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Re: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut

I agree with Ashton about the f word. I think it would be better if posters did not use it (or indeed the s word) on the forum. The argument that children and young people see, hear and use these words already is not convincing. Two wrongs don't make a right. I note, though, that the biggest insult ...
by paul
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut
Replies: 69
Views: 1377

Re: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut

...but KB and TD are also far and away better athletes that Mo at the shorter distances I agree with your other points but not this. 1500m PBs KB = 3:32 MF = 3:28 Has there ever been an athlete before who is sub 3:29 for 1500m and sub 2h08:29 for the marathon? Everyone seems to be a bit down with M...
by paul
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut
Replies: 69
Views: 1377

Re: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS

One way to think about this is: if you had to choose a champion to compete in a HEP to save your life, who would you choose? The rules are that the athlete can be at their peak, but that modern rules and testing will be in place. Of course it is probably unknowable if JJK was clean or not. But you d...
by paul
Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS
Replies: 153
Views: 5212

Re: World indoor relay splits

This is classic Christine. Behind her Ryzhova was running one of the great relay legs in history. But who do you think will win in Rio? Even the Russians would laugh at that stupid question. Credit where credit's due, by the way, the first four teams all provided some fantastic runs in that w4x4 fin...
by paul
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:07 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World indoor relay splits
Replies: 9
Views: 898

BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Just asking. I think maybe yes, and I do find it a bit irritating and distracting. But their meltdown shouldn't be allowed to interfere with a very interesting World Champs, so I'm raising it in a new thread -- not because it is an important topic -- but rather than cluttering up a proper athletics ...
by paul
Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2080

Re: World Indoors Day 3

wLJ
and
w4x4
...it could be a wild ride.

(Interesting how quiet Baby-O was in the BBC interview yesterday. I wonder why.
Shyness? Or Not happy with own performance? Anticipating being left out of the final?
Deference to older sister?...)
by paul
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:30 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 3
Replies: 131
Views: 4282

Re: World Indoors Day 2

KILTY! :D :D :shock: Wonderful. Well done to Tiff too. But her start was not great and she could have won that. (Expectations of her always seem to be quite modest, but she is a multiple global medallist and it is time now for her to step up and start dominating.) Well done to Luke Cutts. Expectatio...
by paul
Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:15 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4233

Re: Valerie Adams Fan Interview

Q1 Valerie what are the relative merits of the glide and rotational techniques?

Q2 How far could you put using rotational if you really got to grips with it?

Q3 How can I frame as a question the statement that you are awesome and should probably win world athlete of the year most years? :D
by paul
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Valerie Adams Fan Interview
Replies: 14
Views: 812

Re: World Indoors Day 2

I'm reading it right (!?) KJT has qualified for the final with 6.60. :D
by paul
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4233

Re: World Indoor 7-9.03.14 - multi-events

d pickup wrote:PEN gold indeed for Broersen, silver for T-Eaton and bronze for Fyodorova, who beat her 800 pb by0.01s


Congratulations to Team Broersen. Fantastic performance.
by paul
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoor 7-9.03.14 - multi-events
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: World Indoor 7-9.03.14 - multi-events

Flying start by Broersen.
1.93 NR in the HJ, and the overall lead.
by paul
Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoor 7-9.03.14 - multi-events
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: Another world record, this time the half marathon.

That's an awesome time! :shock:
by paul
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Another world record, this time the half marathon.
Replies: 13
Views: 903

Re: this w/e

Good run from Osagie today
behind great run from Aman.


Clitheroe age world best. (I wonder what she thinks about that though! Lapped by GD in the process.)
by paul
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: this w/e
Replies: 50
Views: 3689

Re: this w/e

by paul
Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: this w/e
Replies: 50
Views: 3689

Re: this w/e

WR LaVillenie 6.16
by paul
Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: this w/e
Replies: 50
Views: 3689

Re: 2014 Multi Events

Qualification is incredibly tough. Effectively only three slots, right? Top three in the rankings. So one little slip-up next w/e and its all over. (Its not that big a deal - KJT will stomp all over the HEP this summer anyway. I just like amping up the drama...) Morgan Lake, on the other hand, is cu...
by paul
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 120
Views: 9159

Re: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014

No WCh 200m, but
Chris Clarke ties the world lead. :D
by paul
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 7735

Re: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014

If JW is no more successful than MLF (often given as an example of unconverted young talent) it will be ...
Just the one Olympic gold then.
by paul
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:06 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 7735

Re: KJT 1.96 NR. Wow!!!

My only qualification for judging is having watched top-level HJ for 40 years or so, but to me KJT is now looking very good technically in the HJ. One of Ennis' strengths is her ability to boss the technical aspects of her events (she makes some of the other super-fit super-strong ladies look a bit ...
by paul
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: KJT 1.96 NR. Wow!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 3057

Re: Glasgow International Match 28 January

Greg was comfortably the best long-jumper of 2012. I don't know who it is they thought was likely to beat him in London. He was the clear favourite. (Not odds-on to win against the field obviously, but to win against any other competitor.) And then he performed at his best and won. No fluke. No real...
by paul
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Glasgow International Match 28 January
Replies: 81
Views: 6722

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

Well done Luke!
by paul
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 64
Views: 4144

Re: Glasgow International Match 28 January

This is ridiculous!

...I am starting to get excited about the Rio W4x4 already! :shock: :lol:
by paul
Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Glasgow International Match 28 January
Replies: 81
Views: 6722

Re: Glasgow International Match 28 January

Laura Muir = a star is born.

Ohuruogu Jnr = awesome prospect. But her sister's nerve and iron will is worth about 5m to her against any field.
There is essentially zero chance that Victoria can match those unique attributes; so she'll have to find her edge
somewhere else. Not easy.
by paul
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Glasgow International Match 28 January
Replies: 81
Views: 6722

Re: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?

For me (a bit of a statto), Radcliffe is simply the greatest athlete who has ever lived. A complete game-changer. So comparisons of any other athlete with her would be unfair. It is amazing to think that Radcliffe still did not live up to her potential. I think 2hrs12 could have been possible at her...
by paul
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?
Replies: 114
Views: 9489

Re: Greatest ever female competitions/performances

How interesting it would be to be able to see the true w400 top lists, with all the drugs removed. Impossible of course. But for the indoor 400, say, I wonder if we would find that Sanders is actually not only the world record holder, but by an enormous margin (about .5 sec faster than the next bes...
by paul
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Greatest ever female competitions/performances
Replies: 108
Views: 5383

Re: Greatest ever female competitions/performances

How interesting it would be to be able to see the true w400 top lists, with all the drugs removed. Impossible of course. But for the indoor 400, say, I wonder if we would find that Sanders is actually not only the world record holder, but by an enormous margin (about .5 sec faster than the next best...
by paul
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Greatest ever female competitions/performances
Replies: 108
Views: 5383

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Mo hasn't said "no" to the CWG, but the reality is that if he is putting his eggs in the London Marathon basket in 2014 then it is going to be tough to get from an undoubtedly difficult challenge in April to a speedy 10k in July, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFbgyBOJCqM http://www.youtu...
by paul
Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10699

Re: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?

"Best ever" isn't, and can't be, a very well defined term. (I guess that's what makes the discussion fun.) Freeman's list was effectively a top-eight IIRC. Being in the top eight does not make you _the_ best, but it does put you close. And I agree with Freeman on this one, so I'd say Ohuru...
by paul
Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?
Replies: 44
Views: 4091

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Yes indeed. But I'm guessing Ladyloz may sell the gymnastics (?)... which is not so much our thing, and keep the athletics.


I wonder what algorithm they use so that some applicants get 0/4 sessions and some get 6/7.
by paul
Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10699

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Applied for 4x4. Got nothing.
Just like the Olympics first round.
(And on that basis now waiting optimistically for the second round...)
by paul
Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10699
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