All uphill for Scout

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Hill runner Scout Adkin (Moorfoot) was in action in The Lake District on Saturday in the 2013 Senior Home International.

Running for Scotland against teams from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the 19-year-old from Peebles finished 10th from 21 top runners in the field.

The uphill race over 8.7km from Keswick took in 940m of climb to the summit of Skiddaw and doubled as the UK trial for the European Mountain Running Championships in Bulgaria in July with the cream of Britain’s mountain runners in action. In what was her longest race ascent, Adkin finished in 58 minutes, 46 seconds, and was second in the U23 category to Laura Riches (England) with whom she had yo-yoed until losing out in the final push to the summit.