Holly Bleasdale continued her impressive form with victory in the pole vault in 4.71m in the Sainsbury’s Indoor Grand Prix at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.
The former Parklands High School pupil vaulter celebrated a third consecutive jump over 4.70m, suggesting she is finding the consistency to go with her talent ahead of next month’s World Indoor Championship in Poland.
“That was my third consecutive jump over 4.70m and if you’d told me this time last year I’d be in this position I’d have been really happy,” said Bleasdale.
“It wasn’t a great day. I felt a bit rusty and things were a little bit stiff but if I can jump 4.71m on a bad day then I know the 4.80s and 4.90s will come.
“I love it here, this is my favourite place to compete.
“The crowd are amazing. They get behind me and and that gives me a bit of an edge.
“That’s what helped me win so I was really happy with it.”