PEEBLES hill-running siblings Scout and Jacob Adkin were both in action at the British Championships at Sedbergh in the Lake District last weekend.

Scout Adkin took the women’s senior title finishing more than a minute ahead of Katherine Maltby who claimed second place and a significant margin ahead Naomi Leng in third position.

The race was also the trial for the World Mountain Running Championships in Thailand next February and Scout’s victory guarantees her selection for that tournament.

Jacob, however, took fourth place despite an injury which later ended with a hospital visit and an avulsion fracture diagnosis.

He injured his ankle on the first descent but continued and was visibly in pain, hobbling over the finish line.

This contributed to Scotland’s senior men beating England by a single point.

“Fortunately it is not a ‘proper’ broken leg,” he told the Scottish Athletics website.

“I was in a bit of pain but didn’t want to let the team down and it was brilliant for Scotland to get two sets of team golds.

“The diagnosis was that it was a clean little fracture at the end of the bone and I’m not in plaster of anything like that. The doctors think it best to allow me to move it as much as I can.

“I’m hoping to be able to do some cross training soon.”