Fresh from her month long warm weather training stint in South Africa,
Morpeth Harrier Laura Weightman certainly showed that she had lost none of her zest for competition,
when she won the Women’s 3k Road Race, at the annual Armagh International,
on the evening of Thursday 16th February 2017.
The newly crowned North Eastern Cross Country Champion, won with three seconds
to spare over Epsom’s Rosie Clarke, by posting an excellent finishing time of 8m59s,
with Chelmsford’s Jessica Judd a further eight seconds adrift in third place.
This was Weightman’s first ever individual run over 3k on the roads,
having only run that distance on country, however her finishing time
was very creditable in terms of quality against such a formidable opposition,
and in addition, and by way of a bonus, she now holds the Women’s 3k Course Record.
Armagh International 2017 Race Video........