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UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trevorp » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:30 pm

Results page:
http://www.uka.org.uk/results/20120211_ ... index.html
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby Mr Halibut » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:32 pm

Looks like a great wHJ - Emma Perkins (previous PB 1.81) clear at 1.89, Jess clear at 1.91 so far.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby Geoff » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:34 pm

I see Nicola Sanders only just qualified as a fastest loser. I'm not in Sheffield so don't know if this is down to lack of fitness, injury or a mishap during the race.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:40 pm

Mr Halibut wrote:Looks like a great wHJ - Emma Perkins (previous PB 1.81) clear at 1.89, Jess clear at 1.91 so far.


As an aside, 10 years ago Jess beat Emma in a jump-off at the English Schools.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:52 pm

That's quite a PB from Emma Perkins. Great stuff.

m400m looks tasty. There are going to be some good runners who won't be in the final.

I see Margaret Adeoye set a new PB of 23.50 in the heats of the 200m. Got to be a better mark than her outdoor PB of 23.30 surely?
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby sidelined » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:04 pm

Geoff wrote:I see Nicola Sanders only just qualified as a fastest loser. I'm not in Sheffield so don't know if this is down to lack of fitness, injury or a mishap during the race.


According to the athleticos twitter feed, Nicola Sanders went out far too fast and faded. There are constant updates here, if anyone's interested:

http://twitter.com/athleticos_live

It's a pity Isobel Pooley couldn't repeat her 1.88 form of last weekend.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trevorp » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:15 pm

sidelined wrote:According to the athleticos twitter feed, Nicola Sanders went out far too fast and faded.

24.47 for the first 200.
That 23.31 first lap at the European Indoors in Brum in 2007 feels like a very long time ago.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:30 pm

trevorp wrote:
sidelined wrote:According to the athleticos twitter feed, Nicola Sanders went out far too fast and faded.

24.47 for the first 200.
That 23.31 first lap at the European Indoors in Brum in 2007 feels like a very long time ago.


That means 30.75 for the second 200 (ouch). I think it will be very hard to recover from that physiologically for the semi later today.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby paul » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:43 pm

Yes, success today is a big ask now.
On the other hand
going out in 24.5 every race, trying to hang on, and then finally succeeding in the final race in the summer
is a recipe for
Olympic gold.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby richard1980 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:03 pm

It must be frustrating for Nicola, now she has her injuries under control and has had a good winter, she probably thought she could just blast it out - she is more talented than the rest of them put together. The fact that she is competing so early in the year is a very good sign I think.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:10 pm

paul wrote:Yes, success today is a big ask now.
On the other hand
going out in 24.5 every race, trying to hang on, and then finally succeeding in the final race in the summer
is a recipe for
Olympic gold.


TBH if she goes through in 24.5 in the Olympic final she'll be coming from a long way back!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby PJS » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:22 pm

I clearly recall first seeing Ms. Sanders run 400m indoors after a unremarkable career up to that point in 400mh and being a complete revelation she just flowed beautifully...

I am surprised not to see Megan Beasley in the 400 m here as she was putting in some good times ...
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby sidelined » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:15 pm

It'll be interesting to see what Emily Diamond can do. She ran a sub-52 leg in the relay at the World University Games without having dome any 400m training.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby bevone » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:02 pm

I notice that the men's shot putt was a poor event again. I am a big fan of Scott Rider who should have been invested in before but has been given little help. Yes he gets invites to see these coaches who have been brought in from abroad at great expense but what has it achieved? Short term tactics of zero development in this event over the last few years has doent he event no favours.

Looking at the all time list for the U17 and U20 there are five or 6 names in the top 10 over the last few years so where have they gone? Because there is a failure to invest in them we are reaping the rewards!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:10 pm

Nadine Okyere ran a PB of 52.76 to win the first w400m semi, while Nicola Sanders ran 53.71 for second behind Shana Cox (52.89). So much better (relatively speaking) for Nicola. Hopefully it's just first race rustiness for her in the heat.

Margaret Adeoye ran 23.36 for yet another PB in the final. :D I wonder if she can pull off a surprise in the w60m tomorrow if she competes? I'm really looking forward to that threeway battle between Kwakye, Williams and Phillip.

By the way, good to see Scott Rider over 18m in the shot and a whole host of PBs in the m3000m. Bev, at least Scott is maintaining his form. The others were a bit disappointing, Zane apart perhaps as he wasn't far off his recent PB.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby bevone » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:03 pm

Scott is a 19m plus man at best. I used to coach and live with scott when we worked together in london and is one of my best mates so I am not being critical of him. He does alot of highland games and is one of the worlds best you know. He is also a genuine good guy and it is a shame he has never had the support from UKA. He is also a bobsleigh olymppian and one of the fastest men you will see over 30m no matter what weight! I cannot say enough good thing about him and if he had support earlier on in his career I am sure he would be a 20m plus thrower years ago. I think the problem is we geet good school kids who then go to uni and then stagnate. Zane is going the right way though!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby fabolous » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:25 pm

Day 1 Interviews can be found here http://bit.ly/wLHEaz

Sanders explains her roller coaster day
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby SteveK26 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:48 pm

Significant indoor PB from Adeoye; last year I think she ran about a second slower indoors and went on to run low 23's outdoors. Given that she makes a similar step forward outdoors this year, she may well run mid 22's this coming season.Which would be more good news for the relay squad. Is she mirroring the career of her coach, and blossoming in her mid-twenties?
Another fine performance from Andrew Sutcliffe in the PV. Some great coaching going on in his camp.
Solid results from Jess Ennis; she needs to stay in the 1-90's for her high jump , its going to be a key event in the Olympics heptathlon.
Women's 60 is going to be VERY interesting if the top three show up, (and Adeoye as well?).
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby nevetssllim » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:35 pm

usedtoit33 wrote:Nadine Okyere ran a PB of 52.76 to win the first w400m semi, while Nicola Sanders ran 53.71 for second behind Shana Cox (52.89). So much better (relatively speaking) for Nicola. Hopefully it's just first race rustiness for her in the heat.


They've actually changed the results of the first 400m SF. :? It now reads Okyere 53.67, Langowski 54.67 and MacAslan 54.73.
http://uka.org.uk/aviva-series/aviva-uk ... timetable/

But on the other hand, 52.76 is listed as Okyere's PB on the start-list for the 400m final.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby Mr Halibut » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:23 pm

w60 heats have finished, no big surprises. m60 just starting now.
Jess has pulled out of the LJ but is still down for the 60H later.
From Twitter, it sounds like Kelly Sotherton will be a pundit on C4's coverage later on, should be interesting.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trickstat » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:06 pm

nevetssllim wrote:
usedtoit33 wrote:Nadine Okyere ran a PB of 52.76 to win the first w400m semi, while Nicola Sanders ran 53.71 for second behind Shana Cox (52.89). So much better (relatively speaking) for Nicola. Hopefully it's just first race rustiness for her in the heat.


They've actually changed the results of the first 400m SF. :? It now reads Okyere 53.67, Langowski 54.67 and MacAslan 54.73.
http://uka.org.uk/aviva-series/aviva-uk ... timetable/

But on the other hand, 52.76 is listed as Okyere's PB on the start-list for the 400m final.


Although this all sounds rather strange and unusual, in hindsight the fact that the originally published 6th place time in Okyere's heat was about 54.5 was probably too good to be true.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby Mr Halibut » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:30 pm

Shara Proctor 6.68!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby usedtoit33 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:54 pm

And Abigail Irozuru 6.44 behind her. :D She's an U23. wLJ is looking a lot healthier in terms of strength in depth.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby Mr Halibut » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:44 pm

Woooh Jess 7.95! And that's in a heat.

Kwakye 7.23 in the semis. Philip DQ :(
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby sidelined » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:50 pm

Mr Halibut wrote:
Philip DQ :(


Oh no!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby sidelined » Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:53 pm

Katie Byers clears 4.37 That's a new junior record.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:01 pm

Woah Jess. :shock: 8) Even more pleasing because it took me a few goes until I saw her name in the results!
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby trickstat » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:19 pm

trickstat wrote:
nevetssllim wrote:
usedtoit33 wrote:Nadine Okyere ran a PB of 52.76 to win the first w400m semi, while Nicola Sanders ran 53.71 for second behind Shana Cox (52.89). So much better (relatively speaking) for Nicola. Hopefully it's just first race rustiness for her in the heat.


They've actually changed the results of the first 400m SF. :? It now reads Okyere 53.67, Langowski 54.67 and MacAslan 54.73.
http://uka.org.uk/aviva-series/aviva-uk ... timetable/

But on the other hand, 52.76 is listed as Okyere's PB on the start-list for the 400m final.


Although this all sounds rather strange and unusual, in hindsight the fact that the originally published 6th place time in Okyere's team was about 54.5 was probably too good to be true.


Spotted 53.68 on the trackside clock for Okyere on C4. That 52.76 is clearly a red herring. Ran 53.01 in the final which is a new PB.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby iain » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:22 pm

Good women's 400m, shame that Okyere and Sanders couldn't go sub-53 though.
Good race for the men too, Williams may have cost himself a place in the relay by not running the 400m.
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Re: UK Indoor Championships 11-12 Feb

Postby usedtoit33 » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:25 pm

What's going on with the clock at Sheffield? Time given as 46.59 on tv for Nigel Levine, but 46.28 on the UKA results. See also Nadine Okyere yesterday.
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