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ON YOUR MARKS! VHI’s Women’s Mini Marathon Top Tips

The highly anticipated 2017 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is now officially open for entries, with over 35,000 participants expected to walk, jog or run the 10K route through Dublin’s fair city on Monday, 5th June 2017.


TOP TIPS To Successfully Complete A Marathon

PREPARE: Train well for your distance goal, don’t just turn up on the day and think that you will be able to successfully complete a marathon.

EAT WELL: Make sure your body is stocked up with food and have a healthy breakfast before the race.

DON’T SHOWER: Believe it or not, showering the morning of the race will remove a multitude of natural minerals from your body.

BE WELL EQUIPPED: Runners: check, sweatband: check, charity vest: check!


MAKE A PLAN AND STICK TO IT: Make a plan for how you are going to attack the race well in advance and train around that plan.

REFUEL: Nutritional bars and energy gels galore.

WARM UP: This may seem like an obvious thing to say but you can really get caught up in the excitement of the event that you may forget to warm up sufficiently.

ARRIVE ON TIME: Arriving in plenty of time will allow you to get you bearings, warm up, relax and mentally prepare yourself.

WHEN YOU HIT A WALL: You most definitely will hit a wall during the race but it’s important to move past this and have the confidence to continue on.

ENJOY YOURSELF: This is the best advice we can offer, have fun and enjoy the overall spectacle of the event.

This year, the VHI Support Team including event ambassador, fitness advocate and running novice Amanda Byram, former international athlete and nutrition support David Gillick and personal trainer Louise Heraghty will be providing expert advice including training plans, recipe ideas and training motivation on www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie. Amanda Byram will also be following the Vhi Programme and aiming to complete her first ever 10km on the day.

Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event will feature a new route for 2017, which will see the course completely reversed with this year’s event starting on Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the biggest all female event of its kind in the world and Ireland’s largest one day charity fundraising event. Since its inception it has raised over €200m for charities all over the country, and it is hoped that 2017 will see further fantastic fundraising for a host of worthy causes nationwide.

Women can enter TODAY for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon;
• By registering online at www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie
• By post – application forms will be available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday

Entries received before April 1st are in with the chance of winning the all new Nissan Micra, so participants are urged to register early for the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to be in with a chance to win.

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