Grand prix second again for Kerry-Liam

Local Masters International runner Kerry-Liam Wilson finished second place for the second consecutive year in the Scottish Athletics Road Race Grand Prix.

Kerry-Liam successfully defended the 5k, 10k and 10 mile titles and was runner up in the half marathon, but with a gastrocnemius injury the Girvan based runner had to miss the last event which was the Loch Ness marathon where a title win would have seen him share joint spot with Grand Prix winner Dermott Cummins of Corstorphine AC.

Kerry-Liam added: “I tried everything possible to get my on the start line of Loch Ness but time ran out for me so I had to make the decision by the Thursday to opt out of the race.

“It may have seemed better at times but there was no way it would sustain 26.2 miles let alone on a tough course like Loch Ness.”

Mike Johnston, Endurance Head Coach for Scottish Athletics said: “Although second two years on the bounce Kerry-Liam has shown a lot of younger guys that age doesn’t matter when it comes to racing.

“He was top master last year across the board and has extended that excellence to a wider scale with his two British titles.

“Missing out on the marathon may be harsh on Kerry but I’m sure all those 100+ mile weeks will come in handy soon enough when he’s back competing.”