Gold at Horwich festival for Kerry-Liam

Kerry Liam at the running festival
Kerry Liam at the running festival

The Festival of Racing in Horwich near Bolton held the British Masters Athletic Federation 5k championships.

Local runner Kerry-Liam took the race victory in 15:39 giving the Scottish Masters Internationalist runner the gold medal in the M40-44 age category.

Kerry-Liam missed the race last year due to marathon involvement and made up on being second here two years ago by taking control of the race on the second of the three lapped course with each lap finishing on an uphill.

Kerry-Liam said: “Two years ago I was out sprinted on the last section and wanted to make sure that didn’t happen again.

“At the start of the third lap I push the pace again to try and stretch the guys behind me and it worked as I won by seven seconds.”