GIGGLESWICK School pupil, Euan Brennan, 16 from Blubberhouses, Otley, has gained automatic selection to represent England in the European Mountain Running Youth Cup.

This comes after he won the U19 England selection race at Hutton Roof in May.

The race will be held in Italy on June 26 and Euan will be part of a team of four.

Euan said: "I went to the race hoping to get into the top four so to have won feels really good.

"The whole team are pretty close as we have been racing together all season so going to Italy should be fun! It feels like such an achievement after I missed the trial race last year."

Shortly after England Athletics confirmed Euan’s selection he and fellow school pupil Tom Humphries, 16 from Hesket Newmarket, ran in the final race of the FRA English Championships. Euan finished first in the league and so is officially the U17 English Fell Champion and Tom finished seventh.

Director of Sport at Giggleswick School, Dan Cook, said: "Both boys have trained incredibly hard and had a terrific running season.

"Everyone is very proud of them and we are delighted Euan is representing England, he really deserves it.