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  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 3 months ago

    I believe the university has a new 50m competition pool which will help.

    I lived there for 15 years – never had any problems but I knew where to steer clear of. It has rough parts for sure, but so does every city – at least in Brum they are areas you could easily choose to avoid. You can have a very safe existence if you want to.

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

    If the sprints aren’t being coached as a highly technical event, you are doing it wrong. I say that as a multis coach.

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

    The college is what supports his lifestyle and training – is it any surprise he prioritises that? If British Athletics made funding decisions based on World Relays and National XC and didn’t care about World Champs/Olympics a lot of our athletes would structure their season very differently. I think you are imposing what you value onto him and…[Read more]

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

    I’m another one for the pro-Chambers camp. Yes his admission was late, but it was also one of the very rare cases of admitting deliberate cheating and he revealed a lot of very informative stuff about how he went about playing the system. He has probably done more to shine a spotlight on the system’s failings than any other athlete. The sad truth…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Am I missing something? BA twitter feed says Naimh jumped 6.09 in round 3?

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 5 months, 1 week ago

    On the bright side there is a lot of young talent coming through. 3 of the top 11 on the all time u20s list have come in the past 12 months.

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

    To be fair she’s doing one of the hardest degrees there is – some that get kicked off the vet sci course go into medicine, just to put it in context. Maybe, looking at her year, she decided that the championships that was furthest away from her exams was the one to concentrate on.

    Just as with the athletes on scholarship in the USA, we should…[Read more]

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

    It’s just interesting to see the changing of the guard. I never thought Tyson would make the team, but to not even get out of the heats is a bit of a surprise.

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

    A few early eliminations in the US trials – both Tyson Gay and Trayvon Bromell out in the heats. Coleman fastest of the first round with 9.93.

    Rupp down in 5th in the 10k

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 8 months, 2 weeks ago

    There were relay champs at England Champs – not particularly well attended. May have just been age groups though.

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 9 months, 1 week ago

    Are you aware how hard it is to get onto a vet science degree?! It makes getting into medicine look like a cake walk.

    If that’s been her dream forever, there’s a stronger argument to back off the athletics for a few years while she finishes that off. Thankfully for us fans she manages to combine both, which shows what an unbelievable dedicated,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 9 months, 1 week ago

    We do have to bear in mind that her performances in HJ and LJ pay the bills. Diamond League meets aren’t going to invite her to throw.

    Admittedly long term her stock will rise if she wins the heptathlon in London, but in terms of paying for things in the here and now I can totally understand why she would do more jumps than throws.

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Barrett deservedly stole the show, but Sophie Yorke in silver deserves a mention too – her 8.30 puts her 5th on the all time u20 rankings. Credit to her coach who has 2 active athletes in the top 10 u20 all time.

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    UK lead in 60m no in joint hands – Kyle De Ecofet ran 6.64 in Birmingham yesterday to match Dwain.

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 10 months, 4 weeks ago

    UK lead in 60m has changed hands – Kyle De Ecofet ran 6.64 in Birmingham yesterday.

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 11 months ago

    Couldn’t agree more.

    Chell was a very mediocre decathlete, that was never in danger of getting a representative vest, but has proved to be a great coach.

    The 2 most successful sprint coaches we’ve had in recent times have come from outside of athletics.

    Gary Winkler, arguably one of the best hurdles coaches of all time, fell into coaching…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 11 months ago

    You seem to have taken that very personally Justrunfast – apologies for any offence that certainly wasn’t the intention.

    For what it’s worth I agree that there is a real problem at the sub-elite level.

    My point is that there is the coaching talent in this country and there are systems in place to help develop coaches. The Event Group Coach…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 11 months ago

    The event group qualifications do go into a reasonable amount of detail on periodisation, Gen Prep and Spec Prep exercises and mechanics – it isn’t prescriptive, but it does ensure coaches at least consider this. Whether relying on coaches to have the patience to sit at home online going through all of these materials is a different matter, but…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic pegs in the forum Current events 11 months, 1 week ago

    I’d say I spend about 20 hours a week on coaching related activities on average at the moment. In the past it’s been upwards of 30hrs, but I’ve had to cut back due to work commitments. Supervising sessions currently takes up about 2.5-4hrs a week at the moment. It’s a very small proportion of the total time spent. The higher the level, the…[Read more]

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

    Leadleg – 3hrs a week is what a helper or assistant might do.

    Running a squad takes 15hrs minimum on average I reckon – considerably more through the competitive season

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