LOCAL Masters International based runner Kerry-Liam Wilson came second in Scottish Athletics Masters Cross Country Championships in Forres at the weekend after a hard-fought battle with Robert Quinn, of Kilbarchan AC.
But Wilson did take his age group national title and the Scottish Veteran Harriers Club Cross Country title for a fourth year.
Last year at Kilmarnock it was Wilson who prevailed, but Quinn proved the strongest this year, but with only six seconds to spare, Quinn clocking 27:21 ahead of Wilson’s 27:27.
Wilson to the front from the gun and had Quinn and a couple of others hot on his heels but Quinn made his move just before the huge hill section that greeted the runners twice and opened a gap which he kept right to the end. Wilson’s club Team Cambuslang took the team gold medal. Girvan AAC had two runners who also made the long journey north for the championships.
Colin Brash (pictured left), in the men’s race with Wilson, came home in 95th place, 20th in the M45 category and Colin’s partner Jo Schreiber came 34th in the ladies event, eighth in her age group.
Brash came home in 36:17 with Schreiber finishing in 28:21.