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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Thu Apr 21, 2011 9:15 am

THINKING OF PR

This female held the record for the London run
done along with 10,000s who ran it for fun
her run the world best
much better than the rest
but the real test, win the '12 Olympics, still to be done.

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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:16 pm

BRITISH RECORD BREAKERS 2011

M 10000 26.46.57 Mo Farah 83, 03.06.11
Mo Farah runs fast
lap after lap, and then the end
he explodes; we smile

M LJ 8.35+0.9 Chris Tomlinson 81, 08.07.11
Chris Tomlinson jumps
in fact he's been jumping years
record breaking's great!

M DT 67.63 Lawrence Okoye 91, 09.07.11
Lawrence Okoye
twirls and whirls, but not like girls;
strong with his discus

W 100H 12.77+1.0 Tiffany Ofili 87, 29.05.11
the record was old
but Tiffany Ofili
came, saw, ran, conquered

W PV 4.70 Holly Bleasdale 91, 02.07.11
She's from Proud Preston
Holly Bleasedale, who pole vaults
so young to fly high

W HT 69.59 Sophie Hitchon 91, 01.05.11
Sophie Hitchon throws
hammers 70 meters
the grass will re-grow

dp 20jul11
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:24 am

I've set myself the challenge of celebrating the victory of each of the Daegu winners with a Haiku (3 lines, 575 syllables). Some winners 'offer' one plenty of hooks, while others ... could benefit from a tanka (57577) perhaps.

100 Blake JAM 9.92
Bolt the colt bolted
so fast he beat the gun - out
Daegu’s own eclipse

Surprise! Surprise! Blake
oh so bold you’ve captured gold
hail Jamaican star

200 Bolt JAM 19.40
so, so far ahead
THE Usain St Leo Bolt
invulnerable
unconquerable
indomitable
unassailable
insuperable
insurmountable
irrepressible
Please just take your pick

400 James GRN 44.60
Young Kirani James
lapped the world for Grenada
his dot on the map

800 Rudisha KEN 1.43.91
David Rudisha
Record glory, champs glory
20 bulls will die

1500 Kiprop KEN 3.35.69
Asbel ‘gold’ Kiprop*
not so fast but Olympic
and so now World Champ
* PB 3.31.64

5000 Farah GBR 13.23.36
Mo Farah dug deep
as he can and he flew from
all East Africa

10000 Jeilan ETH 27 13.81
Ibraham Jeilan
who low-lurked down the rankings
blew the field apart

MAR Kirui KEN 2.07.38
Abel Kirui
gold Berlin, gold in Daegu
not a lot between

110H Richardson USA 13.16
Jason Richardson!
Xiang, Oliver, Robles:
please now stand aside

400H Greene GBR 48.26
The killer event
Dai Greene will want the clean sweep
London Olympics
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:13 am

3000SC Kemboi KEN 8.14.85
top over the sticks
Ezekiel Kemboi’s long
gold silver career

20kW Borchin RUS 1.19.56
Valeriy Borchin
ephedrine 6 years ago
now collecting gold*
* OLY ‘08, World ‘09, ‘11

50kW Bakulin RUS 3.41.24
Sergey Bakulin
does the very longest one
50k - walking!

400r JAM 37.04 WR, CR
didn’t jump the gun
di ... di ... di ...didn’t drop the
baton; world record.

1600r USA 2.59.31
This their 7th time
U S A drug clear cetra
not forgone this time.
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:07 am

HJ Williams USA 2.35
Jesse Williams saw
off the strong-this-year Russians
and he’s quite short too

PV Wojceichowski POL 5.90
Wojceichowski came
just 2 weeks before, we saw
he was good, conquered

LJ Phillips USA 8.45
Dwight Phillips again!
The 4th time for glittering gold
Just bronze Osaka!*
* ‘07 World Champs

TJ Taylor USA 17.96
One for the future?
please welcome hop-step-jump star
young Christian Taylor

SP Storl GER 21.78
David young-gold Storl
tops here are experienced
Storl showed otherwise

DT Harding GER 68.97
Robert Harding gold
in Berlin and in Daegu
klick 'derharting de'

HT Murofushi JPN 81.24
A long-time elite
Koji Murofushi won
throwing’s in his blood

JT Zordo GER 86.27
Matthais de Zordo won!
We’re surprised, and he was too
Matthais you’re Champ

DEC Hardee USA 8607
Trey Hardee is hard
twice hard, retaining title
Eaton was eaten
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:10 am

100 Jeter 10.90
The jet set ladies
Carmelita Jeter did
jet her way to gold

200 Campbell-Brown JAM 22.22
All the 2's; one more
Veronica Campbell-Brown
win; just so many

400 Montsho BOT 49.56
Amantle Montsho
Botswana, of Africa
extending its range

800 Savinova RUS 1.55.87
Peak time again for
Mariya Savinova
Europe and World Champ

1500 Simpson USA 4.05.40
Jennifer Simpson
stick bother! Run flat! Surprise
us, yourself, win gold

5000 / 10000 Cheruiyot, KEN 14.55.36 & 30.48.98
You’ve talked World Records
Vivian Cheruiyot
Champs done; now records?

MAR Kiplagat KEN 2.28.43
Edna Kiplagat
junior glory long ago*
Now a senior star
* World (JUN) Champs 3000 silver ‘96
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:56 am

110H Pearson AUS 13.28 CR
Sally Pearson
the favourite win for many
the World Record’s near.

400H Demus USA 52.47
Lashinda Demus
now your own separate gold
and wow with that time

3000SC Zarudneva Zaripova RUS 9.07.03
Yuliya ZZ *
to the bottom of the class!
Well done, with that name!
* Zarudneva Zaripova

20kW Kanishina RUS 1.29.42
Women’s walking world
Queen Olga Kanishina
reigns absolutely

400r USA 41.56 / 1600r USA 3.18.09
USA 6th time
winner of these World events;
there’s been thirteen Champs
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:23 am

HJ Chicherova RUS 2.03
You must surmount high
bars Anna Chicherova
to vanquish Vlasic

PV Murer BRA 4.85
So many stars, Champs,
but Fabiana Murer
beat the lot of them

LJ Reese USA 6.82
Brittany Reese, Bang!
in round one with the winner;
that’s how to keep titles!

TJ Saladukha UKR 14.94
There you are, beat that
Olha Saladukha said
Round 1; they didn’t.

SP Adams NZL 21.24
Valeria Adams
or would it be Ostapchuk
Adams, a meter plus

DT Yanfeng CHN 66.52
5-star gold country
Where are your golden athletes?
Li Yanfeng answered

HT Lysenko RUS 77.13
Drug cloud and Heidler
Tatyana Lysenko
overcame and won

JT Abakumova RUS 71.99 CR
Who, just who, would gold?
Mariya Abakumova
big name big win.

HEP Chernova RUS 6880
This lady’s hovered,
Tatyana Chernova
for years; now she’s struck.
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:33 pm

KELLY RINGS HER BELL

How she vascilates
50 seconds to 2 days
rejuvenated.
dp 27oct11

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Kelly Sotherton
will not be put upon
hence away the 50 second 1-lap run of pain
give me the 2-day Heptathlon cum sun or rain.

dp 27oct11
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:49 pm

Sebastian Coe
With 200 days to go *
All is well, ho, ho!
*actually on 9jan12

Sebastian Coe
Has tried running, politics
And now tries sleeping.

Sebastian Coe
Has now taken on the big one
Finger-tip time Seb?

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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:54 pm

JESSICA ENNIS
HEP time eats up time
But glamour calls take time too
Gold stays in focus

KELLY SOTHERTON
Ms Sotherton’s news
Kelly says and Kelly does
She needs a bit: luck.

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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:50 am

MO FARAH
Is he on a run
for getting some summer gold;
toy time tight til then.

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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:44 am

USAIN BOLT
this Dr name Bolt says all is good
and him not 'don't want to talk' behind a hood
the Gibson Relays
in just a few days
I'm ready, fitness fine, the baton please whether metal or wood.

MO FARAH
Mo Farah second!
I just cannot believe it
might infact be good.

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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:35 am

PEN & HEP RIVALRIES

In Istanbul the Pen stars meet
so who'll prevail with flying feet

there's Jessica the reigning champ
and she's top star the British camp

now with the HEP Chernova leads
and she is young will up her deeds

Bolshova is a rising star
so you might think that she'll go far

there's Olga but she's down the list
the Russian list, that's a big fist

Russians keep showing from the mist
Savitskaya too, you get the gist

Olympic Champ she's seen here twice
don't her forget if rolling dice

from Germany there's Jennifer
now could she be some Lucifer

And Karolina Polish star
improving but now at her bar?

And Yana who's from Belarus
so young emerging with a rush

Natalia's shadow Hanna last
her best this year, in with a blast
dp 23feb12

Istanbul
■ 8 athletes will be invited
■ 3 best athletes '11 Out, max 1/country
■ 3 best athletes '12 In (as at 20Feb12)
■ 2 athletes IAAF discretion. Total 2max / country
refusals or cancellations, invitations extended to next ranked athletes in the same lists

HEP '11
6880 Tatiana Chernova RUS
6790 Jessica Ennis GBR
6663 Jennifer Oeser GER
6544 Karolina Tyminska POL
6539 Natalia Dobrynska UKR
6507 Aiga Grabuste LAT
6409 Antoinette Ida FRA

PEN '12
4896 Ekaterina Bolshova RUS
4880 Natalia Dobrynska UKR
4792 Olga Kurban RUS *
4748 Hanna Melnychenko UKR *
4616 Yana Maksimava BLR
4590 Kristina Savitskaya RUS *
4580 Austra Skujyte LTU

* may miss out with max 2/nation rule
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Re: Limericks & poems for athletics

Postby d pickup » Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:03 pm

PENTATHLON STUMBLING BLOCKS
there's many ways to fail the PEN
so listen up I'll give the gen
there's injury before you start
so training care will help this part
the hurdles first, some false start there
so yes off fast but have some care
the high jump points so easily lost
it thirteen points 1 C M cost
the shot needs strength so you add weight
but the long run you come in late
the long jump can be hit and miss
you've perhaps messed up but now the end
oh what fatigue each straight and bend
4 laps complete, track body-strewn
enough done though, you'll hear your tune?
so at the betting office pause
to bet on PENS, no, a lost cause.
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