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  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    As I understand it the selectors for the England Team met yesterday and athletes will be informed by 5pm on the 4th October …

    https://www.englandathletics.org/commonwealth-games

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    talking of qualifying for the Commonwealth Games, you’d have thought it would be interesting for the Power of Ten people to have displayed the standards … it is a small gripe of mine, as I find the Power of Ten an otherwise great resource, but there was a similar delay in uploading the World Championships standards (three ignored emails on the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month ago

    It would be good to keep an eye on what athletes are thinking about with regards to 2018…

    for example, Lily Partridge makes her ambitions known in this link

    Lily Partridge seeks Commonwealths boost in Berlin

    decisions, decisions…

    ps

    Stevek26 … i know you frequent a certain swimming forum, I’m…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    Again, thinking of 2018, what do people consider Desiree Henry should do… listening to her studio interview it seems she recognises she needs to take the confidence of her performance in the relays into her individual events. Now, dont get me wrong, I am no expert, but her technique seems very pronounced to me, as if she has been told to run in…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    I was wondering if PSD had the 400 standard for the CG, and so looked at the selection policy linked to http://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/gold-coast-2018-commonwealth-games-selection-policy

    and it would appear a very tough time, 51.70, which is faster than that required by Team GB for the London World Championships… a typo…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 1 week ago

    You make a very good point about the season down under, Luckyspikes, and that might well fit neatly for athletes selected for the CG.

    I am watching the Great North City Games and I wish some of the post race chat was about plans for 2018, rather than what cake they will be indulging in now the season is over.

    A couple of interesting points……[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Nice anecdote Taffy…

    I think the fact the CG squad is being selected 6 months in advance, with only an indoor season in between, and the pinnacle of that season being a home World Championships (and I am sure UK Athletics keen for a good showing), adds a different nuance in my view… Those selected for the CG will surely be using the indoors…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    which policy are you referring to, Hayden?

    I was looking at the England Athletics Selection Policy …

    http://www.englandathletics.org/library-media/documents/England%20Athletics%202018%20Commonwealth%20Games%20Selection%20Policy%20FINAL%20-%20Oct%202016.pdf

    so the way read it, with selection on 2 October, the indoor season will have no…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The selection of the England team for the Commonwealths is on the 2nd October 2017, almost 6 months in advance … it seems very early, especially if, as you say, other countries like Australia are declaring just a few weeks before the games… this rather precludes anyone coming through the indoor season with great performances, who hadn’t…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    A fair comment about Nielsen, and I hope she does make her mark outdoors, her relay splits suggest to me there is more to come, and that she is a ‘chaser’, which is no bad thing …

    A good point about Weightman, so maybe a small amendment to the team, and the 1500/3000 is bound to see someone emerge from the chasing pack to take a slot at the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    some interesting thoughts, Irishman.

    I have always felt the Commonwealth Games are more ‘relaxed’ towards which ‘nations’ an athlete might represent and would anticipate the likes of Zarnel Hughes (Angullia) and Delano Williams (Turks and Caicos island) being able to represent their land of birth, if selected and available.

    Not sure if Shara…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    In fact, the selection for England Athletes for the Commonwealth Games is on the 2nd October, with a maximum team size of 75 (caveats apply), so that might answer some questions sooner rather than later …

    Presumably athletes are making selectors aware if they are not interested in going, like Muir (yes, I know she is Scottish), and I wonder…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Next season certainly poses a lot of questions. Had the World Indoors not been in the UK, it may not have had the same allure … but I reckon athletes like Pozzi might see it as an opportunity to redeem himself.

    The Commonwealths, coming so early in the year, certainly before the outdoor season gets going, must need a step change in athlete…[Read more]

  • started the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Reading about Asha Philips looking forward to the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham 2018 (which will be staged between March 1-4) it made me think n general about the British athletes’ schedule for next year, what with the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast between 4 and 15 April.

    What will be behind individual decisions, it is a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 month, 2 weeks ago

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

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 months ago

    Enjoying your assessment, Mysterybrick …

    if I may add…

    Reece Prescod: B+ Followed his career from 3 seasons back and very excited, especially over 200m. Yes, a PB and aWC finalist marks a very good start to what I hope is an exciting journey.
    James Dasaolu: C He must be looking over his shoulder and seeing a lot of young talent coming…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    I have said this before and will say again…

    The events of the decathlon/heptathlon, with their associated points, is the perfect basis for a team competition that could be scheduled for a two hour event, ideal for broadcasting and live spectators.

    It would be a mixed team, men and women (of course hahaha), with the points tallying up over the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    yes, of course there are caveats for my demand of a benchmark of Season’s Bests, but if I were to add them to each posting, they would be the written equivalent of one of those interminable ads on Classic FM, where the T&Cs caveat is longer than the ad itself.

    Yes, I should wait until the end of the championships for a full post-mortem …. but…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    Toni Minichiello, in an interview by Phil Jones on the Beeb early last night, was asked what he thought of Team GB performances so far, and he mentioned, although this is not verbatim, that he expected athletes to achieve, at the very least, a Seasons’s Best, which is what I have been saying and all I ask of an athlete at these champs. If, they…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    @PAUL

    Red Sonja?

    :)

    A revelation that Paula Radcliffe listens to Iron Maiden pre-race … make it compulsory listening for all generic GB Athletes as well as a copy of the above film in their welcome pack…

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