Runher Hundreds take part in Belfasts womanonly charity run 2009: Competitor Anna

Runher Hundreds take part in Belfasts womanonly charity run

Competitor Anna Pringle at the Belfast Telegraph Runher 5k Race From eight to 70, from absolute beginners to an Olympic medalist, they ran in

their hundreds in Belfast's second Runher celebration of fitness. The woman-only event took place at CIYMS rugby club in east Belfast in perfect dry conditions - and the streets were lined with the partners, children, family and friends of 1,020 women taking part in 5km and 10km runs to raise money for children's cancer charity Clic Sargent. Olympic gold medallist Dame Mary Peters completed the 5k course. &quotI was very happy just taking part and Clic Sargent is a very good charity. It's wonderful watching 1,000 people out enjoying exercise and the support is wonderful." And as perhaps the most senior participant, she added: &quotAge is no barrier to taking part in something like this as you can do it at your own level." Ex-Eastender Jesse Wallace ran the 10k, following the close of her theatrical run in The Vagina Monlogues at the Grand Opera House.

She said: &quotIt was a bit of a killer at first but I got through it. It was just great running with all these women who were so determined. I loved it."

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