The Women's Mini Marathon takes place in Dublin city centre.

The Women’s Mini Marathon is the largest sporting event in Dublin city, and one which the participants most definitely enjoy. This year a new record has been set, as over 33,000 runners and walkers are taking part.

There is also a strong competitive edge to the race. Last year’s winner Catherina McKiernan is competing for the first time since winning the London marathon.

First across the finish line at Saint Stephen’s Green is wheelchair athlete Patrice Doherty, with 31 minutes 49 seconds. Catherina McKiernan is next with 33 minutes 22 seconds,

It’s my first race since the London marathon...the support was great along the way, and I enjoyed it.

Teresa Duffy took second place with a time of 34 minutes 31 seconds, and in third was Britain’s Lucy White.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 7 June 1998. The reporter is Peter Leonard.