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