Irish Olympian David Gillick’s training tips for the women’s mini marathon

Planning to take part in the 10k on September 19th? The key is to ‘start small and build over time’

Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Vhi ambassador and Olympian David Gillick. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a virtual event again this year, for, unfortunately, obvious reasons. The popular women’s 10km event, which usually sees thousands of women descend on south Dublin to run for various charities, will be entirely virtual for participants to run on their own terms on Sunday, September 19th.

Irish Olympic athlete David Gillick has designed training plans for participants, whether they plan to walk, jog or run. He has given us some tips on how to prepare for the race, keep the motivation going and what to wear.

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