The gale force winds and rain on the June Bank Holiday Monday did nothing to deter the 37,000 brave women who took to the streets of Dublin to take part in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon, which took place on the 1st June. Instead of sunglasses, there was a rainbow of multicoloured rain jackets, but the dreadful weather did not dampen the good spirit and there was laughs and banter along the way. Many women take part in fundraising for charities that are close to their hearts and there was a wonderful feeling of camaraderie among everyone. The route was marked at every kilometre with bands playing to encourage you along and it was great to see so many people on the sidelines who had braved the weather to cheer us on. I will be honest and say the 5km to 6km stretch was the hardest as we travelled up and then back down the Stillorgan dual carriageway. The wind and rain were at its worst, but we ploughed on. Thankfully the sun came out as we reached the finish line, just in time for us to receive our well-deserved medals!
We would like to thank everyone who took part on the day to fundraise in aid of the I.H.S. We appreciate your support for the work of the Society. Personally, I would like to thank all the members who sponsored me, I had set a target of €200 and was overwhelmed to raise a total of €576.
So a big thank you to everyone!