Get Running graduation
Enthusiasm, vigour and commitment shine through Get Running graduation photos and words
Gillian Kenny - running for Capuchin Day Centre for the Homeless, Susan Holmgren - running for Soroptimist International for Sherrard House, Homeless Girls' Society Caroline Boyne - running for Epilepsy Ireland at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon June 2nd, 2014
Nollaig Mahon, Alison Byrne and Lola Brogan at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon, June 2nd, 2014
Carol Davies her sister Andrea Doyle, from Wicklow town, at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon June 2nd 2014
Fiona Ledwidge at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon June 2nd 2014
Denise Keating (centre) with her daughters Rachael Keating and Sarah Keating at the mini marathon June 2nd 2014
Laura Hewitt, her daughter Ava Smith, and Eimear Ford at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon on June 2nd, 2014
Clair Dale, Emma Morrissey and Natalie Fitzgerald at the Flora women's mini marathon June 2nd, 2014
Anna and Alison Boland with their mother, Helen Boland, at the Flora Mini Marathon on June 2nd, 2014
The Get Running graduates were out in force at the Flora Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin on the June bank holiday Monday. Many of you shared your stories and pictures with us, and we are delighted to publish a selection of your inspiration. Your enthusiasm, vigour and commitment shine through your words and smiles, and we are so glad for you.
Fiona Ledwidge told us she cried when she got over the finish line: "I never knew I had it in me." And Susan Holmgren says Get Running has been "a fantastic journey that has made such a difference in our lives, and we couldn't have done it without you".
Well, we can't do it without you, either. So please run with us over the summer at irishtimes.com/getrunning, keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter, send your stories and pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and read our fitness page in Health+Family every Tuesday in "The Irish Times". You can sign up to our courses at any time, and watch out for Mary Jennings's new course at the end of the summer.