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  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    Despite a number of PBs and SBs, the highest individual Brit finishes were 3rd today.

    Some events have seriously moved on. In Monaco and London 8 seperate men went sub 1.44 for the 800. Sub 1.45 is still good running – and well done to the 3 Brits who broke that today – but that’s not where it’s at in world terms any more.

    Crowd looked thinner today.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 13 hours, 19 minutes ago

    All of the above plus the London 2012 effect wearing off. The Super Saturday stars are gone, Bolt’s gone and a lot of casual fans will have gone with them. Don’t underestimate that – people aren’t going to flock through the doors to watch a Kenyan steeplechaser or Qatari lapper, no matter how good – that’s purist territory. They want to see Bri…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 day, 8 hours ago

    That’s out of 6 efforts when fresh. In a hep she has 3 efforts when tired. Unlike her HJ we can’t expect her to get anywhere PB territory in the hep – 6.5x is par.

    Well done to Proctor. Shame about her last jump spoiling what would have been a sensational series.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 day, 8 hours ago

    Hughes didn’t have a great first few metres either. That’s now twice he’s got within 0.06 of the NR.

    Not bad for a 200 specialist.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 day, 9 hours ago

    Another DNF from Jack Green.

    V impressive from Warholm

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Nice to see Myers wearing a club vest.

    Guess he’d rather have a sponsored one though.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 days, 1 hour ago

    That steeple was unbelievable. A second a lap quicker than anyone else, ever.

    Lyles is a good watch.

    Great from Lysenko.

    Didn’t see Bradshaw, but her NM was at 4.40, which she can do in her sleep. Just when we thought she was getting some consistency….

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 3 days, 17 hours ago

    No space for any men’s throws over the 2 days.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Very true.

    On the plus side, as far as I can see this is the first time she has ever strung together 3 consecutive 4.70+ performances outdoors. So if nothing else this should have given her some confidence, which I think is always half the battle with Holly.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 4 days, 4 hours ago

    Very true.

    On the plus side, as far as i can see this is the first time she has ever strung together 3 consecutive 4.70+ performances outdoors. So if nothing else this should have given her some confidence, which I think is always half the battle with Holly.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 5 days, 11 hours ago

    I quite like the motivation behind it, but….

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

    Despite the absence of star names I thought it was quite enjoyable. Quite a few SBs – Bradshaw, Hitchon, Lincoln, Whiteaker etc.

    Do share reservations about what sort of crowd they might get elsewhere though.

    Wouldn’t be upset if they made London a permanent home and canned the Birmingham Diamond League.

    Or did it as the Eurovision Song…[Read more]

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

    Jake’s where its at. Nick who?

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

    Meredith, there’s a name I’d forgotten about. Looks like he was lost to the sport before he turned 21. What happened there?

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

    Very impressive from young Law. A big PB when it counts and moves him up to second on the all time lists behind Whiteaker.

    The video’s already up on you tube. A very good effort so I’ll forgive him the pigtail hairstyle.

    The 700g spear is a fickle beast, but it’s encouraging to see that the top 3 marks at u17 have been set since 2014.

  • replied to the topic ursus in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Tad harsh. She’s improved by 9 points since then. :yahoo:

    I’m on record as saying I think she should go to individual events. I still think that, but I hope that Berlin is a watershed for her one way or another. The path is surely clear if she turns in big PB and medal or has a disaster. But she may have some interesting conversations with the…[Read more]

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

    On her LJ.

    I’ve tracked 7 6.80+ performances in her whole career dating back to 2012. That equates to only just over one per annum and includes windy and indoor marks. None of those were set in heps. In fact I can see a further 4 6.70 plus efforts before we get to her 6.70 hep best which was in Gotzis, not a champs.

    Tracking back her LJ heps f…[Read more]

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

    I thought her PB had a 1.95 HJ.

    Keeping it brief. If she wants major medals her throws must improve. It’s a non negotiable. Not only do they haemorrhage points, but they also put more pressure on her good events and all too often we see her struggle in at least one of those. And the reality is that while she’s hit her 1.98 and some 1.95s in the…[Read more]

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

    Understatement. He’s right up there with Bradshaw and KJT in the frustrating the life out of me stakes.

    Not run sub 46 this year or even sub 45.5 since Sept 16. Last sub 45 was on the 390 metre track in Beijing 15. One sub 45 in 2014.

    I can only assume the beard has been an aerodynamic disaster, because I think he’s a hell of a lot better tha…[Read more]

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

    You could lock me in a room with a Strictly professional 7 hours a day for a year and I still wouldn’t be able to dance. I’m just not wired that way. Likewise Kat in the throws. It will never happen. She must know that. Her coaches must know that.

    She should be in the absolute prime of her career, yet each time I watch her I just see someone…[Read more]

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