Kerry-Liam takes international gold

On a beautiful crisp morning in Cardiff last Saturday local runner Kerry-Liam Wilson donned his International Scottish Master vest and set upon tackling the guys from the other home nations.

Runners from England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the host country Wales competed for that all important British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Champion title.

Kerry-Liam just like last year in Belfast set out with the lead group and held on until the last lap and came home in sixth place overall just 24 seconds behind the winner.

In Kerry-Liam’s age group, the M40, just 12 seconds separated the three medal positions with gold and silver medals going England’s way with Chris Greenwood and Mark Johnson taking gold and silver respectively and Kerry-Liam taking the bronze medal.

His first medal at this event. Kerry-Liam was first Scottish runner home and led his M40 team to Team bronze medal.

Scottish Masters Team manager Ada Stewart said: “After last year in Belfast we could see Kerry-Liam was a bit upbeat about his performance but with having run a marathon so close to last years event was maybe why?

“But this year with Kerry-Liam missing out on a autumn marathon due to injury we(Team Scotland) knew it would do him the power of good and today it proved so!

“No runner likes to be on the sideline injured but this worked towards not only his own benefit but he led the other guys brilliantly today and everyone went home with something for their hard efforts today!“