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  • #68036
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    foxyjarvis
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    Ursus, a tad harsh on Gale to pick out his UK Champs performance. A minor aberration and part of his development as a young athlete. Two years ago he was jumping 1.96, the other week he was very close at 2.34. Denis Doyle is doing marvels since they started working together. He misses out on being a junior next year by two weeks, so I agree he won’t break the UK Junior record although I think he has a reasonable chance of beating Steve Smith’s UK age 19 best.

    #68049
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    LuckySpikes
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    Oh, and what is run vs walk??

    Here’s an explanation of what will happen from LetsRun:
    “This is a unique event with only two entrants: Brits Tom Bosworth and Adam Clarke. The premise is simple. Both men will start at the 200-meter mark. Bosworth, a race walker, will try to walk 1000 meters before Clarke, a distance runner, can run 1400. Bosworth set a world record of 5:31.08 in the one-mile walk last month, which comes out to 3:26 pace for 1000 meters. Clarke, who ran a pb of 3:38.35 in the 1500 in June, is coming off a 3:42.97 1500 in Sopot on Wednesday. We’ll split the difference and say 3:40 for him, which puts him almost exactly level with Bosworth (3:40 1500 pace is 3:25 1400 pace).”

    #68063
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    Another massive throw by Johannes Vetter in Thum (Germany) yesterday – 93.88. Rohler 2nd with 86.21.

    #68330
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    It’s certainly been the year of the Javelin!

    Incredible Javelin contest at the Universiade in Taipei. It all happened in the last 3 rounds with 4 throws over Marius Corbett’s old Universiade record of 86.50.

    Huang threw 86.64 in Round 4 to take the lead. Hoffman threw 88.33 in Round 5 and then in round 6 Cheng, lying in bronze at 84m, threw 91.36. Hoffman with the last throw of the competition then got oh so close throwing 91.07.

    1 Chao-Tsun Cheng (TPE) 91.36 AR CR
    2 Andreas Hoffman (GER) 91.07 PB
    3 Shih-Feng Huang (TPE) 86.64 PB

    Yes, that’s two Chinese Taipei athletes over 86m and Hoffman the latest German to go over 90m. It’s only the 2nd time in history that a throw over 91m hasn’t won the competition (2001 WCh being the other).

    I’ll post a video link later when it’s available – it’s worth seeing the last 3 rounds and the crowd going nuts for their guys.

    #68335
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    LuckySpikes
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    As promised, here’s the link for the Universiade Men’s Javelin today – https://livestream.com/FISU/events/7635203/videos/161866510

    Round 4 starts at 3:45:00. If you just want to see the 91m throws and Cheng’s Tiina Lillak-style celebration (a bit more sedate than Lillak though) then Round 6 starts at 3:59:10.

    #68364
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    In Berlin today –

    1. Asher-Smith 22.41
    2. Ta-Lou 22.44

    600m
    1. Semenya 1.21.77 World Best (previously 1.22.63 Quirot)
    2. Wilson 1.22.39 Second all-time

    1500m
    1. Klosterhalfen 3.58.92
    2. Eilish McColgan 4.01.60 PB, another big step up.

    Plenty of other GB action
    https://www.istaf.de/en/0/live.html

    #68383
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    SteveK26
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    Semenya, it seems, has her own agenda when running 800. Flat to the boards she would surely go well inside 1-55, and is probably capable of a 1-53.

    #68385
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    LuckySpikes
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    New German record in the Steeple in Berlin for Gesa-Felicitas Krause, 9:11.85.

    In other steeple news, after being twice European Junior Champion back in 2007/09, Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal returned to the event at the Norwegian Championships and soloed to a NR, 9:13.35!

    #68386
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    jjimbojames
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    I wonder how either Laura would do in the ‘chase – the need for relatively consistent running might suit their running styles and they have the flat speed

    #68412
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    LuckySpikes
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    Rosie Clarke & Iona Lake were 7th & 8th in the steeple in Zagreb tonight, both with PBs – 9:32.10 and 9:39.03 respectively. Lake’s time broke her Pb by almost 10s.
    Norah Jeruto won in sub-9:05 just like she did 2 days ago in Berlin.

    I wonder how either Laura would do in the ‘chase – the need for relatively consistent running might suit their running styles and they have the flat speed

    Very well I imagine. With mid-8:20s speed Laura Muir could probably crack 9 mins. Weightman, what’s she, an 8:40-ish runner? That should convert to 9:10-9:15.

    #68413
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    treadwater1
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    Another PB for Learmonth, he’s becoming a decent athlete

    #68414
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    I’ve been surprised by Learmonth this season – hats off to him for getting top two at the trials, for running the qualifying time, for getting through the first round in London and now for another PB. It’s interesting that he has flourished since leaving the Loughborough set-up and going back to his old coach. Jess Judd has also improved greatly this season after leaving the Loughborough coaches and being advised by her father. Hmmm…

    #68426
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    I’ve been surprised by Learmonth this season – hats off to him for getting top two at the trials, for running the qualifying time, for getting through the first round in London and now for another PB. It’s interesting that he has flourished since leaving the Loughborough set-up and going back to his old coach. Jess Judd has also improved greatly this season after leaving the Loughborough coaches and being advised by her father. Hmmm…

    Centres of excellence are excellent….if they’re excellent.

    #68461
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    I’m not sure what to make of Laviai Nielson’s season, she ran 52.80 the other night.

    Her 3 fastest times came indoors, she ran the best leg of our relay runners in London – 50.4 and backed it with 51.0 in the final but failed to make the final at the trials. Her outdoor PB dates back to 2015. I do think she’s talented, but she’s worryingly inconsistent

    It’s quite possible she’ll turn out to be a Maslak / Levine style indoor specialist

    #68463
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    SteveK26
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    I hope she never does another indoor season at all.

    #68474
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    Ursus
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    ignore

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 2 weeks ago by Profile photo of ursus ursus.
    #68502
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    Well done Eilish McColgan, a Scottish record and PB in the 5000m 14:48.49, thought it worth a mention!

    #68503
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    SteveK26
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    Well done Eilish McColgan, a Scottish record and PB in the 5000m 14:48.49, thought it worth a mention!

    12 seconds faster than she ran in London.
    I guess that shows how hard it is to run a heat then a final at a Championships.

    Great PB for her, which will surely give her confidence for next year.

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