VERSATILE athlete Jimmy Lund has been selected for international duty.

The talented 16-year-old has been included in the England team for the International Mountain Running Youth Cup at Jansk Lzne in the Czech Republic on June 25.

Lund first represented England at the Junior Home Internationals last year, where he was part of the gold medal-winning England team. He is a member of the Yorkshire Triathlon Academy and is Northern Schools' cross country champion.

Currently taking his GCSEs at Ermysted's Grammar School, Lund earned his place by finishing fourth in the team trial at Sedbergh last month.

And this Saturday Lund, who lives at Exley Head near Oakworth, will be competing in the British Triathlon Junior Super Series at Leeds.

The Leeds Aquathon is a 750m swim and a 5k run in Roundhay Park, the same venue which will see Lund's hero Alistair Brownlee and the world's top stars compete in the World Series race on Sunday.

Lund will be hoping for a high finish as the event majors on his two strongest disciplines, running and swimming.

Later this summer Lund will be competing in the ASA National Swimming Summer Championships at Ponds Forge, Sheffield on August 2. He has qualified for the 200m breaststroke due to him having a top 40 time in his age group.

He currently swims ten hours a week as a member of City of Bradford Swimming Club under the guidance of head coach Andy Pearce as part of the Bradford Council's Aquatics Competition Programme.

Lund is also a member of Keighley and Craven Athletics Club where he is coached by John Dennis and his cycling tuition is provided by Stuart Rider of Rider's Cycle Centre in Skipton. He trains twice a week with both organisations.