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Portpatrick Lorry Pull

BETWEEN five and six thousand people are estimated to have packed into the harbour at Portpatrick for a charity lorry pull on Saturday.

And organisers, buoyed up by the fact that a street collection raised three times as much as last year, are confident they can top the total that went to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

Top of the bill was undoubtedly the head-to-head clash between Britain’s strongest man Glen Ross from Bangor in Northern Ireland and Jamie Barr, who holds the Scottish record.

Although the 100 feet course had to be shortened for safety reasons because of the wet weather, honours in the Stena Line Strongman Challenge went to the Ulsterman who pulled the 16 tonne articulated tractor unit down the course two or three seconds quicker than his opponent.

While the Hayton Coulthard refrigerated unit was involved in a speed head to head at Portpatrick, a thousand miles away, another member of the Coulthard family, racing ace David, was powering his way into pole position for the San Marino Grand Prix.

 
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