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Barbour completes hat-trick in Lifford

Runners leave the start line at Lifford

Runners leave the start line at Lifford

A HUGE crowd took to the streets of Lifford on Sunday for the final race in the Dalys XL Spring 3 Race Series organsied by the Lifford Club.

Over 370 runners, walkers and joggers turned out for Lifford’s biggest ever 5K race and follows on from two successful races held in St
Johnston and Raphoe in recent weeks.

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The overnight frost forced a last minute change of course to the traditional 3 lap route of the town, but with the large crowds, the atmosphere was electric which spurred many athletes on to personal best performances.

Winner on the day was Paul Barbour in a time of 15.28, and with back to back victories in St Johnston and Raphoe, the Omagh Harriers athlete lifted the overall Series Trophy.

Likewise, Lifford AC’s Claire McGuigan followed up her victories in St Johnston and Raphoe with another win in Lifford, posting a new personal best time to claim the Series title for the second year in a row.

The Lifford club would like to thank everyone who turned out to support the Series over the past number of weeks making it a resounding success yet again.

Thanks are also due to all the marshalls, those who made and served refreshments, helped out with registrations, and to everyone who turned out over the past number of  days to move equipment and carry out works at the clubhouse.

Thanks also to Pat Carlin for providing First Aid and for his professionalism at each of the three races. Thanks to Donegal County
Council for making parking available and to Cllr Gerry Crawford for starting the race and for arranging road repairs during the week.
Thanks to Sean Dudgeon and JD Print for the design of the race T-Shirts. Finally, a huge debt of gratitude and thanks to Liam Daly of Dalys XL Supermarket in Lifford for his continued sponsorship of the Series.

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