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  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 week, 2 days ago

    Current men’s qualifiers for the U20s:

    100m (10.45): Glave (10.36), Dobson (10.40), Efoloko (10.43), Miller (10.43). Dom Ashwell (10.28 with a +2.2) will be hoping for a still day!
    200m (21.00): Dobson (20.73), Efoloko (20.84). Miller (21.01) is only 0.01 off.
    400m (46.50): None, Patison (47.11 U17), Brown (47.19) and Haydock-Wilson (47.20) lead…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    See, *this* is the kind of discussion I was trying to provoke (take note Philipo).

    I don’t think it is unfair to say that the USA were the favourites last year, Gold and Silver in the 100m will help, but a combination of not quite running to their potential and GB’s better teamwork nullified that. What I was asking is, at what point do we say,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 week, 6 days ago

    I think you’ll find that makes it a question… An answer to which you have given, with others disagreeing.

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Obviously they are the world champions so this has been proven true last year, but it was definitely the view that dubious American changeovers helped.

    Now, however, with 9.91 man Hughes slotting in on leg 2, Gemili moving to 3 and Prescod on 4 (I’d leave Ujah on 1 for now) you can make the argument that they are the best in general. This is…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks ago

    Zharnel Hughes says hi, Philipo.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    As mentioned above, the women’s 200m is looking tastier and tastier. Dina has an automatic spot as reigning European Champion, but behind we now have:

    Jodie Williams – 22.75
    Bianca Williams – 22.80
    Beth Dobbin – 22.84
    Ashleigh Nelson – 22.94
    Shannon Hylton – 22.99
    Ama Pipi – 23.14
    Finette Agyapong – 23.15

    Pick your horses out of that lot!!

    (I…[Read more]

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    Well it’s been a long time coming… 10.92 is properly World Class – 5th in the World this year, 13th on the European all-time list and 4th= this century behind Ivet Lalova, Schippers and Zhanna Block. She has to be favourite for the 100/200 double at the Euros now if fit, and I think she is capable of running 21.8x at least.

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Considering there are 80 British entrants I think this probably warrants its own thread!

    http://www.atleticageneve.ch/en/meeting/participants/

    Events of interest: The Men’s 100m could see Ojie Edoburun run something *very* fast if there’s warm weather and a tailwind.
    The women’s 200m, which is basically a British Championships preview without…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Another good one, the Men’s 100m, which as of yesterday has 8 men with the standard this year and Kilty just off with Dasaolu yet to run.

    You’ve got to say Prescod is heavy favourite and short of falling over should win (and could run something stupid). Ujah of last year would be right up there too but doesn’t quite seem himself yet. Ojie…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Another interesting one – Women’s 1500m. You’ve got to assume Laura Muir wins this standing on her head, but behind her you have:
    Melissa Courtney
    Eilish McColgan
    Steph Twell
    Sarah McDonald
    Laura Weightman
    Katie Snowden

    Weightman has the 5000m standard already and my guess is that Twell and McColgan will go for that instead. Courtney is…[Read more]

  • started the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 6 days ago

    Separate thread to start discussing the British Champs at the end of June. Quite a few very interesting events already in terms of European qualification.

    For example, the Men’s 800m has 8 athletes with the standard. We can assume Jake Wightman won’t be doing it since he’ll focus on the 1500m (which won’t be easy to qualify for in its own right)…[Read more]

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

    4th at the Commonwealth Games ahead of 2 2017 World Finalists with PBs in the 9:20s, PB in 2nd steeplechase of season. I think this is an unrealistically negative view.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I charitably thing Philipo meant half a tenth of a second… Even he isn’t shortsighted or daft enough to assert no-one will run 10.3 when we had two athletes ran under 10.1 in their openers a week ago…

    9.87 is very fast. I don’t see Ujah running that quick, and think the only two who could are Edoburun or Prescod, as their top speed is that…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Why say in one post what you can say in 4…?

    If someone comes 6th, 7th or even 8th in the World that is damn fine, if they weren’t expected to make the final. If they were expected to win or come top 3 then they have disappointed.

    So when Andrew Osagie came through dead last in the 2012 Olympic final of course one applauds his effort; he…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I’m not saying he is going to win a championship, but that in the right race this summer he is capable of going 44.2 or better.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    No, when Shaunae Miler-Uibo came 4th at the Worlds this summer, Philipo refused to acknowledge she existed until she got bronze in the 200m a few days later.

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I suppose because:
    – His PB of 44.48 puts him 9th on the European All-Time list, only 0.15 off the record.
    – He’s just opened his season with 45.07 (let’s ignore the Commonwealth Games disaster)
    – In 2017 he ran 45.52 at the same meet and ran 44.74 in the Summer.
    – He’s moved training groups to the US and by all accounts it is going well for…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    I suppose because:
    – His PB of 44.48 puts him 9th on the European All-Time list, only 0.15 off the record.
    – He’s just opened his season with 45.07 (let’s ignore the Commonwealth Games disaster)
    – In 2017 he ran 45.52 at the same meet and ran 44.74 in the Summer.
    – He’s moved training groups to the US and by all accounts it is going well for…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic mysterybrick in the forum Current events 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    Even better – he also had the 2015 Silver Medalist (Shannon Hylton!) A John Blackie ‘found’ 4x100m (S Hylton, Asher-Smith, Bruney, C Hylton) could probably qualify for the European Championships final!

    This year, I think MHS has an even chance of breaking the European 400m record.
    Dina will break 22.00 if she is in a fast race on a nice day in…[Read more]

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