Marian Finucane reports on the women's mini marathon for 'The Women's Programme' on 26 March 1984.

This was the second year the event had been run and it inspired women to go out training in groups all over Ireland. The mini marathon was hugely successful and continues to be held annually on the Monday of the June bank holiday weekend.

The women of Kingswood Heights in Clondalkin tell Finucane that training makes them burst with energy and relieves tension and boredom from housework. The group in Salthill in Galway like that it's all women and you get a high afterwards. The team on 'The Women's Programme' are shown training as well. Producer Claire Duignan times Nell McCafferty, Nuala O'Faolain, Marian Finucane, Doireann Ní Bhriain and Thomasena Corrigan all running by the seafront.

Mini Marathon Training, Galway