Sunday September 27, 2020

Parkour puts you a jump ahead

An alternative way of navigating the world, parkour offers routes through urban areas that require athleticism, flexibility and courage

6th November, 2011
Parkour Ireland PR team member Glenn McMahon in action. Photo: Laur Ryan.

It's a rainy Tuesday morning and I'm standing in the windswept car park of Tesco in Celbridge with Cormac Nolan from Irish Parkour Instructors. We do step aerobics to keep warm and he gives me a crash course in the origins and values of 'parkour'.

Parkour involves jumping, swinging and vaulting over obstacles when there are perfectly clear and easier alternative routes. This looks impressive, graceful, scary and, sometimes, a little silly.

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