94 Men under 15 minutes at Armagh International 5km
Plenty of triathletes amongst that group too…
The annual Armagh International 5km (www.armagh5k.com) 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.
Understatement to say that I'm pretty pleased with the win at @Armagh5k and also to beat some personal daemons! Onto the British champs on Sunday! #TimeToFly #SOSMango #SamGo #BestFriendsEvaaaaa #HeadLostThenFounnd
— Sam Stabler (@stabler1705) February 16, 2018
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.
14:24! 🏃 First hit out of 2018, signs things are moving in the right direction for the 2018 Tri season! 🏊🚴♂️🏃 Next up will be the National XC champs 🏃 @triuk @mizunoeurope @mizunorunning @cervelocycles @pedalpotential @we_are_sungod @yondasports @ltpc_ @lborosport @brittri @tri247com #armagh #armagh5k #5k #running #triathlon #trilife #2018 #mizuno
Several other familiar triathlon / duathlon names under the 15-minute mark too, with Sam Wade also coming close with a 15:05.
Armagh 5k was mega. Hell of an event, and coming away with a PB. Won’t be racing cross a few days before next time though. Wrecked 🐚
— Morgan Davies (@MorgJDavies) February 16, 2018
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