My name is Maureen Lee and I live in Athlone, Co Roscommon. This year and for the past number of years I have chosen the Irish Wheelchair Association as my charity for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.Read More
My name is Tracey and I’m from the beautiful Lovely Leitrim. 4 years ago, after a period of illness, I was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease, which is a lifelong autoimmune condition that requires daily management.Read More
My name is Wendy Coyle and it is a great honour to be chosen as the Meath Ambassador for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. This year the marathon is been held on my mum’s birthday who passed away in November 2018 from breast & bone cancer. In October of the same year and only 20 days previous, my sister Kim also passed from cancer having fought a short five-month battle with pancreatic cancer.Read More
How many of you here reading my blog have said “I’d love to run a 5K or a 10K” but never got to the start line for whatever reason. This was me 10 years ago – a smoker, over weight and with little or no interest in exercise other than an occasional game of tennis.Read More
Hi I'm Sarahlouise and I'm from Co. Kildare. I am absolutely delighted to be ambassador for VHI mini Marathon. I'm just finishing my degree in early childhood and I'm looking forward to starting my training programme to complete this year mini marathon.
I've been taking part in the WMM for many years now, all for different reasons but mostly to create awareness about a cause. I believe that every little bit helps everyone and that the small things matter. In my job in the Defence Forces we were taught to watch the little things because that's what masked something very special and noticeable.Read More
When my son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, I joined the local branch who raise money to provide equipment, pay for private physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other treatments for the children. A group of family & friends decided we would walk the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon & we haven't stopped.Read More
A LOCAL mother is continuing with her mission to raise funds and awareness for national charity Féileacáin, which provided her with support and information after her baby Conor was stillborn at 38 weeks.Read More
On the 2nd June, 30,000 Women will come together for an annual event like no other. Each woman has their own story and reason for taking part.Read More
Hello I’m Karina and I have been chosen to represent Dublin in the Vhi #WomenwithImpact campaign 2019. I’m trilled to have been selected and get to share my story and how it all came around to entering the mini marathon as well has why I choose St Francis hospice as my charity.Read More
Our New Ears is a charity that I am raising funds for. It is 100% voluntary organised and run by parents of deaf children who can hear through hearing aids and cochlear implants.Read More
In May 2011 I first got elected to my local council. I was married with three daughters, mortgage, car and an annual holiday. Life couldn’t be better. Less than 18 months later, my marriage ended. I was devastated, here I was facing a future as a single parent, but simultaneously I was the local politician.Read More
The Sanctuary Runners is a voluntary organisation with the aim of enabling Irish people to run alongside, and in solidarity with, those living in Direct Provision.Read More
Hi, I’m Sharon and I am the delighted to be representing Wicklow in this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. I have done about 10 mini marathons in the past, and supported lots of different charities, the most recent was Blackrock Hospice who looked after my Dad before he passed away. 10 of my friends joined me to fundraise for the Hospice.Read More
Just over two years ago, Emma’s brother Andrew was involved in an accident in the gym, and he was sadly left paralysed from the neck down.
Andrew is now based at Peamount Hospital in Dublin, where he is learning to live independently, and for the first time since the accident, now has some privacy.Read More
Hi all, I’m Niamh. I am 24 years old from Ballylooby, Co. Tipperary.
This year will be my third Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. I completed the previous 2 with my friend Orna who is my comfort blanket so to speak! She recently moved to Canada and this will be my first mini marathon without her.
My name is Nicola Reilly, I live in Dromard in Co Longford. This year myself and my sister in laws, their cousin Colleen, and a bunch of friends and family are all doing the Mini Marathon in Aid of the Kevin Bell Foundation.Read More
Our #WomenwithImpact campaign this year has featured some of the women who are taking part in this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon campaign. This week we are sharing Lisa Kelleher’s story in our Every T-Shirt Tells A Story video series.Read More
Hi I’m a 46 year old Mum of three. I live just outside Tullamore in Rahan. Hopefully this will be my 10th year in a row to complete the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.Read More
We are sharing some of the amazing stories behind the t-shirts that many women wear at the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this year for our Every T-shirt Tells A Story video series, which is part of our #WomenwithImpact campaign.
This week’s video features Karen Ward from Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, who will be wearing an Irish Heart Foundation t-shirt at the 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.Read More