Today marked the final leg of Newstalk's 100 Days of Walking challenge, and people across the country came out in their droves to celebrate the occasion.
The initiative, supported by the Applegreen rewards app, was launched on January 1st this year by Newstalk Breakfast presenter Dr Ciara Kelly.
She called on listeners to take up the challenge of walking for just thirty minutes a day for 100 days.
Hundreds of people nationwide braved hail, rain and shine on a daily basis within their locality during the fourth year of the initiative.
Dr Kelly told Down to Business with Bobby Kerr earlier that 100 Days of Walking had been "peculiar" this year given the pandemic.
"I've done it for a few years now and the thing was in other years, sometimes it would actually be quite hard to fit it in because you had other stuff going on," she said.
"Whereas this year, because we had so little going on and because walking became such a focus in many people's lives, the walk for many of us became the highlight of our day.
"It kind of started to represent something very different this year and I know from all the messages I get about it that for a lot of people it has kind of been something that kept them going this year in a year like no other.
"It has been a long 100 days but also it has flown by."
She was joined by fellow Newstalk presenters Shane Coleman and Kieran Cuddihy as they put on their walking shoes for the final day of the challenge this morning.
Speaking after completing the last walk, Dr Kelly said she felt emotional that the 100 days had come to an end.
She thanked everyone for taking part and for crossing the finishing line with her today.
Dr Kelly said it had been fantastic and that she is looking forward to taking part again next year.
Participants in the 100 Days of Walking challenge shared pictures and videos from their outings today.
Here are some of the posts from locations across the country to mark the conclusion of #100DaysOfWalking:
Day 100, Big well done to all the walkers and thanks to everybody supporting us #100daysofwalking ♥️
'C Crew' Wishing you all a nice day 👍
— ☘️Dominick Gaughan🚒🚓🚑⚓🚝💜💛 (@GaughanDominick) April 10, 2021
Not a single pound lighter.
Not any fitter.
But the #100daysofwalking crew kept my spirits up, offered a distraction and above all provided imagery from all across Ireland.
Soothing this culchies ache for the Irish countryside & coastline@NTBreakfast @DunLaoghaireTn pic.twitter.com/wrjLCz7XA2
— Catherine Butler (@ButlerDineen) April 10, 2021
— James Corr (@jamescorr) April 10, 2021
— Trish Hanna (@wammer2012) April 10, 2021
— Paulmct27 (@Paulmct271) April 10, 2021
— The Old Convent (@TheOldConvent) April 10, 2021
— sharfee (@SharonFeerick) April 10, 2021
#100daysofwalking @NTBreakfast despite 2 walks this morning few photos as first I was chatting to my neighbour so much hope to make myself a carbonara to celebrate 🎉 what a marvelous adventure thank you all for the virtual company would never have been possible without pic.twitter.com/1cyU5trmuB
— Giovanna Howtotti (@tailoritaly) April 10, 2021
— Tara Spain (@TAZ1818) April 10, 2021
— Mary Prosser (@MaryProsser6) April 10, 2021
Today, I would like thank all my fellow walkers and congratulate you all Thank you all for your kind wishes, likes and encouragement and I look forward to the next 100 days pic.twitter.com/0iWIICATpW
— Con Keyes (@conkeyes18) April 10, 2021
— Martha Brennan (@MarthaB48227734) April 10, 2021
Day 100...🥳🙌🙌😁...we did it!! And what an incredible day to mark this wonderful milestone....It doesn't end here however #200crew🤗#100daysofwalking Thank you all the company for the last 100 days 🌻🌈 pic.twitter.com/fk1dklQDJT
— Joanne (@Joanne24829943) April 10, 2021
Day 100 of #100daysofwalking wow we did it !Can’t thank you all for being on this journey with me and Zeus (we’re both skinnier!) life changing for me anyway. Enjoy your journey & looking forward to seeing your posts #200crew @NTBreakfast @goapplegreen @100DaysOfWalkin pic.twitter.com/A4VYrIvYI4
— NoelCuddy☘️🏉📷🦁🐢 (@noelcuddy) April 10, 2021
Yes, I did it…. #100daysofwalking
✅100 days of walking complete
✅ 493KM in total
✅ Complete with big lockdown hair
✅ Feeling great
✅ A beautiful day in glorious @clonakilty
There is finally light… better days are coming too for all of us@NewstalkFM @NTBreakfast pic.twitter.com/LaQPymASdn
— Ray Kelleher (@RayKelleherCork) April 10, 2021
Day 100 and what a stunning Saturday morning to end this fabulous @NTBreakfast @NewstalkFM initiative. Really enjoyed doing this. Challenge now is to keep it going. #100daysofwalking pic.twitter.com/94tvD0Hwfd
— Peter Dineen (@Coachfordnews) April 10, 2021