Rory O’Donnell will turn this Saturday’s Enniskillen 10K into a personal Marathon when he and the rest of the Endurance of Erne team will complete three 10Ks before joining in with the rest of the participants to take part in the 10k itself.

Saturday is part of the preparations being put in by the group as they get ready for the Endurance of Erne challenge which will take place from June 23-25 and will see the team complete three ultra marathons around Upper and Lower Lough Erne in the space of three days, taking in nearly 100 miles, with the aim of raising awareness of ADHD.

On Saturday the group will complete the 10K three times and then link up with the rest of the runners for their fourth where they will have a pacer who will help them to get around the final 10K in an hour.

“We are doing the four 10Ks on Saturday to raise awareness of the challenge that we will undertake at the end of June and ultimately it is all about raising awareness of ADHD and lifting the stigma attached to it.

“It is something close to my heart as my eldest son has ADHD.

“The run on Saturday will help with our preparations for the challenge so we will be using it as a training run and then on the fourth leg of it we will have an hour pacer for anybody who wants to join in and complete the 10K in an hour.

“Anybody who wishes to achieve that is more than welcome to join us,” stated Rory.

The launch of the Endurance of the Erne Challenge will take place this Friday night from 8.30pm-10.30pm at the Killyhevlin Hotel.

“We will launch the challenge this Friday where we will have two adults with ADHD explain their everyday living and also a parent explaining how they cope with ADHD,” said Rory.

The challenge itself will see the Endurance of the Erne team complete three ultra marathons in three days.

They will start at the Killyhevlin Hotel on Friday June 23 with 37 miles on day one, 33 miles on day two and 29 miles on day three.

“We’ve been training hard for this and at this stage everybody is looking forward to it.

“We’ve had a lot of running clubs such as Enniskillen, Knocks, Rock, Kesh, Maguiresbridge and the Oisin McGrath Running Club who are going to join in with us at stages over the three days,” he added.