Local woman wins new Nissan Micra while collecting race entry for VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dundalk

Local woman wins new Nissan Micra while collecting race entry for VHI Women’s Mini Marathon in Dundalk

Hundreds of women descended upon Elvery’s Intersport at Dundalk Retail Park yesterday morning to collect their race packs for next week’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon.

One of the race participants left a little happier than the rest however after winning a Nissan Micra.

Emma McGovern was selected at random on the day to receive the unforgettable prize.

The toy car which Emma (above centre) was presented with when picking up her race pack at Dundalk Retail Park yesterday

She would have been more than a little confused when she picked up her race pack to also be handed a model toy version of the all new Nissan Micra.

She was then told the good news that she was in fact winning the real thing, which will be delivered by local Nissan dealer John McCabe Motors.

Emma, who was with her partner Aaron Hughes and two children Eve and Lily, was “very emotional” according to Today FM who were present on the day and described it as an “overwhelming” morning.

“The car couldn’t have come at a better time.  Eve starts school in September and we needed a second car because Aaron works in Dundalk. We are also getting married in October so our new Nissan Micra has arrived at the perfect time,” said Emma.

“I’ve never had a new car and have always driven a second hand car. This car is really going to help, and us three girls have already told daddy that we will be the ones driving the nice new car.”

Emma will now get to pick the colour of her car and the interior meaning that no matter how she performs in next Monday’s Mini Marathon she will really be motoring soon!

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