JESS Mayho says he has enjoyed a dream season after being crowned the best of British.

The 26-year-old won the hammer throw at the Muller British Athletics Championships with 64.79 metres.

She beat off stiff competition from six others in the event held at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham.

Representing Birmingham-based club Birchfield Harriers, Mayho, who comes from a well-known sporting family in Keighley, saw three of her six throws disqualified. Her first attempt was scrubbed off, while she recorded 59.25 in her second, her eventual winning throw of 64.79 in her third, followed by two disqualified efforts, rounding off her attempts with 64.69.

She would eventually beat second-placed Annabelle Crossdale, of Nottinghamshire, who herself recorded a personal best of 61.95.

Her second city victory continued Mayho's impressive momentum as she threw three PBs at last month's Manchester International, with a best of 66.44 taking her to ninth on the UK all-time rankings. She also has eyes on the 2022 Commonwealth Games as she is currently ranked sixth in the Commonwealth.

She will close her successful season tomorrow night when she takes part in the Sithonia Throwing Meeting in Halkidiki-Nikiti, Greece.

The former Parkside School student, who visits schools around Yorkshire to help inspire the next generation of hammer throwers, said: "It's been a bit of a dream of a season.

"I was really chuffed with how I did at the British Athletics Championships, it was a rollercoaster of emotions. I know I could have thrown further. I always want more.

"It came off such a high at the Manchester International, representing England, I threw a big distance there.

"The key for me is consistency. It's great for me to throw a big one but I've got to back it up as well."

After such a great campaign, Mayho is set for a brief rest before she gears up for her winter training programme ahead of the 2020 season.

She added: "I've got a couple of weeks down time and then it's winter training for me. I want to come back refreshed. I want to be ready for the European Winter Throw Cup in March next year.

"I have goals in mind for next year. To represent Great Britain and England is an absolute honour. I want to keep doing that. The sport is getting bigger. We have 16 girls throwing over 60 metres. We have that strength in numbers.

"It's really good to see the sport getting exposure."

It is further success for Mayho this season after she made her Great Britain debut in the European Throwing Cup in Samorin, Slovakia in March. Here, she achieved a then PB of 63.69 and came 25th in Europe. She qualified for the Great Britain team following performances in Loughborough and Portugal.

Mayho also achieved another PB of 63.79 in May while representing England at the Loughborough International.

She juggles training twice a day, six days a week with her full-time job at the University of Leeds.

While training in Leeds, she sets up her mobile phone or tablet on a tripod and has FaceTime video calls with her Portugal-based coach. Her coach asks her to move the tripod around to give her pointers on her technique.