• @Taff

    I don’t know the answer, but I asked the same about Ms. Lansiquot, up-thread, and justrunfast suggested the following and it might apply…

    it does seem rather curious to me that both of them haven’t even run one at a club level event – if I were either of them, I’d be very curious to see what I could do, and lower a rather dated PB..

  • james replied to the topic in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 2 days ago

    pulling together several thoughts…

    Next year is a strange one as the World’s are back end of September …

    what about a bit of warm weather training in May, somewhere in the Caribbean but with the intent to perform at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas 10/11th May, (I hope I’m correct with the venue and dates) entering a 4×200 aiming to…[Read more]

  • james replied to the topic in the forum Current events 2 weeks, 3 days ago

    @Mysterybrick

    Shannon Hylton is an interesting idea for the third leg – she did PB in both 100 and 200 this season and this gets completely over looked. I suspect 200 is where her best opportunities will come and hope her progress continues. There was a period, a decade all told, not so long ago, where her 22.78 would have made her the leading…[Read more]

  • you make a good point justrunfast, about netball, which was a highlight of the commonwealth games for me. (I can still name the team from my year at school, from the early 80s!] and I dont disagree… I was thinking about the female gymnasts who have grown too tall, perhaps, but have that background in gymnastics that would allow them very…[Read more]

  • you make a good point justrunfast, about netball, which was a highlight of the commonwealth games for me. (I can still name the team from my year at school, from the early 80s!] and I dont disagree… I was thinking about the ones who have grown too tall, perhaps, but have that background in gymnastics that would allow them very quickly to put…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 1 week ago

    what could have been… Lawrence Okoye…

    As I just mentioned, on another thread, UK Athletics appear to do nothing in terms of Talent ID from other sports. Among all the front row forwards playing semi pro rugby I bet there is a dynamic, 2m plus, youngster that could be tempted to try shot put or discus if Uk Athletics actually turned up at…[Read more]

  • I have said this before, and I’ll say it again, that if we are looking for a female triple jumper than we could do worse than look to other sports, in this case, gymnastics… Participants are well versed in putting together complex moves, some of their disciplines require a good burst of speed and having trained from a young age, perhaps their…[Read more]

  • @SteveK26

    I have worked with many very gifted young people on the autistic spectrum and it is a joy when the share with you the one thing they might excel at … When MHS first emerged, exploded more like, I wasn’t aware that he may have such a background… if true, I hope that he has the right kind of team around him, that forgive his failings,…[Read more]

  • dear All…

    these sort of threads are very amusing on this forum, when the athlete de jour is discussed to the nth degree, all wise after the fact, much like guessing the England football squad for russia, 4 years ago Luke Shaw was all the rage blah blah blah, …

    Well, I wish I could dig out the thread I wrote two years ago when I first saw…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 5 months ago

    Gone quiet again so though I would link to this article…

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/43807477

    Shannon and Cheriece Hylton target athletics success – ‘ Mo Farah has left the track, Jess Ennis-Hill has retired,” says Shannon, the British 200m champion, who competed at the worlds. “It is our time to step up and bring those medals…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Brisbane, reflections in the forum Current events 5 months, 1 week ago

    I agree, also, with much of what you say Stevek26 …

    A lot has been made of the ‘fact’ that this was not the priority event for home nation athletes. I have to say this is a very disappointing attitude but the results reflect this. It appears too many funded athletes have approached this as their warm weather training…

    but on to positives…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Brisbane, reflections in the forum Current events 5 months, 1 week ago

    I agree, also, with much of what you say Stevek26 …

    A lot has been made of the ‘fact’ that this was not the priority event for home nation athletes. I have to say this is a very disappointing attitude but the results reflect this. It appears too many funded athletes have approached this as their warm weather training…

    but on to positives…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Brisbane, reflections in the forum Current events 5 months, 1 week ago

    good to have you back SteveK26, hope you are feeling better.

  • Statman Jon makes a very good point

    Add together the 4 fastest splits for a ‘combined’ GB team and it gives 3:25.70, which is just 0.7 shy of the time Britain ran for silver at last year’s World Champs. Not bad for April!

    He references GB relay splits for Women’s 4×400 in order (via @IanHodge7)

    Doyle 51.03
    Diamond 51.07
    Agyapong 51.5
    Clark…
    [Read more]

  • Well done the England relays … an inspired selection choice of Lorraine Ugen, she’ll dine out on that for the rest of her life ..

  • what, no thread set up overnight for day ?

    Have we all lost interest, or like me on the brink of despair…

    Matthew Hudson Smith – I do hope that someone helps this lad, as he may never fulfil his talent otherwise… and for those of you not aware it has been reported he is on the Autistic spectrum… So those of you who were less than…[Read more]

  • @200sprint

    A lot of the younger ‘talent’ seemed to make themselves unavailable for selection … where are the Nielsen and Hylton twins? Where is Darly Neita … CJ UJah ran in the US while the CG were on? Why did he not choose to come to Australia… Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Reece Prescod … that’s a lot of sprinting talent that seem to have…[Read more]

  • I certainly would take issue with Philipo’s rather insensitive remark about Jack Green’s performance (mental health issues such as depression are very real to the sufferer – I should know) but I have been very disappointed with Team England …

    @ rununlimited, I wouldn’t call the men’s 800 final ‘loaded’ and Langford’s PB, in context, means he…[Read more]

  • I certainly would take issue with Philipo’s rather insensitive remark about Jack Green’s performance (mental health issues such s depression are very real to the sufferer – I should know) but I have been very disappointed with Team England …

    @ rununlimited, I wouldn’t call the men’s 800 final ‘loaded’ and Langford’s PB, in context, means he…[Read more]

  • Yes, Mysterybrick, i said the same about the selection being far too early, and was told there were various, compelling reasons for this … it was always going to be a challenge with the indoor worlds being in the UK presenting some conflicting priorities for athletes… However, what did surprise me is the very real lack of competing in the few…[Read more]

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