Ann-Marie McGlynn storms to victory as 33,000 take on VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon!

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VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 10k 2017:

On Monday 5th June 2017, Northern Ireland’s Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) led a field of 33,000 participants home at the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon 10k in Dublin (Ireland).

The Northern Ireland and Ireland international, who recorded a 10,000m personal best of 33:16 at the recent Highgate Harriers ‘Night of 10,000m Personal Bests’, broke the tape in a brilliant 33:55 for 1st place.

According to highly respected Irish journalist Lindie Naughton (www.lindienaughton.com), Strabane based Ann-Marie forced the pace from the start, with only Irish international Laura Shaughnessy attempting to stay with her.  Laura managed to hold on until approximately 4k, then Ann-Marie began to pull away, eventually extending her lead to secure victory.

After the event, Ann-Marie told www.nirunning.co.uk: “I’m delighted with my performance today as one of my main aims this year was to win the mini-marathon.  I’m absolutely over the moon.”

Ann-Marie will now turn her attention to the track, with 5,000m being her main target distance.