Hartlepool heptathlon star Ashleigh Wood helps Gateshead Harriers to prestigious national finals

Ashleigh Wood in action.
Ashleigh Wood in action.

The heptathlon is one of the most difficult in women’s athletics and Hartlepool star Ashleigh Wood has put herself up against the best in the country.

The 19 year-old helped Gateshead Harriers to the Northern Athletics Junior League title which provided the opportunity to compete in the National Finals.

Hartlepool athlete Ashleigh Wood.

Hartlepool athlete Ashleigh Wood.

Ashleigh travelled to Derby with high hopes and put on one of the shows of the season.

She told SportMail: “I was really happy with my performance.

“With the results that came in and how the overall day went for the team, it was a fantastic event for everyone involved.”

Read More of Ashleigh’s comments in today’s Sportmail.