On Saturday 29 August, over 6,000 women, men and children will take part in The Great Pink Run with Avonmore Slimline Milk in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in aid of Breast Cancer Ireland. With a 10k challenge and a 5k family fun run (both chipped/timed), there is something for everybody, with funds going to support vital research into breast cancer.

Registration is still open at www.greatpinkrun.ie until Monday 24 August, but for Irish Country Living readers who are taking part, icon Sonia O’Sullivan – who is travelling from Australia to lead the race – shares her top tips, as well as her favourite sports memories.