A record number of entries of all abilities take part in the 14th Dublin Women's Mini Marathon.

Twenty five thousand women, a record number took part in the event which started at Fitzwilliam Square.

A regular fixture in the sporting calendar.

The 10 km event offers women of all levels of fitness the chance to participate in a charity run through the streets of Dublin. Some of the participants take it very seriously while others are there for a bit of fun.

I can hardly walk never mind run.

First across the line in record time was American Katy McCandless. In second place was last year’s winner Cathy Shum and Rosie Lambe came in third.

The event was sponsored by Dunnes Stores and The Evening Herald and raised over £2.5 million for charity.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 9 June 1996. The reporter is Ann Cassin.