Women take on the mini marathon in great num­bers

Bray People - - NEWS -

Hun­dreds upon hun­dreds of women from north County Wick­low took on the chal­lenge of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon last bank hol­i­day Monday in Dublin.

There were some very sorry feet that night, in­clud­ing those of Deric Ó h’Artagáin of TV3’s Ire­land AM, who donned a fetch­ing dress and sky-high hells as ‘Gale Force’ to blag his way in to the women’s event, sup­port­ing Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port.

The Pur­ple House par­tic­i­pants started their day at the Martello, where they met their coach.

Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port had a won­der­ful turnout for the event.

‘ The sup­port we re­ceived was amaz­ing,’ said a spokes­woman for the cen­tre. ‘ The day started with rain, but soon turned to sun­shine and dried ev­ery­one out.’

The Grey­stones group was rep­re­sented by walk­ers, jog­gers and run­ners.

‘We would like to thank all of th­ese most sin­cerely for the ef­fort they have put in.’

A special award was pre­sented to Liz Kin­sella on the day, with the Pat Gaf­fey per­pet­ual tro­phy go­ing to Grainne and Mau­reen Whis­ton.

The Beach House gave the group a very warm wel­come upon their re­turn.

An­other group of women donned t-shirts to rep­re­sent Open Door Day Care Cen­tre.

They met up at the Ve­vay Road cen­tre on the morn­ing of the race and en­joyed a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere through­out.

Open Door run­ners and walk­ers get­ting ready to head off to the Women’s Mini Marathon.

Lorna Flanagan, Sophie Clark, Ni­cola Byrne, Eryn Doyle and Cailtin Hayes head­ing off from the Martello.

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