Graham Norton has been voted the number one person Irish men and women would like to train with. 

That's according to a new poll conducted by the VHI to coincide with the launch of this year's VHI Women's Mini Marathon. The results of the poll showed that the talk show host was the first choice running partner of both Irish men and women, claiming 21% of the vote. Olympic gold medalist, Katie Taylor was a close second with 20% of the vote. 

Amy Huberman (16%) and Saoirse Ronan (14%) are also high on the wish list for women.

Men on the other hand would prefer to do a training session with the likes of Rob Kearney (13%) or Sonia O'Sullivan (11%). 


Applications to take part in the VHI Women's Mini Marathon are open as of today. Over 40,000 people are expected to walk, jog or run through the Dublin City route on June 6th. 

Women can enter the mini marathon by: 

1. By registering online at

2. By post - application forms will be available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday

3. By downloading the free Vhi WMM 2016 App available on itunes & Google Playstore