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  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 1 week, 5 days ago

    Ursus
    re your entry of 3jul18, 6.30pm, this is ‘the oracle’ responding.
    AW informed me that you’d mentioned me in dispatches (3jul18 6.30pm).
    Good analysis of her LJ. Can one ever predict how close HEP athletes wll get to their PB or beat it in the 2nd day with its ‘tiredness’. You’ll have to do a similar analysis with say the top 10!! Or somebody…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Miller 76.77 76.86 78.29 76.36 – –
    Has there ever been a more consistant series?

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    My murkey memory but a gathered that perhaps too many RUS athletes are dying young, so how did their lives workout after they retired, or what was done to their bodies while they were athletes?… Just a loose, just an impression, thought.

    Delighted about Miller and the present UK HT developments.

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Steve
    Early Season re Vetter JT
    So will be be supreme in the peak of the season?
    Likewise Walsh, NZL, SP 22.67, =6th all-time list and the best since 2003.

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months ago

    Steve
    Yes I’ll accept there maybe the matter of scale differences & it seems ‘clear’ the Governing Body involvement.
    #####
    An aside from your RUS drugs concern, but perhaps related …

    In your topic ‘the good old days’ there has been much said about Pettigrew v Akabusi back in ’91 in a World Champs 4×400 final

    M 4×400
    ’91 World Champs final,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months ago

    Steve
    There are a few things England/Britain/France/Germany … should be ashamed of that they did over the decades/centuries

    Russia likewise. However there are people in Russia just trying to get on with their lives, best they…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Has the 2018 indoor season been statistically significant? Perhaps.
    Of the 26 events, 10 events perhaps were:
    M
    60 6.34 wr
    400 44.52 wr
    LJ 8.46 best since ’09
    SP 22.31 best since ’08
    4x400r 3.01.39 wr
    W
    60 6.97 = best since ’10
    400 50.34 best since ’07
    800 1.58.31 best since ’11
    HJ 2.04 best since ’12
    4×400 3.23.85 best since ’06

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Statistics and analysis from IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018
    see
    https://www.iaaf.org/news/news/performance-statistics-iaaf-world-indoor-cham

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    A long time ago my father officiated at the White City, loved it. He, and some other fellow officials, did not like the move the Crystal Palace.

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Steve
    – And Packer’s race was a dream too, one of my top 5
    – Daley whistling good for him
    – 90+% post race/field event result interviews should be avoided; the athletes delight us with their performance but are a bore being interviewed; well they are still so Young …. In any case any interviews contemplated should be an hour or two after the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    When did all this ‘post moment of victory’ posing/crowd fawning … stuff begin? 1954 Chatawy certainly didn’t do it after beating Kuts in the last 20m and taking his 5000 WR off him too. 1960 Elliott didn’t after totally crucifying the OLY 1500 field and getting a WR. 1995 I loved how Edwards quietly stepped out of the pit after his 18.29.

    Some…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    ‘the good old days’ and there were good things; but there is now.

    Perhaps a case can be made for Bannister reflecting the good old days back in the 50s with his intelligent focusing of his minimal training and at the same time preparing for his future career as a Dr.

    Remember though in those good times, the ’50’s, for instance Stanislav…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Steve
    I think, thankfully there are some pure aspects and moments still in our sport. Not everybody wishes to excel via cheating. So hope stays with me.

    PS re football: what a wonderful & great game of chess it is between 22 homo sapiens, but one can watch just any 5-minutes of any game and see doubtful tackles, jersey tugging … As I’ve said in…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    There aren’t too many WRs these days, but interesting perhaps even siginificant the WR breaking, indoors, with men from 300-600m recently:
    300 31.87 Lyles USA 04 03 17
    400 44.52 Norman USA 10 03 18
    500 59.83 Haroun QAT 17 02 16
    600 1.14.79 Saruni USA 19 01 18

    4x400r
    3.01.77 POL 04 03 18
    3:01.39 TxA&M USA 10 03 18
    ’18 has 7 of the top 8 in this event

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Duckworth
    3 pbs including that damned 1000! – & a HEP pb & NR
    Currently 7th GBR all-time DEC list with 7973 (’17), so will be interesting to see how much he improves this in the summer

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Duckworth, a bit more info on this slow MD man who we hope will give it some attention and improve
    1000
    ’18 2.57.08pb, ’17 3.04.24, ’16 3.02.02, ’15 2.57.51 prev pb

    1500 – thinking of his DEC
    ’18 ——-, ’17 5.15.40, ’16 5.00.84pb

    We’ll see the result of today’s 1000 with special interest.

    Finally will he beat his GBR NR?

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Philipo
    I guess you mean his 1000m, not his 800m. Yes indeed but 7-secs recently knocked off his time, a gain of 70pts
    PS Power of 10 will show you that he’s never been timed over 800m

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Tim Duckworth ’96
    17: 6.77, 7.77, 13.09, 2.16 // 8.10, 5.26, 3.04.24 = 6165 17th best

    NR
    — 966 – 1022 – 673 – 953 /// 957 – 991 – 623
    ———————-3614

    pb: 6.77, 7.87, 13.42, 2.16 // 8.03, 5.26, 2 57 08

    18: 6.84, 7.74, 13.59pb,2.17pb
    — 940 – 995 — 703 – 963
    ——————— 3601
    13pts down on last year at present

  • replied to the topic dpickup in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    Paul at 1218h today
    Holmes v Beowulf made me get down from my bookshelf my ‘Beowulf’ (Heaney translation) (and an illustrated edition which beforehand might give a few nice idea-props to the story teller).

    But let Beowulf wait.

    Holmes, but what about Bannister, Coe v Ovett, Chataway v Kuts, Farah dangling the opposition, record smashing,…[Read more]

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