Armagh Road Races - Event Report

Senior Male, Female and development teams travelled to Northern Ireland for the very popular city centre 5km and 3km races on Thursday 15th February.

It was a very successful evening of racing it for the Welsh athletes, with a clutch of individual and team podium places and personal best times.

Charlie Hulson narrowly missed out on his second victory in the event (winning previously in 2016) finishing second in a P.B.time of 14:00 to Sam Stabler (13:59).
Jonathan Hopkins  crossed the line next in 8th place again with a PB of 14:05 closely followed by Dewi Griffiths in 11th place in a time of 14:07, securing a convincing win for the Welsh men over the Home Nations, Ireland, USA and Belgium.
James Hunt completed the quartet in 59th place with yet another PB time of 14:39.

Dewi after a recent injury lay off, came through unscaved and very much satisfied with his performance, now able to concentrate on his build up to the Commonwealth Games with confidence.

Jenny Nesbitt was the first Welsh athlete home in the Women's event in 20th position  in a time of 9:40, with Melanie Wilkins finishing with a PB 9:50. Laura Weightman of England retained her title from last year just dipping under 9 mins in a time of 8:59.

The ladies development team of Kiara Frizelle and Abbie Fisher had outstanding debuts in the event, with Kiara finishing first (9:51) in the Junior Ladies event and Abbie Fisher 3rd (10:13).

The men's development team was led home by Oliver Barbaresi in 82nd place (14:50), with James Vincent posting yet another PB for the Welsh men in a time of 14:58.

A strong contingent of male club athletes travelled across from Wales.  Swansea Harriers won the team event with Cardiff finishing 3rd.

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