It’s all go as over 1,000 hit the road again for Runher

Women and children stretch their legs for charity at Stormont

©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Dawn Purvis©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Claire McKee©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Catherine Fegan©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Jessica Kelly©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Bernie McDaniel from BBC's Going The Distance©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Catriona Kavannagh from BBC's Going the Distance©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Grainne Madden©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Cathy McCourt©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Bronagh McQuillan and Maxine Murphy Higgins©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Dawn Purvis©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Dawn Purvis©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Claire McKee©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Aimee Beimers©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Collette Meenan©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Jackie Gilbride©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Sarah Wylie©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Charmaine White©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Sarah Tweedie©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Collette McKenna and Elizabeth Pope©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.1st and second in the 10K Cathy McCourt and Julie Balmer©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Emma Carroll©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Catherine McKeown and Norah McNally©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Tupele Dorgu from Coronation Street with Davy Seaton©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Coronation Streets Tupele Dorgu©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Dawn Purvis (No4)©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Coronation Streets Tupele Dorgu©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Winner of the 5K race Jessica Craig©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Bronagh McQuillan and Maxine Murphy Higgins©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Sonia Mawhinney©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Cynday Hay©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Tupele Dorgu from Coronation Street at the start of the 10K©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Coronation Streets Tupele Dorgu with the Going The Distance Runners, Bernadette, Catriona and Amanda©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.The start of the 5K Race©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.The start of the 5K Race©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastShilene O Kane (3rd 10k) Catherine Mc Keown, Cathy Mc Court (1st 10k), Bernie Kelly and Julie Balmer (2nd 10k)
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont Belfast(L-R) Rachael Gibson (3rd 5k), Sarah Little, Jessica Craig (1st 5k) Joanne Uprichard and Ali Robinson (2nd 5k)
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastDavikd Seaton of Northern Ireland Athletics thanks Tupepe Dorgu for taking part in the event
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont Belfast3 year old Elsie Allen getting her face painted at the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont Belfast(L-R) Orla Mitchell, Downpatrick, Kerry Haveron, Greenisland and Jackie Petrie, Whiteabbey, taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastElsie Allen agend 3 getting her face painted at the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont Belfast10k winner Cathy Mc Court passing Stormont on the second lap
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastCarla Magill (left) and Jill McConkey taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTupele Dorgu on the second lap of the 10k event
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTupele Dorgu on the first lap of the 10k event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastRunher 10k winner Cathy Mc Court passing Carsons monument on lap 1
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTupele Dorgu warming up on Prince Of Wales Avenue before the Runher 10k event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastRunher 10k winner Cathy Mc Court passing Carsons Monumnet on the first lap.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastLauren Conway taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTara Cummings taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTupele Dorgu taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastKelly Courtney taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastFiona Johnston taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastSandy Carr taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastChristine Brown taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastRobyn Crawford taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastPippa Best taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastJulie Watt taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastZara Mulholland taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastMartina Doyle taking part in the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont Belfast(L-R) Rachael Gibson (3rd 5k), Sarah Little, Ali Robinson (2nd 5k) Jessica Craig (1st 5k) Joanne Uprichard and Tupele Dorgu
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Alana and Ruth Fearon, Patricia Dixon and Helen Dixon©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Alana and Ruth Fearon, Patricia Dixon and Helen Dixon©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Christine Neeson©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Deirdrie Conway©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 15 May 2011Picture By Declan Roughan PresseyeBelfast Telegraph Runher Event at Stormont BelfastTupele Dorgu on Prince Of Wales Avenue before the start of the event.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Jessica Craig leads the 5K runners off.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Start of the childrens race
26th April 2011Runher Team Prove theyÕre a cut above A team of stylists from Bangor based DKY Hair Company aim to let their hair down on Sunday 15th May and take part in this yearÕs Belfast Telegraph Runher at Stormont Estate, Belfast. As an extra incentive for the thousands of runners, DKY is also offering one yearÔs free hair care for the winner of the 10K Race and global hair product company Joico will supply samples for all entrants goody bags. Gearing up for Runher are DKY stylists Laura Bradshaw (left) and Kerry Moody (right) along with Wenda Davidson (centre) pictured with Cool FM presenter Kirstie McMurray who has already completed five Belfast Telegraph Runher races. Cool FMÕs charity Cash for Kids will benefit from this yearÕs event which also has the backing of Belfast City Council, through its ÔSupport for SportÕ initiative and Sport Northern Ireland. To register for Belfast Telegraph Runher on May 15 visit www.runher.co.uk.Media contact: Rosemary Allister or Sarah Weir at JPR Tel 028 9076 0066 or mobile 07880 504928.
©Press Eye Ltd - Northern Ireland - 26th March 2011Credit - Picture By Declan Roughan / Presseye.com Runher Road Race Warm Up - Ozone, Belfast - 26 March 2011Over 50 ladies were at the Ozone on Saturday for a warm-up training session for the Runher Roadrace in May. The runners did a session of 5 x 1k around Ormeau Park. (L-R) Nichola Mc Carthy and Caroline Rice
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Tupele Dorgu crosses the line.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.The childrens race gets underway.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.FOR KERRY MCKITTERICK
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.FOR KERRY MCKITTERICKLinda Bryans.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.FOR KERRY MCKITTERICK
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.FOR KERRY MCKITTERICK
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Cathy McCourt leads the 10k field away from Parliament Buildings.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Jessica Craig leads the 5K runners off.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Eleanor Ross, Scarva, Maureen Zoe and Danielle Sherman.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners Katherine Feeney, Belfast, Colleen Jamison Newtwonards and Charlene Robinson, Comber.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners Joanne Uprichard and Sarah Little from Hillsborough.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners Marcela Turley and Kat Ivanova.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners, Helena Dornan, Tracey Gillan and Clare Egan from Ballycastle.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Alison Gibson
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Sarah Little
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Jill McConkey.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runners in the childrens race.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Carmen McCracken, Laura Bradsahw, Rebecca Bryan, Santana Bell from Bangor
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Andrea Judge and Patricia Thompson
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Joanna Nelson
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Emma McKAY
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner mIcehelle mccann
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Niamh Hughes
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Amanda Graham
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Bernie McDaniels.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Caroline Kelly
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner Kirtsy Johns
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Runner
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture ©Angus Bicker/Presseye.Belfast Telegraph Runher 2011 event at Stormont, Belfast.Fiona Hurley LEFT
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Jill Lesley from Ballysillan and Melissa Taylor from Carrickfergus©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Charlene scullion, Louise Taylor and Janet Taylor from Armagh©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Pre Race Warm up©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Coronation Streets Tupele Dorgu finishing the 10K©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.1st and second in the 10K Cathy McCourt and Julie Balmer©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.10K Winner Cathy McCourt©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Nicola Morrow and Kerry Worthington from Bangor
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Alison Farrell and Wendy Bailie from Strandtown Primary, Belfast
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Christine and Sarah Seawright from Bangor
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Kelly Courtney, Lisa Doherty and Andrea Sweetlove from Ballymena
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Start of the childrens race
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Katie Mashford©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Pamela Ayre, Angela Patterson, Lucy Dinsmore and Ciara Collins from Ballymena and Randalstown
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland - 15th May 2011 - Picture by Kelvin Boyes/ Press Eye.Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Margaret Rea, Fiona Rea, Lucy McEwan and Alice McEwan from Glengormley
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Winner of the 5K Jessica Craig©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Bronagh McCann©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Lynsey Robinson©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.1st and second in the 10K Cathy McCourt and Julie Balmer©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Elsie Colmer from Clough©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.The start of the kids race©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.The start of the kids race©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Kerry Anderson, Newtownabbey, Evan Wells and Rachel Young from Belfast ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.The start of the kids race©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Nicola McDowell from Lisburn, Fiona Dickson from Moira and Jill Little from Belfast©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Claie and Helena Doran Tracy Gillan from Ballycastle©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Lynsey Croft©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Joanna Nelson©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.1st and second in the 10K Cathy McCourt and Julie Balmer©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Aine and Katie McLarnon ©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Claire McCoy©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Lisa Watson©Russell Pritchard / Presseye
©Russell Pritchard / Presseye 15th May 2011Belfast Telegraph Runher event at Stormont, Belfast.Dawn Purvis©Russell Pritchard / Presseye

More than 1,000 women yesterday took part in the annual Runher event in Belfast’s Stormont Estate.

Competitors from across Northern Ireland and their friends and families gathered to take part in the 2011 event, which is sponsored by the Belfast Telegraph. Competitors of all ages and abilities walked or ran five or 10 kilometres to raise money for local charity Cash For Kids.

The day started with a fun run for kids before the main race with all entrants given a free ice-cream — although there was a bouncy castle available for those young ones who didn’t fancy the run.

Cool FM’s Sonya Mac whipped the crowd into a frenzy with some tunes as she broadcast live from the event while people gathered to cheer on the runners.

Before the run there was a round of applause in memory of paralympian Karen Crummey who died in tragic circumstances earlier this year.

Karen had always been a huge fan of the event and her mum Joy was given the honour of sounding the starting klaxon.

There were also plenty of well-known faces taking part with Lynda Bryans, former MLA Dawn Purvis and BBC Northern Ireland weather presenter Celia Daly all donning their trainers.

Bernie McDaniel, Catriona Kavanagh and Amanda Graham from the BBC’s Going The Distance returned to running after their Belfast Marathon triumphs a couple of weeks ago.

The biggest star of all was Coronation Street star Tupele Dorgu who very ably led the start of the 10km race and completed the course with a smile on her face the whole way round.

Jessica Craig won the 5km race for the second year in a row while last year’s runner-up Cathy McCourt gained the 10km title

“I’ve taken part three other times and I always really enjoy the event,” said Jessica Craig.

“I set out to win today so I’m really pleased I managed to do it for the second time in a row — the course is certainly a challenge on this event as there are a few hills,” she said.

Cathy McCourt, winner of the 10km race, said: “It’s been a great day with lots of people taking part.”

“I had hoped to run well but it feels really good to win,” she added.

Runher has been a feature in the running calendar since 2007 and now features both a spring and autumn event every year. Race director Michael Jenkins was delighted with the large turn-out.

“Usually we have hundreds of people showing up but today we’ve broken the 1,000-mark and we hope to double that when it comes to the next event in October.”

“The conditions for today’s races were perfect,” Michael added. “It was cool and therewasn’t any sun.

“There were also been patches of drizzle which helped to keep the runners cool without soaking them.”

Although the frontrunners of the event were certainly tearing around the circuit, the event was described by most as a relaxed and well-organised day out.

Those who weren’t quite ready for the sprint could walk instead of run and many women chose to admire the scenery of the Stormont estate while chatting to their friends as they went.

All competitors were rewarded with an energy boosting banana and bottle of Ballygowan when they completed their challenge at Stormont.

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