Armagh International 5km: fast running in Ireland

Think you are fast? Well, 14:59 for 5km would have earned you 94th place at the Armagh International 5km race last night…


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



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