Women from Donegal had great success in Dublin today taking part in the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The 10K race was won by Nakita Burke from Letterkenny A.C. in a time of 34:27. Teresa Doherty from Finn Valley A.C. placed third in 34:58.

4 June 2023; Race winner Nakita Burke of Letterkenny AC, Donegal, with second place Courtney Maguire of Clonmel AC , Tipperary, left, and third place Teresa Doherty of Finn Valley, Donegal, with Vhi Managing Director of Health and Wellbeing Anne O’Connor, left, and Dundrum South Dublin AC board member Tess Byrne, representing Women’s Mini Marathon.Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile 

Nikki Bradley, an ambassador for the event, also made an amazing achievement by completing her first 10k event since a leg amputation last year.

The Milford-based cancer survivor finished the course with her mum Jacqui and sister Hazel.

Vhi ambassador Nikki Bradley after the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

4 June 2023; Vhi ambassador Nikki Bradley with her mother Jacqui, left, and sister Hazel after the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Women from all over Ireland took part in the 2023 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, with many taking part to support and fundraise for charitable causes.  This annual celebration of women is a truly inclusive event, embracing women of all ages and fitness levels.  This year’s event included women aged from 14 to 93!

David O’Leary, General Manager of the Women’s Mini Marathon said:

“Congratulations to the many thousands of women who took to the streets of Dublin today.  There’s no other event like the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon; the sense of celebration and camaraderie, the emotion, the laughter and the fun atmosphere all make the day so special.  We’re proud to be able to produce an event which means so much to all women.”

Every woman received a 2023 commemorative medal when they crossed the finish line at the event.

A full listing of the results will be published in a special supplement in the Irish Independent on Monday, June 5th.