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  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    you make a good point justrunfast, about netball, which was a highlight of the commonwealth games for me. (I can still name the team from my year at school, from the early 80s!] and I dont disagree… I was thinking about the female gymnasts who have grown too tall, perhaps, but have that background in gymnastics that would allow them very…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    you make a good point justrunfast, about netball, which was a highlight of the commonwealth games for me. (I can still name the team from my year at school, from the early 80s!] and I dont disagree… I was thinking about the ones who have grown too tall, perhaps, but have that background in gymnastics that would allow them very quickly to put…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    what could have been… Lawrence Okoye…

    As I just mentioned, on another thread, UK Athletics appear to do nothing in terms of Talent ID from other sports. Among all the front row forwards playing semi pro rugby I bet there is a dynamic, 2m plus, youngster that could be tempted to try shot put or discus if Uk Athletics actually turned up at…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 3 days ago

    I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, that if we are looking for a female triple jumper than we could do worse than look to other sports, in this case, gymnastics… Participants are well versed in putting together complex moves, some of their disciplines require a good burst of speed and having trained from a young age, perhaps their…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 4 days ago

    @SteveK26

    I have worked with many very gifted young people on the autistic spectrum and it is a joy when the share with you the one thing they might excel at … When MHS first emerged, exploded more like, I wasn’t aware that he may have such a background… if true, I hope that he has the right kind of team around him, that forgive his failings,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic carterhatch in the forum Current events 1 week, 4 days ago

    dear All…

    these sort of threads are very amusing on this forum, when the athlete de jour is discussed to the nth degree, all wise after the fact, much like guessing the England football squad for russia, 4 years ago Luke Shaw was all the rage blah blah blah, …

    Well, I wish I could dig out the thread I wrote two years ago when I first saw…[Read more]

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

    Gone quiet again so though I would link to this article…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/43807477

    Shannon and Cheriece Hylton target athletics success – ‘ Mo Farah has left the track, Jess Ennis-Hill has retired,” says Shannon, the British 200m champion, who competed at the worlds. “It is our time to step up and bring those medals…[Read more]

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

    I agree, also, with much of what you say Stevek26 …

    A lot has been made of the ‘fact’ that this was not the priority event for home nation athletes. I have to say this is a very disappointing attitude but the results reflect this. It appears too many funded athletes have approached this as their warm weather training…

    but on to positives…[Read more]

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

    I agree, also, with much of what you say Stevek26 …

    A lot has been made of the ‘fact’ that this was not the priority event for home nation athletes. I have to say this is a very disappointing attitude but the results reflect this. It appears too many funded athletes have approached this as their warm weather training…

    but on to positives…[Read more]

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

    good to have you back SteveK26, hope you are feeling better.

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

    Statman Jon makes a very good point

    Add together the 4 fastest splits for a ‘combined’ GB team and it gives 3:25.70, which is just 0.7 shy of the time Britain ran for silver at last year’s World Champs. Not bad for April!

    He references GB relay splits for Women’s 4×400 in order (via @IanHodge7)

    Doyle 51.03
    Diamond 51.07
    Agyapong 51.5
    Clark…
    [Read more]

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

    Well done the England relays … an inspired selection choice of Lorraine Ugen, she’ll dine out on that for the rest of her life ..

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

    what, no thread set up overnight for day ?

    Have we all lost interest, or like me on the brink of despair…

    Matthew Hudson Smith – I do hope that someone helps this lad, as he may never fulfil his talent otherwise… and for those of you not aware it has been reported he is on the Autistic spectrum… So those of you who were less than…[Read more]

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

    @200sprint

    A lot of the younger ‘talent’ seemed to make themselves unavailable for selection … where are the Nielsen and Hylton twins? Where is Darly Neita … CJ UJah ran in the US while the CG were on? Why did he not choose to come to Australia… Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Reece Prescod … that’s a lot of sprinting talent that seem to have…[Read more]

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

    I certainly would take issue with Philipo’s rather insensitive remark about Jack Green’s performance (mental health issues such as depression are very real to the sufferer – I should know) but I have been very disappointed with Team England …

    @ rununlimited, I wouldn’t call the men’s 800 final ‘loaded’ and Langford’s PB, in context, means he…[Read more]

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

    I certainly would take issue with Philipo’s rather insensitive remark about Jack Green’s performance (mental health issues such s depression are very real to the sufferer – I should know) but I have been very disappointed with Team England …

    @ rununlimited, I wouldn’t call the men’s 800 final ‘loaded’ and Langford’s PB, in context, means he…[Read more]

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

    Yes, Mysterybrick, i said the same about the selection being far too early, and was told there were various, compelling reasons for this … it was always going to be a challenge with the indoor worlds being in the UK presenting some conflicting priorities for athletes… However, what did surprise me is the very real lack of competing in the few…[Read more]

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

    Philipo

    I find myself almost agreeing with your insight into the CGs being a proxy for warm weather training for the athletes of Team England … I will be counting any medals for Sara Procter and Zharnel Hughes to the far more deserving island of Anguilla…

    I can not abide anymore the BBC’s pre occupation with Colin Jackson as a commentator…[Read more]

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

    ‘… bordering on the disinterested’ the quote from Steve Backley that sums it up to me when it comes to KJT and shot put…

    I used to be her biggest advocate, but her demeanour tells me she isn’t enjoying what she does (you have to see her photo on the official site to sum this up) … Yes, she is carrying a strapping on her left ankle, but…[Read more]

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

    I noted from a comment on another forum that SteveK26 was in hospital – I wish you a speedy recovery!

    talking of which, James Guy has withdrawn from the 200 fly final… watching him bent over exhausted after the 400 free final, I am not surprised as his programme is very heavy and I think he hasnt had any recovery… pity but he’ll know for…[Read more]

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