Weightman eyes a place at Worlds

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Laura Weightman of Great Britain competes in the Women's 1500m Semifinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Laura Weightman of Great Britain competes in the Women's 1500m Semifinals on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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Laura Weightman is gearing up to defend her women’s 1500m UK crown this weekend, and book a spot at August’s IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

The 22-year-old from Lesbury will be racing at the Sainsbury’s British Championships, in Birmingham, which start today.

Her 1500m heat is scheduled for just after 4pm on Saturday. The final will begin at 3.38pm on Sunday.

The competition will attract Britain’s best athletes, with places at Moscow up for grabs.

There will be coverage of the Midlands event on the BBC.