On a perfect night for running, Armagh’s historic Mall was thronged with thousands of spectators who witnessed a spectacular and record-breaking programme of athletics.
Steph Twell clocked a course record equalling 8:59 to clinch victory in the Intersports women’s 3k race, while Finnish athlete Topi Raitanen ran a blistering 13:43 to break the Brooks men’s 5k course record.
A record 113 runners broke the 15 minute mark in the men’s 5k and 49 women ran sub 10 minutes over 3k.
Jerry Kiernan Irish Olympian summed up the amazing indepth pace of the 28th Brooks Armagh International 5K Road Race when he said on Thursday night “if you ease off for even a second 30 guys go past you”… Read full report >>
Results – 2017
For two and half magical hours last Thursday Armagh was the centre of World Athletics as athletes from 15 countries took to the streets for the 27th Armagh International Road Race. Then from Friday through to Sunday Armagh was taken over by the World Sprint Orienteering 3 Day event… Read full report >>