Posting a finishing time of 8m59s, Morpeth’s Laura Weightman retained her 3k title in the high-profile Brooks sponsored International Women’s event in Armagh, Ireland on the evening of Thursday 15th February 2018.
She won with four seconds to spare over Chelmsford’s Jessica Judd,
with Swansea’s Verity Ockenden a further eleven seconds adrift in third place.
Weightman, recently returned from warm weather training in South Africa, in preparation for her forthcoming Commonwealth Games appearance in Australia’s Gold Coast in April, was well satisfied with her run, and admitted being very much pushed all the way to the finish line by Judd, as she equalled her 2017 clocking.
132 athletes took part in the Women’s 3k event.