ADAM Wilson is hoping his injury worries are firmly behind him after racing to a morale-boosting victory in the Bradley Stoke 10k road race.
The Bristol & West AC runner (pictured below) won convincingly in a time of 34mins 22secs, over a minute clear of clubmate and first veteran Stephen Honight (35:32) with Jack Pitcher of Emersons Green Running Club third (35:52).
The win should certainly give Wilson a lift after enduring two injury-ravaged years.
He first suffered a metatarsal stress fracture in February 2021 that put him out of action for four months and then as he was getting back to fitness was rocked by a second stress fracture in his femur in October 2021 – shortly after clocking a PB of 32:48 in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k.
That wrote off the rest of the year and Wilson has only been back in full training for a month or so now and will be looking to get back to peak fitness in time for the autumn.
Jessica Mackie made it a B&W double by winning the women’s race (37:43) from Emily Pitcher of EGRC (41:01) with Margaret McLachlan third and first veteran over 55 (43:46).