Enniskillen Running Club held their annual awards on Saturday with Director of Coaching for Athletics NI, Jackie Newtown the special guest.
The evening was a huge success much to the delight of club chairman Stephen Clawson.
“It was a great night,” enthused Stephen. “It was a real coup to get Jackie Newtown to attend and she delivered a highly motivational speech regarding her time in athletics and how she ended up in her current role. Jackie won the Belfast marathon, Cardiff marathon and finished second in the Hong Kong marathon, so it was brilliant to get an insight into her career.” 
Stephen added: “We had a great turnout from our youth section which augurs well for the future and as well as all the awards we thanked Dessie Elton for organising the Enniskillen Spooktacular and coaches Sandra Wilson, Eamonn Monaghan, Heather Williams and Bryony May for all the tireless work they do for the club. I must also thank Norman, Marshall and the staff at the Horseshoe for their super hospitality on the night.” 
At the awards part of the evening, Stephen Cassidy collected the Best Male athlete after a fantastic year that saw Stephen gain his first international vest with Northern Ireland and finish second in the Enniskillen 10K. Runner-up was Dave Slater who produced the third fastest marathon time in his age group in Northern Ireland this year while Michael Walsh took third. 
Ulster Novice Senior Cross Country champion Edel Monaghan won the Best Female athlete following another successful year for Edel who is making the transition from junior to senior athlete with ease and she also represented Ulster. 
Stalwart of the club Karen Dolan was runner up with Heather Williams in third. 
A year of personal bests saw Damian Murray take the Most Improved Male athlete accolade while equally progressive running from Jenny Elliott-York saw her win the Most Improved Female athlete award.