JENSON Young won his first ever parkrun at Locke Park on Saturday and followed it up with a win in his more favoured sport the day afterwards.

The 21-year-old, from Hemingfield, is better known for his career on wheels as he was a junior cyclo-cross champion and currently on the books of UCI continental team, Saint Piran.

Jenson said: “I know the parkrun is only for fun but I have to take everything seriously.

“I wanted to give it a go and I enjoyed it. It’s obviously not the same as winning in cycling because that is something I work towards. Running is part of my training and I feel fine after a 100km ride but broken after a 5k run. I am never going to be a runner.”

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The following day, Jenson won in the Yorkshire Criterium cyclo-cross event at Wyke near Bradford.

Missing out on the Tour of Britain road race, which concluded prematurely last week following the death of Queen Elizabeth II was a blow to the youngster.

He added: “I was a bit disappointed to be left out but we had such a strong team but I feel like I could have done well.

“I will be focusing on the national cyclo-cross series now which starts in October.”