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Re: Rome DL

Morse 58.88 for 11th.
by Ursus
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Rome DL
Replies: 37
Views: 2968

Re: UKA Poaching Again!!

Genuinely curious. I can see in the specific situation that you are raising that there are real and appropriate concerns, but more generally - how should it work? Would also like to know the answer to this. Anyone can teach basic technique on a club night, but at the top end this is a high performa...
by Ursus
Thu May 29, 2014 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA Poaching Again!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2041

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Re Bleasdale http://www.athleticsweekly.com/featured/holly-bleasdale-miss-summer-season-3174/ Do share Jeremy's concerns about Holly. She's been in the public eye for a long time already and been burdened with unrealistic expectations. Whether this is genuinely to rest injuries or she needs a break ...
by Ursus
Wed May 28, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: New British long jump record ?

Given that twitter rules the world, I thought I'd see what GR and CT had to say about the ratification. Nothing, nada, silence reigning from the pair of them. C'mon boys, you can do better than that. Not suggesting stooping to the Kilty level, but a little bit of world class gloating or sulking is s...
by Ursus
Wed May 28, 2014 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10312

Re: Outdoor season 2014

a new first year who I see from P10 threw 42 to 59m last year with the 600 and opened up with 72m and seems to be unattached ie a school kid without a club. Tops shows Whiteaker as belonging to Tonbridge AC. Even allowing for the natural improvements at that age, 59 with the 6 to 72 first time out ...
by Ursus
Tue May 27, 2014 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Kermit wrote:Something needs to be done by UKA

Yep, he's well and truly crossed the line here. Meaningful sanction required.
by Ursus
Sat May 24, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Morgan Lake

MysteryBrick wrote:I'm just looking forward to soon being able to indulge my obsession with 4x400 splits again.

Especially for the JE, KJ-T, ML, TBO team that will inevitably be selected once Jess returns. I promise to opt out of that particular thread. :D
by Ursus
Thu May 22, 2014 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Chris Bennet has thrown a 71m hammer PB. Of the 5 Brits to have thrown that far this season, 3 are Scots and Nick Miller comes from Border Harriers which is as near Hadrian's Wall as makes no difference.
by Ursus
Wed May 21, 2014 1:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Morgan Lake

A slight aside - I'd say it's more about maximising the success of your career rather than longevity in itself, which can be quite different things. You could argue that Kluft's path wasn't great from a longevity perspective... but I doubt she'd change too much. Yes, but IIRC she pretty much packed...
by Ursus
Wed May 21, 2014 12:04 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

It should be about what is best for the longevity of career and credence for the athlete concerned. Absolutely and seeing as you cited an up and coming Aussie, I thought it worth reminding posters of another precocious Oz teenager, Georgie Clarke. http://www.runnersworld.com/elite-runners/just-norm...
by Ursus
Tue May 20, 2014 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

Its possible you are being deliberately obtuse, I'm not sure. Steve, our views are divirgent on this, but I really don't think Malcolm is being obtuse here. As for policy, I'm no great fan of red tape, but I assume that there is some firm foundation behind the policy based on past experience of jun...
by Ursus
Tue May 20, 2014 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

Its likely that Eldon knows his daughters' capabilities a lot better than the selectors . I'm not into this ''Big Brother'' knows best stuff. Quite possibly, but as a dad / coach, he has all kinds of emotional influences and conflicts of interest that selectors are unencumbered by. Not sure about B...
by Ursus
Mon May 19, 2014 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

Why all this fuss about someone who only long jumped 6.06 yesterday? :D Seriously though, that HJ was a quite brilliant performance. However I'm with PJS on a hept at the WJ and HJ at CG being sensible. Stunning though that jumping was, it doesn't change a thing in my eyes. She's still a first year ...
by Ursus
Mon May 19, 2014 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Shanghai DL 2014

LiamRiley wrote:Spectacular African record in the javelin from Egyptian Rahman - will he strike again or is this a one-off?

Yeah, excuse me while I google him...fair to say no-one saw that coming.
by Ursus
Sun May 18, 2014 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Shanghai DL 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 964

Re: Outdoor season 2014

I'm starting to get excited about Nick Miller, he's added 1 centimeter to his Hammer PB in Lubbock with 74.38 Me too. Miler is yesterday's news :D 17 yo Taylor Campbell went over 74 with the 6kg today - further than either Miller or Alex Smith managed. He's already close to 65 with the senior imple...
by Ursus
Sun May 18, 2014 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Outdoor season 2014

MBChristie wrote:I'm starting to get excited about Nick Miller, he's added 1 centimeter to his Hammer PB in Lubbock with 74.38

Me too.
by Ursus
Sat May 17, 2014 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Athletics coach accused!

A guy I was at school with became a teacher and along with one of his colleagues was charged with sexual assault against some pupils. Their names were in the public domain well before the court case. The bloke I was at school with killed himself just before the court date. Whether he was guilty or n...
by Ursus
Sat May 10, 2014 11:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletics coach accused!
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Diamond League Doha

It's great to see Jenny back - I love her attitude, but I know where Jeremy's coming from. I think all he's saying is that it's unlikely she'll be in the mix for medals or go really fast again and I agree with him. That's not to decry the effort she's put in to get back in any way, but age and injur...
by Ursus
Fri May 09, 2014 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Diamond League Doha
Replies: 59
Views: 3564

Re: Athletics coach accused!

jjimbojames wrote:The law is wrong IMHO - no one should be named (victim or accused) unless safety of others is jeopardised, until a conviction has occurred - innocent until proven guilty is thrown out the window otherwise

^^This
by Ursus
Fri May 09, 2014 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletics coach accused!
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Morgan Lake

Ursus Morgan Lake will be training just as hard for the World juniors as she would for the Commonwealths. And she would need to as well, since she would face some stern opposition. Turning up in Glasgow will not put any additional strain on her body as would going to Eugene. They have a training sc...
by Ursus
Wed May 07, 2014 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

Linsey Macdonald is on record as not regretting the experience of Moscow when she was 16. But she never got quicker. An exceptional talent (still GBJ record holder by 0.6 sec for 400m), her career was over before it really began. Largely as a result of injuries brought about trying to do too much in...
by Ursus
Wed May 07, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Morgan Lake

I was about to raise Daley in 76 as a good example of a junior benefitting from going to a senior champs but see that Steve beat me to it....We're talking about truly exceptional athletes here - the exception to the rule.... Daley was a quite magnificent exception to most rules. Such were his attri...
by Ursus
Tue May 06, 2014 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Good to see James Campbell back on the javelin runway for only the 2nd time in 3 years. 69.55 is a long way short of his 80m best but I suspect he'll be very encouraged by that.

Still only 26, so plenty of time if his body holds out.
by Ursus
Tue May 06, 2014 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Outdoor season 2014

I'm sure I picked up on Twitter last night that Izzy Jeffs has thrown a PB of 58.63 in the javelin to go 5th on the UK all time lists. Not bad for a 22 year old! Also Benji Pearson threw a UK lead and big PB of 74.71m who is only 20 years old. Backed up with 72.61 to win BUCS, so a little bit of co...
by Ursus
Tue May 06, 2014 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Morgan Lake

If it boils down to a choice, I'm firmly in the world junior camp on this one. Generally believe in the "old enough/good enough" rule. But she's still not 17 which is very very young. And good though she is she's not yet ready to mix it with the best seniors. If she was, I'd probably be ta...
by Ursus
Tue May 06, 2014 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: Outdoor season 2014

Solomon wrote:Steve Pearson now coaches hammer here in the Midlands.

Solomon, does he coach any spear?

Interesting that at the English Schools, Benji only did the spear once, on his first appearance, his subsequent three appearances and best results were in the discus.
by Ursus
Sat May 03, 2014 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: Outdoor season 2014

88m with the old specification spear (I am not sure what that actually means - did they throw a different javelin before - bamboo or lesser materials) Change demanded by high jumpers in 1986 after Uwe Hohn nearly speared a couple of them when lobbing a WR of 104.80. Centre of gravity was pulled for...
by Ursus
Sat May 03, 2014 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 40928

Re: New British long jump record ?

Carl Myerscough's 21.92m shot ranked second in the World in 2003 but has never been ratified as a British Record. Geoff Capes is still the record holder. Never realised that! Wikipedia and other web sources suggest that's the case but the link to the records on power of 10 from the British Athletic...
by Ursus
Thu May 01, 2014 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10312

Re: Morgan Lake

SteveK26 wrote:All the other stuff, e.g. what she looks like , whether or not her website is great, is of no interest to me at all.

Nor me Steve, but I guess the general concern is whether all that kind of stuff will be a distraction from her athletics.
by Ursus
Thu May 01, 2014 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14809

Re: New British long jump record ?

IMHO, I would suggest that, given how cheap electronic video recording is these days, it might be appropriate for each and every national record to have a requirement for video recording of the performance to be in place (accepting perhaps that if there is a failure of the technology, despite it be...
by Ursus
Thu May 01, 2014 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10312
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