JESSICA Judd failed to advance from her 5,000m heat at the World Championships.

The 24-year-old, who is from Canvey Island, had been hoping to work her way through into the final in Doha.

But, after a strong start, Judd slipped to finish 11th in the standings in a time of 15 minutes and 51.48 seconds.

And the former Castle Point School pupil remains proud of her season.

“This year has gone much better than expected so I wasn’t really putting any pressure on myself,” Judd told British Athletics before her race got underway.

“I’m excited to be here.”

Judd had previously raced at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships.

But her latest appearance capped an impressive season.

“I had done the 5k before but not really as my primary distance,” said Judd.

“I prefer the 5k training and I just said to my dad about maybe trying it out.

“Winning the World University Games was a great start and that set the season up quite nicely.

“It’s gone from strength to strength since then and the trials was probably the best race I’ve run in quite some time.

“Coming here is just a bonus. I’m proud whatever and then I’ll continue to build towards the Olympics in Tokyo.”

And Judd is now enjoying racing over the longer distance.

“I loved the 1500m but I like the idea of having a race that goes over 10 minutes,” said Judd.

“You can commit 100 per cent and it feels like I’m testing myself. I’m enjoying it.”