180 line up for last evening road race of the season
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.