180 line up for last evening road race of the sea­son

Irish Examiner - County - - Sport - JOhN WAL­ShE

In what was the last evening road race of the sea­son, 180 run­ners turned out for the Fer­moy four-mile event which this year took place from Grange Na­tional School over a fairly flat route.

Or­gan­ised by Grange-Fer­moy club, the race was also the third and fi­nal event in the Avondhu 3x3 Se­ries which also took in the Conna 5km and GR8km at Mitchel­stown.

Hav­ing his first race sine the Euro­pean cham­pi­onships where he recorded a time of 2:19:48 for 36th in the marathon, Sergiu Ciobanu was an easy win­ner in a time of 20:25.

Af­ter cross­ing the line, the Clon­liffe Har­rier car­ried on for an­other lap of the four­mile course, all part of his prepa­ra­tion for the Dublin Marathon.

Win­ning the women’s race was in­ter­na­tional race­walker Kate Veale from the West Water­ford club. Cur­rently com­bin­ing both dis­ci­plines, the 24-year-old fin­ished in 24:55, the night af­ter com­ing sec­ond to Fiona Santry at the Gar­ryvoe 5km.

Win­ner of the M70 age-cat­e­gory was Tony Dunne and there was a spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion for the Grange-Fer­moy man who cel­e­brated his 77th birth­day on the day.

Tony Dunne, first in the M70 cat­e­gory at the Fer­moy road race, also cel­e­brated his 77th birth­day on the day and was pre­sented with a spe­cial birth­day cake to mark the oc­ca­sion.

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