O’Sullivan Hits Century of parkruns

Former World Champion and Olympic Silver Medallist, Sonia O’Sullivan will complete her 100th parkrun at the Cabinteely parkrun in South County Dublin on Saturday week, 28th April.

Vhi, Presenting Partner of parkrun, will host a special event to celebrate the achievement and will be providing refreshments in the Vhi Relaxation Area at the finish line.

Free massage balls will be given out on a first come first served basis and a qualified physiotherapist will also be on hand to guide participants through a post-event stretching routine.

“I’ve been a parkrunner for almost 13 years now and the events are a huge part of my weekly routine,” said O’Sullivan.

“Reaching the 100-parkrun milestone will make me immensely proud as I think back on the various runs, jogs, and walks which have got me to this point.”

“The beauty of parkrun in partnership with Vhi is that they’re so welcoming and accessible and no matter how fit or unfit you may be on that particular Saturday morning, you’re cheered home and get a real physical and mental boost once you’ve completed the distance and caught up with friends.”

“For those who have never done a parkrun before I’d encourage you to give it a go and for lapsed or regular parkrunners, I’m looking forward to seeing you at the Cabinteely parkrun on April 28th for the special Vhi Roadshow.”

“parkrun has been growing at an incredible rate and as it closes in on one million runs in Ireland, Vhi is delighted to be supporting its growth and development,” added Declan Moran, Director of Marketing and Development with Vhi.

“The success of parkrun lies in the simplicity and accessibility of these local community-based events which are now taking place in 88 parks nationwide.”

“We are delighted to celebrate Sonia’s fantastic achievement as she looks to complete 100th parkrun. The Vhi Roadshow at Cabinteely parkrun promises to be a great event and is one we are very much looking forward to.”


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