Girvan Masters International runner Kerry-Liam Wilson travelled through to the city of Stirling for the Scottish Athletics National 10k Championships and came away with two gold medals on what wasn’t the prettiest of days for anything let alone road racing.
With the race being incorporated into Scottish Athletics Road racing Grand Prix with Kerry-Liam sitting in second place with just two races remaining and earned himself valuable points today but will probably remain in second place as Grand Prix leader Dermott Cummins has faired better in race positions throughout the Grand Prix and no matter what Kerry-Liam does at Loch Ness marathon in two weeks time he will have to settle for second place for the second consecutive year.
Kerry-Liam set off with the main target today of being first Master and if anything else came his way it was a bonus and soon settled into his race and gradually made his way through the field after going through half way in 15:40 by which time he was inside the top ten of the race and was fighting with club mate Robert Gilroy who is also a master and both guys were fighting for the third placed runner which counted towards the team prize and with two hundred metres to go Kerry-Liam found a kick within himself to cross the line just three seconds ahead of Robert to take the Masters gold medal, one which Kerry-Liam has now won three years in a row and also took that third placed counter to help race winner Josh Lilley and third placed runner Tafese Wenege to the team gold medal.Kerry-Liam ran 31:35 to finish in seventh place.
Kerry-Liam said afterwards “ didn’t know what today would bring with the weather but to equal my PB was pleasing especially with the high mileage I’m doing towards Loch Ness two weeks today. And to claim back my Masters title was doubling pleasing as I just missed out on the half marathon title two weeks ago at Elgin.”