The Müller British Athletics Championships comes to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham this weekend, where as well as medals, spots at the IAAF World Championships will be up for grabs.

Speaking ahead of the action on Saturday and Sunday, triple jumper Nathan Douglas is looking forward to testing himself against the best in Britain.

“I always love competing at a British Championships, it’s always something I look forward to in a season,” Douglas, 36, said.

“It’s an event that is obviously very important for us as athletes because this is where we now go and qualify for the World Championships.”

The IAAF World Championships begin in Doha on the 27th September, and Douglas will be hoping for a solid performance in Birmingham to carry through to Doha in September.

“Hopefully I can go there and come at least top two, but obviously my aim will be to win it as usual.

I think if I can go and win it, it will be my eighth British title, so it would be brilliant to be able to get that and get on the plane to Doha.”

With the Tokyo Olympics little over a year away, final preparations are coming thick and fast for Douglas, who reached the long jump final at both the Glasgow and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

“Obviously being one year away from the Olympic Games, all of these things are starting to ramp up too, so it will be really great to get back onto the world scene, compete in Doha, and then think towards the Olympic Games in Toyko.”