Jessica Ennis eyes another flying start in Glasgow

Jessica Ennis is looking to start next season in the same emphatic fashion as she did this one ahead of her bid for another gold medal at the European Indoor Championships in Paris in March.

The world and European champion will take on Lolo Jones over the 60 metres hurdles at the Aviva International Match in Glasgow next month, looking to repeat the shock win she achieved over the American last January.

Ennis set a new British record of 7.97 seconds as she beat the world indoor champion at Kelvin Hall and she hopes another impressive showing will stand her in good stead to add the European pentathlon crown to the world title she won in Doha in March.

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"I'm well into my training now and looking forward to the indoor season, at least you know the snow can't affect the track," said Ennis, who will also compete in the long jump at the event on 29 January.

"It was a great start to the season this year, captaining the Aviva GB and NI team to our win at Kelvin Hall and I'd love to have the opportunity to do the same again.

"I couldn't have asked for a better start to the year than with two wins in Glasgow (she also tasted victory in the high jump] and obviously the one over Lolo received a lot of attention, but she is a hurdles specialist and because of that I don't consider her as a direct competitor; it's completely different.

"I'm looking forward to lining up in the hurdles again with her, but ultimately it is one of five events I am looking to fine-tune ahead of the European Indoor Championships."

Jones bounced back from her loss to Ennis to retain her world 60m hurdles title, and is looking forward to lining up against the Sheffield athlete again. "I had a really close race with Jessica this year," said the 28-year-old.

"I know it's going to be another exciting race. The Aviva International Match kick-started my season this year and I'm hoping that it will do the same in January."

The pair will also go head-to- head at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on 19 February, when Ennis will also race over 60m.

Jones added: "The city will be the base for the US track and field team during 2012 so it will be great to compete there, hopefully a couple of times next year, and get the home crowd supporting the international athletes."

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Canada's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, the Olympic and world indoor bronze medallist, will also be in the 60m hurdles field in Birmingham.