Lee McConnell returns to training nine weeks after new baby

Scottish athlete Lee McConnell has taken her first steps towards competing in the Commonwealth Games following pregnancy.

The 35-year-old trained in Glasgow on Tuesday for the first time since having a baby just nine weeks ago.

The 400m runner is hoping she can regain fitness quickly enough to make the Scottish team.

"If the Commonwealth Games weren't in Glasgow then I wouldn't contemplate trying to get back," she said.

"But I was born and raised in Glasgow and I still live in the city so it'd be a shame to miss it.

"It's going to be a challenge. I haven't set myself any time targets or anything like that or a deadline as to whether to make the decision or not.

"The plan is just to come back gradually, not put any pressure on myself and I think only time will tell if it's going to be manageable or not."

McConnell won a Commonwealth Games silver medal in the 400m in 2002 and picked up a bronze four years later when switching to the 400m hurdles.

She finished a disappointing fifth in the final of the 200m and fourth in the 400m in Delhi in 2010.