Armagh International Road Race Announcement

from Athletics NI.

The Northern Ireland & Ulster Team has been selected for the Armagh International Road Races on 13th February 2020.

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland & Ulster in the 2020 Armagh International Road Races, which will be held on 13th February 2020.

Men Women
Ben Branagh

Neil Johnston

Patrick McNiff

JP Williamson


Nakita Burke

Rachel Gibson

Laura Graham

Sarah Lavery



Eight athletes have been selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the Armagh International Road Races at The Mall on February 13.

The Northern Ireland & Ulster teams are looking particularly strong for team positions at the event this year. The selected men have all run sub 14:50 for 5000m in the last year and the women have all run sub 17 minutes for 5000m or sub 10 minutes for 3000m.

The programme starts with age group races from 6:30pm and builds up to the women’s international 3K at 8:05pm and men’s international 5K at 8:25pm.

Director of Coaching and Athlete Development, Jackie Newton, said: “We are very pleased with the teams that we have selected for Armagh this year – most of them have run a personal best for 5000m or 5k this year and will be very competitive against the other high performance runners that Armagh attract to this event. Armagh AC do an extraordinary job in attracting deep fields of competitive athletes from home and overseas including Poland, Finland, the USA and New Zealand and these teams will give them all a good race.”

The event, now in its 30th year, saw a record 113 runners break 15 minutes in the men’s race last year with 49 women under 10 minutes in the 3k race.