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Re: Outdoor season 2014

What an idiot - probably not a good idea for him to run, hardly focused on the racing ahead?!
by Oleg
Sat May 24, 2014 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 39578

Re: Greg Rutherford Fan Interview, Any Questions ?

If you could take Chris Tomlinson on a date where would it be? Do you still have a dream of being in the relay team and the bobsleigh team? You previously posted some vertical jump videos online, what is your vertical like these days? What would you prefer, to win world gold this year but not compet...
by Oleg
Thu May 22, 2014 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Greg Rutherford Fan Interview, Any Questions ?
Replies: 12
Views: 817

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

I can see now that he has started with 5.20 at Luff but assume he had some issues to drop out that low?
by Oleg
Thu May 22, 2014 11:02 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

Any news on Luke Cutts? Excited to see what he does outdoors
by Oleg
Thu May 22, 2014 11:00 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Re: Forumites participation

a) Unable to this year (and last) due to serious injury - for the previous 20 years, yes - next year who knows?
b) No - have never been able to commit regular time to coaching
c) Not qualified but will support local league matches
by Oleg
Tue May 06, 2014 12:16 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Forumites participation
Replies: 19
Views: 899

Re: British Athletics Coaching and Club Survey

The survey is terrible, not engaging and asks way too many questions that cannot be answered correctly. Their quality control process will be a nightmare, trying to decipher what are real responses and what are not. Online research is cheap and if used correctly can also provide great insight - howe...
by Oleg
Thu May 01, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: British Athletics Coaching and Club Survey
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: New British long jump record ?

The camera angle isn't hugely relevant - its definitely clear enough to see the foot position - to know that there is reasonable doubt and when you look at the foot position which is way on the board, it would not be possible to be a legal jump unless his foot was at a huge angle (its not). Its also...
by Oleg
Wed Apr 30, 2014 11:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 9706

Re: New British long jump record ?

I don't think anyone "seeks to question everything" - there is a video which clearly (its not unclear footage at all but whether it is the record jump is not clear) shows that there is reason to believe there is a foul. If the jump was clean and clear then people would be happy for Rutherf...
by Oleg
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 9706

Re: New British long jump record ?

I don't blame Tomlinson at all for questioning this although I am not sure straight to the media is the best route - I would have brought the question to British Athletics (assuming this hasn't happened given that there is no reference to them rejecting his grievance or no statement from them yet). ...
by Oleg
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:03 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 9706

Re: New British long jump record ?

If I was GR - I definitely would have spent more time looking at the video before I shared it with the world. I don't buy into the official being foolproof, especially in what looks like an impromptu competition. Let's hope we see a legitimate 8.60 and we don't need to worry about this any more
by Oleg
Sat Apr 26, 2014 8:32 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 9706

Re: New British long jump record ?

What a great early mark for Rutherford - I honestly didn't think he was capable of that. I wish I hadnt seen the video though - the back of his foot is only a few cms off the back of the board and its normally only 20cm long which would suggest that a fair bit of his foot is in the final 10cm foul z...
by Oleg
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 9706

Re: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athl

So the marathon should have been a solo run from Mo, then a solo second place 3 mins behind then a pack racing for 3rd further back? Maybe we could call the BAL premier the diamond league and see if it still televised worldwide? Jon Bicourt seems to put a lot of time and effort into coming up with t...
by Oleg
Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should London Marathon Offer Prizes Only To British Athletes
Replies: 19
Views: 786

Re: Outdoor season 2014

I saw a video of DAS's 400 on Facebook - was at Lee Valley https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10 ... =2&theater
by Oleg
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 39578

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Myerscough appears to still be going with a 59m disc opener to his name this year
by Oleg
Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 39578

Re: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS

I'd also suggest that however she is training right now is likely to see her become a 2m/7m jumper anyway - to have put together 6.81 and 1.96 indoors I would not be surprised to see the LJ at least increase during the outdoor season.
by Oleg
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:24 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS
Replies: 153
Views: 6856

Re: Sopot Team

Thats why he needs the drugs to mend him....hahahaha Maybe the injury was caused because the alleged illegal substances were making him perform beyond his body's capability? (I do not assume the case is the same for James D). It is worrying how often James is breaking down though - is it really dow...
by Oleg
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Sopot Team
Replies: 121
Views: 9917

Re: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014

Ashton, you pathetic know nothing except for your juvenile flag waving to prove what a fan you are; you have yet to make an intelligent observation about track and field and anything you say has to be "positive" or "negative"; probably spent too much time at school in the scienc...
by Oleg
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Indoor Trials 8-9 February 2014
Replies: 151
Views: 9345

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

To answer 10 events question, I think he could be in with a shout of a medal - he was compeitive - even leading Renauld at one point (before his class shone through later in the comp) but he seems confident and not daunted by the fact that he is in the mix now.
by Oleg
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:09 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

I would also like to have seen Cutts picked last year and think he was hard done by. That said, you can't assume that because he has vaulted a PB and NR this season that he would have done 6 months as well. He's obviously put a huge amount of time and effort into training and come out better than ev...
by Oleg
Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Re: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?

Coaches advice: run hard for 600m and try and hang on. Do it and then realise you ran too hard in the first 600 and are not in shape to hang on at that pace. Action: do it again and again and again. I don't think anyone would keep listening to that coach?
by Oleg
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?
Replies: 114
Views: 10660

Re: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?

Just revisited the Twitter threads about it - Andy Vernon has been retweeting even worse language than he managed to use himself. Not very impressive stuff and even if he thinks he had a point in the first place he looks childish now.
by Oleg
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?

LiamRiley wrote:"Notorious fowlers" - they sure do like their chickens in Spain


:lol:
by Oleg
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?

It's such a minor offence that it can't really have created a genuine influence on the results. Only a very sore loser would keep pushing a point like this (which is what Andy Vernon is portraying himself as). I don't quite understand athletes acting like him on twitter - there have been other examp...
by Oleg
Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Should Spain have been disqualified at the Euro Cross?
Replies: 13
Views: 1483

Re: PSD could miss 2014 season

I agree with Steve - she proved this year she is a potential world medalist and in years to come potential global champion so it would be awful to see her rush back for a stab at the Commonwealths when she is capable of so much in the coming years. In that case, may be a great opportunity for Child ...
by Oleg
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: PSD could miss 2014 season
Replies: 20
Views: 1972

Re: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?

Rather than retread what has been said a thousand times before about the drugs test next day, moved training venue etc. I'll remove the accidentally. Single athlete with no indication of ever failing a test gets undeserved ban for missing arbitrary number of tests over arbitrary period of time vs. ...
by Oleg
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?
Replies: 46
Views: 4818

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Playing devils advocate a bit- why does she need funding? Her main problem is injury which she will get free support for anyway from UKA. Will getting a free £25k a year get her over 70m? If so how? Wasn't she already sponsored by that benefactor (Barry)? In that case why does anyone need funding? ...
by Oleg
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 16221

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Really good news about Goldie I hope this year she proves she can get back to the kind of form she was in at Crystal Palace - 65+ will be in with a shout for global medals and I hope she can do that one day. Europeans will be tough this year but in the Commonwealths there should be a good opportunit...
by Oleg
Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 16221

B Standard - Right Decisions Made?

Now that the champs have passed I thought it would be interesting to assess whether the decisions made on the B standard selections/non selections or other contentious selections were right as it caused quite some discussion before the games: Rutherford - There was quite a tough call between Rutherf...
by Oleg
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: B Standard - Right Decisions Made?
Replies: 8
Views: 1049

Re: Women's 4x100

Time for everyone to leave Hayley Jones alone. By definition, on the day, someone has to be the (marginal) slowest in any team, and perhaps Hayley held that position in the team at the w/e. But, also by definition, someone with guts has to nail their colours to the mast and run the anchor. Lots of ...
by Oleg
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Women's 4x100
Replies: 195
Views: 10880

Re: IAAF World Champs 2013 (Day 5)

From bbc article: Tomlinson vented his fury on Twitter today, saying: "Words can't describe my anger. Season ruined on media profile & not current athletic form, thanks for the support from the athletics community." He later removed the tweet. Ouch, although i see where Chris is comin...
by Oleg
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Champs 2013 (Day 5)
Replies: 47
Views: 2871
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