Adkin is top Scot at World mountain running event

Team Borders water splash: Jacob Adkin negotiates the first lap water splash on his way to victory, closely followed by Jack Stanners, with John McLean behind.
Team Borders water splash: Jacob Adkin negotiates the first lap water splash on his way to victory, closely followed by Jack Stanners, with John McLean behind.
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MOORFOOT Runner Jacob Adkin (17) finished a highly commendable eighth while running for Scotland in the World Mountain Running Association International Youth Cup.

Competing in what is effectively the Under 18 European Championships, held in Gap, France, Adkin matched his sister Scout’s finishing position in the same event in 2009.

Up against athletes from the traditionally strong mountain running countries such as Turkey, Italy, England, France, Poland, Bulgaria and Russia, as well as the 30 centigrade morning heat, Jacob completed the 5.3km course (335m climb) over two minutes ahead of his two Scotland team-mates in 26th and 27th and only just failed to catch the second of the England runners on the run to the line.

The three strong Scotland team finished sixth overall, one point shy of Russia.