Hazel hails indoor best

England's Louise Hazel celebrates winning the Heptathlon after the 800m event of the Women's Heptathlon during Day Six of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Dehli, India. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 9, 2010. See PA Story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/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 celebrates winning the Heptathlon after the 800m event of the Women's Heptathlon during Day Six of the 2010 Commonwealth Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Dehli, India. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 9, 2010. See PA Story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

LOUISE Hazel continued her build up to the London Olympics this summer by taking two events in Sheffield at the weekend.

She was competing in the Aviva Indoor UK Trials & Championships and may have only finished eighth in the shot putt, but was still pleased to come away with a personal indoor best throw of 12.30 metres which was only .07 metres outside the throw in the competition at the Commonwealth Games in 2010.

The March athlete said: “It was not a bad result and there is plenty more to come.”

Her 60 metres hurdles did not go well when she failed to qualify for the final when only third in her heat in a time of 8.57 seconds after hitting a hurdle compared to a 8.38 performance a week earlier.

The Commonwealth heptathlon champion will compete at one more indoor meeting and insists finding form to take into the outdoor season tops her list of priorities.

She said: “Overall it is a good start to the year. I have put in a lot of strength work so I am feeling that at the moment in my body, hence the slow and sluggish starts.

“I have one more indoor meeting and will then focus on the outdoor season.

“The Olympics are always in the back of your mind but the main focus is seeing where I am at with things like the technical aspects of my events.”