Congratulations Mini Marathoners!

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To all the fabulous women that completed the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon yesterday we offer a huge congratulations! Hold your medal up high and say “Well Done to Me”!!

Well done to you all, it was a fantastic achievement!

As a participant myself, stiff legs and aching limbs make for a very tired lady this morning but nevertheless we should be so proud of ourselves and all the fundraising that has gone alongside the day itself.

Monday 6th June 2011 is a day to be remembered with just over 40,000 joggers and walkers…. with a good few “men in tights” joining us all and putting a little smile on our faces!

Charities of all shapes and sizes were represented with a vast array of coloured shirts, which in itself was mesmerising Рparticularly at the 6km marker and coming down the fly-over at UCD. It was right at that point that was so breath-taking and seeing exactly how many people care that much to participate in such an event!

So many worthwhile causes had a representative yesterday, everyone from regional Cancer Support Groups and respite centres, to Temple Street Hospital, to Crumlin, to Motor-Neurons to name a few!

After yesterdays efforts, I think the one thing we can say about the people of our country is that although there are people in need of medical treatmentwithin the walls of our hospitals, we are a nation that deeply cares about both the welfare of our people and the organisations who are trying to help them with their struggles in life. And Monday 6th June 2011 is testament to that.

Whether you walked, jogged or skipped, whether you fundraised for a respite centre, a childrens hospital, a cancer support group, or something more specific like Motor Neurons Disease, yesterday has proved that we are a nation that cares intensely and has now shown this nationally that we are more than willing to do our fair share to contribute to such fantastic causes.

To the Women of the Flora Mini Marathon of 2011 – Congratulations! You have done everyone of this country proud!

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