Friday 15 December 2017

Well done to all who braved the Irish summer

Competitors at the Women's Mini-Marathon
Competitors at the Women's Mini-Marathon

IT's one thing to run a 10km race, but it's something else to brave gale-force winds and driving rain to do so.

So I doff my cap to the 37,000 runners, including the two above, who lined out in Dublin on Monday for the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon.

It was incredible to see so many on the streets - and getting into a celebratory mood too - in the face of the wintry weather.

These brave runners ranged in age from 14 up to one lady who is 90 - so there's hope for us all yet.

The event is the biggest of its kind in the world - another first for this little country of ours.

As well as the fun and sense of achievement, these women raised millions of euro in sponsorship for very deserving charities.

Congratulations to all who took part - there were no losers in this race, only winners.

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