Doherty retains his title
KAROL Doherty, Philip
McHugh and Catherine Whoriskey took the honours in the
sunshine at the Strabane Lifford Half Marathon on
Around 1,000 runners completed the event in energy
sapping heat with temperatures rising to over 20 degrees
along the 13.1 mile course that straddled both sides of
Carndonaghís Karol Doherty got round in an excellent
time of 1:25:07 to retain his wheelchair title.
Karol Doherty making his
way into Clady.
The top three in the
womenís race were Catherine Whoriskey of City of Derry Spartans in
1:18:24, closely followed by Claire McGuigan of
Letterkenny AC and Helen McCready.
Letterkenny ACís Philip McHugh took the menís honours in
1:15:29 followed by former Waterside Half Marathon
winner Stephen Duncan and Matthew McCoombe.
Hundreds of supporters also took advantage of the warm
weather to line the route that started at Meeting House
Street in Strabane before crossing the border into
Lifford and finishing back on the running track of the
Melvin Sports Complex.
Full race results are available at