Jacob wins World Cup race in Italy; Sarah marathon PB

Monday 10th October 2022

Photo via WMRA

Report on the World Mountain Running Association website

Jacob and Scout Adkin are headed for the World Mountain Running Champs in Thailand next month – and they will do so in good form after fine performances in a World Cup race over the weekend.

Jacob indeed took the victory in the Chiavenna-Lagunc VK (Vertical Kilometre) event in Italy.

‘It was a proper lung-bursting, throat-burning course and a strong test before the World Champs,’ said Jacob, with Scout taking seventh place in the Women’s race.

‘Nice to feel things aligning against and super chuffed to win in a top field.’

Jacob’s victory in 32:11 – 1:56 outside the course record – represented a great comeback to the top of the sport after breaking an ankle this year and then Covid affecting his build-up to the Europeans this summer.

Scots picked for Thailand


Sarah Inglis in action at Birmingham 2022 in the 5000m final (photo by Bobby Gavin)

America-based Scot Sarah Inglis has improved her marathon PB again with a strong run in Chicago.

Sarah took ninth place in the prestigious Chicago Marathon with a run of 2:29.37 seconds. That was a slight improvement on the 2:29.41 Sarah ran in 2020 and which placed her seventh on the Scottish all-time list.

The Lothian Running Club athlete represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in both the 10,000m and the 5000m, finishing ninth and seventh resepctively.

Sarah is part of the scottishathletics Marathon Project and there have been solid performances so far this month from the likes of Weynay Ghebreselasie, Callum Hawkins, Adam Craig and Derek Hawkins.

Also in Chicago, Marcus D’Agrosa of Gala Harriers was the first Scot home (and fifth British athlete) home in 2:30.57. That was a fine PB run from Marcus.


Tags: hill running, Jacob Adkin, Sarah Inglis, Scout Adkin

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