Scotland win Men’s team race in Armagh and our Women take third

Friday 10th February 2023

Scotland teams at the Armagh Road Races (photo by Mark Nixon)

Armagh Road Race Results

There were numerous top performances and fast times by Scottish athletes at the Armagh International Road Races on Thursday evening.

And the crowning glory was an excellent team win for Scotland in a classy men’s race as our top three all broke 14 minutes.

That accolade followed excellent runs by Ben MacMillan (Central AC), Adam Craig (Inverclyde AC) and Scott Stirling (Falkirk Victoria Harriers).

Those three Scots tallied a combined time of 41:33 – to win by 13 seconds from England!

Northern Ireland and Ulster were third with Poland fourth.

Megan Davies (Sale) and Mhairi Maclennan (Inverness Harriers) were fourth and sixth respectively in the Women’s 3k race. That helped Scotland to third in the Women’s race (won by England) as they beat Ireland, Wales and France.

Adding further feelgood for the Scottish endurance community was a first place in the Junior race in the Women’s 3k for Caitlyn Heggie of Ross County AC.

Ben was the first Scot home in the prestigious Men’s5k race in sixth place in 13:48, with Adam Craig in 10th in 13:49. A third Scotland selection, Scott Stirling, was in 14th place in 13:57.

Other notable times included: Gavin Smith 14:01, Jamie Burns 14:04, Fraser Stewart 14:06, Jack Patton 14:09.

There was a fine run by Conan Harper of Giffnock North, too, as the 17-year-old clocked 14:14.

In the Women’s 3k race, Megan was fourth in 9:13 with Mhairi in sixth at 9:14. Other notable times included: Fionnuala Ross 9:14, Steph Pennycook 9:15, Sarah Calvert 9:23, Alice Goodall 9:25, Sarah Tait 9:26.

Cambuslang were prominent in the Men’s club race and Shettleston were very strongly represented in Armagh, too.

Thanks to Mark Nixon and Janice Hendrie for their support of the Scotland teams.

(Apologies if we’ve missed a prominent performance).

Photo by Michael Wright


Tags: Armagh International Road Race, Armagh Road Races, Ben MacMillan, Megan Davies

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