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Re: The Ones That Got Away

Bev Kinch
by Rex68
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:42 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The Ones That Got Away
Replies: 75
Views: 7578

Re: what happened?

what happened? The T&F season came to an end. The same thing happens every year to every T&F forum - action grinds to a halt, so does discussion. It has nothing to do with the absence of 'he who shall not be named'. If anything, this place has been much better since he left. The new look of...
by Rex68
Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: what happened?
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Kermit wrote:...And if I am right Podium athletes would get full funding.


Sorry, you're not right - Radcliffe is currently on the podium list, but doesn't get any financial support from UKA. How many times do you need to be told this?!
by Rex68
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Read It In The News! UK
Replies: 352
Views: 38549

Paula Radcliffe shouldn't be on the list, she hasn't competed for the country for over 2 years - don't care if she's got the world record or is pregnant, besides she has enough sponsors so don't need lotto money. For the millionth time, Radcliffe doesn't receive any money. She is means-tested out o...
by Rex68
Tue Aug 17, 2010 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Read It In The News! UK
Replies: 352
Views: 38549

Here are our funded athletes: http://www.thepowerof10.info/athletes/athleteslookup.aspx It's quite an eye-opener. Definitely needs a shuffle. This is how I'd sort them: Podium Martyn Bernard Michael Bingham Tasha Danvers James Dasaolu Hatti Dean Lisa Dobriskey Jessica Ennis Mo Farah David Greene So...
by Rex68
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Read It In The News! UK
Replies: 352
Views: 38549

But there's a difference between running 1:58 off a slow pace and winning (a la Savinova) and being dragged around to 1:58 off a quick pace, finishing more than a second behind the winner (a la Simpson).
by Rex68
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:20 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Women's 800m
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: Women's 800m

Don't write Jemma off People have been saying that for the past four seasons now, but once again she disappoints at a major champs. I think she is good, but slightly over-rated. She simply isn't the kind of runner who will succeed in a championship race - she doesn't have that fluid, fast final 100...
by Rex68
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:52 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Women's 800m
Replies: 9
Views: 693

For the hard of understanding Regis is an example of the effect of altitude in giving you a performance way better than anything else you have amanged so far that season. Regis had run 20.17 in Lausanne just a few weeks before Sestriere, so his 19.87 (which translates to roughly as good as his Laus...
by Rex68
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Championships selection discussion (team announced)
Replies: 127
Views: 12179

I really don't think what Regs achieved AFTER his 19.87 has any relevance to Turner, as we don't know what she will achieve AFTER her 11.11. I'd be willing to bet any money that, unless her next competition is at Loughborough, her next race will translate to high-11.3 basic. But sure, let's wait an...
by Rex68
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

I wonder whether there has been some mix-up in the women's 400m results earlier on. Nicola Sanders beat Vicky Barr by 0.53 secs in Birmingham last Sunday so wonder really how she could find herself down the other way round by some 0.38 secs... Maybe Sanders eased up a bit in this race? Or maybe Bar...
by Rex68
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

Fangio, First, read up on how much wind and altitude affects the sprints. These may be of some use: http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/track/wind/index.html http://myweb.lmu.edu/jmureika/track/wind/200idx.html Regis' 19.87 with 1.8ms of wind and at 2035m of altitude translates to 20.15 "basic"....
by Rex68
Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

fangio wrote:So Patriot you think that Regis' UK record is farcical too?

Do you mean his 19.87A which isn't actually ratified as a UK record?
by Rex68
Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:33 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

I think Mump boy is basically saying that he pretty much agrees with everything you said.
by Rex68
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:46 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Folksam Grand Prix, Sollentuna
Replies: 55
Views: 3140

Add 0.24 onto the hand times to get a rough idea of what they are worth. Also factor in the strong winds. Before we get carried away with Sharman's time, he defeated Gregory Sedoc by 0.2. Sedoc's SB is 13.63. Matthias Buhler, who was in third and 0.3 behind Sharman, has a SB of 13.55 with most of hi...
by Rex68
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Challenge - Madrid
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Don't know, however, whether Tasha 's interest could be reignited if she slashes some chunk off that 56.44 on her next outing, which should be close... Not going to Barcelona I don't think the 'Danvers out of Euros' story is accurate. I think the BBC got their stories mixed up from last year. This ...
by Rex68
Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

lsabre wrote:Finally, you could have done without the 'hyperbole' nonsense...
Au contraire...
by Rex68
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Folksam Grand Prix, Sollentuna
Replies: 55
Views: 3140

Folksam Grand Prix, Sollentuna

New meeting, new thread, no hyperbole, and a link to results: http://88.131.109.176/folksam/sollentuna/Result.php Brit highlights: 100m - Leevan Yearwood 10.47 (0.6ms) 1500m - Colin McCourt 3:37.19 PB - Mark Draper 3:41.03 PB - James Brewer 3:46.24 110mH - Lawrence Clarke 13.71 PB 400mH - Rick Yates...
by Rex68
Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Folksam Grand Prix, Sollentuna
Replies: 55
Views: 3140

lsabre wrote:Joice Maduaka, by the way, won the 200m in 23.33 secs at the Tofalia meeting in Patra, Greece, earlier on having placed second in the shorter dash in 11.53 secs. There are no wind-readings come out yet but by the look of it both times must have been within legal limits.
Results link?
by Rex68
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:20 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

fangio wrote:goign ... le me ... believ ... word sinto ... repsonse ... peopel ... reponse ...
Spellcheck is your friend :lol:
Try slowing down your typing speed, and fewers typos will creep in :wink:
by Rex68
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Aviva European Trials and UK Championships
Replies: 241
Views: 21025

Nathan Douglas was third with 16.40m (4.2m/sec) in the triple jump behind Cuba's duo of Alexis Copello (17.15, 1.5) and Arnie Girat (16.97, 0.6) in Bilbao, Spain. Don't know whether he jumps off a shorter run-up at the moment. Full results here: http://www.rfea.es/competi/result2010/airelibre/al_bi...
by Rex68
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season (Part II)
Replies: 396
Views: 44833

Why do Russian Women always have sun burned thighs? See Antyuck and the Steeple chaser. Do they use some kind of strange cream or something, it's so unique to russian female track athletes. It's not sunburn - they simply slap their legs a lot before their events to get the blood circulating around ...
by Rex68
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Team Championships (Chambers 9.99)
Replies: 326
Views: 19836

EnglandAthletic: Well, well, Chris Scott actually just threw 59.90 to beat that champ record - the biggest throw by an U23 for a decade!! From Twitter re chris scott - brett morse is an u23 so the decade thing isn't quite right but a good chuck - didnt know he had it in him well done mate. I think ...
by Rex68
Sun Jun 20, 2010 11:50 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Aviva England U23/U20 World Trials Champs (Williams 11.28)
Replies: 70
Views: 5835

lsabre, as I've said on other threads, I am a great admirer of your passion for the sport and all you do for this forum. But when you make comments like the one above, that's when you start to lose my sympathy. This is a forum for discussing - by all means, attack and challenge other peoples' views....
by Rex68
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Memorial Josef Odlozil meeting (Viljoen 66.38m AR)
Replies: 23
Views: 1858

Just a (hopefully) final word from me on this - to clarify, I'm not complaining about someone posting a result I'm not interested in. All I am trying to do is give a bit of constructive advice in how to make this place a better forum for everyone so that peoples' feathers don't get ruffled as often ...
by Rex68
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: These people are really so funny!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1789

lsabre wrote:I was replying to Flumpy, Paul, so don't worry about that... ;-)
But Flumpy was also taking about James' time (as opposed to James himself).
by Rex68
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Memorial Josef Odlozil meeting (Viljoen 66.38m AR)
Replies: 23
Views: 1858

I urge you to re-read a recent post by Rex68 (Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:13 pm in the '2010 British Outdoor Season' thread). It's a great shame that this thread was closed so soon afterwards and that his post didn't get the consideration it deserves. Rex made some very constructive points and suggestions w...
by Rex68
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: These people are really so funny!!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 1789

If I mention an athlete of not so impressive or notable a performance, Rex68, there is a reason why I'm doing it. First of all, as I've said many a time, my intention is to also show a certain strength in depth in every event. Eg, those under 1:50 over the men's 800m or over 2.20m in the high jump....
by Rex68
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season
Replies: 1201
Views: 100474

Personally, I don't understand one thing. There are many threads around the forum for anyone to look into what one is interested in. So why certain individuals are so bent on attacking this particular thread (and me by extension) when they have the option of simply going and reading/posting somewhe...
by Rex68
Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2010 British Outdoor Season
Replies: 1201
Views: 100474

Re: What is happening to AW?!

- Since winning the Commonwealth title in 2006, Nick Willis has been featured around three times now. He's a decent athlete, but not so fascinating that he deserves three features! What did the second and third features tell us that the first one didn't? How about a feature with the enigmatic Rashi...
by Rex68
Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What is happening to AW?!
Replies: 35
Views: 6916

BAWA Awards...

Congrats to the main winners - all fully deserving of their awards. But just to correct an error that keeps cropping up in the BAWA stories - Lawrence Clarke did not break Colin Jackson's UK junior record. Jackson's 13.44 was set with the senior height hurdles, while Clarke's 13.37 was over the juni...
by Rex68
Thu Nov 19, 2009 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BAWA Awards...
Replies: 2
Views: 552
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