Armagh 10 mile Road Race 2017:
On Sunday 8th October 2017, well over two hundred athletes took on the annual Armagh 10 mile road race in the outskirts of the historic city of Armagh.
At the head of the pack, NI & Ulster 10,000m Champion Eoghan Totten, a member of Newcastle AC’s triumphant Senior Men’s Road Relay team less than 24 hours earlier, excelled. The London Marathon (2018) bound star clocked 50:32 for 1st place. Previous winner Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners), followed just over a minute later in 51:35 for 2nd place, while Declan Power (Clonliffe Harriers) completed the top three in 55:01 (3rd place).
In-form Mourne Runners athlete Laura Graham notched up another impressive victory, off the back of last week’s win at the Bangor 10k. Laura crossed the line in a new personal best of 57:17 for 1st place. Unattached athlete Cathy McCourt secured 2nd place in 1:03:17, before Northern Ireland international mountain runner Esther Dickson (Newry AC) sealed a podium place in 1:04:02 (3rd place).
In the associated 4 mile race, QUB AC’s Emma Mitchell won outright in 21:21 (1st place).
Provisional Results: Armagh 10 Mile Road Race 2017 Results
Elsewhere this weekend…
At the Born 2 Run Cultra 10k (Sunday 8th October 2017), Larne AC’s John Neill led the way in 38:57 (1st place), while Olivia Borghmans (Unattached) won the ladies race in 44:44 (1st place). Full results for the event are available on the ‘Results’ page of our website.
In Belfast, North Belfast Harriers’ Philip Goss won the Gaeltachta 10k road race (Sunday 8th October 2017) in 34:09 (1st place). In the ladies race, with Sinead Sharkey taking top honours in the ladies race in 49:31 (1st place).
Further afield, there was local representation at 26.2 mile events in England and Chicago. The most notable performance was a significant personal best for NI man Mark Walker (Marathon Club Ireland). The NI Masters veteran international recorded 2:48:39 at the Chester Marathon, which was the British Masters Athletic Association Championships; this secured a top ten place for the County Down man.