Read more › News - 11th January 2021

Hope to see you there

Fiona O’Connor was never the ‘sporty type’ but a local running club, and the Tralee parkrun community, soon changed that misconception. Here’s her journey.   My love of running began in 2017, I joined my local running group, Born to Run in Tralee, and started off with their couch to 5k programme.   I would…

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….

Read more › News - 24th June 2020

Lockdown May miles

Ross Gallagher, a visually impaired parkrunner from Kerry, clocked up 124kms in May to raise money for charity.   Ross tells us about parkrunning and his recent May challenge.   I first heard about parkrun back in September 2017. My Mum and I both wanted to give it a try so we went along to…

Read more › News - 6th May 2020

I couldn’t have been more wrong

Máiréad O’Mahony is visually impaired and made her parkrun debut in January 2019. Until the global pandemic, she hadn’t missed a single week, whatever the weather.   Here Mairead tells us about her parkrun experience.   For a long time, I knew parkrun existed but ruled out participating as I had the perception you needed to be…

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Read more › News - 11th February 2020

Ten out of ten

Yann O’Carroll is 19 years old and lives in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He loves parkrunning with friends, and welcoming new parkrunners at the First Timer’s brief, here he tells us why he gives parkrun ten out of ten.   My name is Yann O’ Carroll and I am 19 years old. I live in Tralee,…

Read more › News - 16th April 2019

parkrun Profile: Tralee

Siobhan, Event Director from Tralee parkrun tells us about the impact Tralee parkrun has had on the wider community, some familiar faces around the course and the Tralee tourism trips…    My first experience of parkrun was when I took part in an event whilst visiting Westport and I loved it. I got in touch with…

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Read more › News - 16th March 2018

Pointing the way to health and wellbeing

Healthy Ireland launched its implementation plan for community health services in Cork this afternoon at Muckross House, which plays host to Killarney parkrun. The plan includes more than 180 detailed actions to improve the health and wellbeing of staff and the wider population.   The five-year plan, launched alongside Kerry’s Community Healthcare plan, is called…

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Read more › News - 1st February 2018

Bring a Friend to parkrun for World Cancer Day

This year parkrun Ireland is teaming up with the National Cancer Control Programme. parkrunners are being encouraged to “Bring a Friend to parkrun” this Saturday, 3 February to raise awareness of the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.   Approximately 30-40% of cancers could be prevented by making small changes to our lifestyle. Most people are…

Read more › News - 19th October 2017

Learning to dance in the rain

To say my cancer diagnosis three years ago was a shock would be an understatement. I remember being at home with my four children, aged between five and ten when the news came. I was in shock, cried like a baby and all I wanted was to have my husband and parents with me to…

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Read more › News - 6th June 2017

Mutual benefits

St. Brendan’s Athletic Club members are very committed to both Tralee parkrun and Tralee junior parkrun. Pat Sheehy and myself are both members who are also on the parkrun and junior parkrun core teams, with Pat playing a pivotal role on both parkruns. 75 of its members (both youth and adults) are registered with parkrun…

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