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Re: Paris 2011

Thanks Mump,

I found Barcelona easy to buy tickets for so this is frustrating. I thought about Centresport but they've stopped trading now I think. I'll check the site out again for a number
Cheers


Min
by Minerva
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paris 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Re: CG sat 9 oct (ath day 4)

I know its probably not the best attitude for an athlete, but I love Grace Clements in her post event interview when she said he aim had been not to come last. No wonder she was so happy with her bronze. Great final kick from Jo Thomas in the 800 semis. Lets hope he can kick like that again in the f...
by Minerva
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: CG sat 9 oct (ath day 4)
Replies: 23
Views: 3275

Paris 2011

Hi peeps, I know its many years since I've been on here, but I was cheekily hoping someone could help me. I'm trying to buy tickets for next March's euro indoors in Paris and its been frustrating. The offical site seems to think you should print off and snail mail an application forum with a cheque ...
by Minerva
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paris 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 1268

Minerva, I wouldn't hold out much hope of getting a guesting spot at a BAL or UK Women's League meeting. The timetables for these meetings are very tight - the field particularly so. In many cases, the hammer is just completed in it's time slot. The only times I have seen guests in throws is when a...
by Minerva
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA PROPOGANDA
Replies: 18
Views: 3913

I would have James Montgomery, John Bircourt, and Michael white as a three headed head of UKA. Jennifer - as someone who criticises the amount of staff within UKA so much - why on earth would you want a 3 headed monster instead? :shock: Not meant as in monster as those involved - but the fact you w...
by Minerva
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Moorcroft set to quit as UK chief
Replies: 63
Views: 11586

I had a response from UKA as to why I wasn't invited to the UK challenge final - they didn't have my phone number! It also appears that there were a large number of athletes that they didn't have contact details for. I wonder if this was why they wanted an athletes database to make things like this...
by Minerva
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: THE FANTASTIC FOUR!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 4092

I have supplied all the information required and wrote to UKA about it. But still no response. It still does not get away from the fact that the system is flawed and is only geared to achieve mediocraty. It was launch in only a couple of papers, did not get TV airing and the majority of the coaches...
by Minerva
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK School Games
Replies: 21
Views: 4230

6 May BAL 1 - Premiership Copthall How many opportunities does a non BAL athlete have of scoring lets say in the womans hammer? Jennifer - can you confirm then that say woman hammer throwers cannot even guest at any of these UK Challenge meetings. I may be under a misapprehension then that we can g...
by Minerva
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA PROPOGANDA
Replies: 18
Views: 3913

Considering all the sniping over the past year on this site I am surprised this topic has not received more coverage. Personally I think if complete change is wanted then a young dynamic business woman is just the thing to shake things up! Then it wouldnt be long before some of the 'unhappy voices' ...
by Minerva
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Moorcroft set to quit as UK chief
Replies: 63
Views: 11586

Mike, I appreciate you are trying to garner information in a short time frame. However, does this mean that all responses sent to you prior to the each change are then disregarded or are they still included? If you are going to use this information at the UK Council Meeting they could well tear apar...
by Minerva
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Questionnaire on UKA
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Hi there, First of all congratulations on coming back and getting away from the damaging lifestyle, particularly on giving up the cigarettes. I'm afraid I can't really advise you on getting back to previous performance levels. All I can say is that I am the same age as you and I didnt actually get i...
by Minerva
Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Opinions welcomed.
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

The crowd was obviously predominately Spanish obviously, but loads of British out there. I konw I heard the horns :lol: Ha ha - yes I was one of them!!! I blew my horn several times - notably at Jo Pavey, Andy Turner and Christian Malcolm and funnily enough I saw some coverage on my return and hear...
by Minerva
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Cup-Malaga
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Lysenko takes back the world record

77.41 metres today Sigh........it just gets further and further away from me :oops: Brilliant to see the womens hammer records this year - though it seems to be a purely domestic Russian affair at the moment. Looking forward to seeing how its done properly in Malaga next week. With the depth of tale...
by Minerva
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Lysenko takes back the world record
Replies: 1
Views: 720

British Pole Vaulter attacked by aliens!!!!! - really

There I was scoffing my dinner in front of Doctor Who (as one does after a hard day's competition) when I notice that the torch bearer for the 2012 Olympic storyline is a GB Pole Vaulter Scott Simpson who valiently almost made it to the stadium but collapsed after after being attacked by an alien sp...
by Minerva
Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: British Pole Vaulter attacked by aliens!!!!! - really
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: European Cup-Malaga

Is anyone going to next weeks European Cup in Malaga? I'm off work next week and fancy a short trip to the sun. Could be a perfect combination all day down the beach then some competitive athletics in the evenings-lovely. I'll have to go on my own though as everyone I know is at work :( Hi Aspire, ...
by Minerva
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Cup-Malaga
Replies: 10
Views: 2859

Minerva- photos of Thorkildsen please. 8) 8) WHERE did she see him????????? I meant at the European Cup in Malaga Ely. First one to actually see him in person must send me a detailed report! He is throwing very well this year too. :wink: Phew - I am so bad at taking pictures - gets in the way of my...
by Minerva
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Hammer WR
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Hi Smoke, Have to agree - whilst there werent too many wins at Gateshead there were some very positive signs - coupled with action elsewhere. Great run by Tash - the final hurdle showed there is so much more to come as well when it all goes right. I shall be in Malaga cheering the team on - assume y...
by Minerva
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Just checking in
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Cantwell looked very good in Eugene as well.(22.17) Is there any way a poor Canuck(and big shot put fan) could see his 22.45 throw? Nice to see you here again Minerva. :D I don't think we will see a new SP WR this year. But that record really is suspect . :x Hi Kima, Sorry I've been a bit quiet - f...
by Minerva
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What an amazing shot putt competition
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Hi Darkelf,

I feel like my arms been cut off just not being able to watch the Golden League so sympathise with your plight.

Hopefully you'll get plenty of gossip and performance chat here throughout the season to keep you up to date with goings on from across the pond.
by Minerva
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:29 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: New Member - Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 2559

Re: hello

Patrick wrote:I am a new member, my name is Patrick Hambly, how are we all?


I am fine thank you very much for asking Patrick

Welcome - I hope you will enjoy it here with this fine bunch of folk

Should be hotting up on here now with the season well under way.
by Minerva
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: hello
Replies: 2
Views: 2090

If he can do it on that blustery Gateshead track then he should be able to do it on a better faster track. To be fair to Gateshead, this is the first time in a long while that we have been able to see just how good the track itself is. All previous editions of this grand prix have been blighted by ...
by Minerva
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Powell 9.77 equals WR again
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Thanks for that Ely Wow - hotting up - almost as hot as the tube this week! and there I was so pleased at improving my hammer PB by 2 metres at the weekend - and now the world record is even further away :shock: (as if :oops: ). Who says "off years" arent exciting eh Ely? The throws are coming on in...
by Minerva
Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Hammer WR
Replies: 10
Views: 2238

Minerva with all these guy pushing each other do you think there is a chance the WR is in danger? Well Cantwell said in interview afterwards that he was not surprised by the distance as he had thrown 22.76 during the week in training, so he is less than 40cm off a WR. Its quite an old record ( Rand...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What an amazing shot putt competition
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Results available now: SP 1 Christian Cantwell (USA) 22.45 [UKAC Rec] (20.40, 20.55, 21.18, 21.71, x, 22.45), 2 Reese Hoffa (USA) 21.76 (20.84, 20.88, x, 20.97, 21.72, 21.76 [UKAC Rec]), 3 Joachim Olsen (DEN) 21.13 (20.37, 20.67, 21.13, 20.89, x, x), 4 Dan Taylor (USA) 20.79 (19.84, x, 20.79, 20.38,...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What an amazing shot putt competition
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Picks for European Cup

Looking at today's results the mens long jumpers have not made it easy for the selectors. Both Tomlinson and Morgan jumped 8.00 exactly. Rutherrford has jumped more already early this season but is currently out injured. Who should go to Malaga? Chris looks far from his best, but then again Morgan w...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Picks for European Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Lyne seems to be more consistent this season. What has she focused on to get her to this level of improvement? This is awesome stuff. Not as awesome as knocking nearly another 2 seconds off her PB today for 1:58.20 :shock: Well done - blinking brilliant. PBs for Jenny Meadows and Mariliyn Okaro tod...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Rebecca Lyne - 2:00.04 in Hengelo
Replies: 12
Views: 4291

What an amazing shot putt competition

Fast track dont often put many throws event on at the British Grand Prix (and they didnt today either :evil: ) - but the one they did was sensational. I could hardly keep up with the stadium records, all comer records and lead changing hands. I expect Jochim Olsen thought he had it won at 21.13 but ...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What an amazing shot putt competition
Replies: 9
Views: 1914

Amazing. So gutted I wasnt there as normally go to the British Grand Prix' It is clear he still has much more to give - please let it be Crystal Palace where he and Gatlin go head to head and I can watch it live as I think that record is definitely coming down again this year. If he can do it on tha...
by Minerva
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Powell 9.77 equals WR again
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Jones goes second fastest!

and she isnt popular with event orgainsers, not sure where she is going to get much international competition? It will be interesting to see if this is still true. At the end of the day they just want bums on seats and I suspect Marion is even more of a draw now than before. I know she is a draw - ...
by Minerva
Sun May 14, 2006 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Jones goes second fastest!
Replies: 8
Views: 1789

Re: UK Schools Games

This has moved quickly driven by the political Agenda. Was the contract offered on open tender or did UKA lead the stake holders to Fast Track Sales Ltd which is acompany with 51 employees and not part of the UKA head count? But those 51 employees arent all related to athletics - as I understand it...
by Minerva
Sun May 14, 2006 9:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK school games (mini Olympics)
Replies: 5
Views: 1198
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