NATHAN Douglas won triple jump gold at the British Indoor Athletics Championships at the Arena, Birmingham, writes STUART WEIR.

A jump of 16.77 metres in the opening round was enough for the Oxford City star to regain the title, and he was understandably delighted.

“It is nice to be British champion again and especially in Birmingham, where I live,” he said.

“I got a decent opening jump but then I struggled with my run-up and couldn’t find the board.

“I need to be hitting 17 metres because that is when you can call yourself a world class jumper.”

City of Oxford’s Gemma Bridge took silver in the 5,000m race walk with a time of 22mins 48.29secs.

Bridge was promoted when Heather Lewis was disqualified, but was pleased with her performance.

“It’s bitter-sweet to come second when I should have come third, but it’s a really good feeling to have medalled,” she said.

Another City of Oxford athlete, Hannah England, was fourth in the 1500m in 4.18.72.

“I gave it everything,” she said.

Jade O’Dowda (City of Oxford) was fifth in her 60m hurdles heat, with Alice Hopkins (Radley) and Zoe Pollock (City of Oxford) fourth in their races.

Emily Thompson (Banbury) was also fourth in an 800m heat, with Emma Haley, (Radley) finishing sixth.