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Re: NEW FORUM NOW LIVE

Have registered but not received an activation email. Probably typed wrong one! Can you please check? Thanks.
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: NEW FORUM NOW LIVE
Replies: 34
Views: 3315

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Welsh team is possibly the biggest one we've had! As I said in an earlier post if it wasn't for the inclusion of the relay team there would be only 3 female athletes. At the recent Welsh championships and Commonwealth Games trials there was only one athlete in the women's 400H. Even in the men'...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Any one know what "selected subject to fitness" entails. Is it a fitness test later in the season, or do you have to run another A standard/ B standard? As far as I know they don't have to run another A or B standard. They can be asked to complete a fitness test but, hopefully, they will ...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:08 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: Rome DL

Interesting there was no Colin Jackson (tax avoidance?) or Paul Dickenson (ill?). I, personally, don't like Stuart Storey (too repetitive, makes a lot of mistakes and has a monotone voice!). Regarding field events I'd like to see Rob Walker supported by a knowledgeable coach. Rob adds a lot of colou...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:05 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Rome DL
Replies: 37
Views: 2986

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Welsh team is possibly the biggest one we've had! As I said in an earlier post if it wasn't for the inclusion of the relay team there would be only 3 female athletes. At the recent Welsh championships and Commonwealth Games trials there was only one athlete in the women's 400H. Even in the men's...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:52 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Difficult to see where 4 medals will come from on the able bodied side. Hopefully, Dai will be fully fit and others raise their game. And there will always be surprises! Aled Davies is as near a certainty for gold as you can get on the para side but medals won by para-athletes are counted separatel...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Wales team for Glasgow 2014 (see homepage) Men: T37 100m: Rhys Jones* 800m: Joe Thomas*, Gareth Warburton 1500m: Chris Gowell 10,000m: Adam Bitchell, Dewi Griffiths Marathon: Andrew Davies 400m hurdles: Dai Greene, Rhys Williams F42 discus: Aled Davies Discus: Brett Morse Javelin: Lee Doran Hammer: ...
by Geoff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:22 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2014: Welsh sprinter Christian Malcolm misses out on historic fifth Games in Glasgow http://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/other-sport/athletics/commonwealth-games-2014-welsh-sprinter-7207530 A great shame but it was expected. Would have been nice to see him bow out in Glasgow wearin...
by Geoff
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:01 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Multi Events

Thanks Allan/Sue

Ben Hazell 7444
Richard Reeks 7377
Osman Muskwe 7315
Sam Sleap 6990

So England men - Bryant, Lane & Brockman?

Jo Rowland looks like she fell in the hurdles!
by Geoff
Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

Allan, I know there were one or two personal best scores in Belgium over the weekend but I don't think they will challenge for selection. Can't find results though.
by Geoff
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:18 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

So do we get teams today ?? The selection is so early are we going on current form or last year if superior For example is James Dasaoulu being considered ? It seems a lot of people haven't made starting their season early a priority, there's not a lot o go on :? No. Home nations governing bodies s...
by Geoff
Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:59 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games 2014: Christian Malcolm fails to reach 200m final at Welsh Trials as Glasgow dream fades Welsh sprinter Christian Malcolm has resigned himself to missing out on an historic fifth Commonwealth Games after failing to achieve the qualification standard and is now considering whether ...
by Geoff
Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:44 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 17898

Re: Outdoor season 2014

jambob wrote:Just picked up from twitter, Chris Tomlinson jumped 8.23 in Bottrop today.


Aldama 13.49 at the same meet. I assume that's enough for Glasgow where she could be more than twice the age of some of her competitors!
by Geoff
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 41029

Re: Gotzis

Great scores by KJT and Morgan Lake. Both the decathletes deserve a mentioned both will be in with chances of medals in Glasgow. It may well take a score of over 8000 points to get on the podium. I'm sure KJT will improve her shot especially as Mike Holmes, her coach, is a former British national co...
by Geoff
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10570

Re: Outdoor season 2014

In Cardiff:

David Omeregie 13.61 (sen. hurdles)
Brett Morse 61.67
Lee Doran 76.61

Joe Maynard beat both Gareth Warburton and Joe Thomas in 1.49.63

It looks like the end for Christian Malcolm. I wonder if he will shortly announce his retirement?
by Geoff
Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 41029

Re: 2014 Multi Events

I was wondering about Curtis. Remember he won the England title last week in Bedford in poor conditions so he's doing back to back decathlons! Great long jumping by all three.

Anyone have any results from Belgium where another group of Brits are chasing qualifying scores?
by Geoff
Sat May 31, 2014 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

The 100m was in to a 2.2mps headwind but generally it's been quite a good first day. He's a good hurdler, sub 14s at his best, but there is likely to be a headwind again tomorrow so times may be a bit slow. His pole vault has been a mental problem recently which has seen him jumping off just a short...
by Geoff
Sat May 31, 2014 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: UKA Poaching Again!!

Strangely enough I agree with pretty much everyone has posted even if some appear to contradict each other! Every individual case is different but there are a lot of similar accusations of poaching by UKA to make most people realise there is something wrong. We have a professional elite structure (o...
by Geoff
Thu May 29, 2014 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA Poaching Again!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: IAAF World Relays

Athletics to adopt Hawk-Eye after successful trials at the World Relay Championships in Nassau Sport to follow success of tennis, cricket and football by using hi-tech cameras Hawk-Eye, the British company whose hi-tech camera systems have transformed officiating in tennis, cricket and, more recentl...
by Geoff
Thu May 29, 2014 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Relays
Replies: 323
Views: 22833

Re: 2014 Multi Events

Just watching A Question of Sport and Louise Hazel is on. Not sure when it was filmed but it said that she hopes to defend her title. Does anyone know if/when and where she will attempt to qualify? I hope she makes it as it's always nice to see a champion defend their title. Louise has not competed...
by Geoff
Thu May 29, 2014 10:47 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: GB Big Guns AWOL 2014

I hope, but am not over confident, that Dai Greene will be fully fit for Glasgow and Zurich :( Hopefully, he will have a good couple of months with no more set backs. Fingers crossed!
by Geoff
Thu May 29, 2014 10:42 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: GB Big Guns AWOL 2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2607

UKA Poaching Again!!

I have to be rather vague here so as not to disclose names involved in a series of discussions held over the past week! Let's start with the revised UKA coaches code of conduct emailed to me last week. In the code of conduct it states Never try to recruit, either overtly or covertly, athletes who ar...
by Geoff
Thu May 29, 2014 10:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA Poaching Again!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: New British long jump record ?

Found this from a USATF officials clinic: Situation 4. Working with two board judges, one judge rules a foul and the other judge rules a successful jump. You must discuss this before the competition when assigning officials to various tasks. One official is designated to make foul calls; if another ...
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10358

Re: New British long jump record ?

In reaching this decision, the Group which included 4 x IAAF level officials, considered: · The performance satisfied USA Track and Field Rules Given that USA Track & Field Rules require a plasticine strip (do they not?), surely we armchair warriors should accept the findings of a technical gro...
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10358

Re: New British long jump record ?

RUTHERFORD'S 8.51M BRITISH RECORD JUMP RATIFIED British Athletics has today confirmed that Greg Rutherford’s (coach: Jonas Tawiah-Dodoo) British record jump of 8.51m has been ratified. The competition, which took place in Chula Vista, USA on Friday 25 April saw Rutherford eclipse the previous best B...
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10358

Re: 2014 Multi Events

From a purely technical perspective I can see problems with that approach or setting it as a precedent - for example what would then be stopping someone running their 1500 with non-decathletes and being paced to a time by fresh, event specialists? Would that be ok? But in practice (and aware this m...
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 11:52 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

I'd be amazed if it counted. Surely you can only score using the implements given in the actual comp. :? I think it will count providing the events were in the right order (I think they were) and wind readings were taken. It's not against any rules to make the decathlon even harder than it already ...
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 11:12 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

A good summary Allan. Thank you. The only one missing is Peter Glass who I assume will represent Northern Ireland.

It looks like it's Malaga for the Welsh lads plus Liam Ramsey, Jessica Tappin and a few others.
by Geoff
Tue May 27, 2014 11:09 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

Seriously, does that count as a valid score? Assume he had to do the events in the correct order etc I assume so although UKA may have to refer it to the IAAF! It's on Po10 but one problem may be there was no wind readings although this might be because they were not included on the results and not...
by Geoff
Mon May 26, 2014 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950

Re: 2014 Multi Events

trackstyles wrote:Not sure why he bothered with the extra events, I'm sure British Athletics would have accepted a result set under 'American rules'...!

Sorry couldn't resist. Great story, love things like this. And clearly an impressive talent and character to boot.


:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Geoff
Mon May 26, 2014 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 19950
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