As part of Sport For All Day the fun run in Galway hopes to encourage people to take regular exercise.

Hundreds took part in a fun run in Galway on Sport For All Day. By the time it reached Salthill, the field had thinned out somewhat as the finish line approached.

Organisers hope that Sport For All Day will become an annual fixture.

The idea, of course, is to encourage us all to take up some kind of all year round activity such as jogging.

A somewhat breathless reporter Colm Connolly has advice for those who might be thinking of taking up running namely to break into it gently.

If you haven't done any exercise for quite some time, well then the basic message is don't overdo it.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 1 October 1978. The reporter is Colm Connolly.