He didn't get one of the two automatic selections from today's GB Trials race for the European Mountain Running Champs in Madeira in July but hopefully Jacob Adkin's 3rd place will be good enough for one of the other two selected places in the GB U20 team.
Not at his best today with a double stitch, headache and not suited by a weather-shortened uphill only course nearly 2km less than intended, Jacob hopefully has scope to improve on today's performance if he is indeed selected for what would be his third GB vest.
Also running today was Lucas Cheskin who had a confidence boosting run after two recent stomach cramp related "jog-ins" at Ben Lomond and Gypsy Glen. After a sensible cautious start, Lucas finished strongly to close in on the main group and again was probably not suited by the shortened course.
Official results awaited.