Conditions were almost perfect for today's Strabane-Lifford Half Marathon which attracted big numbers.

The Derry City and Strabane District Council supported event had a particularly big entry from Derry, Donegal and Tyrone runners.

Over 1,000 runners took to the start line in a sell out event.

Runners were greeted by a wall of music and great commentary by Gary Sitt. The atmosphere was electric at the start.

The winner was Gerard Gallagher of Finn Valley AC and the ladies winner was Claire McGuigan of local club Lifford Strabane AC, ahead of Marina Murphy (Derry Track Club) and Denise Ward (Foyle Valley AC).

Many age categories were battled for on the roads surrounding Strabane and Lifford.

For the full results of today's race, click here

You can see the start of the race below:

The top three female finishers: Claire McGuigan Lifford Strabane AC 1.22.08; Marina Murphy Derry Track Club 1.25.24; and Denise Ward Foyle Valley AC 1.32.20 at the winners' podium

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