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Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

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Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Kermit » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:51 am

Reigning Olympic 110m Hurdles champion and World Record holder Dayron Robles will go head-to-head with former World and Olympic 110m Hurdles champion and reigning World Indoor 60m Hurdles titleholder Liu Xiang in a blockbuster 60m Hurdles battle at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham on 18 February

http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/WIM12/News/New ... x?id=63519
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Blindfaith » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:51 am

Start Lists subject to change but some cracking events due to happen!

Being a bit of a middle and long distance fan...the M1500 looks superb..

http://www.uka.org.uk/aviva-series/aviv ... timetable/

....though sad to see no Cheriuyot in the W5000 now, as she was on the list last week...
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby iain » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:21 pm

Cheruiyot is back on the lists. Sanders also down for 400m, hopefully she can go sub-53 this time.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby sidelined » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:51 pm

Jodie Williams is on the start list for the 60, but in an interview on the Athleticos site she said she wasn't going to run at Birmingham. That could pose an interesting problem for the selectors. I'd send her, because the trials should be the trials.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Geoff » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:04 pm

sidelined wrote:Jodie Williams is on the start list for the 60, but in an interview on the Athleticos site she said she wasn't going to run at Birmingham. That could pose an interesting problem for the selectors. I'd send her, because the trials should be the trials.


Jodie is no longer on the start list.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby iain » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:59 pm

Jenny Meadows has been removed from the start lists. On another note, the fight for Istanbul relay places is really hotting up.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby rembradt » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:09 pm

just hoping they get their timing mechanism in order, unlike the Sheffield fiasco.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby iain » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:03 pm

Tobin, Lennon-Ford and Phillips are no longer down to run the 400m national, but Bingham is down to run both the national and international races!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby iain » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:56 pm

Actually, it now looks like Lennon-Ford and Bingham have swopped around, but unfortunately Tobin is gone from the lists.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Geoff » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:53 pm

BBC
1652: ATHLETICS
Kenya's world champion distance runner Vivian Cheruiyot has withdrawn from Saturday's Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham due to illness. The outdoor 5,000m and 10,000m world champion had been scheduled to run the 3,000m at the National Indoor Arena.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Geoff » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:03 pm

James Brewer confident of success at Aviva Grand Prix
Cheltenham's James Brewer believes he will be back to his best at the Aviva Grand Prix on Saturday.

The middle distance runner had an indifferent 2011 season after a series of injuries the previous year.

But after retuning to full fitness, Brewer will race in the 1500m at the indoor competition in Birmingham.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/17050079
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Mr Halibut » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:21 am

An article about today's meet, which casually mentions at the end that Holly has been clearing 4.90 in training this week :shock:
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby trevorp » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:46 am

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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:04 pm

!!!Possible Spoiler Alert!!!

Richard Buck 45.88, Conrad Williams 46.20 in National 400m.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:05 pm

Mr Halibut wrote:An article about today's meet, which casually mentions at the end that Holly has been clearing 4.90 in training this week :shock:

I'd just be thrilled if she cleared 4.80 again. No pressure from Jonathan talking about her as the next possible WR holder. :roll:
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby damienc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:07 pm

Fantastic result by Buck 45.88secs in the mens national 400m!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:11 pm

That's actually 0.11 faster than his outdoor PB. I hope there isn't a problem with the timing. ;)
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:19 pm

It would be a brilliant breakthrough for Richard Buck, so yes, fingers crossed! :D

7.23 for Asha Phillip in the heat. :D I think she's probably booked the 2nd spot at Istanbul. Despite the DQ at the trials she's clearly the no. 2 ahead of Jodie Williams in Britain this year.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby damienc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:22 pm

usedtoit33 wrote:It would be a brilliant breakthrough for Richard Buck, so yes, fingers crossed! :D

7.23 for Asha Phillip in the heat. :D I think she's probably booked the 2nd spot at Istanbul. Despite the DQ at the trials she's clearly the no. 2 ahead of Jodie Williams in Britain this year.


Didn't have the best of starts either. Wonder if her DQ was on her mind? Surely a sub 7.20 clocking is on the cards!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby damienc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:22 pm

Oh dear Jeanette, what happened?
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby damienc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:32 pm

7.85!!!!!!! GEEEZZZZZ
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby damienc » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:34 pm

7.87!! Still!!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:36 pm

Blimey. :shock: I thought 7.89 was in the tank, but that's brilliant. Just brilliant! :D

Bring on the Long Jump!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby speedyg2012 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:42 pm

Carruthers would not be pleased to be losing to Ennis like that.

Eye poppingly good by Ennis.

How high is the Womens Pole Vault at?
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:51 pm

rapunzel75 wrote:Nice PB for Bryant in the PV, but that technique was all over the place! :?

It was indeed. :D Still 4.11 for a 16 year old has to be pretty good in world terms doesn't it?

JJ Jegede 8.04 PB in the LJ. :D Really pleased for him.
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby speedyg2012 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:52 pm

Good jump by JJ there for his first 8m jump, 8.04m. :)

8.15m Q for Istanbul is a tough ask tho, can he possibly go if he gets another 1 or 2 8m jumps I wonder?
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:56 pm

speedyg2012 wrote:Good jump by JJ there for his first 8m jump, 8.04m. :)

8.15m Q for Istanbul is a tough ask tho, can he possibly go if he gets another 1 or 2 8m jumps I wonder?


Vey few ever jump 8.15 indoors in Britain. A jump of 8.04 would have come second in the 2007 Euro Indoors at the NIA and fourth at the worlds 4 years before!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby trickstat » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:07 pm

Only 4 athletes in the World last year jumped 8.15 indoors! That is an utterly ridiculous standard!!
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:16 pm

JJ's jump ranks him fifth in the world this year. Buck's 400 puts him sixth.
Both men are now European number one.
According to http://www.tilastopaja.org
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Re: Aviva Grand Prix Birmingham, 18 February 2012

Postby usedtoit33 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:20 pm

Didn't really see anything in Uceny's race unless she had a lane infringement at the start.

Much better from Maz and it shows she's not actually in the sharpest of form. But she really does generally take a few races to get race fit.

Andy Pozzi gets 7.62 again! I'm sure there's a 7.5x in there somewhere.

Aww, sweet to see Andy Turner's daughter. Looks like the director's going for a family/friendly atmosphere, which reflects the reality at the meeting.
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