Sgt Mick Mulcahy puts Kildare Mini Marathon girls through their paces

Operation Transformation’s Sergeant Mick Mulcahy put Naas ladies Murial McIntyre, Maeve Leahy and Stephanie Byrne through their paces in the Curragh Camp at Donnolly’s Hollow last Tuesday in preparation for this year’s Flora Mini Marathon.

Operation Transformation’s Sergeant Mick Mulcahy put Naas ladies Murial McIntyre, Maeve Leahy and Stephanie Byrne through their paces in the Curragh Camp at Donnolly’s Hollow last Tuesday in preparation for this year’s Flora Mini Marathon.

All the ladies, who were joined by RTE’s Joanne Cantwell along with Corporal Gina Byrne, are running the mini marathon for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and want to encourage other women of all ages come along on Monday June 4 and join them.

“The mini marathon is very do-able,” said Sgt Mulcahy. “You don’t have to run it - you can walk the 10 km. It is great to see people getting their confidence back through exercise and losing the weight.

“We are hoping more people will get interested and sign up to run or walk for MND.”

Military challenger Sgt Mulcahy identified the right footwear one of the most important tools in any marathon.

“Go to your GP and make sure it is ok to start running,” he said. “Then get the right footwear. It is most important to get good running shoes and then start training, sign up and run for this charity.”

To run the Mini Marathon for IMNDA, log on to www.imnda.ie or call 1800 403403 for more information.