News - 8th August 2019

A busy morning at Gilloolys parkrun!


Everyone is welcome at parkrun, whether you walk, jog, run or volunteer. There are now more than 1,800 parkruns across 21 countries worldwide, as part of our mission to create a healthier, happier planet.


Some parkruns welcome a handful of people each week, others welcome thousands. The attendance numbers aren’t important. What is important is that everyone is out in the open space, socialising, being active and starting the weekend outside amongst nature in the great outdoors.


Last weekend, Gilloolys parkrun welcomed a huge 2,389 parkrunners and 93 volunteers. parkrun Ambassador Chris Sutton tells us more:


“Gilloolys parkrun welcomed St Andrew’s School for Girls for their annual EcoWalk where 1,261 registered scholars and family joined about 1,000 Gilloolys parkrunners.


This proved to be a positive collaboration, which will hopefully promote long-term fitness and wellness for families, by encouraging them to participate in future parkruns.


It showed support of the park and birdlife, and hopefully inspired our participants to continue visiting the area and keeping it protected. Thanks to the 93 volunteers who joined hands in the success.


It was wonderful to see so many families (and their dogs) enjoying the outdoors together, and the sense of community was very heart-warming.”




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