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Re: Morgan Lake

If Morgan Lake (or any young athlete) is good enough to compete against seniors why not, or should ML be focusing on the European U23's in 2019 ! Think KJT and the Olympics. What a learning experience. Eating and warming up with Jess and seeing how Jess delt with the pressure of being the face of th...
by tootingmick
Mon May 05, 2014 7:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Morgan Lake
Replies: 231
Views: 15711

Re: Outdoor season 2014

What no huzzahs for Andy Vernon , the best by a Brit outside of Farah for a while, if I am correct Well I will give a huzzah. Well run Andy Vernon. Same time as Olympic 4th placer Tim Hutchins, quicker than European medalist Gary Staines, Olympic 10k medalist Brendan Foster and all time great Dave ...
by tootingmick
Mon May 05, 2014 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 42197

Re: Outdoor season 2014

According to Ian Hodge on Twitter, KJT ran the 400m hurdles in a Northern League meeting: 58.3 and a league record in her second ever attempt at the distance. An interesting way to warm up for Gotzis! KJT had probably just heard about Morgan Lake's performance and decided to to quit Heptathlon and ...
by tootingmick
Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 42197

Re: Steve Cram to advise endurance runners for BA

Steve seems a nice guy and talks sence. My only reservation is would a coach be willing to let him/her athlete take advice from Steve Paula or Alberto. Coaches can be very possessive and wary of ouside involvment. Reminds me of an incident in the early 70's at Crystal Palace when a guy approached th...
by tootingmick
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Steve Cram to advise endurance runners for BA
Replies: 32
Views: 1509

Re: Outdoor season 2014

trickstat wrote:I've spotted that James Shane ran a very low-key 1500m at the Southern Athletics League Division 2 North match at Ipswich yesterday.

Apart from Mo, things haven't really moved on over 1,500m since James had that breakthrough season in 2011.
Would be good to see him back, a real talent
by tootingmick
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:23 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Outdoor season 2014
Replies: 453
Views: 42197

Re: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut

It was a shame Paula was injured for 2003. The other women had raised their game and I feel a few would have dipped under 30 at Paris had Paula been in the race. I am not sure she was capable of 29.30 though. From her post race interview I am nor sure Dibaba is convinced of her on ability at the ma...
by tootingmick
Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut
Replies: 69
Views: 2605

Re: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut

Too late now as well but it's a shame that Baby Face never gave the 10k WR a crack Yes, Tirunesh could have run around 29m30s if she had been able to 'sit in' in a mixed race but it is the two Olympic golds over that distance that make her an all time great. Paula would also have been able to run a...
by tootingmick
Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:47 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: The REALLY interesting London Marathon Debut
Replies: 69
Views: 2605

Re: Pointless IPC events

Liam, you are a brave man for bringing this subject up.
I did notice the 'visually impaired' winner of the IPC marathon
last Sunday (in a very respectable time) looking round near
the finish for any late challenge.
I thought he had a visual impediment ............ ! :o
by tootingmick
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:09 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Pointless IPC events
Replies: 37
Views: 2237

Re: Pundits

Or a women's team while I'm at it http://theboatrace.org/women/ Next year will be the first time that the women's race takes place on the same day on the same course as the men's. I suspect the success of the British women in the Olympics may have helped this happen. God help us. That means four ho...
by tootingmick
Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:12 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Pundits
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Pundits

trickstat wrote:Same 2 teams in the final again.....


Really, I missed the heats !
by tootingmick
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:51 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Pundits
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Wonder what Mo thinks

coaches_tenevents wrote:Lets hope the water turns up then!! lol


Love it !
by tootingmick
Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Wonder what Mo thinks
Replies: 78
Views: 3483

Re: Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled due to lack of water

I hope it's not 'The Nanny State' brigade striking again. Who the hell need water on a cool Spring spring morning, or or did Sheffield experience a heatwave. Surprised the race wasn't cancelled because of bad air quality over London ! I ran my first '20' on a hot July day (72f) and did not ask for ...
by tootingmick
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:47 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled due to lack of water
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Pundits

Slightly off track but for thoe people who complain about the BBC's athletic coverage,yesterday's 'thrilling' boat race had a presenter, two commentators and four anyalists. The broadcast was on for two hours, the race for twenty minutes and there were only two boats racing ! Bit surprised that afte...
by tootingmick
Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:29 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Pundits
Replies: 10
Views: 769

Re: Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled due to lack of water

I hope it's not 'The Nanny State' brigade striking again. Who the hell need water on a cool Spring spring morning, or or did Sheffield experience a heatwave. Surprised the race wasn't cancelled because of bad air quality over London ! I ran my first '20' on a hot July day (72f) and did not ask for o...
by tootingmick
Sun Apr 06, 2014 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Sheffield Half Marathon cancelled due to lack of water
Replies: 13
Views: 845

Re: Wonder what Mo thinks

2h05m49s in around 4th place. Time a wee bit depending on conditions.
by tootingmick
Sun Apr 06, 2014 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Wonder what Mo thinks
Replies: 78
Views: 3483

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 i...
by tootingmick
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: 2014 Commonwealth Games
Replies: 144
Views: 18493

Re: British Marathon running needs some serious revival

[quote] " The late Frank Horwill made a similar point in his article on marathon training. A good rule of thumb according to Horwill is that you could predict your possible marathon performance by multipying your 10k time by 4 and adding 10 minutes. " Is it me ? That would have given Eammo...
by tootingmick
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: British Marathon running needs some serious revival
Replies: 18
Views: 1122

Jessica Ennis-Hill to switch to Jamaica

According to the 'Kingston Echo's' reporter Rob Barley, JE-H intendes to compete for her father's birth place. Jamaica, when she returnes to the track in 2015. The closure of he Don Valley stadium and disllusionment at the so called 'Olympic Legacy' are given as the main reasons as well as her likin...
by tootingmick
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:48 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Jessica Ennis-Hill to switch to Jamaica
Replies: 1
Views: 526

Re: 2014 Multi Events

My wife watched a tv quiz show called 'Pointless' Sports relief special featured Louise Hazel. She said on the show, Hazel said she was retired. I wonder if she has scrapped the comeback or if the programme was recorded before she decided to return to defeat her Commonwealth title. Anyone know anyt...
by tootingmick
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:41 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: 2014 Multi Events
Replies: 234
Views: 20979

Re: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut

When the Jocks gain independence later this year then then perhaps the funding
for 'housework on ice', sorry curling might be diverted to basketball. Sorry
again, of course basketball is an inner city sport which keeps a few kids
off the streets, no chance ! :D
by tootingmick
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: Rio 2016: Four sports suffer Olympic funding cut
Replies: 22
Views: 2193

Re: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS

I'm hoping Sabrina Bakare might have some say in a future relay squad. I'm sure she will. Maybe Rio could be a bit too soon for her - it will be interesting to see how she progresses this year. She's definitely one to watch. As Sabrina ran 52.77 last year at just 17 years old, reasonable progressio...
by tootingmick
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: SHOULD KJT GIVE UP MULTIEVENTS FOR THE JUMPS
Replies: 153
Views: 7891

Re: New York Half Marathon

I think cash has a lot to do with this. Might also just be that he fancies getting off the treadmill of his 5/10 training and doing something different to keep him motivated. The recent East African challenge on the track hasn't been too hot but Mo will find that it's very different on the roads. I...
by tootingmick
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:41 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: New York Half Marathon
Replies: 27
Views: 1869

Re: New York Half Marathon

I'm not entirely sure why Mo is so interested in becoming what looks to be a top five major marathon finisher rather than a world beater at major track events. Liam It is about a new challenge. It will only get harder and harder for Mo to continue to win global titles on the track as he is getting ...
by tootingmick
Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: New York Half Marathon
Replies: 27
Views: 1869

New York Half Marathon

If anyone is interested BBC are showing above race at 11.30am
on the 'red' button.
Paul Dickenson and Colin Jackson commentating (only joking :D ).
Well done BBC.
Go Mo !
by tootingmick
Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: New York Half Marathon
Replies: 27
Views: 1869

Re: New BA 'Head of Power'

Pistols at dawn, chaps :D
by tootingmick
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: New BA 'Head of Power'
Replies: 34
Views: 2839

Re: How to overthrow UK Athletics by John Bicourt

Yet another idea pushed forward by the Iago of our sport.Sit there and suggest things for others to do while doing nothing himself.Whisper and try to prod action and never dirty your hands yourself.Your hatred of anything NGB says so much about you Coachesnoevents.If you want change get up and do s...
by tootingmick
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: How to overthrow UK Athletics by John Bicourt
Replies: 37
Views: 3468

Re: World indoor relay splits

Christine hadn't competed since September and was obviously 'race rusty' . Even World champions need a couple of warm up races. She would of had a good idea of her fitness as I imagine she trains with her sister Vikki but Christine for some reason rarely runs stunning relay legs . Perhaps mental and...
by tootingmick
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: World indoor relay splits
Replies: 9
Views: 1162

Re: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?

Who the hell is in charge of this shambles. The buck must stop with the BBC producer/director. Dreadful and inaccurate field event reporting, long silences, people talking over each other, Dickinson hoplessly out of his depth commentating on track events, Phil Jones hardly a charismatic 'frount' man...
by tootingmick
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:07 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: BBC coverage plumbs new depths of awfulness?
Replies: 48
Views: 3318

Re: World Indoors Day 2

I agree that Dickinson sounds half asleep. Where is Andrew Cotter? He's much better. And Phil is not the most charismatic of presenters... The burning question (for me) is whether they'll take Bowie out again and leave Bingham in. Surely not this time. Andrew Cotter is on rugby duty this weekend th...
by tootingmick
Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 6380

Re: World Indoors Day 2

Slightly disappointed with the relays there - 10 teams in the men's, only 8 in the women's. If the relays are done on an invitational basis why haven't the IAAF got more teams out there? Poor show from German, France, Aus, SAfr who all should have had teams out. No Belgium either Delighted to see P...
by tootingmick
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: World Indoors Day 2
Replies: 133
Views: 6380
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