The club is immensely proud to see Jessica Ennis-Hill win heptathlon gold in the Word Athletics Championships in Beijing. Jess only decided to compete four weeks ago after becoming a mum and returning to training 9 months ago.
She jumped 6.43 metres and threw the javelin 42.51 metres to give her an 86-point lead before the final event, the 800 metres. In this final event she put in a determined display, sprinting past the pre-championship favourite, Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton, down the home straight to win in 2 minutes 10.13sec and finished with 6,669 points.
"This time last year I'd just had my son and now I am world champion. It's just an incredible feeling," Jess told reporters. "It was just a massive surprise just to be here, to be honest. I am really lost for words. "If I had come here and come away with a bronze medal I would have been so, so happy. To have won the gold is even better.”
A great deal of credit needs to go to Jess’s coach Tony Minichiello and the rest of her support team for helping her reach this fantastic achievement.