The Enniskillen 10K Road Race and Leisure Walk celebrated its tenth year with another bumper crowd taking part in the event. Almost 800 athletes, fun runners and walkers tackled the scenic route around the town before crossing the finish line at the Lakeland Forum on Saturday afternoon.

Organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and in partnership with Enniskillen Rotary Club and the National Trust, the day once again proved a huge success as runners and walkers turned out in huge numbers. From the start line at the Lakeland Forum, the 10 kilometre course took the participants around the grounds of Castlecoole and past the Ardhowen Theatre before a leg sapping climb led them to Derrychara playing fields and finally back to where they started at the Lakeland Forum.

Omagh runner Stephen Duncan proved to be in a class of his own at the front of the field as he repeated his 2012 Enniskillen victory, crossing the finish line in 32 minutes and 16 seconds, almost three minutes clear of the chasing pack. Irvinestown runner Stephen Cassidy claimed the honour of being the first Fermanagh man home as he took second overall, a minute ahead of Brian Young who completed the podium.

Conor Maguire was the quickest of the 20 to 24 year old age category in fourth, with Oliver Kane repeating his fifth place finish of last year. Seamus Melanophy won the 45 to 49 age category and finished in eleventh overall, while at the younger end of the age scale James Boyle took the award for the quickest under 19 runner, finishing 16th overall with a time of 39 minutes and 36 seconds. Jim Breen proved that age is no barrier by emerging victorious in the 60+ section with an impressive time of 41 minutes and 38 seconds which earned him 28th overall.

Paul Mulgrew was the winner in the 50 to 59 age category with a time of just over 42 minutes.

Donna Evans from Finn Valley AC dominated the women’s race in much the same fashion as Stephen Duncan did the mens, winning with a time of 39 minutes 47 seconds. Second spot went to local runner Karen Dolan who was three and a half minutes adrift.

Claire Cummings completed the top three, just edging out Caitlin McBrien on the finish line.