Five on the trot for Kerry-Liam

Girvan's Kerry Liam Wilson won his fifth successive Scottish 5k Road Race Masters title the other night at Silverknowes in Edinburgh.
Girvan's Kerry Liam Wilson won his fifth successive Scottish 5k Road Race Masters title the other night at Silverknowes in Edinburgh.

Girvan runner Kerry-Liam Wilson won his fifth successive Scottish 5k Road Race Masters title at Silverknowes in Edinburgh.

Last Wednesday evening saw the second round of the Scottish Athletics Grand Prix, this time the 5k distance at Silverknowes Esplanade in Edinburgh.

For the previous four years, the Masters Gold medal winner has always been local runner Kerry-Liam Wilson and last week was to be no different as Kerry-Liam made it a successive fifth year of winning the title.

Kerry-Liam clocked 15:29 to finish in 22nd place in a very stacked, competitive field with the race being won by Team Scotland Commonwealth Games representative Calum Hawkins in a new course record of 14:16.

Breezy but dry conditions saw over four hundred runners compete in the second round of the Grand Prix. The Grand Prix now takes a break until September where it resumes at Stirling, this time the 10k championships.

Kerry-Liam said: “This is the lowest position I’ve had in this race but can’t complain as the strength and talent ahead was top class.

“Although being first Master and retaining my national title, I won’t score any points for the Grand Prix as it’s just the top twenty that they award points too. That’s the rules as there isn’t a separate Masters scoring system in the Grand Prix. I’ll just need to try harder next year!”