IT may have been the first day of June, but for the 30,000 participants in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon, it was like the middle of winter.
Nevertheless, the incessant rain and wind couldn't dampen the spirits and enthusiasm of all those running, jogging or walking on the streets of Dublin.
Hundreds of thousands of euro were raised for numerous charities across the country, and all can be very pleased with their efforts before and in completing the 10km.
Work for yesterday's event began last September, and more than 1,000 volunteers and stewards were involved.
Well done to all those volunteers, the organisers and those footsore but heroic runners who took part.