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Sunday 4 December 2016

Thousands brave the weather for women's mini marathon

1 June 2015; A general view of the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; A general view of the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors before the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors before the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors before the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors before the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; A general view of the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Pictured ahead of the 2015 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are some of the Vhi staff who took part. The event saw over 37,000 participants take to the streets of Dublin to run, walk and jog the 10km route, raising much needed funds for hundreds of charities around the country. Vhi Head Office, Abbey St, Dublin. Picture credit: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Anna Egan, left, and Kate Cox, both from Dublin, before the start of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 2015. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors await the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors before the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; A general view of the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., crosses the line to win the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., crosses the line to win the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., crosses the line to win the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., celebrates after winning the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Competitors during the start of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., celebrates with her husband Gary Crossan after winning the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., crosses the line to win the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., crosses the line to win the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Baggot Street, Dublin. Picture credit: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Maria McCambridge, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., celebrates with the trophy after winning the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Winner Maria McCambridge, centre, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., with third place Catherina McKiernan, left, Analee AC, Co. Cavan, and second place Anne Marie McGlynn, Letterkenny A.C, Co. Donegal, after the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
1 June 2015; Winner Maria McCambridge, centre, Dundrum South Dublin A.C., with third place Catherina McKiernan, left, Analee AC, Co. Cavan, and second place Anne Marie McGlynn, Letterkenny A.C, Co. Donegal, after the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon. Merrion Square, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Competitors during the start of the Vhi Womens Mini Marathon

The poor weather conditions didn't dampen the high spirts in the capital today as more than 37,000 runners and walkers hit the streets of Dublin for the VHI women's mini-marathon.

The city centre was awash with runners, walkers and supporters raising money for a wide range of charitable causes.

The predicted wind and rain made unwelcome appearances but it failed to dampen the party atmosphere generated by all in attendance.

The race  was won by Maria McCambridge in a time of 34.03mins. Ann-Marie Glynn was second across the finish line in 34.42 and Catherina McKiernan secured third place in 34.46. Sinéad Kane won the Visually Impaired Category in a time of 45.45.

“More than 1,000 volunteers and stewards are involved in making this event so successful and I would like to thank them for their time and commitment," Women’s Mini Marathon, Kathy Endersen Deputy CEO said.

Work for the mini marathon starts in early September with a dedicated team who make sure all participants have a great experience every year. From 12 noon Merrion Square was a hive of activity as Nissan Courtesy cars collected and dropped off participants from nearby train stations. Just as Ruth Scott finished ‘Molly Malone’ a roar went up and the runners crossed the start line followed by joggers and walkers.

Participants were entertained and encouraged en route by a selection of bands, DJ’s and drummers. A variety of songs submitted by participants prior to Mini Marathon Day filled the air as runners, joggers and walkers passed by.

The event, which is one of the world’s largest all-female events of its kind, is one of the Ireland’s largest fund-raising activities of the year with participants raising much-needed funds for hundreds of causes around the country.

A full listing of the results will be published in a special supplement in The Herald on Tuesday, June 2nd.  This supplement will also contain a host of photographs from the 2015 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

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