Claire Ryan is 26, originally from Cork, and this year took part in her first Vhi Women's Mini Marathon — and she's visually impaired. “I need a long white stick to get around by myself,” she says. “I can see very, very little out my right eye, like colours and big shapes but it's very limited.”
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One of the charities that benefits from the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is The Alzheimer Society of Ireland - they had 300 women raising funds for them in 2016.
In 2013, Suzanne Alcock-Thompson set up a free running group in Swords. She’d been walking the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for many years, but was determined to up her game and jog it.
The Harlequin Hotel in Castlebar is in the heart of Mayo: minutes from Westport Town. It offers the perfect base to sample all that the West of Ireland has to offer.
Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan is one of the last great Irish castle estates still in the hands of its founding family, and is home to some of the most unique accommodation in Ireland.
As the days until the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon wind down, excitement is increasing for participants and organisers alike. The Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) is one of the many organisations looking forward to the event this year.
Reunion@MerrionSq - What To Expect
After crossing the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon finish line, you will need somewhere to unwind, chill out and let the sense of achievement settle in, and we have the perfect place to accommodate all of this, the Vhi Relaxation Area.
Put your best foot forward on the day with these health and safety guidelines to help you get there from start to finish.
ORDER OF MALTA AMBULANCE CORPS, THE OFFICIAL FIRST AID PROVIDER TO VHI WOMENS MINI MARATHON, TODAY RELEASED DETAILS OF ITS PLANS FOR MONDAYS RACE
There is no better way to prepare for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon than by doing a practice run of the actual route itself. Obviously this isn’t an option for anyone living outside of Dublin but for Team Vhi & The Herald’s Lisa & Annmarie Boon who live just around the corner in Ringsend it was a great opportunity for them to check out the course and to give themselves a boost before the big day.
I can’t believe it is so close now, this year’s Vhi Womens Mini Marathon is next week! When I was first asked to take part I thought it was ages away, but here it is upon us. And to be honest I don’t think I feel totally ready.
Caroline O’Halloran from Ballyfermot in Dublin is taking part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for the homeless and housing charity Peter McVerry Trust.