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Isabre - do you follow athletics at all?! Take a look at the authoritative magazine - Athletics Weekly - March 25 edition, page 26. Note the headline "Turtle speeds to fastest lap". This was in the Midlands Area Road Relays on March 20th - a week after Doha. Please don't attempt to make st...
by Gym Jim
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: farrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Isabre - check the facts first. Gemma Turtle was unwell on the day and didn't perform. A bit like what has happened on previous occasions with our loved and revered Paula Radcliffe. Female athletes are human too, you know. The Irish girl, RoseAnne, ran a great race and gave a very good account of he...
by Gym Jim
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:06 am
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: farrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

There seems to be little recognition of what David Farrow has achieved for the coaching fraternity. Had Davenport won his action the future of coaching would be in question. Why should coaches, who are unpaid, take the risk of being sued by disgruntled athletes? It was a great victory for common sen...
by Gym Jim
Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: farrow
Replies: 9
Views: 1436

Coach recognition

Am I the only one who has noted that David Farrow was the only coach not listed against the name of the athlete he coaches, ie Gemma Turtle? Why is that I wonder? Is UKA so pathetic and ungracious that it cannot bring itself to recognise what David has done to get Gemma on the Doha list without any ...
by Gym Jim
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: British Team for WIC, Doha 12-14 March
Replies: 7
Views: 1270

I was about to end my involvement with this thread as it's getting us nowhere and in an odd sort of way I was content that the issue had been aired widely judging by the hits to this site. Also, athletics.daily proboards was covering the issue extensively too. UKA will have heard about this I'm sure...
by Gym Jim
Sat Jan 19, 2008 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

AS+KR

I'm getting really bored with the diversionary tactics of those wishing to link the DF issue with that of the AS/KR liaison. As far as I'm concerned DF could have stood on his head naked in the middle of Crystal Palace and it wouldn't have had any connection or relevance to the AS/KR matter and the ...
by Gym Jim
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

Thought I would leave you guys to stew for a while and see if common sense would prevail. You see guys, if UKA carried out an investigation then the facts would come out and we could all stop surmising. They have the authority to ascertain the facts whilst we don't so this massive thread is somewhat...
by Gym Jim
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

Stop diverting from the issue, Big Gut. It's got nothing to do with DF. There is no need to compare the situations. I'm just talking about AS and the trip to the S African training camp. It would appear that he took his girlfriend on a trip to Dulstroom when he was "working". I can't do th...
by Gym Jim
Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

Happy new year to all our readers (and there are a hell of a lot of them). For the record, Big Gut, I and my company are sponsors of athletics, including the 2012 Games. I don't want any scandals staining the good name of athletics either now or in the future, just because some old "saddo"...
by Gym Jim
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

I almost thought you had a point, Big Gut, until you let yourself down on the "15 year old" example. Put simply, AS and KR are not just two adults having a relationship, one is an employee of UKA and the other an athlete promoted by UKA. I fear that in taking those two positions the indivi...
by Gym Jim
Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

OK Big Gut, your response suggests that you DO know, so why not tell us? Governance in public-funded bodies is paramount. Any suggestion that there has been favouritism or a bending of the criteria should be investigated by UKA and a statement made clarifying the position and indicating whether or n...
by Gym Jim
Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

Having read the threads, I'm astounded that no one has highlighted the key point in the AS situation. It appears we have an employee of a government funded organisation potentially misapplying funds by arranging for his mistress, for that must be what she is, to join a training camp in SA when she i...
by Gym Jim
Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:13 pm
 
Forum: Current events (Legacy Only)
Topic: alan storey sacked after athlete sex scandal?
Replies: 149
Views: 27330

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