Five of the region's athletes have been picked in the Great Britain squad for the World Championships in Moscow next month. Olympic Gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill from Sheffield will be hoping her recent ankle injury recovers in time for her to regain the World Heptathlon title.
Laura Weightman - a student at Leeds Met University - will run the 1500m, Susan Partridge, a member of Leeds AC, will compete in the marathon, and Hull sprinter Annabelle Lewis is in the 100 metre relay squad. James Wilkinson from Leeds will take on the 3000 metres Steeplechase.
Sheffield's Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has pulled out of this Thursday's Diamond League meeting in Oslo as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.
The 27-year-old pulled out of Saturday's Women's Athletic League Meeting in Edinburgh on the advice of the UKA medical team but she had been scheduled to compete in the Norwegian capital.
A statement released by her manager revealed Ennis-Hill's foot has been responding well to treatment but she has been advised to rest it further rather than risk aggravating it with only two months to go until the World Championships in Moscow.
Work has started on an athletics stadium for Grimsby after North East Lincolnshire Council secured £150,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England.
The work is expected to be completed early next year and will see a new hammer cage installed, a refurbished shot putt area, a new judging stand together with the relocation of other facilities allowing the site to be used more efficiently.
There will also be improved track lighting allowing all year training and the pole vault will be moved to improve the size of the football pitch. The site’s indoor facilities will receive a new heating system and the changing rooms will benefit from new showers as well as a general face-lift.
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