Jacob spies Gap in French race

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While older sister Scout is dominating the mountains at home (see story above) Jacob Adkin, 18, has his sights set slightly further afield.

Competing in his GB junior vest, the Peebles athlete heads for Gap in France this weekend as part of the GB Under-20 team for the European Mountain Running Championships.

Jacob secured his place in the team of four with his runner-up spot in the GB trial race in June.

In May, Jacob attended a home countries hill running training camp – and the preparation paid off when he won the Under-20 gold in the scottishathletics junior championships at Ben Lomond.