Jacob helps GB team to bronze

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Moorfoot Runner Jacob Adkin finished in an excellent 6th place for the GB U20 team in the European Mountain Running Championships in Madeira on Saturday.

Keen to improve on his slightly under-par third place showing in the GB selection race, Jacob was home in 51 minutes 27 seconds for the 7.9km uphill only course, just nine seconds adrift of GB lead Max Nichols in fifth.

With third counter Jack Willis 14th that was enough to secure team bronze for the GB boys behind Turkey and Italy, making up for narrowly missing a team medal last year.