MOUNTBELLEW parkrun got underway on the morning of Saturday November 5 of last year.


Weekly event could come to town in 2024

THERE may be a parkrun in Tuam in the near future, a parkrun to go with the nine others in the county at which people of all ages meet to walk and run 5km each Saturday morning at 9.30am.

Parkrun first began in London’s Bushy Park in 2004 as a weekly community event established by Paul Sinton-Hewitt. It has turned into a truly global initiative in 22 countries.

According to the website, parkrun arrived in Ireland in 2014 and has a presence in 106 areas nationwide.

The University of Galway parkrun becomes Galway’s ninth parkrun location on Saturday December 2, joining Knocknacarra, Mountbellew, Inis Meáin, Oranmore, Coole Park, Portumna, Oughterard and Clonbur.

A meeting was held recently in the Ard Rí House Hotel relating to the hosting of a Tuam parkrun on the grounds of Toghermore House…

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