The board of The Women’s Mini Marathon Ltd have appointed Kathy Endersen, as the new CEO of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Kathy has been involved with the race for the past two years and worked closely with her predecessor, Pat Coyle over that time. On her appointment, the mother of three, said “It is a privilege to lead such an iconic event. The race has a special place in women’s hearts and a multitude of charities benefit from the day. Since 1983, the race has built a lasting legacy and represents one of the great sporting and charity events of the year”. This year, the race will take place on 6th June with entries opening from 17th February.
Kathy comes from an accountancy background but in recent years has retrained in the area of sport and fitness. While raising her family, she became a fitness trainer and in 2013 completed a degree in Health and Performance Science at UCD.
Kathy joined the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon team through her involvement with the DSD Athletic Club, who are the race organisers. Her children run with the club and she has always encouraged fitness as part of her family’s lifestyle.
“I’m not a fast runner but my father always encouraged us to play lots of sports. Growing up I would have played hockey, cycled and swam regularly. Exercise is so good for your mental and physical health. The feeling you get from exercising cannot be underestimated. I hope that as my children grow they will continue to include exercise as part of their daily routine. I would love for them to awaken on a Saturday morning and head out for a run to start their day. For exercise, I like to train in the gym 2-3 times a week, especially during the winter and I join in the Parkruns at the weekends.”
The team at the Women’s Mini Marathon office in Sandyford are very committed to encouraging fitness amongst women. Everyone involved is very positive and always keen to help entrants on their personal journeys whenever they can. “We are delighted to be working closely with Sports Ireland and Get Ireland Walking this year and hope to encourage lots more women to walk or run on the 6th June this year”.said Kathy