Crow­ley wins in­au­gu­ral Avondhu 3x3 se­ries

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - JOHN WALSHE

ALTHOUGH hav­ing to set­tle for sec­ond on the night to Tip­per­ary ath­lete Paddy Cum­mins, Bryan Crow­ley of the Water­grasshill club took the over­all hon­ours in the in­au­gu­ral Avondhu 3×3 Race Se­ries.

This com­prised of three races over three dif­fer­ent dis­tances, the Conna 5km, Mitchel­stown GR8 8km and the Fer­moy four-mile, all of which took place over a four-week pe­riod. The lat­ter event had to be moved from Fer­moy town to Bal­ly­hooly and a fine clear evening saw al­most 200 run­ners turn­ing out over a mostly flat out-and-back route in this ef­fi­ciently or­gan­ised Grange-Fer­moy AC pro­mo­tion.

Cum­mins and Crow­ley were to­gether un­til the clos­ing stages when the Moy­carkeyCool­roo man pulled away for a nine-sec­ond vic­tory, record­ing a time of 21:36 for the four miles. Young Paul Hart­nett of the Mi­dle­ton club, win­ner of the Mun­ster Schools ju­nior cross-ti­tle ear­lier this year, fin­ished third in only his sec­ond-ever road race.

Carol Finn of Lee­vale added an­other vic­tory to her tally when win­ning the women’s race in 24:47.

Like Crow­ley in the men’s event, Ellen Han­ley’s sec­ond place guar­an­teed her the over­all ti­tle and for good mea­sure the Grange-Fer­moy ath­lete also achieved a per­sonal best time of 25:35.

Bryan Crow­ley, right, sec­ond in the Bal­ly­hooly race and win­ner of the ovrall se­ries, re­ceiv­ing his prize from Ol­lie Mur­phy of Grange-Fer­moy AC.

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