Athletics: Jessica Ennis set for Meadowbank

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Jessica Ennis plans to start her 2013 season at Meadowbank Stadium.

The Olympic heptathlon champion will not compete 
indoors in 2013, but will focus on the World Championships in Moscow this summer.

Ennis’ first competition of the year is likely to be the Edinburgh Women’s League on June 8 and her first heptathlon in Tallinn, Estonia at the end of June.

Ennis said: “After the incredible high of the Olympics and the post-Games celebrations I went back into tough winter training with an open mind on whether or not I would want to compete indoors this year.

“Training has been going well, but I feel that my focus really has to be attempting to win another world title in Russia this summer and not the 
short-term indoor season.”

Head Coach Peter Eriksson said: “Jess is a very mature and seasoned athlete who is focused on performing at her best in major championships.

“We 100 per cent support her decision in this respect.”