Conan McCaughey produced a superb run on Sunday at Gransha as he stormed his way to gold at the Ulster/Northern Ireland Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships.

Enniskillen’s McCaughey, running for Derry Track Club, took individual gold in the 10km Intermediate/Junior Cross Country in a time of 30:46mins.

The win was a second Ulster title for McCaughey having also won the Ulster Novice Cross Country Championships when running for Enniskillen Running Club three years ago.

On Sunday, McCaughey broke clear at the halfway stage with Mourne Runners’ William McKee and North Belfast Harrier youngster Conal McCambridge, before putting in a decisive surge on the final 1500m lap to win by 14 seconds ahead of McKee.

“I’m delighted to finally win the championship after having come in second in both the 2015 and 2016 races,” said McCaughey.

Stephen Cassidy was the sole Enniskillen Running Club athlete competing in the Ulster Masters event held over 8km.

He produced the best run of his athletics career so far finishing an excellent seventh in a top class field led by champion Chris McGuinness (Foyle Valley).

Also at the Ballyshannon 5k on Sunday there was an strong performance by Ballinamallard man Adam Cooke making his debut for his new club Omagh Harriers.

He placed second in a fast time of 16:56 especially given the hilly undulating course.