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Re: Youth Development League Upper Timetable

All I was advised early May that the Upper Timetable would be revised, and see adjustments per attached link : http://www.ukydl.org.uk/UKYDL%20Amended%20Timetables%20UAG.pdf Notwithstanding, as an official, even 5 hours is too much, senior league timetable of 4 hours duration would IMO be the target...
by ronnie rhino
Fri May 24, 2013 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Youth Development League Upper Timetable
Replies: 40
Views: 2898

Re: England Athletics Registration fee rises 400%

King Kev doesn't do patronising ...
by ronnie rhino
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England Athletics Registration fee rises 400%
Replies: 92
Views: 12445

Re: England Athletics Registration fee rises 400%

Hello RightToVote specifically we oop North are not apathetic. The indefatigable Dr Phil Thomas has encouraged us in the North West to issue our proxies, even if these are pretty useless for Saturdays AGM. If our clubs didn't table fees increase or AOB at an AGM, we would be voted out nem con. So pl...
by ronnie rhino
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: England Athletics Registration fee rises 400%
Replies: 92
Views: 12445

Re: 12 so far

Couldn't give a monkeys abaht 0.46s. A standard is 45.25, only Bingham and Rooney likely to threaten. Trials and CP likely to be only events where they have chance to reach this standard, no 400 at Brum Diamond League. Steele won't hit A standard sadly and Tobin past his best. No-one else has a PB b...
by ronnie rhino
Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 12 so far
Replies: 22
Views: 754

Re: About Time

Quite remarkable that it has taken the Greeks nearly 7 years to come to a verdict.

Ronnie aka David Coleman
by ronnie rhino
Wed May 11, 2011 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: About Time
Replies: 5
Views: 429

CRB checks

Please advise which Act of Parliament was passed for your law ! If you had a bit more contact with other sports, you would know that many other sports don't implement CRB checks ( presumably ) VBS as we do. Our sport has always relied on helpers, even prior to introduction of CRB checks. Officials f...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Starting Guns
Replies: 65
Views: 8166

Graded officials

Goodness me BigGut, calm down and listen to some harsh reality. Here oop North, we commence our T+F league season this weekend with both Northern League and Young Athletes Leagues. Both leagues only prescribe that chiefs and one field official per team are graded. So if for sake of argument, I am tr...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Starting Guns
Replies: 65
Views: 8166

Fangio is off his rocker

Fangio, you clearly aint got the foggiest clue about how officials operate. Apart from say the top 10% clubs, we all operate in regional and local leagues, so don't travel with athletes. So our only contact with athletes is at meetings themslves in full view of athletes, coaches, supporters and the ...
by ronnie rhino
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Starting Guns
Replies: 65
Views: 8166

Results CP Grand Prix

Follow on IAAF website

UKA website not fit for purpose :shock:

Ronnie
by ronnie rhino
Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: CRYSTAL PALACE
Replies: 166
Views: 14572

Stuart Stokes

I note that SpikesandSpokes suggests on 606 that Stuart is past it at the tender age of 32. UKA should be up before a tribunal for denying him Olympic selection last year :evil: Presumably they will withdraw Mara and Paula for being 2 old ! Both miles older than Stuart. Fancy if they had employed th...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Stuart Stokes
Replies: 17
Views: 2293

Stuart Stokes

I note that SpikesandSpokes suggests on 606 that Stuart is past it at the tender age of 32. UKA should be up before a tribunal for denying him Olympic selection last year :evil: Presumably they will withdraw Mara and Paula for being 2 old ! Both miles older than Stuart. Fancy if they had employed th...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Stuart Stokes
Replies: 17
Views: 2293

UKA Insurance cover

Fangio

it would all be clearer if there was an update on the UKA website.

Indeed, when will clubs be advised ?

Why are ABAC ahead of the game ?

Replies on a postcard to

Ronnie Rhino
by ronnie rhino
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: UK Athletics Insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

Do UKA work at weekends ?

No results or commentary from Turin :(

Absolutely nowt from the Intercounties

Grumpy Rhino
by ronnie rhino
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Do UKA work at weekends ?
Replies: 1
Views: 621

English Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to Frank Tickner and Hattie Dean on winning senior titles at Parliament Hill yesterday. A marvellous day in spring like conditions, tho the course tested all athletes to the limit, a great mix of sapping mud and fast country. It continues to be disappointing that neither this site no...
by ronnie rhino
Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: English Cross Country Championships
Replies: 4
Views: 949

3 golds at World level

were won by the inimicable Daley Thompson- Olympics 1980 and 1984, and WC Helsinki 1983.

Possibl slightly unfair to older athletes as the World Champs only started in 1983.

Ronnie
by ronnie rhino
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AW Readers
Replies: 23
Views: 3091

Ian Stewart

Per UKA website : Head Coach Charles van Commenee has appointed Ian Stewart to lead UKA's endurance strategy, whilst some of the biggest names in distance running will support him with the formation of an endurance advisory group. Does his association with Fast Track represent a conflict of interest...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ian Stewart - new head of endurance at UKA
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

Richard Yates must go to Beijing !

Its not too late, bombard BOA with our petitions and shame UKA - see below, Ronnie I'm sure you already know the details surrounding Richard Yates, the young British 400m Hurdler who has not been selected for the Olympics. (His Mum & Dad are long-time Club members who train from Crossford Bridge...
by ronnie rhino
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Richard Yates must go to Beijing !
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

"Poor timing" letter in AW

My reaction after first reading was one of disbelief. Even as a track judge and occasional stand-in timekeeper, the writer demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of the secret arts. Indeed, if you hit the stop button whenever any part of the body crosses the line, you will be recording too...
by ronnie rhino
Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: "Poor timing" letter in AW
Replies: 0
Views: 875

More on this debate

John Cogger, whilst you quote rugby league, I can only recall Ellery Hanley as a black coach - currently with Division 2 side but widely touted whenever a sit vac occurs with a Super League side. I struggle to recall any non-white coaches with a Super League side in the current era ( 13 years ). Jav...
by ronnie rhino
Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Racism and athletics
Replies: 13
Views: 2304

Never has my flabber been so gasted

Fangio, I fully concur with Foxos comments. Your statement is quite frankly beneath contempt. To my knowledge, most UKA contracts have weekend working and outside normal working hours condtions written into them, which is part of the remuneration package. Perhaps we are already seeing the effects of...
by ronnie rhino
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: RESULTS or really more the lack of,
Replies: 49
Views: 10395

Extract from UKA aanounceement of World Indoors team

Doesn't come much more personal than the following : The Committee was unanimous in its desire not to select Dwain. Taking him to the World Indoors deprives young, upwardly mobile committed athletes of this key development opportunity. Our World Class Performance Programme is focused on achievement ...
by ronnie rhino
Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: How times change
Replies: 15
Views: 2294

Selection criteria

Kermit,

I am often accused of grabbing the wrong end of the stick.

So I assume no implications about Williamson and Scott.

Tx,

Ronnie
by ronnie rhino
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chambers' return
Replies: 161
Views: 20190

Trials selections

Isabre,

given the competiveness of our male sprinters, surely we need to move towards the US selection system for these events ? ie first 2 or 3 past the post and no room for sentiment.

No bad thing I reckon ...

Ronnie
by ronnie rhino
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:37 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Chambers' return
Replies: 161
Views: 20190

60m Valencia selection

Ryan Scott ran 6.59 PB tonite in Athens so I reckon the second spot selection is between him and Simeon Williamson. And I feel very sorry for Craig Pickering, unable to compete in Birmingham due to a virus, both this and the undue pressure in Shefield last Sunday have cost him dearly. But surely the...
by ronnie rhino
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13524

Innocence of the Tower

When did he protest his innocence ? I am only aware that he appealed the lifetime BOA ban ahead of the Athens Olympics. As for dishonest drug athletes, and I presume you mean Chambers, would you care to expand on how he has been dishonest ? Only with the complicit knowledge of UKA ? Which is presuma...
by ronnie rhino
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13524

Myerscough instead of Edwards ?

Struggling to understand why the Tower has been selected ahead of Mark Edwards, who leads with 20.25 this season, which is better than Myerscough has achieved in the last 2 seasons. As for Myersough only admitting to being positive, shurely this is the same as an admission of cheating ? Nuances guys...
by ronnie rhino
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Double standards of UKA
Replies: 83
Views: 13524

Sport run by middle class white men

Malcolm, wasn't this the case in the 70s and 80s when our sport had its heyday ? So what has changed ? In fact, I would suggest that many current top coaches, particularly sprints don't fit into this label. Further, grassroots is run by volunteers and I would reject your implication that minorities,...
by ronnie rhino
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:31 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Steve Cram Comments on the Future of Coaching
Replies: 79
Views: 8800

Editors diatribe

So Jason says he has nothing personal against Dwain Chambers ? Yet then compares this weekends showdown as the good versus evil,then calles him dirty Dwain, and quite frankly incites spectators to behave out of order on Sunday. Jason - are you trying to bring our sport into disrepute ? This weekend ...
by ronnie rhino
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:18 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: AW diatribe
Replies: 10
Views: 1680

Ostrich ???

RHINO actually !!!

I'd be more than happy if the sport paid me £ 3k annually. But I do it for the love and enjoyment and the chance to put something back into the sport.

With absolutely NO thanks for your gratuitous comment BG.

Ronnie
by ronnie rhino
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Ostrich ???
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Crammys comments

So crammy says that his coach Jimmy Hedley never received a penny ? Does this mean he never passed over any of his own winnings ? I don't coach but officiate. Yes I am white middle class and over 40. crammys cheap shots at us volunteers, whether coaches or officials, plus all the other club stalwart...
by ronnie rhino
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Steve Cram Comments on the Future of Coaching
Replies: 79
Views: 8800
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