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Dates set for Lifford Strabane AC race series

On your marks.

LIFFORD Strabane AC is delighted to announce the fixtures for its annual Spring 3 Race Series for 2016.This is the fifth anniversary of the Series which is now firmly embedded within the sporting calendar in the North West.

It is also the traditional kick start for 5K runs, pre season training and burning off the Christmas turkey.
In 2015, the club had its biggest numbers ever taking part with nearly 400 participants at each race, from the serious runner through to recreational runners, joggers and walkers.

Yet again, the club is delighted to have Dalys XL Supermarket, Lifford on board as partners and sponsors for the Series.

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The Series itself sees three races held in three different venues, St Johnston (10th January), Raphoe (17th January) and Lifford (31st January), from which the club draws much of its membership and support. 

Due to a late change this Sunday’s race will now start in Carrigans and not the traditional start/finish in St Johnston. It is exactly the same race except for the start/finish change. Registration will take place in the Carraig Inn in Carrigans between 8.30-9.30am.

All three events also provide a unique opportunity for the local communities to come out and take part in a family friendly environment promoting health, fun, and providing no small measure of entertainment.
Each race participant will receive points, which are accumulated towards the overall Series winners across a range of race categories.

All three courses are AAI certified for accuracy and with chip timing at each of the races, participants can be assured of accurate times for each 5K event.

The Lifford club is constantly striving to enhance the quality of its event experience with some of the key features including Quality Technical T-Shirt for participants who compete in all 3 races. Chip Timing; Prizes for Senior, Junior, 40+, 45+, 50+, 55+, 60+; Spot Prizes at each race randomly drawn from all race participants; SMS  result for each athlete to mobile phone; Perpetual Shield for Overall  
Senior Men and Senior Women categories; Prizes for first 3 in all categories; First Aid; After Race Refreshments; Courses Officially Measured with Km markers; AAI Permit; Early start times.

For all those looking to kickstart 2016 on the right footing, this is the Series for you. Three races, three venues and an opportunity to benchmark a time in January against the same courses later in the year.

For any queries, please contact Race Director Brendan O’Donnell on 086-6007847, email liffordstrabaneac@ gmail.com or Facebook Lifford Strabane AC

Meanwhile it was great to see so many from the club turning out at the Sigersons 5K in Strabane last Sunday morning. Races at this time of the year are a useful benchmark to see where everyone is at, how the endurance built up over the Winter has progressed and from which the season ahead can be built upon and new  goals set.

A better morning weather wise would have swelled numbers further, but with 150 taking to the start line, it was still a good turnout. It was also great to see so many from both the Strabane and Lifford  
areas running under the banner of the newly amalgamated club and  supporting the Sigersons event.

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