Pole vault star Adam Hague missed the UK Indoor Athletics Championships in Birmingham as a precautionary measure. The City of Sheffield and Dearne vaulter suffered bruising to his back which left him sore but fears of a major injury were allayed when he came through a training session on Saturday unscathed.
In his absence, Middlesbrough’s Charlie Myers won the pole vault title in Birmingham – his first UK indoor crown. But he failed to beat the qualifying height for the European Indoor Championships which will be held in Glasgow next month.
Hague has already beaten the 5.65m standard and will almost certainly be selected.