Over 800 participants took to the roads of Enniskillen on Saturday to compete in the annual Enniskillen 10k Road Race and Leisure Walk.

The event has grown to become a notable attraction in Enniskillen’s summer calendar and once again the event attracted hundreds of runners and walkers from across the county and beyond.

While for many the event was an opportunity to challenge themselves and raise money for good causes, at the front of the field it was, as always, a race to the line.

There was a dominant performance from Omagh’s Stephen Duncan, who surged ahead of the pack to take overall victory in a time of 33 minutes and seven seconds, 46 seconds clear of his nearest challenger.

The honour of finishing as the top Fermanagh runner went to Stephen Cassidy from Irvinestown who cruised home in second place, winning the 35 to 39 age category with a time of 33 minutes and 53 seconds.

Indeed, this was the second year in a row that Cassidy claimed second spot which is no mean achievement, whilst Pierce McCullagh from Omagh finished third overall in the Male Open and second in the 35 to 39 age category over a minute adrift of second spot.

In the Female Open section Marina Murphy was in a class of her own, finishing two and half minutes ahead of Shileen O’Kane from Belfast and posting a time that earned her a spot inside the overall top ten.

Local runner Julia Williams from Ballinamallard finished third overall in the Female Open and second in the 45 – 49 age category with a time of 41 minutes and 36 seconds.

Shane Brady claimed the 20 to 24 age group with just four seconds to spare.

Laurence Johnston was the fastest runner in his fifties, with Eric Montgomery winning the 60 plus section in a time of 42 minutes and 54 seconds.

Rhys Owens took the under 19 crown in a time of 39 minutes 23 seconds.

Prior to the main event the children’s fun run took place at the Lakeland Forum, with the 10K runners of the future taking to the track to show off their speed in a fun competitive environment.

Two hours later the 10k route started from the same venue and took participants through Enniskillen to the National Trust’s Castle Coole Estate, around the Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, up the Ardhowen Hill, towards Derrychara playing fields, over the Millennium footbridge and across the finish line at the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum.