MOST children are proud to have their artwork displayed on the family fridge or, even better, on a classroom display at school.

But one youngster from Southampton has hit the jackpot by designing a medal that will be seen by hundreds of people.

Jacob Wynne, nine, entered a competition to design the medal for the children’s fun run at this year’s ABP Southampton Marathon.

And after scouring hundreds of entries judges chose his as the winner.

His picture of runners passing through The Bargate will take pride of place on the medals given to runners in the one mile family fun run on April 22.

Jacob, a member of 1st Southampton Cubs, said: “I was very surprised when I found out I had won the medal competition as I don’t usually win anything. I can’t wait to do the Mile Fun Run and get my winning medal.”

But the Maybush youngster is no stranger to the ABP Southampton Marathon, having volunteered as an ‘ABP Milemaker’ in previous years and tasked with cheering on runners at each mile and keeping them motivated with everything from inspiring placards to sweets and water.

Kate Budd, his cub leader, said: “I am very proud of Jacob for winning the medal competition. He put a lot of thought into his design including a local landmark and colourful writing.”

The ABP Southampton Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 22 and will see around 10,000 runners pound the pavements. It features a 10k, half marathon and children's mile fun run as well as a full marathon. All races start and finish in the heart of Southampton’s city centre with the run course taking in iconic local landmarks including the Bargate, Itchen Bridge, Riverside Park and the Common before reaching a stunning finish by the Guildhall in the city centre.

Last year a huge 10,000 runners signed up and people have until March 15 to get their entries in for this year's event.