Hallamshire’s Hatti Dean competes for Great Britain in the European Team Championship in Stockholm at the weekend.
Undisputed British number one in the steeplechase following her fourth place in the European Championships last year, Dean opened her season with a useful 9:37.95 and she should be a big points scorer for the British team although the Russians are traditionally very strong.
Dean is capable of going inside 9:30 to reclaim the British record although tactical races are often the order of the day at this particular meeting.
Jessica Ennis has entered two events at the Northern Championships in Manchester tomorrow and Sunday.
Ennis competes in the long jump and javelin.
The heptathlon superstar has only competed twice in the javelin this year with a best of 44.49.
Formerly her weakest event, she is now a consistent performer and it would be no surprise to see her challenge her personal best of 46.71.
In atrocious conditions last week in New York, her long jump was a modest 6.03 although she beat some good athletes. In Manchester she will be looking for far more than that.
Former Rotherham athlete Louise Bloor (Trafford) defends her titles in the 100 and 200 metres.