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Re: Glasgow International Match 28 January

Superb men's 800m and 1500m races. Good wins and good pbs by Joe Thomas and Mo Farah.
by Eddie
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Glasgow International Match 28 January
Replies: 30
Views: 2157

Re: Lack of Trust in UK Coaching?

Surely, the first step is for our governing body is to TRUST coaches and involve them in making decisions affecting coaching? I'd go along with that. First step in that first step for me would be to construct a detailed questionnaire on all areas of coaching - training, delivery, athlete transfers ...
by Eddie
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Lack of Trust in UK Coaching?
Replies: 109
Views: 47952

Re: Edinburgh XC

I enjoyed watching the races. I thought the Brits did well but the highlight for me was watching Fionnuala Britton - she just looked superb on the country - great style.
by Eddie
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Edinburgh XC
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: Dobriskey on the mend after hip surgery

Thanks for the link. I hope it works well for her.
by Eddie
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Dobriskey on the mend after hip surgery
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Frank Horwill

A marvellous man and an inspiring coach. He'll be sadly missed.

Eddie
by Eddie
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Frank Horwill
Replies: 6
Views: 611

The best way to race cross country?

How do you think athletes should race in cross country races? As a coach, I recommend to athletes I coach that they break the race down into three phases: First phase - approximately 20% of race distance. Go off hard and get your best position (according to your ability). This is at a pace you could...
by Eddie
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The best way to race cross country?
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: UK middle distance (men).

Tactics? I would agree that tactics are vital to success in middle distance, though I would dispute they are the most imprtant ingredient. The best tactics in the world aren't any use if you haven't done the training. Having said that, if you have done the training and get the tactics wrong you can ...
by Eddie
Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK middle distance (men).
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Is it time to scrap the SEAA Champs?

I am definitely in favour of keeping the regional championships. It is both a good stepping stone to the AAAs and a good competition in its own right.

Eddie
by Eddie
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:21 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Is it time to scrap the SEAA Champs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: UK middle distance (men).

Interesting thread. Didn't Peter Coe say something like "every athlete is an experiment of one" ? Meaning they are all different and need different approaches to training and racing. Something else to consider... are we spending too much effort getting athletes to perform well at U17 and U...
by Eddie
Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK middle distance (men).
Replies: 14
Views: 1363

Re: Do elite middle/long distance runners really need coache

I think it is helpful to have a coach: * If the coach is present at sessions then they can see things the athlete is unaware of. * The coach can set sessions that the athlete might consciously or subconsciously avoid - sessions that might well be the ones the athlete needs to do. * The coach can &qu...
by Eddie
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Do elite middle/long distance runners really need coaches?
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Brussels Diamond 16sep11

I hadn't been following comments on here so I really enjoyed watching the highlights of the men's 10,000m. Great to see Kenenisa Bekele running so well in such a competitive race. PB by Rotich in 2nd and National record by Rupp in 3rd. Marvellous race!
by Eddie
Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Brussels Diamond 16sep11
Replies: 78
Views: 4059

Re: Can Lemaitre challenge Bolt?

Le Maitre is a huge natural talent, so I'd never say never. I see no reason at all why he wont keep improving, especially since at the moment he doesn't have the musculature of a Bolt. I see him more as a 200/400 type in time (maybe next year?) and I'd love to see what he could do over the quarter....
by Eddie
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:56 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Can Lemaitre challenge Bolt?
Replies: 6
Views: 631

Re: Favourite moments from Daegu

My biggest memory will be the number of close races and fascinating races. There were very few "processions" where you knew the winner long before they crossed the line. There was a similar closeness in many of the field events. It made for very good athletics. I suppose if I had to go for...
by Eddie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Favourite moments from Daegu
Replies: 18
Views: 1421

Re: Day 9

I think the big thing with Mo Farah's 5000m gold is that it was totally as a result of him getting everything right -particularly his gradually increasing pace over the last lap and a very good kick with 100m to go. Superb! Well done, Mo.
by Eddie
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day 9
Replies: 106
Views: 5818

Re: Day 8

Sally Pearson was superb - in her race, her celebrations, and her interview. Marvellous. Great run by Usain Bolt and big improvement by Christophe Lemaitre. As commentators have mentioned, it would be really interesting to see what both of them would do in the 400m. Lemaitre seems to be really power...
by Eddie
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day 8
Replies: 93
Views: 6567

Re: Day 6

Congrats to Hannah England. In terms of tactics, the only person to beat her did pretty much the same thing and won. So their tactics resulted in gold and silver - pretty hard to fault that. Waiting for a gap to appear on the inside is a dangerous game and puts things out of your control. Going wide...
by Eddie
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day 6
Replies: 89
Views: 4020

Re: Channel 4 World ChampsCoverage

Overall I think it works out slightly better than the BBC on the basis that there seems to be fewer talking heads and more athletics.

I thought today's walk round the 400m track by Michael Johnson and Iwan Thomas explaining how to run a 400m was excellent. Well worth watching.
by Eddie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Channel 4 World ChampsCoverage
Replies: 193
Views: 15798

Re: Day four

What a great day's athletics: * what a gutsy run from the winner of the women's steeplechase, taking it on from the gun at a harsh pace and emerging a clear winner. Wow! I think that's my favourite race of the champs so far - and I'm not a fan of the steeplechase. * superb men's 800m. Despite being ...
by Eddie
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day four
Replies: 105
Views: 7058

Re: Day two

Congrats to Mo Farah on a marvellous run. Super 800m semi finals today. Lots of talent into the final. Will it be run as a slow tactical race or will somebody take it on from the gun? What would you do? I suspect it will be a fast race with Rudisha clocking a very fast time to win.... though I could...
by Eddie
Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day two
Replies: 124
Views: 7709

Re: Channel 4 World ChampsCoverage

Channel 4's website is really good. It has UK start times, start lists and results

http://athletics.channel4.com/results-s ... index.html
by Eddie
Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Channel 4 World ChampsCoverage
Replies: 193
Views: 15798

Re: Day 1

Well done, Andrew Osagie - a really well run race. In the right place all the way round. Looking forward to the semi final.

Commiserations to Michael Rimmer. You'll be back.
by Eddie
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:16 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Day 1
Replies: 89
Views: 8385

Re: Good Evening....New Poster ( May I introduce myself)

If an athlete has achieved the qualifying standard then I think they have the right to be considered for selection - regardless of whether they are expected to get a medal or even a top 10 position. If the selection criteria include automatic selection from AAA's championships for those with the qua...
by Eddie
Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Good Evening....New Poster ( May I introduce myself)
Replies: 31
Views: 3310

Re: Crystal Palace GP 5-6.8.11

I really enjoyed seeing Lisa D going from the gun in the 1500m. I've always thought she looks her best when she's in full flow. Hanging around at the back seems to cramp her style. Well done, Lisa. Super job!
by Eddie
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:15 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Crystal Palace GP 5-6.8.11
Replies: 173
Views: 9344

Re: Aviva World Trials and UK Champs

Superb battle down the last 100m in the women's 1500m. Great to see two quality middle distance athletes running hard and close to each other as they sprinted for the line. Both athletes ran well-paced races and clearly wanted to win. An excellent race. Looking forward to the women's 800m final on S...
by Eddie
Sat Jul 30, 2011 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Aviva World Trials and UK Champs
Replies: 290
Views: 18354

Re: diamond B'ham sun 10july11

Geoff, I think Lisa D is now being coached by her husband, Ricky Soos. If you look on the Athleticos site you'll find some video blogs from her training trip to South Africa earlier this year. If I remember right she talks about her coaching switch in the first one, and says she wanted more one-on-...
by Eddie
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: diamond B'ham sun 10july11
Replies: 114
Views: 4792

Re: European Team Championships

[quote="usedtoit33"]The only thing I know anything about in athletics is middle and distance running and it was fascinating to watch Steve Cram's piece on Mo Farah and the sheer amount of attention to detail that goes into his training. Obviously training so hard I can't imagine how he doe...
by Eddie
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:18 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Team Championships
Replies: 436
Views: 22439

Re: European Team Championships

yippee... now this overrated Euro Comp is over ..... Why over-rated? As an interested athletics follower, I enjoy the two day competition. The team element makes it for me. I find myself interested in the results of disciplines I don't normally follow and I can be pleased that someone snatches an u...
by Eddie
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:27 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Team Championships
Replies: 436
Views: 22439

Re: European Team Championships

I think my two favourite performances of the weekend were Goldie's return in the javelin and Charlene Thomas's battling win in the 1500m. Both had me out of my chair cheering.
by Eddie
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Team Championships
Replies: 436
Views: 22439

Re: European Team Championships

My highlights: Meadows, Shane, Vernon, McColgan, and great to see Goldie throwing well again. She's a star!
by Eddie
Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Team Championships
Replies: 436
Views: 22439

Re: Blue athletics tracks - WHY?

I got images of black and white TV while reading this and thoughts of "when I were a lad".

I suppose we've got used to the reddish tracks and someting different is just that - different.
by Eddie
Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:25 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Blue athletics tracks - WHY?
Replies: 11
Views: 1195
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