Some 40,000 participants took part in the 24th Dublin Women's Mini Marathon, a 10k road race beginning in Fitzwilliam Square and ending at St Stephen's Green.

The women, and some men in fancy-dress, came from all over Ireland, many of them regular participants, but all of them walking or running for a charity close to their hearts.

Patrice Dockery was the first across the line to win the wheelchair category. The overall winner, Pauline Curley from the Tullamore Harriers club in County Offaly, won the race with the time of 35 minutes and 4 seconds.

It’s a great day for the women of possibly encourages women to take up the sport.

Everyone who took part in the event received a medal, but the ultimate winners were the charities chosen by the participants.

An RTÉ News report by Will Goodbody broadcast on 5 June 2006

Pauline Curley
Winner Pauline Curley crosses the finishing line.