Armagh 5k – Ireland’s SERIOUS road race
This is an excellent video of this month’s Armagh 5k – one of the top road races in the world in terms of quality. Great runner Emile Zatopec once said “it’s at the borders of pain and suffering that men are seperated from boys”. I think you can really see that when you look at these guys – the effort they are putting out has to be really hurting them but they are so fit that they can handle it. Well worth a watch.
For anyone that’s interested the results are here – note that all 80 people were under 20 minutes. For anyone that read my dublin marathon report, the “Northern guy” that ran much of the way with me and finished a couple of minutes ahead on 2:35 was also in the race and came 56th in 16 minutes flat.