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

    As for the interest in Bolt – you make my point for me. People weren’t tuning in for WR interest, they were tuning in because of interest in the race. “Would Bolt win in his final race” “Would Gatlin win as a drug cheat” etc etc. Not “Will he break the record”.

    So you think the same amount of people will turn up now Bolt has gone? Like I sa…[Read more]

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

    @larkim

    And I also don’t thin we can ever realistically expect interest in athletics to extend much beyond the Olympics and the World Champs. And t’was ever thus.

    You know this isn’t true and if this is the case tell the IAAF this why are they coming up with all these new proposals.

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

    @larkim

    When watching on TV or reading about it in the press (which is where most non-hardcore fans will learn about the sport) what most fans would want to see is good quality competition. Which is why the m100m final was eagerly anticpated this year in London (no-one in their right minds thought the WR was in any danger).

    People were…[Read more]

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

    When watching on TV or reading about it in the press (which is where most non-hardcore fans will learn about the sport) what most fans would want to see is good quality competition. Which is why the m100m final was eagerly anticpated this year in London (no-one in their right minds thought the WR was in any danger).

    People were interested…[Read more]

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

    Also please lets get out of the athletics community bubble and act like people don’t down play the abilities of current athletes because they are so far behind some world records. We are not talking about generating interest at worlds and olympics these happen by default. We are talking about improving the the profile of our sport from individuals…[Read more]

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

    @Larkim

    You are thinking from your own perspective as a hardcore athletics fan and not someone who just follows the sport. It’s easy to say we should just let standards surpass some records, some are not being touched for another decade or more who is getting close to 47.60 in the womens 400????

    First questions general sports fans ask is:
    1.…[Read more]

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

    To those who disagree with this idea what do you think is the actual solution then?

    The idea that future records maybe unclean is exactly what is holding athletics back. You keep everything the same people aren’t any better than the ones who are coming with ideas to change the sport.

    You’ve got athletes out here doing outstanding performances…[Read more]

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

    https://dairmagazine.com/state-coaching-nation/

    “The Governing Body Coaching Award is not fit for purpose. End of. Coaches are not equipped with enough information or supported to develop the abilities they need to achieve what they’ve set out to do: add genuine value to athletes.

    I remember saying this a couple months ago and some of you…[Read more]

  • started the topic justrunfast in the forum Current events 2 months, 1 week ago

    Interesting read, very straight forward about the state of coaching in the UK…

    Thoughts?

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

    Also Learmouth has been treated completely unfair and he is right if he was still in Loughborough he would be funded, which is extremely hypocritical when you think a lot of our athletes have gone abroad to seek better options.

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

    Some of you are chronic whingers and haven’t read the selection policy. Four relay medals at the world champs relay funding is justified for the first time in years and you still complain.

    If you are wondering why there are so many relay funded athletes and not individual…..

    There will no longer be individual funding at levels C, D or E for…

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

    I expect even more sprinters than usual to be funded on “relay potential” at the expense of middle distance and long distance runners.

    You do realise GB won a gold and sliver at the last world championships right?

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

    lol oldboy energy systems don’t work on times alone you are assuming improved endurance means improved lactic tolerance……. which isn’t always true even more so in this context we are talking about world class 800m running.

    Running faster 200m splits means more lactic at an earlier rate hence why more 400m runners don’t move up to 800…..

    As…[Read more]

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

    Sawyers was coached by Kelly Sotherton but has now moved to Florida to train with a pretty good group out there so we shall see….

    Also do people realise that athletes will literally fly out the end of March? I can fully understand why some have turned it down

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

    10.09 was a chilly day? LOL why lie I was there!

    Why are people just assuming it’s easy and normal to be championship ready at the start of April then again for Euros?

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

    Baffled by Prescod not going. He needs competition and championship experience, and as he’s not suited to indoors the CG would have provided that and a stepping stone to bigger things. He tweeted he started winter training on Oct 18, which since his last race was Aug 5, is a 10 week break. He finished the season healthy and I feel his racing p…

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

    Baffled by Prescod not going. He needs competition and championship experience, and as he’s not suited to indoors the CG would have provided that and a stepping stone to bigger things. He tweeted he started winter training on Oct 18, which since his last race was Aug 5, is a 10 week break. He finished the season healthy and I feel his racing p…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic justrunfast in the forum Current events 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    Just a quick note before people start ranting, a few of the athletes named above have not been listed turned down selection.

    With some choosing to go for world indoors and Europeans rather than CWG

  • replied to the topic justrunfast in the forum Current events 3 months, 1 week ago

    I don’t think it’s a point of whether the public have the attention span it’s whether the sport can be televised this is how the sport id going to grow….. they have to do something.

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