GALLERY: Successful Enniskillen 10K ‘showcases the town

THE Enniskillen Running Club said they were ‘overwhelmed by the support’ that they received as the much-anticipated 10K run and walk returned to the town in style on Saturday morning.

Over 1,000 people, from Fermanagh and across the neighbouring areas, took part in the 10K run and walk, with large crowds lining the streets to cheer on the many participants.

John Doherty from Finn Valley AC won the event in a time of 32:00. The first woman home was Enniskillen’s Nadine McIntyre who finished in a strong time of 40:03.

Chairman of Enniskillen Running Club, Ian Birney, was delighted with the success of the Enniskillen 10K which he hailed as one of the most successful events to date in the town.

“We’re ovwehelmed by the support we got from the runners and walkers and the people of Enniskillen who came out and supported them along the route,” Mr Birney told the Herald.

“We were delighted that the sponsors came on board and trusted us to bring the event of its size in Enniskillen.”

The Enniskillen 10K is very much a key fixture in the sporting calendar in the town. Mr Birney hopes that the event will continue to develop and grow.

“It showcases the town. To start off in Enniskillen Castle, the backdrop is the starting place for the event,” he said.

“My vision was to bring the 10K back starting off from the Castle, run it through Castle College and make it a real community event – the club feels that we done that.”


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