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  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 5 days, 16 hours ago

    I loved the pole vault tonight. I really wanted Stefandidi to win and hoped Holly would get a medal so I am very happy. Holly looked very comfortable in practice and I’m glad she finally cleared after a few fouls. Holly and Stefandidi spent a lot of the night chatting and Stefandidi is really lovely, clapping fellow competitors etc

    KJT was over…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 5 days, 22 hours ago

    I have tickets for all four heptathlon sessions and found this morning very encouraging. I think Thiam will be frustrated with both events, while although Kat missed an opportunity to put some daylight between her and Nafi in the HJ she aught to be quite content.

    With Schafer and Visser arguably underperforming all we can hope is for some…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I’m not surprised that the crowds have become smaller every year. This was the first time I didn’t attend, too.

    The last two years have really frustrated me as an athletics supporter. In 2016 half the stadium was still in football mode. I got tickets to specifically sit near the LJ, but they moved it to the home straight and tarped off the entire…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 3 weeks, 2 days ago

    I’m not surprised that the crowds have become smaller every year. This was the first time I didn’t attend, too.

    The last two years have really frustrated me as an athletics supporter. In 2016 half the stadium was still in football mode. I got tickets to specifically sit near the LJ, but they moved it to the home straight and tarped off the entire…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m a member of several forums and I rarely see spam posts apart from on here. Can’t admins change it so that the first post for new members has to be approved? Or block a range of IP numbers? Or something, surely?

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Fingers crossed. Maybe call in the month running up to it to check the position of the long jump pit and complain if it’s too far away.

    What I loved about the Worlds was that if you set on your profile what event(s) you were most interested in, they would try and put you closest to that event. I watched all four heptathlon sessions and had…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 11 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, exactly, I have the same problem – got an email today saying ‘hurry up and book’.

    I forgot to mention in my earlier reply, but this year I actually gave up on my seat. I walked around the concourse to the home straight and just stood in between the two tiers and watched from there. Now and again marshalls would shoo people on, but I just…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    Phil was fine in that he was a nice chap, and I guess he was a comforting presence to a lot of athletes, but I never liked the way he interviewed in that he never asked questions, he’d just make a statement and then stick a mic in their face.

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year ago

    Good question, and one I would be interested to know the answer to as well.

    I sent a moany email to BA about the long jump recently because last year the pits were on the home straight because the seating hadn’t been moved back, and this year (despite the map showing them on the back straight), some Einstein had set up pyrotechnics on the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 1 month ago

    Well, I’m an idiot, I even checked on that page before posting here! Thanks very much.

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 1 month ago

    Does anybody know when startlists will be available for Loughborough LEAP or who is likely to be going? Thanks

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 10 months ago

    “Jessica Ennis-Hill says fear of getting injured and ending her career on a low prompted her retirement from athletics. “My body can’t cope with the volume of training that it used to,” she told BBC sports editor Dan Roan. It was that fear of ‘do I push on that one more year and potentially get injured and come away…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 10 months ago

    I’m sad for me, but happy for her.

    I think London would have been a fitting finale to her career, and it would have been nice to know that was her last competition rather than the fact Rio ‘might be’ her last.

    However I can see why she wanted to draw a line under what has been a great career. One of the greatest heptathletes for sure, and her…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    The moment Darkside said venues were ‘sold out throughout’ was the point I realised he was just trolling for a reaction.

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    Darkside was talking about London, though.

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    Where did you hear this? I’ve never seen or heard any reports mentioning anything about hooliganism or thefts.

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    The press reporting doom and gloom before the games (along with football championships) is standard. Almost before every games there are negative stories about whether venues will be ready, teething problems are blown out of proportion etc.

    On the field of play, I thought Rio was brilliant. I was totally hooked and there were some incredible…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    Yes, Claire Balding was brilliant, the consummate professional and I thought Chris Hoy was very good as well.

    Leon I thought was OK, I thought his line of commentary was a bit too basic for my tastes, but you can’t fault his enthusiasm.

    I forgot to mention trackside Phil. Unlike a lot of you, I do like to hear athletes’ opinions when they come…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    Yes, Claire Balding was brilliant, the consummate professional and I thought Chris Hoy was very good as well.

    I forgot to mention trackside Phil. Unlike a lot of you, I do like to hear athletes’ opinions when they come off track because they’ll be at their most honest and candid, however I can’t stand Phil and his ‘questions’ – note the…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic marcus in the forum Current events 1 year, 11 months ago

    I don’t think it has been too bad. I think they do end up talking too much, and the channel-hopping has been annoying, but I think it’s a fine line they have to tread between keeping us happy, and also trying to engage a new audience. I agree the balance is tipped the wrong way in favour of talking in the studio, though, when they could still be…[Read more]

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