Faye on a high in Ireland

Eager to see her outdoor season end on a high, but unavailable for her last competitive opportunity in Scotland due to her 18th birthday celebrations, Peebles long jumper Faye Nicholson accepted an invitation to guest at the Northern Irish Senior Combined Events Championships.

The short flight from Scotland made it possible to reach the international stadium at Belfast’s Antrim Forum within 50 minutes of leaving Edinburgh.

And in ideal jumping conditions against male decathletes, Nicholson produced her performance of the season, with a new legal personal best of 5.85 metres, having only narrowly red-flagged on a 5.90m first-round attempt.

This new best achieves the Power of 10 UK 10 standard for under-20 women and takes Nicholson, who already leads the Scottish U20 rankings by a clear 50cms, to third overall in the Scottish senior rankings this year.