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Re: Holly Bleasdale leaves her coach !!

Well, she has broken through and is a consistent 4.70 jumper, which is a huge progression. Still, neither her nor Katie Byres matched their indoor form outdoors this year. Mind you, 4.87, World Indoor Bronze, 6th in your first Olympics at age 20/21 is pretty impressive. The experiments with the tall...
by usedtoit33
Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Holly Bleasdale leaves her coach !!
Replies: 45
Views: 5331

Re: Sword

Wouldn't all this energy spent bitching from the sidelines be better spent put to more productive use? Please prove to us Mike, that you can coach a thrower to a global medal without any funding.
by usedtoit33
Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sword
Replies: 47
Views: 4900

Re: Phillips Idowu talks injury speculation, Confidence of g

I agree that we the public don't have any right to know the ins and outs of Idowu's injury problems or lack of them. However, I do think the BOA and UKA (including Idowu's coach!) have a right to know what's going on. Athletes do have a responsibility to let team managers know what's going on. I thi...
by usedtoit33
Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Phillips Idowu talks injury speculation, Confidence of gold
Replies: 64
Views: 10363

Re: Phillips Idowu talks injury speculation, Confidence of g

Oh yes, I'm all in favour of handing over public money with no accountability. :roll:
by usedtoit33
Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Phillips Idowu talks injury speculation, Confidence of gold
Replies: 64
Views: 10363

Re: One down.......Positive tests!

Selsousi (Morocco) - world indoor silver medalist - furosemide. 2nd failure after being caught with EPO in 2009. http://www.lequipe.fr/Athletisme/Actualites/Selsouli-privee-de-jeux/300443 The doping cases just keep on coming... Oh good! Just a Turk and a couple of Russians to catch and we are in wi...
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: One down.......Positive tests!
Replies: 287
Views: 44651

Re: Predictions Thread?

I did the one for Daegu last year. Someone else's turn this time! :lol: I'd enter though.
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:38 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Predictions Thread?
Replies: 21
Views: 3375

Re: General results thread - July 2012

Haven't seen the official results from Stettin (Can't spell the Polish name), but yep, Steve Lewis has confirmed it on Twitter. :D I'm really happy for him. He's been very close to 5.80 on a couple of occasions this year, indoors and out so it's not a surprise. Onwards and upwards indeed! Third UK r...
by usedtoit33
Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: General results thread - July 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 7938

Re: Talbot should have been selected for the 200m

I wonder if, as Talbot's in the relay, there's a way he can be added to the individual 200m? Probably not, but I wish there were. He's definitely in better form than Malcolm or Ellington.
by usedtoit33
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Talbot should have been selected for the 200m
Replies: 5
Views: 1039

Re: Ian Ste/IAAF ban Lolo Jones and Nick Symmonds from Londo

Bet it started in the USA. Actually it was first used in this context in 17th century France, with the word "gaie". ;) It started being used as a codeword in the 1920s/30s. Mind you, "naff" was what British men used to use to refer to straight men, so maybe fair's fair! :lol: It...
by usedtoit33
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:31 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ian Ste/IAAF ban Lolo Jones and Nick Symmonds from London GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6962

Re: London Diamond League 2012

Yep Dai has a pretty much spot on 2 second differential from his flat PB to his hurdles PB. The best hurdlers have a 1.5 second differential. I'd expect a 45.3-45.5 leg from Dai. Good enough for the heats but not the final.
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: London Diamond League 2012

Whoever it was made the swipe at Ennis clearly hasn't seen Williamson & MLF. When Heat One of the 100m came on it genuinely looked to me like a fat man had wandered onto the track and set up his blocks in lane 1. I swear there was a lot less of him when he was running 10.0? Far be it from me to...
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:14 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: London Diamond League 2012

Never mind getting the baton round our sprinters are just plain SLOW actually more than that, Old, Fat and Slow. I don't mind Christian staying in but the others should be: Gemeli Dasalou Talbot maybe Ellington I agree with that, but Talbot was much quicker than Ellington at CP. Whoever it was made...
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:01 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: London Diamond League 2012

djhdjh wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if he could. LeShawn on the other hand might be a problem.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Although Aries could probably run a half-decent leg. ;)
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: Ian Ste/IAAF ban Lolo Jones and Nick Symmonds from Londo

I saw the original tweet. It was said with humour and in jest. As people say, it's part of the lingo that so many people use. As a fully paid-up gayer I don't find it offensive as such, just annoying. You would too if a key part of your identity was being used to describe something as weird/lame. De...
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ian Ste/IAAF ban Lolo Jones and Nick Symmonds from London GP
Replies: 50
Views: 6962

Re: Idowu Hires Own Medics!

Well, Phillips just tweeted a vid of him doing a squats exercise for what it's worth. I appreciate the clash of personalities issue, but there is such a thing as professionalism. If he weren't a medal hope I'd take him off funding as he clearly doesn't want to be part of the system. Funding rightly ...
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Idowu Hires Own Medics!
Replies: 65
Views: 3433

Re: London Diamond League 2012

Contrast that with Jack Green running an easy 45.24 anchor in Rome. We need runners who can give us a sub 45 or very low 45.x leg.
by usedtoit33
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: London Diamond League 2012

I didn't hear her mention Mitchell. I was liking her after her celebration and upbeat interview. :( Gone off her now.

I know we shouldn't go with guilt by association, but Dennis Mitchell ... Wasn't he coached by Trevor Graham at one point?
by usedtoit33
Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Diamond League 2012
Replies: 239
Views: 20502

Re: Welsh Athletics International

That's brilliant!
by usedtoit33
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Online events
Topic: Welsh Athletics International
Replies: 1
Views: 1479

Re: Gareth Warburton

Did Irozuru appeal? Yes she did but i'm assuming that her one A and nothing else even approaching a B, 3rd at trials and poor showing at Euros didn't impress. I just don't see what is achieved by leaving someone like her off the team :( The only thing I can see is the message that you have to be co...
by usedtoit33
Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gareth Warburton
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Re: What's Happened to our Sprinters?

I don't get it - UKA have funded sprinters, provided medical support, warm weather training, good facilities, etc. Short of hiring coaches and flat out forcing athletes to work with them, I'm not entirely sure what more people want from a governing body. These are our most supported sprinters in his...
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What's Happened to our Sprinters?
Replies: 262
Views: 27158

Re: Gareth Warburton

Did Irozuru appeal? Yes she did but i'm assuming that her one A and nothing else even approaching a B, 3rd at trials and poor showing at Euros didn't impress. I just don't see what is achieved by leaving someone like her off the team :( The only thing I can see is the message that you have to be co...
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gareth Warburton
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Hannah England is a former OCWK athlete and she was selected despite being out with injury for a month. As are Charlotte Purdue, Emma Jackson, Emma Pallant, Stacey Smith, Stevie Stockton, Laura Weightman, Mitch Goose, Ross Millington and Ricky Stevenson. And who was it who kept telling us that Brit...
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 21904

Re: Gareth Warburton

Really glad to hear this! Five Welsh athletes on the team now. :D
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gareth Warburton
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Re: Gareth Warburton

In Merv's case he has been a lot more consistent over the past year or two. His championship record is against him as well as injury. But he's thrown over 80m a few times, including at the Olympic stadium itself in May at the BUCS. But in general, I agree. Can't see why you wouldn't pick Warburton, ...
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:11 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gareth Warburton
Replies: 37
Views: 4270

Re: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m

Hannah England is a former OCWK athlete and she was selected despite being out with injury for a month. As are Charlotte Purdue, Emma Jackson, Emma Pallant, Stacey Smith, Stevie Stockton, Laura Weightman, Mitch Goose, Ross Millington and Ricky Stevenson. England and Weightman selected. A few of the ...
by usedtoit33
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:56 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Maz Okoro to be added to the women's 800m
Replies: 229
Views: 21904

Re: GB London Olympic Team

UKA's only using the IAAF A & B standards this year (except for the marathon).

The men's LJ standard is stupidly high though. 8.15 or 8.10 would be much more reasonable in a year where no one's gone over 8.40 (bar some big fouls by Bayer and Watt).
by usedtoit33
Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:47 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26065

Re: GB London Olympic Team

Ok, I'd love Jade Nicholls to be selected. She threw 60.51 in LaJolla and 59.60 in Walnut in April. Both great throwing venues. She threw 57.51 at Bedford on 10 June, another good throwing venue. However, at the trials she threw 52.21 and in Helsinki she threw 51.75. What happened in those 2 weeks? ...
by usedtoit33
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26065

Re: GB London Olympic Team

Well, it would be horrendous for Sharp, but I imagine there's a precedent for overturning her selection and instating someone else.
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26065

Re: GB London Olympic Team

iain wrote:I would much rather Talbot than him, but I guess if they've left a spot... Also, just noticed why is MLF in the relay?

I assumed MLF was selected 'cos Harry AA had that hamstring prob in Helsinki.
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB London Olympic Team
Replies: 269
Views: 26065

Re: UK Women's 800m

Yep - Lynsey's had a good season, and no offence to her, but I would pick Okoro & Jackson over her any day on this season's form, especially if Jackson's fit. I wonder if the BOA would overturn this on appeal? I can see why people support Sharp, but the decision makes no sense to me.
by usedtoit33
Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Women's 800m
Replies: 299
Views: 25793
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