Peter Trevaskis from River Valley in Swords has been named the Vhi Parkrun Hero for the month of September.

The monthly award recognises inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the 5K parkrun community who have made an outstanding contribution as participants or volunteers.

According to judges Peter has been recognised for his “continued involvement with River Valley parkrun, which takes place every Saturday morning at 9.30am since its launch in July 2016.

“A regular since its inaugural week, Peter has become the go-to person at River Valley parkrun. He truly embodies the parkrun ethos, which is exemplified by his connection to his community.

“He is always going above and beyond to help runners and walkers wherever possible. Similarly, Peter always stays back to ensure that River Valley is left clean and is a champion for mental health awareness, regularly checking in with people to ensure they are happy and healthy.”

Peter was nominated online and wins a €250 One4All voucher and plaque courtesy of Vhi.

Over 190,000 registered participants have run more than five million kilometres at parkrun Ireland events since it started here in November 2012.

You can nominate your hero at www. vhi.ie/running or register for a parkrun near you at www.parkrun.ie.