Enniskillen’s Stephen Cassidy was on international duty last weekend as he represented Northern Ireland at the British and Irish Masters Cross Country Championships which were held in Derry.
And it was to be a successful meet for Cassidy who returned home with a silver medal in the team event in the Male 35 section with Northern Ireland second behind the Republic of Ireland.
England, Scotland and Wales were the other countries who took part in the championships.
Stephen himself produced a strong run in the Northern Ireland vest as he finished in 14th place, and the fourth Northern Ireland runner home in the Male 35 section, in a time of 28.01mins.
“It was my first time representing Northern Ireland and it was a great experience,” he stated. 
Cassidy qualified after coming through a series of trials and he was delighted to have finished with a medal.
“I was very happy to have won a silver medal. It was a big step up for me, the Irish team that won had two former Olympians running so it was a high standard and one that I really enjoyed,” he added.