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  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 day, 7 hours ago

    Funny that…

    (I’ve only just read the July postings on this thread, but it made me smile!)

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 2 days, 5 hours ago

    Predictions are always just a bit of fun and gazing into the crystal ball – who knows who of the potential British athletes or the potential non-British athletes will either have a significant break through, or injury break down, or just loss of form between now and Doha.

    As others have said, the Euros were world-competitive in quite a lot of…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 2 days, 7 hours ago

    World champs – 50 (?) events (adding 2 to London for the 4x400m mixed relay) so 150 medals up for grabs.

    6/150 always sounds bad in that sort of context – 4% of the medals! (It was 6/144 last time (technically 145 as there were 2 PV bronze awarded in the women’s event).

    2 relays, Dina x 2, Muir x 1, Hughes x 1, KJT x 1, MHS x 1 sounds like a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 5 hours ago

    Weightman and McColgan showed how to championship run a middle distance event, in a way which the 800m participants could learn from. Roll the dice so that it is more likely to fall in your favour, rather than either a) as Sharp did, make a move which *doesn’t* fit your profile or b) as everyone else did, leave the rest of the pack to determine…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Below per-athlete funding (i.e the “Podium” and “Podium potential”) funding routes, which really should be dependent on the quality of the individual, rather than the overall health of the discipline itself, is there any info on the split of funding which impacts individual disciplines or groups of disciplines which would show at least a sense of…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Does anyone think the champs were enhanced by being under the Euro Champs umbrella? My take on it was that because I could do wall-to-wall sport in the times I was at home, I was more engaged overall and would say that it was enhanced.

    The concept of a multi-venue champs, timetabled effectively to dovetail “olympic” sports together in a non…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 7 hours ago

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  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 7 hours ago

    Does anyone think the champs were enhanced by being under the Euro Champs umbrella? My take on it was that because I could do wall-to-wall sport in the times I was at home, I was more engaged overall and would say that it was enhanced.

    The concept of a multi-venue champs, timetabled effectively to dovetail “olympic” sports together in a…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Michael Johnson says “She’s obviously still very young and still learning the 100m and 200m from a race strategy point of view.” Is there really any “strategy” to running 100m or 200m? Surely they’re just a time trial at that point in time – you don’t respond to what others are doing, you just try to cross the finish line in the fastest time you…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 9 hours ago

    Maybe I’m being harsh and the other European athletes ran better races than I’m giving them credit for! It just looked *a little* harder than I was expecting it to be for her, but as you say the injury worries will have contributed significantly to that.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 10 hours ago

    A thoroughly enjoyable champs to boot.

    I’m getting increasingly concerned (wrong word, too emotional, but you get the picture) about Gemili’s future. Just not “doing it” and stagnant (I know injuries etc etc).

    Muir has got a lot of work to do, despite the victory yesterday – in truth, she should have been much further in front than she was and…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 12 hours ago

    Salpeter was DQ’d presumably for breaking from the start too early, so as well as trying to finish a lap too soon she clearly has quite a bit to learn about track running!!

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 13 hours ago

    What was the story with the Czech team coming out but then not being allowed to race in the men’s 4*100m? Had they fielded an ineligible runner or similar?

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 3 days, 13 hours ago

    What was the story with the Czech tan coming out but then not being allowed to race in the men’s 4*100m? Had they fielded an ineligible runner or similar?

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 6 days, 11 hours ago

    If she can put the confidence of yesterday with the reliability of her technical events plus the speed in the 200m and 100mH she showed yesterday, that certainly bodes well for a good long jump, unless some of the pluses yesterday have come at the expense of less training in LJ.

    My fear with it all coming down to 800m is that that becomes a race…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    Why does KJT have the foot she jams against the block as being the one she has against the side of the circle at the start? Looks really peculiar to a throws idiot like me.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    She’s just smiled in the midst of a shot put comp!!!

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    KJT with a smile on her face, Thiam under-performing? Nah, too early to think like that, just two events down, a long way to go still.

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    OK, first time clearance at 1m82, so no nervy first leap. Can’t ask for more really?

  • replied to the topic larkim in the forum Current events 1 week ago

    I know it’s potentially expended energy, and there are issues with warming up / cooling down, but why not get 900 points scored with a lowly 1m79 or so for KJT rather than play chicken with the opening heights? Have a few jumps akin to training jumps and de-risk the scoring a little?

    (I suppose the answer is in my first sentence)

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