ELLIOT Rutter can run 400 metres in 47.53seconds, making him the fastest in his age group in the country.

He was among those recognised at the 2014 Pride of Somerset Youth Awards.

The 18-year-old from Wells has his sights set on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

He won a gold medal in the England Schools Championships in Birmingham – and followed that with a bronze medal at the European Junior Championships in Italy as part of the British relay team.

During his school Christmas holidays he won gold at the South of England Indoor championships – which is where he set a 400-metre record for the Under- 20s age group.

The awards are run by the Rotary Club of Taunton, your Somerset County Gazette, Bridgwater Mercury, Chard and Ilminster News, Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News and local radio station BBC Somerset.

A prize fund came from sponsorship from the Rotary Club, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, Somerset Cricket Museum and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service Certificates were presented at Somerset College’s conference centre in Taunton, which was provided free by the college.

To watch video footage from the ceremony, which took place on March 7, see below.