Two bouts of shin splints over the winter/spring have curtailed Jacob Adkin's winter training and early season race plans, but with all being well over the last few weeks (including his Salomon Academy training camp in the Bavarian Alps which you can read about via the link below) he made a return to racing on Saturday in the Glas Tulaichean uphill only race over 7.2km/670m, running out a comfortable winner by over two minutes. Recent Gypsy Glen 3rd Alexander Chepelin was nearly six minutes back in 5th and Gala's Fergus Johnston was 7.14 behind in 7th. Jacob's time of 36.31, whilst over two minutes off Bobby Quinn's course record from 1997, was only 14 seconds slower than Robbie Simpson's winning time from 2013. Not a bad effort for his first race back!
Jacob's Salomon Academy blog