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Re: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athl

Oh, I forgot to throw a sardine! Would we prefer to see the format of the AAA's Track and Field format instead of the British Championships/Trials? If yu are in favour of an all British marathon then you cannot have a return of former pasts, which I believe had more spectators watching in 2 days tha...
by Kermit
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athletes
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athl

In answer to the original post NO. It cannot happen that way. London is part of the IAAF World Marathon Series all marathons in that series (including Paris and Berlin) pay prize money. It is marathon's version of the Diamond League. However it doesn't stop UK athletics (in conjunction with it's par...
by Kermit
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athletes
Replies: 16
Views: 283

Re: Pistorius trial

I see I'm not the only one that was waiting for the question!

Thhe answer we all got was the biggest load of bull and oks since OJ tried on the small glove!
by Kermit
Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pistorius trial
Replies: 83
Views: 3436

Re: Asafa Powell

First off, it is his 2nd summer that will be missed however this is the least damaging year (commonwealth games). Second, who is his coach now? Finally I believe him in the fact that he didn't knowingly take peds or contaminated products and this may well be proved. However his management company sh...
by Kermit
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Asafa Powell
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Asafa Powell

I can see an appeal being lodged with a good chance of a reduced sentence. Let it be a lesson to all involved in sports that if you have to take or advise on nutritional supplements make sure that the product has come from a batch that has been tested for contaminates and is internationally recognis...
by Kermit
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Asafa Powell
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: Zharnel Hughes

Guess it's time to put the hard hat on and get under the table there are some words flying around that hurt

kettle
pot
black

anymore and we might have a tsunami!
by Kermit
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:25 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Zharnel Hughes
Replies: 120
Views: 3740

Re: Pistorius trial

I just don't get what the world calls justice. The accused is allowed to not to appear on screen but we can hear is voice (we know what the feck he looks like!) while the innocent and not known family of the deceased has a camera shoved up their nose during ever cry, high pitched rambling. The one q...
by Kermit
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:20 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pistorius trial
Replies: 83
Views: 3436

Re: IAAF World Relays

Agreed Geoff

Most of the time the sport should not immediately be about the money, prestige should play it's part. It would of been great to see the justification of our girls middle distance rankings in the heat of battle
by Kermit
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Relays
Replies: 80
Views: 9172

Re: IAAF World Relays

They should send a full compliment.

Last year the 4x8 girls produced a British record and one of the fastest times in the world.
by Kermit
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Relays
Replies: 80
Views: 9172

Re: Zharnel Hughes

Why is it that the only time an individual athlete gets 3 or more pages on this forum is if they can compete for this country but not be born in this country? Ask any athlete what they want to achieve and I can guarantee you that running for their country is not top of the list. Anybody watching wha...
by Kermit
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:20 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Zharnel Hughes
Replies: 120
Views: 3740

Re: Outdoor season 2014

I understand you Mump, but I still don't see a problem with what is happening this weekend. There will be more relay festivals over the next 5 or so weeks leading up to the Bahamas with the main one (if UKA haven't screwed up again) being Penn.
by Kermit
Fri Apr 04, 2014 9:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 7524

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Some rather interesting relay line ups 23 Great Britain 'A' 1) Angelita Broadbelt 2) Desiree Henry 3) Hayley Jones 4) Annabelle Lewis 24 Great Britain 'B' 1) Sophie Papps 2) Tiffany Porter 3) Lynsey Sharp 4) Bianca Williams Including a number of people who i can't find in the individual bot worries...
by Kermit
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 97
Views: 7524

Re: Jessica Ennis-Hill calls for more female coaches in athl

I have been a long term advocate of an Independent Coaches Association and it doesn't need to wait for the death of an NGB. The problem of high profile coaching positions is prevalent in all sports - how many female managers in the Football League? The FA sacked a female manager of the women's team ...
by Kermit
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Jessica Ennis-Hill calls for more female coaches in athletic
Replies: 61
Views: 2453

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

He must of had some polish pot! lmao
by Kermit
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2074

Re: Pistorius trial

I agree - I could be wrong, but I think the lead prosecutor said he was just going for the jugular, as it were, as he was confident of a conviction It's difficult to know what state he would be in mentally - and whether he would actually be less welcome in SA than elsewhere! Never underestimate how...
by Kermit
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pistorius trial
Replies: 83
Views: 3436

Re: Pistorius trial

The fact that every news channel on the planet wants to have a camera in the court house for the biggest sports trial since OJ Simpson may have swayed the judges mind!

I've got a bad feeling about this trial though.
by Kermit
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pistorius trial
Replies: 83
Views: 3436

Re: BRITISH WOMEN 800MTS

On a global level this event may well become the must see event of major championships.

I also agree with boysen. As a nation our w800 have been ranked in the top 3 since the start of the Diamond League and yet they rarely attend major IAAF meets!
by Kermit
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BRITISH WOMEN 800MTS
Replies: 17
Views: 1580

Re: Sopot Team

Two very good posts above, both showing different sides of the spectrum. Liam is correct with regards the sharing of information amongst coaches. At international level (Home Nations upwards) I know that there is sharing of information. At County level (in Essex at least) coaches from different spor...
by Kermit
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sopot Team
Replies: 121
Views: 8375

Re: Sopot Team

Thanks for those insights, Kermit. I've also noticed that while his left foot points almost straight ahead, his right foot is at 2 o'clock. A physio pointed out the same issue with me and said it was due to weak glutes / hamstrings and I was able to sort it out in a matter of months with strengthen...
by Kermit
Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sopot Team
Replies: 121
Views: 8375

Re: Sopot Team

djhdjh, here is a little something extra then. If your upper body is leaning forward as you run your stride length will shorten. The optimal angle out of the block is 45 degrees but once you come out of the drive phase the body should be as close to upright as possible to get optimal stride length. ...
by Kermit
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sopot Team
Replies: 121
Views: 8375

Re: Sopot Team

Dasaolu is either Mr Glass or his running style is tearing up his body. He most definitely is a sick note waiting to happen. That running style is preventing him from becoming a British Legend. The core is compressed making the lphc contract making the hamstrings either short or tight. Tyson Gaye h...
by Kermit
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:52 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sopot Team
Replies: 121
Views: 8375

Re: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut

2016 and 2020

It is not the winning but the taking part that counts!!!
by Kermit
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:15 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut
Replies: 22
Views: 1549

Re: medals rather than times

In simplistic terms it is a race, a competition of which there must be a winner and a, or a few who lose. The logic therefor is that gold comes before times. Some athletes understand the history of the sport and aspire to be great and successfully defend their title but legendary status comes when y...
by Kermit
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:02 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: medals rather than times
Replies: 35
Views: 1662

Re: Indoor season 2013/14

Ashton wrote:Any news on Marilyn Okoro and the injury?
She normally tweets if she as much as breaks a nail but nothing for a few days.

Also is Jenny Meadows out injured again?


Okoro tweets everyday. Are you not a follower????
by Kermit
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:29 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Indoor season 2013/14
Replies: 183
Views: 18712

Dusseldorf 30th Jan 2014

30th January 1900

Confirmed streams will appear on the link an hour before televised start

http://www.wiziwig.tv/broadcast.php?mat ... art=sports

At the moment there are 5 confirmed streams
by Kermit
Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:38 am
 
Forum: Online events
Topic: Dusseldorf 30th Jan 2014
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Re: AAA get openly tetchy with BA / UKA

Almost spot on Hank

I think Lynn Davies came before David. The AAAs open championships was killed off leaving the British Championships (closed) or some other named championships created by BAF remained.
by Kermit
Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AAA get openly tetchy with BA / UKA
Replies: 36
Views: 2955

Re: Glasgow International Match 28 January

Funny! I thought his girlfriend dumped him due to his increase in media work, which he compacted into his time off competing due to injury. And if my version of events are accurate then it is the girlfriend that couldn't handle the potential fame and fortune or was just plain greedy for attention! S...
by Kermit
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Glasgow International Match 28 January
Replies: 81
Views: 6713

Re: Coaches; Mugs or What?

I forgot to add that as of late 2013 Swimming coaches qualifications were recognised by the same register as Personal Trainers and Exercise Professionals and as such are recognised in Europe and Australasia.
by Kermit
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Coaches; Mugs or What?
Replies: 65
Views: 5033

Re: Coaches; Mugs or What?

Can we actually set up as a self-employed coach? We are talking peanuts in reality, and the hustle that comes with it makes me think twice. Accounts, tax returns, claiming things back as expenses... Does UKA coach insurance cover this? I don’t think it does anymore. Coaches are hamstrung, and clubs...
by Kermit
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Coaches; Mugs or What?
Replies: 65
Views: 5033

Re: AAA get openly tetchy with BA / UKA

The letter really did stick the knife in and twisted. Unfortunately the importance of the information was probably lost under the character assassination and probably so hot that the talking heads didn't know what or how to pitch a question. Perhaps they will during the Birmingham Indoor GP and I ho...
by Kermit
Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AAA get openly tetchy with BA / UKA
Replies: 36
Views: 2955
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