Sarah Inglis turned in the best performance of her winter season in finishing in an excellent 4th place and first Scot in the prestigious Armagh International 3k Women’s Road Race in Ireland on Thursday evening.
This was the 27th anniversary of this iconic event now ranked as the best and most popular road race in the world.The event is organised by Armagh Athletic Club and attracts athletes from the highest elite standards from all over the world including the UK.
The programme consists of 12 races, run under lamplight on a 1000 metre circuit around The Mall, creating an unforgettable spectacle complemented by the unique Georgian architecture of The Mall.
The course is reckoned to be one of the fastest anywhere, and so it proved with 29 of the women finishing in under 10 minutes, race winner, GB internationalist Laura Weightman,Morpeth Harriers set a new course record of 8m 59s.
Sarah who has had a low key winter season by her own standards excelled in finishing in 4th place in 9m 12s, some 8 seconds quicker than when she placed runner up 12 months prior. In a race stacked in quality the Lothian runner was the only Scot in the top 10 finishers.
Sarah was joined in the race by her sister Mhairi, this was by far the biggest event Mhairi has contested for quite a few seasons. She didn’t disappoint and justified her decision to take part by crossing the line in 54th place of the 113 finishers in 10m 51s.