Athletics: Ennis-Hill on track for return at end of month

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Jessica Ennis-Hill is on course to make her return at the European Combined Events Challenge in Tallinn at the end of the month.

The Olympic heptathlon champion has missed two scheduled events recently after discomfort in the area around her Achilles tendon.

However, she’s back in training at the English Institute of Sport and her coach Toni Minichiello said it’s likely she’ll make the event in Estonia on June 29 and 30.

He said: “Definitely, with the way things are responding at the minute, I don’t see that as being a problem.”

Another Minichiello trained athlete, Katy Clark (City of Sheffield), had a fine run to take second place in the 100 metres hurdles at the England Under 20 Championships held at Bedford over the weekend.

There were near misses for Ben Shields (City of Sheffield) and Jack Houghton (Doncaster), both finishing fourth. Shields clocked 10.48 in the final of the 100 metres after winning his heat in a personal best of 10.4. Houghton ran a superb 50.66 for the 400m hurdles.

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