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New Raheny parkrun course 'more challenging than ever'

More than 260 people took on the new parkrun course in Raheny in Dublin on Saturday.

A redesign of some amenities in St Anne's Park resulted in a different 5km route being launched in the park.

"The new route is more challenging than ever as the run now has hills," said Fia Moore (44) of Kilbarrack, who ran with her daughter, Maia (12).


"I find running great for fitness and mental health. It's like a valve for releasing pressure," said Fia. Maia is "one of the biggest fans in the world of parkruns," she said.

Lorraine Gormley (28) and her friend Maria McLaughlin (28), Sligo natives living in Drumcondra, did their first parkrun on Saturday.

"I'll definitely do it again," said Lorraine.

Raheny resident Mary Rose Patterson (41), who ran with friend Amanda Langan, said: "It's a tougher course with the hills but it was great."