: Gregory O’Beirne Club: Dublin Bay Running Club Age: 52 Home parkrun: St Anne’s Occupation: Mystery Entrepreneur Number of Runs: 132 Favourite Volunteer Role: Tokens! Sorting/handing out. It’s more social than you think. Love greeting the runners as they finish, nothing like a “well done” after they’ve put in a good shift. From 15 minutes…

Read more › News - 21st April 2017

parkrunner of the week – Catherine Gillanders

Name: Catherine Gillanders   Age: 68   Home parkrun: St Anne’s   Occupation: Retired   Number of runs: 67   Favourite Volunteer Role:  Marshall, I just love encouraging everyone especially those who like myself take longer to get around . It’s great to see runners of all ages and abilities taking part. It is all…

Read more › News - 11th April 2017

parkrunner of the Week – Petra Woods

Name: Petra Woods Age: 38 Home parkrun: St. Anne’s Occupation: Civil Servant Number of Runs: 53 Favourite Volunteer Role: Marshall – smiles and good mornings from nearly 300 people first thing on a Saturday is always a great way to start the weekend if I’m not running! What do you do at parkruns?: I arrive…

Read more › News - 7th February 2017

It all falls away

For those few minutes on a Saturday morning, everything else falls away. We put on our gear and head down to the park – rain or shine, come what may. Work and concerns are in the background – they don’t matter round here… we’re all the same in this town.   The scent of the…

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