Armagh International 5km: fast running in Ireland

94 Men under 15 minutes at Armagh International 5km

Plenty of triathletes amongst that group too…

The annual Armagh International 5km ( road race is a race we’ve reported on several times here on the pages of TRI247.

Three years ago (HERE), was the venue and race at which Jonathan Brownlee finished third and was just a fraction outside the 14 minute mark (14:00.13), while two years ago (HERE), Adam Bowden ran a swift 14:09.90 to finish inside the top-10. The event continues to attract a great depth of quality runners – including many a top triathlete – with hopes this year that potentially 100 athletes might be able to break 15 minutes for the looped road course.

That didn’t quite happen – but there can’t be too many races around where a 14:59 finish gets you 94th position!

While there were 94 men under 15 minutes, just one broke 14 minutes with Sam Stabler taking the win in 13:59.

We spotted a few familiar names to these pages running well too – with Chris Perham (we think), the first triathlon specialist clocking 14:24 for 24th place.

Several other familiar triathlon / duathlon names under the 15-minute mark too, with Sam Wade also coming close with a 15:05.

Brooks Armagh International 5km – Thursday 15th February 2018


1st – Sam Stabler – 13:59
2nd – Charlie Hulson – 14:00
3rd – Jordan Mann – 14:01
4th – Yannick Michiels – 14:02
5th – John Sanderson – 14:04

24th – Christopher Perham – 14:24
30th – James Edgar (IRL) – 14:30
37th – Gordon Benson – 14:30
50th – Carl Avery – 14:36
55th – Aaron Royle (AUS) – 14:39
73rd – Morgan Davies – 14:46
108th – Sam Wade – 15:05