There was lots of drama and lots of great performances, but it was a pity the stands seemed to be mostly empty for a lot of the sessions, especially the mornings. Maybe it felt different in the stadium (flumpy and mump boy can tell us). I know the IAAF wants to build a truly global audience for athletics but is it the right decision to give the champs to a country that doesn't seem to have much enthusiasm for the sport?
Seven medals for GB is a good haul: any more and it would have felt impossible to repeat next year. It's good that the four big hopes all got on the podium (I'm not going to complain about the silvers). It's good that a new generation of athletes got themselves there when they weren't expecting to go (Clarke, Green, Woodward, Shane, Osagie, Bleasdale, Hitchon, Jackson, Morse). The cruellest blow for me was Tomlinson getting injured when he'd been in his best ever form and had such a consistent season. The most irritating was PSD not making the final when she could have done.