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Good luck to runners

Some 40,000 women will take to the streets of Dublin this afternoon for the annual Women's Mini-Marathon.

They will do so in the face of heavy rain and gale force winds, if weather forecasts prove accurate, but this is unlikely to put a dampener on what is one of the biggest fundraising sports events in the country - and the biggest female-only event of its kind in the world.

Thousands of participants have spent the past few weeks running, jogging and walking in preparation for the event, and fundraising millions of euro for their nominated charities.

Bands and DJs will entertain the crowds who are sure to line the route to cheer on their mums, sisters, daughters and friends regardless of the weather.

Well done to everyone who lines out today. And whether you run or walk, the very best of luck.