Hazel faces hectic spell

England's Louise Hazel with her gold medal after the Heptathlon during Day Seven of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Dehli, India. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 10, 2010. See PA Story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.
England's Louise Hazel with her gold medal after the Heptathlon during Day Seven of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Dehli, India. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday October 10, 2010. See PA Story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

MARCH athlete Louise Hazel is looking to produce her best ever performance in the heptathlon next week at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea.

The 25-year-old faces a hectic schedule with seven events over next Monday and Tuesday but she has proved in the past that the big occasions bring out the best in her. She certainly proved that point in the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last October when she took the gold medal.

Louise has already improved on her points score since then with a personal best of 6,166 points in Germany earlier this summer which gave her an Olympic A standard qualifier. Even then she still felt there was better to come and said: “I’ve got to get a PB at the worlds – if I can put 100 points on my best then I’ll be over the moon and doing a jig.

“It would give the rest of the girls something to think about and let them know I am a real player if I can push towards those top eight positions.

“They’ll know that we’re going to be producing even better performances on our home turf next year at the London Olympics. When you’re tired after five events under your belt that’s when you need the home support.”