Jess in great shape with PB in final race

Athletics: Results and reports.
Athletics: Results and reports.
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Jessica Ennis confirmed her excellent form ahead of this month’s World Championship by running a personal best at yesterday’s Loughborough Athletics meeting.

Taking part in the 100 metre hurdles the 25-year-old world champion blew away the rest of the field in a time of 12.79 seconds.

It sets up the Millhouses-based Ennis perfectly for defending her title in Daegu, South Korea. She flies out with the British squad to the team’s training camp in Ulsan on Tuesday.

City of Sheffield are at Manchester tomorrow (Sat) for the third round of the British League Premier Division. At the halfway stage the Sheffield team are sixth, two points away from the relegation zone but they are expected to haul themselves well clear after tomorrow’s match.

Steve Evison, a finalist in the UK 800 metres championship, does that event and he is partnered by Rotherham’s Rhian Hastey, a Sheffield member for higher competition.

Matt Hudson and Roger Skedd form a strong partnership for the 110 metres hurdles with Hudson also doing the 200 metres.

UK champion Lee Doran should win the javelin and, with Tom Peters in the B event, this should be another high scoring event for Sheffield. Jamie Williamson and Daniel Brunt should do well in the shot and discus whilst Luke South (400) and Luke Cutts (pole vault) should also do well.

The final round of the Northern League takes place on Sunday. Division 2EC is at Derby where Barnsley are almost certain to be relegated and Rotherham needing an excellent effort to avoid the drop.

Sheffield will be looking to clinch the title in Division 3EC at Cudworth.