I can’t believe it is that time of year again, time to register for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Last year when I took part it was the first time I had regularly run since before my daughter was born in 2011.
Mary and Sarah Jane Allen will be walking this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon together and their training routine is off to a good start so far.
Preparation for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is going well for mother and daughter Rachel and Isabel Brown from Dublin. Isabel, who is a student in Trinity College, is currently training to take part in a powerlifting competition at The Student Intervarsities in two weeks’ time.
For the next 13 weeks we will be following the progress of Team Vhi & Herald as they prepare for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
At Nissan, we’re extremely excited to again be associated with what is a hugely popular event in the yearly calendar and are looking forward to burning some rubber – pun intended - in the build-up to the 2017 race which we hope will be a huge success.
Amanda Byram and David Gillick announced as Ambassadors for 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon
Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon celebrating 35 years - open for entries & unveils new route
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon and Get Ireland Walking are working together to encourage schools to increase girl’s fitness levels by walking or jogging the 10k event which takes place on Monday 5th June 2017. The event is great fun and is hugely important for many charities throughout Ireland.
Keep fit with Parkrun & your Local Sports Partnership in preparation for the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon, Monday 5th June 2017.
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.”
Well done everybody. Check out the top 200 finishers here:
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.