On Sunday, Girvan based Masters runner Kerry-Liam Wilson secured another excellent run in Inverness with a fourth place finish at the Baxters Loch Ness marathon.
Kerry-Liam finished with a course best time of two hours 28 minutes and 56 seconds.
This is a course best by one minute and 40 seconds which saw Kerry-Liam take senior silver medal in the Scottish Athletics National Marathon Championships and most importantly regained the Masters Gold medal after losing it last year through injury.
The race was won by Salford based Tomas Abu with Patryk Geirjatowic second who won the Scottish Athletics Senior gold medal with 2.22 and 2.24:44 respectively.
Third place went to last year’s winner Tarus Ely in 2.25.
Kerry-Liam added “ felt good throughout the race. The hill at 18 miles was tough but I managed to recover for the even bigger hill at 21 going into 22 miles. After that I felt I was working hard but when I checked the splits it didn’t match what I thought was a decent push towards the finish. However still a course PB and two medals to take home”.
This was the third time Kerry-Liam has finished fourth here at Loch Ness with one third place finish to add to his collection of quaichs.
The race which was also part of the Scottish Athletics Grand Prix sees Kerry-Liam move into second place overall just behind Patryk. With one race to go, the Great Scottish Run this weekend Kerry-Liam can opt out and will still have accumulated enough points to gain third place as the expected field that’s running only one can over take Kerry-Liam. Another success as he’ll be the leading Masters athlete for 2014.