Ennis unhappy despite gold

Jessica Ennis competes in the long jump on her way to victory during the Northern Athletics Championships at SportCity, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 19, 2011. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire.
Jessica Ennis competes in the long jump on her way to victory during the Northern Athletics Championships at SportCity, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday June 19, 2011. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire.
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Jess Ennis is her harshest critic and so it proved after taking gold and silver in Manchester.

Sheffield’s heptathlon superstar won the long jump with a leap of 6.24 metres and finished runner-up in the javelin (44.81m) in the Northern Outdoor Championships.

But she was far from impressed.

“It wasn’t brilliant. I’d have liked to have jumped better ... I was a bit flat and I wasn’t overly happy with the distance. There are certainly things to work on.”

City of Sheffield’s Steve Evison won the 800 metres in 1min 51.23 seconds, edging out Rotherham’s Rhian Nastey while clubmate Matt Hudson retained his 110 metres hurdles title in 14.09 seconds.

Karla Drew and Kelly Clark struck gold in the high jump (1.65m) and Under-20 hurdles (14.48 secs) respectively.

Hallamshire Harriers Hatti Dean was forced to pull out of the European Team Championships in Stockholm. She had to be replaced in the steeplechase after suffering an unspecified injury.