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Healy Proud Una Healy reveals she finished the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in under 45 minutes

She had been training for weeks in preparation for the big event, which took place this morning.

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Una Healy. Photo: Instagram

Una Healy. Photo: Instagram

Una Healy. Photo: Instagram

Una Healy has proudly revealed that she breezed through the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon in under 45 minutes.

The singer and former member of The Saturdays had been training for weeks in preparation for the big event, which took place this morning.

Taking to Instagram this afternoon, she was filled with pride as she told her followers that she had never run a 10km race before but managed to complete the course in just 44 minutes and 28 seconds.

Sharing her accomplishment with a selection of photos and videos from the event, Una said: “I’ve just finished the 10km Vhi Virtual Women’s Mini Marathon!!! @vhiwmm in a time of 44:28.

“I’ve been training hard for weeks but this was my first 10k race, I had a goal in my head to do it in 44 mins and kept thinking “I don’t stop when I’m tired… I stop when I’m done!”.

“Had my little Tadhg cheering me on too. Well done to everyone else who took part as well!”

Friends and followers flocked to the comments section to congratulate Una on her impressive feat.

Fitness guru Niamh Cullen commented a series of fire and clapping emojis and wrote: “Amazing!!!!!”

One fan said: “Super stuff Una, well done.”

Another chimed in: “Brilliant achievement, well done, super result.”

Una was announced as an ambassador for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon back in June and launched the event at the Rock of Cashel in her native Co. Tipperary.

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Speaking about the fundraiser at the time, the 39-year-old said: “The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is launching today and I’m an ambassador for that. I’m just so excited to share the good news that we can all get ready now for September 19th, the big day.

“It’s a 10k mini marathon so don’t be too scared of it. But I think it’s so important for your health and to raise money for your chosen charity as well.

“It’s great that it’s still happening and it’s been running for so many years now so it’s great that the pandemic hasn’t stopped that,” she added.

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