NATHAN Douglas says it would be a bonus to match a national record this weekend as he eyes qualification for the IAAF World Championships.

The 36-year-old is among six Oxfordshire athletes competing in Birmingham.

Victory at the British Championships on Sunday would see Douglas land an eighth gold medal, drawing him level with Fred Alsop, Francis Agyepong and Phillips Idowu as the nation’s most successful triple jumper.

But top of the agenda for the Oxford City AC athlete is booking his place in the Great Britain team for the World Championships in Doha, which take place from September 27-October 6.

To qualify, he must jump 16.95m and finish in the top two, however a place in the history books has not escaped the two-time Olympian’s interest.

“I was aware of it,” said Douglas, who won his first national gold medal in 2004 and is in contention for a third outdoor title in four years.

“I think it would be a bonus really, I can’t say that’s something which is at the forefront of my mind.”

Douglas, who has jumped 16.88m this year, added: “I’m feeling good.

“I’m excited and looking forward to competing in Birmingham again. That title is up for grabs and I’m raring to go.

“I really do love these championships.

“That home crowd vibe, a lot on the line – there’s always a qualifier for a major championships.

“People who love to perform tend to thrive in that scenario.”

Four Oxfordshire athletes take to the track and field on Saturday.

Radley AC’s Kathryn Woodcock competes in the discus, former Banbury Harrier Kyle Ennis goes in the 100m, Abingdon AC’s Ben Claridge lines up in the 400m heats, with City’s Hannah England also hoping to progress in the 1,500m.

Ennis is also in action in the 200m on Sunday, with City’s Alice Hopkins in the long jump.

Claridge and England’s respective finals are also on the final day of the championships.