Kickstart your Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon preparation

Entries for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are filling up fast and close on April 28 so now is the time to sign up!

Vhi Support Team member, David Gillick, is encouraging Westmeath women preparing for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to get down to their local parkrun and kickstart their training this Saturday. Parkrun supports local communities in organising free, weekly, timed 5k runs every Saturday morning at 60 venues all over Ireland, with around 5,000 people of every age and ability taking part each week. The events are organised by more than 600 volunteers every weekend, including a run from Athlone IT.

Women who want to enter the “jogger” and “fast jogger” categories in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon can also achieve their qualification time at any one of 60 parkrun events nationwide. The qualification time for the ‘jogger’ category is a sub-40 minute 5k while the ‘fast jogger’ category requires a sub-30 minute 5k.

You can enter for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, which is being held on bank holiday Monday, June 5, by registering online at To register for a parkrun in Westmeath visit New registrants should select their chosen event as their home location. You will then receive a personal barcode which acts as your free entry to any parkrun event worldwide.

For further information on the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon visit or follow on Facebook at www.Facebook/vhiwomensminimarathon or twitter @VhiWmm.


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