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Re: 2019 World Champs

I assume if Eugene is being put forward as a candidate they have some confidence in meeting most of the criteria? Where there's a will there's a way!

Eugene would be my preference provided the stadium is, somehow, developed to a reasonable size with a good warm up facility.
by Geoff
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2019 World Champs
Replies: 11
Views: 542

Re: A Message to everyone from the Mangement

:roll: :lol: I didn't complain either despite being abused. And John your glib emoticons are making you look very childish Ashton, coaches_tenevents is not John. I do, though, hope posts can be kept on topic and avoid personal abuse. He does have a lot of valid points and helps liven up the board, ...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: A Message to everyone from the Mangement
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Pistorius trial

Gerrie Nel then moved to the “most improbable” part of Pistorius’s account. “Reeva is three metres away from you in the toilet when you were shouting to her to call the police, and she never uttered a word?” he asked incredulously. “She would be scared, she would shout out and talk to you. You are i...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Pistorius trial
Replies: 83
Views: 3499

Re: "De Vos should be removed"

England Athletics Board Members: Peter King - Chair of the Board Chris Jones - CEO Mike Harris - National Council Mike Heath - Vice Chair Karen Neale - Non Executive Director Nigel Rowe - Non Executive Director Wendy Sly - Non Executive Director Tony Shiret - Chair of National Council Tim Soutar - E...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: "De Vos should be removed"
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: "De Vos should be removed"

For what ever reason de Vos is no longer a director of EA. I'm not sure UKA have a nominated director any more which is a major change. Why?
by Geoff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: "De Vos should be removed"
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: Outdoor season 2014

justrunfast wrote:
jeremy1 wrote:Regarding GB sprinter Gemili, did I see on this evening's TV prog, Question of Sport, AG's left forearm in plaster. Perhaps this show was a recording from some previous time. Is he injured?


that was ages ago


I think this was filmed quite recently, possibly March 19th.
by Geoff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 119
Views: 8588

Re: Youth Development League Upper Timetable

Matt, I accept there has to be an element of travel with some travelling further than others but.... Looking at the Midland premier league does it make sense to have Plymouth and Stoke in the same division? Added to this we have a timetable that's too long and finishes too late! Will such a structur...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Youth Development League Upper Timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: "De Vos should be removed"

Niels de Vos is no longer a director of England Athletics. I would say that as he has stated he has no responsibility for grassroots athletics it is no great loss. Was this planned or is it, in part, to his unwise criticism of England Athletics? On another note we have lost our culture secretary who...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: "De Vos should be removed"
Replies: 25
Views: 1356

Re: Youth Development League Upper Timetable

Who in there right mind concocted a structure where teams have to travel over 300 miles for a competition starting at 10.15 in the morning and finishing at 6 in the evening? The North Wales team has pulled out of the first fixture as it is being held at Pitreavie, Dunfermline which is across the oth...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Youth Development League Upper Timetable
Replies: 26
Views: 1705

Re: Outdoor season 2014

It does appear to be a mistake as it doesn't correlate in any way to the official results.
by Geoff
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 119
Views: 8588

Re: Outdoor season 2014

1.53.52 for Rooney. He's already blogged - waited too long for the pacemaker, got boxed Felt like he was in 1.46 shape To be fair, even our top 800m runners get their tactics wrong but I have to be a little disappointed at a wasted opportunity - if he really was in 1.46 shape (and I suspect he was,...
by Geoff
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 119
Views: 8588

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. UKA Selection Document: Overview The inaugural World Relay Championships provides a vital opportunity for British Athletics to prepare teams capable of winning medals at ...
by Geoff
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:20 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Relays
Replies: 80
Views: 9221

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

LEE MCCONNELL RETIRES Lee McConnell (coach: Rodger Harkins) has today announced her retirement from athletics. The three-time Olympian has an array of World, European and Commonwealth medals to her name during an illustrious career. The 35-year-old, who became a mother last year, is now planning on ...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10786

Re: 2014 Commonwealth Games

The opening ceremony will be a blast! Glasgow’s iconic skyscraping symbols of the past – the Red Road tower blocks - will be demolished LIVE during the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games; a bold and dramatic statement of intent from a city focused on regeneration and a positive future for it...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 94
Views: 10786

Re: British Marathon running needs some serious revival

The notion that Sport England reward participation mainly through joggers and occasional runners is absurd in terms of developing the SPORT of athletics. As the article states we need quick, youngish middle distance runners as the breeding ground to produce international marathon runners of the futu...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:11 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: British Marathon running needs some serious revival
Replies: 18
Views: 687

Re: drugs

The Ostapchuk case is shrouded in governing body involvement and cover ups although she almost certainly knew what she was taking. The London positive test beggars belief in so far as it was ludicrous for such an experienced athlete to get caught for such an easily detectable steroid. Stories of the...
by Geoff
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:52 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: drugs
Replies: 56
Views: 4056

Re: Aston Eaton hurdles

If Ashton Eaton is doing 12 strides he is alternating lead leg so need to change down. Of course, his agent will naturally build his prospects up but 12 strides to, say, hurdle 5 or 6 (no one has said how far he was running in his session)is a lot different than to hurdle 10. Does his agent know how...
by Geoff
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Aston Eaton hurdles
Replies: 10
Views: 579

Re: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut

An interesting response to the Inside the Games article: Geoff Parsons • 5 hours ago If Helen Grants door is always open, then please can I see you. Anyone reading this who has access to Helen, please pass on this comment. You will no doubt check who I am via UK Sport offices...they will give you an...
by Geoff
Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut
Replies: 22
Views: 1561

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

hank wrote:But Peter Stanley is employed by ea. How is he line managing the uka event group leads?


It's a joint EA/UKA appointment as are the others.
by Geoff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

I am largely in favour of a transfer system provided we have a better unified and supported structure with some element of flexibility.There are quite a few examples of coaches taking young athletes through to world class so I would not rule this out. As I've said many times we need a debate on all ...
by Geoff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

Combined events deserves a person who can dfulfill their hefty requirements, after all Multi events are one the most successful of all the events and deserves someone who knows what they are doing............ I liked Hank's description of 'and one for 'everything else'! There is actually an assista...
by Geoff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

I am a bit confussed Malcom, correct me if any of this is wrong. Neil Black is performance director for British Athletics. Under him will be 3 people in charge of 'Power' 'Endurance', and one for 'everything else' Under these, bridging the gap to EA are the event group leads? 4 in total? Do they wo...
by Geoff
Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

The title is event group lead for jumps and combined events at British athletics. I assume that this is part of this performance structure. You find out more on LinkedIn than you do on the uka website. As far as I am aware Alan Richardson's current position is group lead for jumps and combined even...
by Geoff
Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2128

Re: Outdoor season 2014

The throws comp in Loughborough at the beginning of the month which served as a trial/warm up for the European Throws Cup was cancelled, apparently, due to lack of officials! Can anyone confirm this? I know it clashed with the England U/20 championships in Sheffield but I think it has before and sti...
by Geoff
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 119
Views: 8588

Re: Indoor season 2013/14

David Omeregie 7.50 for another European 60H junior record in Cardiff today. A massive improvement on his home track.
by Geoff
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Indoor season 2013/14
Replies: 183
Views: 18766

Re: how many British athletes will achieve medals at the WI.

So 4 individual medals and 2 relays which is about what I predicted. A good championships with the added bonus of the surprise gold medal. Fourth in the medal table but second on total medals won.
by Geoff
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: how many British athletes will achieve medals at the WI.
Replies: 29
Views: 1433

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Paul Dickenson struggled in Sochi as well. He's never been my favourite commentator but perhaps his recent poor performances may be down to age/ill health?
by Geoff
Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 2098

Re: World Indoors Day 2

Am I right in thinking the Moroccan runner, Arafi, in the women's 1500m was presented with her bronze medal and then DQ'd for stepping off the track? Feel sorry for the Canadian, Sifuentes, who now gets the bronze but didn't stand on the podium. All the presentations seemed to happen very soon after...
by Geoff
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4260

Re: World Indoors Day 2

Has anyone commented on Tif Porter's bronze medal in a race that saw almost as big a shock as Kilty winning the 60m? Sally Pearson clobbered the last hurdle but appeared not be running as well as many thought she would. Shows that anything can happen on the day. So a gold and a bronze for Rana Reide...
by Geoff
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4260

Re: World Indoors Day 2

Well I didn't expect to see Richard Kilty become a World Indoor champion! I thought he could reach the final but this has to be just about the most unexpected winner we've had in a global event since.........I don't know when!! Fantastic and well done to him after almost being shunned by UKA in 2012...
by Geoff
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 4260
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