My name is Trish Hearne and I am based in Waterford city. Every year I represent "The Jack and Jill children's foundation". About 5 years ago I heard "Johnathan Irwin" the founder of the charity talking about he's little boy "Jack" who was born with a life limiting condition. TRead More
Leanne here, I am a 27-year-old Fitness fanatic from Kilkenny.
I am a soldier in the Irish Army for the last four years. Before that I was a Fitness instructor. I'd run more or less every day, from 6km to 26km, you name it and I’ll do it:) I'd be very into weight training also.Read More
I started running in my early 40’s having never run in my life before. I was always active but never actually ran and when I started I could barely run the length of myself but with dogged persistence I stuck at it and the Women’s Mini Marathon was the first run I ever did.Read More
Cuan Saor (Safe Haven) was established in 1994 to offer support to women who were experiencing domestic violence. The refuge provides short term accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence. No only that, they also provide Counselling, Court Accompaniment, Aftercare and much more.Read More
I have completed the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon most years since 2007 making this year my 11th race. Most of those years I was walking as I have struggled with my weight since my late teens. In the last 2 years I have managed to lose over 5 stone and develop a new love for exercise, including running.Read More
This year I have decided to enter the VHI women's mini marathon to raise money for a local charity - The Carlow Rape Crisis Centre.
We are mostly from a small town in South Derry called Ballinascreen and the group got together in Jan with a desire to complete the 10k before some turned 50 this year.
In 2009 we welcomed 12.lbs of gorgeousness into the world. What we didn’t know was our precious son, Rian had contracted E.coli in the hospital where he was born and would get very sick, very fast.Read More
The Vhi Women's Mini Marathon is just around the corner! On race day the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP) will host a cool down area, massage tent, and quick assessment centre.Read More
Claire Bowes (24), from Lucan, experienced her first panic attack in the latter part of 2017, which led to frequent anxiety for a few months.Read More
At Applegreen we LOVE running. We have a large team of dedicated (and very fit!) staff who travel the world together running marathons. We even climb mountains together, jump out of planes together and very regularly eat lots of cake together, all to support our charity partners.Read More
Lisa Richardson (33) from Finglas was diagnosed with MS on her 27th birthday. She had a tough time with her illness, and after experiencing a relapse, where she was unable to walk, talk or move her limbs, she came through it with the support of her family, hospital and MS Ireland.Read More
It’s that time of year for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon ... With Intersport Elverys when you’re calling in to collect your Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon Race Number, you can receive some FREE Vit Hit/ Fulfil Refreshments as well as 20% off everything for one day only.Read More
Mary Smyth from Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, has taken part in the Women’s Mini Marathon for many years. In 2001, at the age of 45, two weeks after taking part and raising funds for Breast Cancer Research, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.Read More
The June Bank Holiday is fast approaching which means the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is just around the corner. Here at Today FM, we’re gearing up for our annual 10K outing – we’re motivating ourselves with music and dance, all designed to get us across that finish line on Sunday, 3rd June.Read More
Olwyn Dunne is the new Race Director of the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, and is the first female to hold the position in the history of the event.Read More
Blisters are like the proverbial fly on the wall: tiny, but really annoying! These small yet irritating visitors are caused by friction created when your skin rubs against your shoes or socks. But do not fret! There are ways to prevent these tiny nuisances so you can continue running pain-free.Read More
After utilising Aware’s support services herself, Sophie O’Donoghue from Kildare was keen to help others. She signed up to volunteer with the mental health charity last year and works with the online life skills programme.Read More
Nissan are delighted to again be hosting the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon number collection day on May 20th in Barlo Nissan, our local Kilkenny Nissan dealer, in the lead up to the big race day.Read More
Dubliner Tara McNeill first encountered the homeless charity, Dublin Simon Community when she was sleeping rough. Now, thanks to its encouragment, her own hard work, and a love of sport, she has turned her life around and shares her story to help others.