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Re: Womens decathlon

I suppose I was thinking of it becoming the default championship female multi event; that isn't going to happen overnight. It would need a central lead, influenced of course by local areas or influential athletes.

But there is no noise about it, so it won't happen.
by larkim
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Womens decathlon
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Womens decathlon

It would need the IAAF to lead on this with probably an advance notice period of at least five years so that budding female decathletes could get into the new disciplines early enough, particularly pole vault. It is anachronistic and insulting. But unless enough female heptathlon stars start calling...
by larkim
Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:54 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Womens decathlon
Replies: 9
Views: 598

Re: Gotzis

But if you HeptPB in every event, you'll HeptPB overall. I presume the timing of each event has some impact - clearly fatigue doesn't feature in PB-relativity in the first event of the day, and you wouldn't expect any athlete to be holding anything back in the opening 100mH. You'd arguably expect no...
by larkim
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10575

Re: England CWG Team

Thousands watch f1 and golf. Athletics is more exciting than these. That's a purely subjective opinion. I personally find F1 and Athletics equally exciting, though for different reasons. They are just different. So long as physiology dictates for elite athletes that only by competing just a handful...
by larkim
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: England CWG Team

and yet they are happy to watch 90 minutes of a football going side to side, players falling over with hardly any contact, hardly any shots and their team being outplayed ? So its surely not the quality / excitement of the sport that attracts them ! Is it just the wanting to be part of the event. T...
by larkim
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: England CWG Team

I think athletics needs to recognise that they are (or should be) in the entertainment Business. I don't think athletics has ignored that - the problem is that it simply often isn't very entertaining!! The action is either bang and you've missed it, or 30 minutes of watching people apparently jog a...
by larkim
Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: England CWG Team

But which athletes should vote? Every UKA registered club runner through to Mo Farah? Or just lottery funded athletes? Or the top 10 in each event? :-) Seriously, it would be interesting to hear / analyse the views of current elites / next tier. I do suspect a lot would want it placed directly in th...
by larkim
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: Morgan Lake

I watched with some interest the twitter responses to her plea for "help me decide". Most seemed to be saying "go for the world title", so they have bucked those opinions! I tended towards CWG to get the "big event" experience (they don't come around too often!) and the...
by larkim
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:56 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14893

Re: URGENT: NEW FORUM COMING SOON - PLEASE READ

On the new forum, is is possible that when we click on a link it opens in a new page instead of closing the forum Does that make sense ? Just hold down ctrl when clicking a link (if you're on a windows machine) if you want this behaviour, irrespective of what the forum operators do. Useful to know ...
by larkim
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: URGENT: NEW FORUM COMING SOON - PLEASE READ
Replies: 32
Views: 2329

Re: England CWG Team

Pick the best team. How do you do that? You chose the selectors best able and willing to carry out the task, you use all the information available and you let them get on with the job, knowing full well that some of their judgements will be different from yours or mine. ^^^^ This. Absolutely. Any &...
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: Gotzis

Potted summary - Lake is currently better in the majority of events (some by a significant margin) than KJT was at a similar age (birthday timing excepted)
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10575

Re: Gotzis

Oh of course. For completion:- Lake 2014 KJT 2010 200 24.59 24.7w 800 2:22.7 2:21.3 Hur 14.25 14.5 HiJ 1.93 1.81 LoJ 6.16 6.25 ShP 14.85 10.95 JaT 39.74 32.3
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10575

Re: Gotzis

ML's 800m is definitely "lacking speed" in the 800m, she is "only" ranked 99th in the UK as an 800m U20 this year. But she's ranked 4th in the hurdles and 10th in the 200m in the UK at the moment, and so these aren't bad positions for a heptathlete, particularly with her HJ, LJ a...
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10575

Re: England CWG Team

This was sort of where I was heading with the very brief selection policy - just leave it to the selectors. Once you try to set objective times they still won't tell you the whole story. Admittedly this gives the athletes a benchmark to achieve, but in reality they know what the benchmarks are - dem...
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: WL's '14

Will we have any WRs this season, after just 1 last year (M mar) (the last time there was not a WR in a season was 1907) Possible ... PV Are you discounting Lavillenie's WR already achieved in 2014? larkin Yes, & No!! The WR PV outdoors still stands. Hasn't there, I think, been thought to accep...
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:53 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WL's '14
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: WL's '14

d pickup wrote:Will we have any WRs this season, after just 1 last year (M mar) (the last time there was not a WR in a season was 1907)

Possible
...
PV

Are you discounting Lavillenie's WR already achieved in 2014?
by larkim
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:24 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: WL's '14
Replies: 22
Views: 1608

Re: England CWG Team

But why not? Assuming the point above that it is almost scientifically possible to "prove" one athlete is better than another, this would allow them to just pick "the best"?
by larkim
Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: England CWG Team

So should the selection policy be:-
"The England Athletics selectors will select competitors entirely at their discretion, subject only to limits set by the CWG organisers in terms of maximum numbers of competitors per event and minimum standards for entry."
by larkim
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England CWG Team
Replies: 83
Views: 6282

Re: UKA Poaching Again!!

So how should it work? Let's try something hypothetical. A dad of a youngster who appears, as an 8 year old, to enjoy running and competing over middle distance. As an interested dad, he buys some books on running (always having been something of an armchair fan). He joins a local, mediocre athletic...
by larkim
Fri May 30, 2014 11:03 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA Poaching Again!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2054

Re: URGENT: NEW FORUM COMING SOON - PLEASE READ

Just another "not me" post about the forum speed. Never had a problem with the AW message board.
by larkim
Thu May 29, 2014 4:11 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: URGENT: NEW FORUM COMING SOON - PLEASE READ
Replies: 32
Views: 2329

Re: UKA Poaching Again!!

On the stuff of first principles, that code of conduct appears to me to be unworkable or unrealistic. I must stress I am not in any way shape or form a coach of anyone, nor have any experience of it nor an intention to become one. But how does a "better" coach who identifies potential in a...
by larkim
Thu May 29, 2014 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UKA Poaching Again!!
Replies: 23
Views: 2054

Re: New British long jump record ?

The best I could find as "video evidence" for 2012 was this highlights video of the women's final - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH-spGO38uE At 22 seconds there is a close up of Reese's foot on the board, showing the orange "plasticine" or "rubber" atop a wooden glos...
by larkim
Wed May 28, 2014 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10361

Re: New British long jump record ?

Sorry, I'm really not being obtuse here (though it might sound like it!) - what is a FOP volunteer (presumably a "games maker" in the arena floor?), and what do you mean by "self mutilation"? They were cutting themselves with the stanley knife? Are you sure that what they had was...
by larkim
Wed May 28, 2014 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10361

Re: Gotzis

Ashley Bryant, John Lane, K J-T and Morgan Lake are all listed as starters
http://www.meeting-goetzis.at/meeting.htm#starterfeld 2014
by larkim
Wed May 28, 2014 11:49 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Gotzis
Replies: 208
Views: 10575

Re: New British long jump record ?

Actually, whilst I support your general sentiment of "let's move on", what you actually posted was the slightly ambiguous Tell me, was it plasticine used in the London Olympics or a rubber strip, cut to fit after each 'marking' ? which to me was a question rather than a statement. If you h...
by larkim
Wed May 28, 2014 11:25 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10361

Re: New British long jump record ?

It's a truly bizarre set of rules which on the one hand says plasticine "shall" be used (in my plain reading, this equates to "must", but perhaps some lawyers can see the grey here) and yet then makes allowance for the absence of it. If the USA T&F rules allow for plasticine,...
by larkim
Wed May 28, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10361

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 larkim
Tue May 27, 2014 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New British long jump record ?
Replies: 159
Views: 10361

Re: Morgan Lake

I think the thread is about more than just ML. She appears to be the best example in a generation of someone who has actually achieved senior level abilities whilst still in her youth, and moreover has done it in a year when there are options (perhaps of equal merit) as to whether to continue as a j...
by larkim
Thu May 22, 2014 5:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14893

Re: Greg Rutherford Fan Interview, Any Questions ?

Distance or medal?
by larkim
Thu May 22, 2014 3:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Greg Rutherford Fan Interview, Any Questions ?
Replies: 12
Views: 910

Re: Morgan Lake

She's picked up an invitation to Gotzis too now (https://twitter.com/SiHart/status/469375157296177153)
by larkim
Thu May 22, 2014 11:03 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 14893
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