PEEBLES athlete Jacob Adkin claimed gold at the British Mountain Running Championships in the Lake District.

And he's been rewarded with a GB vest for the upcoming World Championships.

The Moorfoot runner enjoyed a successful junior career in the discipline but injury problems over the last couple of years in the seniors has hindered his progression.

However, after some notable wins in Switzerland over the last few months, he was an outside bet for victory last weekend, and he produced when it mattered on home soil.

Ever-present Andrew Douglas – a staple member of the British team in recent years – led the race after the first loop around Latrigg and pushed on during the uphill section up Skiddaw.

However, Adkin ran a well-paced race to overtake him up the climb and hang on for victory to book his place in the team for the World Mountain Running Championships in Andorra next month.

Jacob said: “I was probably the most nervous I’ve been for a race, but knew I had managed to prepare well.

"I managed to steadily progress through the field and get into a good rhythm in the heat up to Skiddaw summit.

"I hadn’t expected that placing, but absolutely thrilled!

"And it was great to replicate the junior girls’ performance with a Scottish one-two with Andy."

Andrew Davies from Stockport was third and his coach Steve Vernon fourth.

European bronze medallist Emma Gould medallist won the ladies race.