Second place in the Junior Men's (U20) UK Trials on Saturday at Whinlatter near Keswick guarantees Jacob Adkin automatic selection for the GB&NI team for the European Mountain Running Champs in Gap in France in July. WELL DONE JACOB! After a steady start on the first lap of the two-lap 8.7k/420m course, Jacob made up good ground on the second ascent, overtaking six rivals to move into 2nd place towards the top and managing to hold on strongly on the descent by 2 seconds come the line for a finishing time of 35.36 and the second of the two automatic selection spots. The GB&NI team will number four with two more places due to be decided by the selectors.
Big sis Scout was also in action in the same race which was a combined Junior Men/Senior Women's race, the latter doubling not only as their European Trial but also the Senior Women's Home International. Scout had a decent run for 12th place (3rd Scot) in 41.28 and was first home in the U23 category, helping Scotland to 2nd place behind England.
Some good snaps on the Woodentops website.