Wednesday 24 July 2019

Jacob on top of Europe

Just using this post to collect the info in the various threads on facebook:

Length: 10.1km | Ascent/Descent: +1030m/-45m
Jacob ADKIN time 53:21 winning by 25sec

The Euro Mountain Running Champs were uphill only which is Jacob's forte having recently convincingly won both the UK trials and the Mont Blanc Vertical Kilometer in Chamonix, and on his way to world 6th place last year he was 2nd European so a real prospect.
Footage of crossing the line and interview here: 
Scottish Athletics:

Scottish athlete JACOB ADKIN took gold today at the European Mountain Running Championships in Zermatt in Switzerland.
It was a superb run by Jacob, who was sixth in the Worlds last year at Senior Men's level and grew up representing Moorfoot Runners and Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds.
And there were team golds for GB and NI for the very first time in these champs with Robbie Simpson in 7th and Andy Douglas in 9th.
Congratulations to Jacob and his family and coach on a remarkable achievement and the other athletes, too, on a superb representation for hill running in Scotland.