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Re: THE 2014 STATISTICAL REVIEW OF BRITISH ATHLETICS T&f

I have to begin by saying that I’m not a statistician, I never have been nor do I ever claim to be such. I was however fascinated by coaches_tenevents assertion that the top 3 performances all time in all events are dominated by performances before UKA came into being. I decided to conduct my own hi...
by 2dodgy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:50 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: THE 2014 STATISTICAL REVIEW OF BRITISH ATHLETICS T&f
Replies: 42
Views: 1111

Re: KJT 1.96 NR. Wow!!!

As KJT popped over 1.96m on Saturday, I overheard somebody stating "Louise Hazel has just retired again!"............
made me chuckle!
by 2dodgy
Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: KJT 1.96 NR. Wow!!!
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

I think he can medal and I really hope he does, the German's and the Pole's (on home soil) will no doubt throw some competition in there and of course that French chap is likely to figure strongly. It should be a fantastic competition, so I'll have to see if Eurosport are showing it, as the BBC will...
by 2dodgy
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:17 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 64
Views: 4136

Re: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83

The most straightforward way to secure selection is, for the World Indoors, to jump the selection standard (Luke has) and to win the Trials. Well done to Luke on his record breaking jump in Rouen, he looked as though 5.88m was certainly within his reach. Many congratulations also to his coach Trevor...
by 2dodgy
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Luke Cutts New UK record 5.83
Replies: 64
Views: 4136

Re: Foster Aims for a Million Runners by 2020

I'm guessing that as the piece is about Brendan Foster and his Great Run series, people will pay Nova....
by 2dodgy
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Foster Aims for a Million Runners by 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 1879

Re: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?

How would your "rewards for success" system work? I'm genuinely interested. What sort of rewards? How much for what?
by 2dodgy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are GB Athletes living up to potential ?
Replies: 114
Views: 9472

Re: Athletes post-pregnancy

Clearly Jeremy’s account has been hacked. I noticed immediately that his post didn’t display his normal carefree, cheery, supportive and optimistic tone.

I certainly think, and hope, that she can come back and be a real contender again. Congratulations to Jess and Andy.
by 2dodgy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:54 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes post-pregnancy
Replies: 47
Views: 3146

Re: Okoye not this year

Ursus, I'm not an expert on American Football by any means, but my understanding was that Lawrence was placed on the Injured Reserve list having picked up a "relatively minor" knee injury. My understanding of the Injured Reserve list is that it allows teams to hold on to players who, becau...
by 2dodgy
Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Okoye not this year
Replies: 105
Views: 8251

Re: BRITISH ATHLETICS CLUB COACHING CENSUS

once again, I can't help but wonder if you recognise the irony of your posts CTE/Frank? In response to a recent post of mine you said "2dodgy is just being an arse"! In the first line of your response to Paps you say that "I do not moan Paps and I do not come on criticising other post...
by 2dodgy
Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BRITISH ATHLETICS CLUB COACHING CENSUS
Replies: 17
Views: 1536

Re: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham

Thanks Solomon, I have to start by saying that I'm not commenting from a position of knowledge about either the facility, or the Club, a point that I did try to put forward in my initial post. I genuinely believe that when new facilities are being delivered, the needs of the local population, combin...
by 2dodgy
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham

Agreed Exile,

I also think that with Solihull and Smallheath 3 miles away, BRAT 5 miles away and Alexander Stadium 8 miles away other avenues are open for those interested in the "finer" events!
by 2dodgy
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham

This track has been opened recently in Birmingham to much aclaim. There are no throws or vault facilities much like the track at Walsall. Is this the way forward? I think that this track is a welcome addition. It’s located at a leisure centre and is primarily used by Sparkhill Harriers (I’m assumin...
by 2dodgy
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New Track at Fox Hollies in Birmingham
Replies: 29
Views: 2107

Re: WADA Threatens To Expel Jamaica From Olympics Over Drug

why answerable to the IAAF? why not just ensure that those who sign-up to the WADA code fully uphold it, or face the full consequences of not doing so? (removal from competition as a national federation).
Hell may well have become much cooler, I'm almost agreeing with you Frank!
by 2dodgy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WADA Threatens To Expel Jamaica From Olympics Over Drug Test
Replies: 50
Views: 5886

Re: Athletes on the move

BiGuts wrote: "I haven't posted for a while but this thread caught my eye." You mean UKAare getting worried and hot under the collar by all these true comments, so you try and take the heat off of them more like, you are the self appointed eternal athletics forum policeman working for the...
by 2dodgy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: Athletes on the move

Bevone, I’m not sure who you think Coaches Tenevents is, but I believe that you should be looking closer to Hallamshire Harriers than Brunel. (see Topcoach on Eightlane, Admin and many other aliases on Athletics Daily) By the way Tenevents, thanks for your considered response to my post, Bev, recogn...
by 2dodgy
Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:32 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: Athletes on the move

I can't help but think that 10 Events and Bev are both fueled by angerness and/or bitterness, and I'm not suggesting that if they are, that it isn't justified. I too coach and I too have been paid to coach in other sports. I did not however, become a qualified athletics coach with a view to earning ...
by 2dodgy
Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?

Isn't Delano on Potential rather than full Podium funding though?
by 2dodgy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Funding 2014 - who is in/out?
Replies: 152
Views: 14965

Re: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?

Jeremy, I'm not sure what you are asking here, "Is it correct that some more time and checking between testers and athletes has been introduced for practical reasons." any chance of some clarification?
by 2dodgy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: What's next for Christine Ohuruogu?
Replies: 44
Views: 4091

Re: Athletes on the move

Julien Rafalli made the decision to retire from coaching, which is the reason for Sutcliffe and Byres moving elsewhere. As far as I'm aware, that's the only reason How sad. Do you know why, Exile? From what I'm told, it was the time commitment required. That said, I'm not sure that Holly's decision...
by 2dodgy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:30 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: Athletes on the move

Can't help feeling sad that Gemili is leaving the coach who has done so much for him. Indeed, although you never know what has gone on behind the scenes. Everything about Gemili's career has been handled very impressively to date, but changing to a different regime is a risk. It may pay off handsom...
by 2dodgy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: Athletes on the move

I undertsood that Andy Sutcliffe was also training with Alan Richardson, but that he was doing so in Bath.
by 2dodgy
Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athletes on the move
Replies: 471
Views: 49319

Re: The state of British Sprinting

Bev,

Just for the sake of accuracy, your assertion that Pseudoephidrine is "legal" is in fact incorrect. It is prohibited in competition when urinary concentration exceeds 150 micrograms/ml
by 2dodgy
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The state of British Sprinting
Replies: 119
Views: 9434

Re: The state of British Sprinting

Regarding the tongue on cheek comment about our 100m coaches being rubbish as only 4 men have gone under 10 - all bY British coaches. Apart from Salazar - I am hard pressed to think of any foreign coach who has coached anyone to a major medal. So we have the talent within our shores. Dan Pfaff coac...
by 2dodgy
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:36 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The state of British Sprinting
Replies: 119
Views: 9434

Re: Biological Passports

so how do we identify which athletes from which Countries will be on the scheme? In order to be effective how many samples across what time period would be needed prior to someone breaking a record in order for it to be ratified? What is the current capacity for testing in the worldwide network of W...
by 2dodgy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:06 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Biological Passports
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Biological Passports

"Perhaps we could have an additional set of world records using only athletes performances who have such a passport." Good idea I think that this only becomes a good idea IF eveny athlete on the planet were on Blood Profiling, which then begs the question of who would foot that huge bill?...
by 2dodgy
Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Biological Passports
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Biological Passports

my understanding is that, if they were using something when they were first tested, then they would have to continue using it to prevent it from showing as an abnormality in the bloodwork. This then means that should a test then be developed for the PED then the athlete would test positive.
by 2dodgy
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Biological Passports
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: The state of British Sprinting

Just for your information Bev, Johnny Gray (Marilyn's coach) announced in early July, that he'd be taking up a new coaching post at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) this year. So Maz will be enjoying the Floridian winter rather than a Southern Californian one.
by 2dodgy
Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: The state of British Sprinting
Replies: 119
Views: 9434

Re: Will TBO ever be given a break?

Bev, Could you point me in the direction of the NGB advice in relation to when and where to have a testing slot please? I have spoken to a number of athletes who provide whereabouts during the past four or five years. Without exception, they have been advised to choose a one hour slot that suits the...
by 2dodgy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Will TBO ever be given a break?
Replies: 83
Views: 4651

Re: RECORDS & RECORDS

Thanks Iain, I thought that was probably what you meant, but didn't want to assume.
by 2dodgy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: RECORDS & RECORDS
Replies: 12
Views: 932

Re: RECORDS & RECORDS

Sorry Iain, could you elaborate on what you mean by CO and SAFP's offences.

And from my point of view, no they shouldn't
by 2dodgy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: RECORDS & RECORDS
Replies: 12
Views: 932
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