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Good athletes don't always make good coaches. Why would Daley, Linford and Dalton make good coaches? Okay, Linford has coached athletes at the highest level - fair play - but how much of the success was down to Ron Roddan? From Sam Mussabini though to Lydiard and Cerutty to modern-day coaches, very ...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Jobs for the boys?
Replies: 6
Views: 1990

Moorcroft would surely have run 12:55 or under in today's era. I guess he probably 'only' trained for an hour or so every day in the late Seventies and Eighties. To most athletes like Mottram and Radcliffe in 2006 it is a full time job. However, whether he would have been lured away during his teens...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: What times was Dave Moorcroft really capable of running???
Replies: 31
Views: 15960

Great Manchester Run

25,000 entry limit has sold out in just two weeks! BUPA GREAT MANCHESTER RUN ENTRY LIMIT REACHED IN TWO WEEKS Britain's premier 10k running event, the BUPA Great Manchester Run, has reached its entry ceiling of 25,000 entries just two weeks after opening for registrations. The BBC televised event ha...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Great Manchester Run
Replies: 2
Views: 1405

BBC Sports Personality

A bad year for our sport, but two athletes (Radcliffe and Holmes) still played prominent parts on the BBC on Sunday night. Harry A-A won the BBC young sportsperson award. And Coe and Daley stole the show at the end. Not a terrible night for athletes...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:18 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: BBC Sports Personality
Replies: 23
Views: 7576

The new UKTV programme most evenings at 6-8pm ish has some good athletics bits. Last Saturday's programme, repeated most nights, showed maybe 5min of each of the senior races from the euro cross trials at liverpool, plus action from junior events. Denise Lewis and Jo Ankier were there commentating. ...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Promotion... Local TV
Replies: 1
Views: 1613

Has their ever been a finish as close as the one between Tergat and Ramaala!?
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:03 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: New York Marathon
Replies: 16
Views: 5784

Interesting site. Why did you do it and why stop at the beginning of the IAAF era?
by Beatrix Kiddo
Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Flashback
Topic: International Cross Country Championships 1903 to 1972
Replies: 11
Views: 4117

I know more about you than you realise.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Big P155 heads in athletics
Replies: 18
Views: 6179

With all due respect, the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and world track and field championships are worth AW sending reporters and photographers to report on. Paying a couple of thousand quid to send their reporters to New Zealand for the World Mountain Running Champs probably wasn't too high on...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Where was andi jones at the world trophy
Replies: 39
Views: 13686

You must have been pi$$ed when you wrote your signature bit, mate. Forrest Gump has two r's in the middle...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Big P155 heads in athletics
Replies: 18
Views: 6179

I guess AW's logic in covering the masters champs well and the world champs not so well was down to geography. AW is a British magazine and the masters event was in Britain. The world champs was in New Zealand. I bet AW's staff would have loved to have travelled Down Under to cover it but the flight...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Where was andi jones at the world trophy
Replies: 39
Views: 13686

'Open' cross country races?

Does anyone know of any good 'open' cross country races to do this winter. About the only one I can find is the Great North Cross in Edinburgh in January.

All the rest are league or championship events.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: 'Open' cross country races?
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

who is the quote from? Don't remember that being in AW.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are British athletes/public over obsessed about injuries
Replies: 20
Views: 7602

Her marathon victory in Helsinki proved emphatically that she hasn't lost it. But can she beat Noguchi, the Olympic champ who won in Berlin earlier this month with a sub-2:20 clocking? Now... that'd be a head to head to relish!
by Beatrix Kiddo
Wed Sep 28, 2005 11:06 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paula Radcliffe - has she lost it?
Replies: 29
Views: 11781

John Mayock - in the marathon...!
by Beatrix Kiddo
Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Who Are Britain's Stars Of The Future ?
Replies: 62
Views: 23195

what is/are avatars!?
by Beatrix Kiddo
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Avatars?
Replies: 10
Views: 3688

I emailed AW earlier about this and apparently they're doing a piece on the Cross Challenge, as it's now going to be called, in next week's issue.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: reebok cross country
Replies: 9
Views: 4353

Kim Smith, distance runner, New Zealander and world university games champ. Very nice.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Sexiest athletes on the circuit
Replies: 47
Views: 15638

any news yet on the reebok challenge? it's almost winter...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: reebok cross country
Replies: 9
Views: 4353

I suppose the fact he has now moved to Tony Lester has increased his chances of getting close to 10 seconds again. Marginally.

Lester has a great coaching record and surely MLF will find training with the likes of Benjamin and Devonish useful. Success breeds success. Hopefully.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Mark Lewis-Francis
Replies: 19
Views: 7314

It's unusual for a top athlete to be injury free for any great period of time. Paula always has some kind of niggle, or at least that's the impression given in her book, but she just gets on with it. It goes with the territory as far as she's concerned. Also, as Loughborough coach George Gandy has s...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Are British athletes/public over obsessed about injuries
Replies: 20
Views: 7602

It will be interesting to work out how many Britons would have won 'European titles' in Helsinki. I think Tim Benjamin would have been the only gold medallist if this had been a European Champs.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:13 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Champs - every 2 years or 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 6938

surely the young lad Pickering wouldn't have run much worse.

Talking of which, I hope he improves and goes on to fulfil his potential, unlike MLF.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:44 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Mark Lewis-Francis
Replies: 19
Views: 7314

The men's marathon on Saturday showed that favourites can do well in this event. The defending champ retained his title. But didn't those Japanese look good too? I believe Paula is up against one or two of them on Sunday!
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:46 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paula Radcliffe - has she lost it?
Replies: 29
Views: 11781

If competitions are held too often they lose their appeal and medals become devalued. The Olympics has remained special partly because it only happens once every two years. One of the American winners in Helsinki, 200m runner Allyson Felix, said in an interview that she was looking forward to an 'of...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Champs - every 2 years or 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 6938

European Champs - every 2 years or 4?

I read the European nations are thinking of holding the Euro Champs every two years instead of four. IAAF president Lamine Diack thinks its a bad idea, but he's happy having his world champs every two years!

Would spectators and athletes want another champs thrown into the calendar!?
by Beatrix Kiddo
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: European Champs - every 2 years or 4?
Replies: 15
Views: 6938

Of course young Emily is already the fourth quickest Briton of all time in the 3000m 'chase with a UK junior record of 10:06 from earlier this summer - faster than Jo ran in Helsinki!
by Beatrix Kiddo
Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: women's steeplechase - any takers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3995

Those are some very fair points and I agree it would be a huge dilemma for anyone. But I don't think she is in the shape she has been in in the past, which she surely realises from training sessions. Also, the proof of the pudding is in the results and so far she's got wacked in the 10km. If she win...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Wed Aug 10, 2005 4:06 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paula Radcliffe - has she lost it?
Replies: 29
Views: 11781

Our point is that Radcliffe hasn't improved her chances of running well in the marathon. Getting thumped in that 10km will surely have damaged her confidence. And ideal marathon preparation doesn't involve a high quality 10km track race eight days earlier. If it was intended as a training run, why d...
by Beatrix Kiddo
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Paula Radcliffe - has she lost it?
Replies: 29
Views: 11781

Ginger Vet, I was hoping some people might suggest British female runners who might have a hidden talent for the steeplechase.

Although Ankier is highly talented - on the track and in the looks dept.
by Beatrix Kiddo
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: women's steeplechase - any takers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3995
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