A TEENAGE runner has capped an impressive season by winning a prestigious fell face in Cumbria.

Haltwhistle’s Marcus Laws was successful in the U15 category at the Great Westmorland Trail Race at Crosby.

The 14-year-old adds his title to the one he won at the Glendue Fell Race at Slaggyford back in July, and a superb fifth place in the 5k race at last month’s Great North Run.

It’s been quite a year for the pupil at Newcastle’s Royal Grammar School, who is a member of Tynedale Harriers.

Marcus’s dad John said: “There has been a lot of progress for Marcus, and he’s done extremely well.

“Until this year he hadn’t ran a fell race, and he took part in his first 10k at Druridge Bay this summer, and recorded a good time.

“He loves his running and we’re really pleased with him.”

Marcus still has plenty to aim for in 2019, with both the Alwinton Show Fell Race, and the Redcar Running Festival 5k both on his schedule.

John added: “Marcus has been willing to give these events a go, and he’s got his rewards. He just wants to keep working hard and see where it takes him.”

Another highlight of Marcus’s season included winning his class at the Weardale Show race, and finishing second overall.