Women are big into running these days.
Individual sporting activities such as running and cycling have seen a big increase in participation in the past two years, according to the Irish Sports Council report for 2013.
Younger women are driving the increase as, in the past two years, they have begun to pick up the pace. They have stopped walking and started running. Female participation in sport has jumped from 34% in 2011 to 44% in the first half of this year.
The Council finds that less people are members of clubs and the number of people attending sporting events is also down since 2011. The latter is driven by the fall in GAA attendances since 2011.
There has been an increase in weekly sporting activity since 2011 with 47% of people participating in sport in the first half of 2013 compared with 45% two years ago.
There has been a decline in the amount of people playing golf and in golf club membership, with only 6% of males over 45 playing golf regularly compared to 9% two years ago.