07 September 2017 British Long Jump Trio Compete At Great North CityGames NewcastleGateshead

GREAT Britain's Jazmin Sawyers, Shara Proctor and Lorraine Ugen will be the ones to watch in the Great North CityGames long jump competition on the Newcastle quayside.

The trio will compete on the bespoke arena on the banks of the Tyne in the free-to-spectate athletics event on Saturday afternoon.

Sawyers, the European and Commonwealth silver medallist will line up alongside Proctor, world silver medallist and Ugen, European indoor silver and world indoor bronze medallist.

Ugen's season best of 6.78 places her favourite in the women's long jump ahead of Proctor's 6.73, but will face competition on an international level from Ksenija Balta of Estonia who has jumped 6.58 so far this year.

On the other side of the Millennium Bridge, the men's pole vault will take place on Baltic Square. British interest comes in the form of Commonwealth silver medallist Luke Cutts, and Charlie Myers, while French pair Stanley Joseph and Mathieu Collet will be the ones to watch.

With a range of events on offer from 100m sprints to the one-mile distance, and including pole-vault and long jump in a specially constructed multi sports arena on the banks of the Tyne, the Great North CityGames kicks off a weekend of first-class sporting action which encompasses the Simplyhealth Junior and Mini Great North Run, the Simplyhealth Great North 5k and finishes with the world-famous Simplyhealth Great North Run on the Sunday.

The athletics action is free to watch, no ticket is required, and the event is broadcast live on BBC One from 1.15pm.

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