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Out of all the garbage JE puts out, the future funding proposals for athletics seems to be the only thing that would be interesting to find out. From the fell runners forum their committee have recommended staying within UKA as past problems with rules/officials/insurance have been removed. But they...
by Fort
Sun May 06, 2007 4:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Some questions from A.W readers to Ed Warner
Replies: 23
Views: 4140

The Chair of the Northwest region of England Athletics has resigned too (other Chairs to follow?)- I missed his letter in the mag but his follow up explanation letter should rattle a few cages. It seems a shame that basic lies from Sport England are going to lose us the people that used to so freely...
by Fort
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:06 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: First One to Jump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

There would be no need to discuss politics if the control of the sport of athletics was returned to those who participate in the sport. It was the decision by New Labour lackeys to remove control of the sport of athletics from the AAA of England and give it to their quangoes Sport England and UK Sp...
by Fort
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: This forum was pretty much dead
Replies: 131
Views: 41583

Like I've just posted on another thread, MLF is one who is carrying too much muscle, he seems to have lost his suplness (sp) and doesn't seem to have the 'flow' he had. But then what do I know, I can't sprint for tofffee apples :roll:
by Fort
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: MLF - Will he ever make it?
Replies: 47
Views: 4868

I seem to recall Martin Offiah from Rugby Union having a stunning turn of speed, he certainly didn't seem to have the muscle bulk that some of our current sprinters carry around.
by Fort
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DAVID JAMES..words from the goalmouth
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

So long as its not her namesake Alison who seems to do a tremendous amount of work! Think she even helped us quirky fell runners out in a previous post.
by Fort
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: First One to Jump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2090

Thats Neil Stavos (sp?) who also was involved in putting the Commonwealth games in Manchester together. With his rugby background he should be able to tackle :roll: UKA problems OK! Wonder why UKA can't announce until this afternoon?
by Fort
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pickering - 6.56 at South of England Champs
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Excellent stuff! I hadn't realised we'd actually finished in joint first - its even inspired one of my offspring to dust her shoes off and start training again. Lets hope the new CEO hits the ground running (jumping, hurdling and throwing) with the same enthusiam, he/she is certainly going to need it.
by Fort
Mon Jan 29, 2007 8:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pickering - 6.56 at South of England Champs
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

OK I missed most of the Glasgow coverage (work does get in the way sometimes), who won the mens 60m?
Did see UKA new chairman talk incredibly fast at Colin Jackson, was he 'sweating up in the paddock' before the announcement of the new CEO on Tuesday?
by Fort
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pickering - 6.56 at South of England Champs
Replies: 8
Views: 1938

Hey well found Slowcoach! I thought I was failing badly scouring the torygraph and finding nothing.
by Fort
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: DAVID JAMES..words from the goalmouth
Replies: 11
Views: 4007

Lefty, I think all UK athletes would love us to have international success, especially in 2012, but surely the CEO must try and get us all on board again first. A lot of the 'public funders' seem to me to be the basic club runners but they don't have a voice like the fell runners. But there are now ...
by Fort
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:28 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: uka independence
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

I have now! I think I'd need the help of one of my fortlets to use it though (crawls back into ludite cave). :roll:
by Fort
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:29 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Have you seen this?
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Personally, I blame the weather, its so evil at the moment nobody wants to make mischief! If others are also having to spend an hour or so to regain feeling in the fingers and toes after training in winter monsoon conditions, working keyboards may not be that attractive. :wink:
by Fort
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:24 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: speak no evil
Replies: 4
Views: 1453

As a non-road runner (the fells cured me) I'm out of touch with road championship races, but aren't they organised by the Road Runners Club via existing club events?
Apologies if I'm miles off the mark, but if they are, then EA just needs to help promote/fund them.
by Fort
Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

Hi Malcolm, Thanks for the NoE bit, shame its March as I'm sure most clubs are like ours, getting the subs at the start of the year. Should this info have gone to clubs directly? Or have we a secretary thats missed something? Fellrunners are always a bit radical - I think thats why we only have a ha...
by Fort
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

ORR, I think you should follow the lobby approach like the fellrunners did to remove the nonsense about officials/insurance from the endurance section of the rule book. I'm told that John Templeton (?) over ruled the plan to suspend the offending appendix E 'as road runners and cross country were qu...
by Fort
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

Re: Looking forward to...

New Years Eve - Briscoe's Brewery Auld Lang Syne six mile fell race £3.00 entry, bottle of beer to all finishers, loads of prizes (all beers, ales, ciders etc), free coffee and biscuits. How's that for Yorkshire hospitality :D With more fitness and less weight I could have done reasonable time........
by Fort
Tue Jan 02, 2007 12:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

I hope, and maybe this should be under the 'Looking forward to..' thread, that the councils are lobbied enough for EA/UKA to make sure that the athletics rule book gets properly written (simplified, contradictions removed etc.) for 2008. UKA could publish these, with respective rationales, as part o...
by Fort
Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

Free entry in a fell race :shock: !
Well this is already possible - Wansfell the day after Boxing day - now how's that for instant response!
by Fort
Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

JE no, you need to complete the Three Peaks race in under 4 hours before you could even be considered for the committee (hmmm- bribery offers - must have a flawed character!). Now I'm also looking forward to Mo Farah getting used to running through mud just a little bit faster, or was he giving the ...
by Fort
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

Hi Max You are probably right that not many people do get involved and use their democratic rights, I would support ABACS right and to appluad them in taking a stance against what they consider bad, however misguided I may think they are. One senior member of ABAC actually said if I met michael we ...
by Fort
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

Hi fort Road running will be involved in the regions. It takes a little time to get up and running on a project such as this. Thanks Malcolm - I do hope all the disciplines (and sub-disciplines) will be included - but I've yet to hear about any requests for info from the FRA to go on the site. If i...
by Fort
Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

Possibly, but we'll need to form a committee to decide on your eligibility to drink in the first place :wink:
by Fort
Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

Slightly less tripeful, there was a meeting last month of the Endurance management forum/group (sorry don't know its proper title), but I can't find any record of it even existing on the UKA web site. I know the meeting took place 'cos at least a couple of fellrunners went to it. Presumably they met...
by Fort
Sat Dec 16, 2006 1:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA "performance" and coaching staff and qualifica
Replies: 25
Views: 4296

Nice mission statement, I'm sure the content will improve, but such a shame it only mentions track & field.
:( Whatever happened to road, cross-country, fell and race walking?
Anybody out there know if the Northwest has a structure or is it just multi-talented Michael at Sportcity :?:
by Fort
Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12414

You might, but its the organisers whim that decides who gets the crateful. Having sampled the quality of the contents last year, it really is cheap stuff and not what you'd choose to drink, but its the thought that counts :lol:
by Fort
Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

Some say top man, but others tell the truth :roll: I do put events on, tho' mine tend not to have the beer :( , instead we go for butties, tea and cake :) , then the beer. Back on topic - couldn't ever see me trying to coach in a stadium, but I can see the logic of having a licence for those that ne...
by Fort
Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should ABAC provide coach passes for non UKA coaches?
Replies: 99
Views: 12026

Taxi? Taxi? :shock: No chance! You'd need a helicopter over this terrain:lol: JE I think you should try one of our summer night runs - the winner gets one of those tiny bottles of cheap lager, 2nd gets two, 3rd three etc. Someone at the tail-end always gets a crateful to cart away. Oh and it starts ...
by Fort
Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

I think her horse should have got it :wink: , but having seen the pre-selected list of ten, it obviously was not going to have a lot to do with personality. Should someone like Dean Macey not have been in the list instead of either of the two boxers? Mind you, not knowing how the list is put togethe...
by Fort
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:33 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: sports personality of the year 2006
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

No I haven't, 'cos this is an annual event, but I might try to contact the organiser see if he wants to do a piece. There are many others in our calendar with a quirky nature, I think you need to try one or two. We did have that male version of a crimson cow drinks company wanting to sponsor a big j...
by Fort
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Looking forward to...
Replies: 15
Views: 2703
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