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11 May 2015

Ennis-Hill to return to the Loughborough International Athletics meeting

Jess Ennis-Hill has today confirmed that she’s all set to return to the Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) meeting for the first time since 2011.

The London 2012 Olympic champion will aim to do the double at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium on Sunday 17th May, as she lines up in both the long jump and the javelin.

Ennis-Hill returned to competitive action at the weekend in Manchester after two years away from the sport due initially to injury and then with the birth of her first child last year. Ten months later she is back, and placed a very respectable third over 100mH on Saturday showed that she is ready to compete with the best.

The City of Sheffield star is no stranger to competing in Loughborough, having taken part in the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) meeting in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Working with long-term coach Toni Minichiello, Ennis-Hill will return to her tried and tested formula of a long jump and javelin double, which served her so well in the run up to the 2012 Olympics.

Of her return to Loughborough, Ennis-Hill said:

“I am really looking forward to competing in the Loughborough International - it is always a good meet for me at the start of the season. I was happy with my run over the hurdles last Saturday in Manchester and the chance to compete in the long jump and javelin a week later will give us a really clear picture of how things are shaping up.

“It is very good to be back competing again and I hope lots of local people will come and support us all next Sunday.”

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Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

In 2015 the University will open an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University in London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will offer postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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