More than 20,000 women took to the streets of Dublin on Sunday to take part in the 2022 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Donegal women were among the crowds, collecting medals for remarkable achievements in the 10k race.
Letterkenny A.C.’s Nakita Burke came fourth with a time of 33:49. Her clubmate Noeleen Scanlan was the 10th woman home in 34:26.
The Mini Marathon was won by Aoife Kilgallon from Sligo A.C. in a time of 33:07.
Women from all over Ireland took part in the 40th anniversary of the event, with many participating to fundraise for their chosen charitable causes. The event was a celebration of togetherness, as women reunited to enjoy this special day out with friends and family members. The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a truly inclusive event, bringing women of all ages and fitness levels together to run, jog or walk the 10k course.
Speaking at the event Amy Burke, Director, Group Human Resources at Vhi said, “I would like to congratulate the Women’s Mini Marathon team on reaching their 40thyear, this is some feat as over this period women have raised €226 million for 700 charities. Our mission at Vhi is to help our customers live longer, stronger, healthier lives and this partnership really brings that to life.”
Title sponsors Vhi provided each participant with an exclusive VhiWMM Finisher T-shirt as they crossed the finish line and then participants were able to continue their celebrations in the new Reunion Squared area at Merrion Square. This area featured entertainment from Vhi, Asics, Alpro and FULFIL, among others as well as cool down sessions and complimentary treatments provided by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). A full listing of the results will be published in a special supplement in the Irish Independent on Monday, June 6th.