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

    Steve
    Prescod’s racing in Eugene next weekend against Coleman etc. Competing against Harry AA and Kilty tonight, a needless distraction. If conditions are good, and they usually are, I wonder what time he’ll run. His POT page shows what a comparative novice he is. 71 competitions, twenty 100m races and already a World finalist. What a talent!

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

    I first saw Prescod run two years ago, and I had the same feeling in my gut that I had when I first saw Michael Johnson run. No comparison of course, but there’s no hype involved here, you cannot watch Prescod hit top speed and not think anything is possible. This race has come at the right time in his fledgling career and is going to get him into…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Joe Ellis is an interesting wildcard in the hammer. After equalling the British weight throw Best in the winter, he’s starting to transition that form to the hammer.

  • Expecting Prescod to run very fast this year. His heat and semi at the World Champs provided ample evidence of his potential. Good start in his heat, great finish in his semi. If he puts it all together, it’s a great foundation for the next two years.

  • ‘If it’s solid, it can’t go wrong’ KJT should heed the wise words of her 18 year old teammate Niamh Emerson. It’s crystal clear, KJT just doesn’t think like an heptathlete.

  • Abject from KJT. I’m getting as tired of the Kat narrative as I am of Brexit.

  • I think today was Hitchon’s first loss to a British athlete since she’s been a senior. I hope I’m wrong but I think Rio will be the high point of her career. Small margins, after 2 rounds Miller had a 63 and a foul. Another error and he would have bombed out as well, yet his third round throw has set up the rest of his career.

  • Miller’s 5th round 79.75m impressed me even more than his British record. Not as technically smooth, far more rushed, with Jake Norris setting another Junior record over the weekend, the American collegiate system is doing wonders for British male hammer throwers.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Duckworth was a talented junior, but I never saw his 100/LJ developing the way it has. Hope he gets a score tomorrow that reflects his ability. It’s going to be great again to see a British decathlete featuring in global competitions.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 6 months ago

    Jake Norris seems to have settled with some style into the US collegiate system. He’s improved his week old UK Junior hammer record to 72.70m.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Outdoors in the forum Current events 6 months, 1 week ago

    18 year old Jake Norris is not mucking about. In his first outdoor competition of the year he smashed the UK Junior hammer record with 70.98m.

  • I guess Tim Duckworth is not here due to the NCAA’s next week. On the pundits talking about the lack of UK male multi eventers, I’m surprised Denise Lewis didn’t give him a mention. He looks like a significant talent to me.

  • Those marks from 2015 show what a great job Mike Holmes did, and how alarming her LJ regression has become. Her global ambitions were based on her HJ,LJ and 200m. I see her sniffing out a bronze at best in Tokyo.

  • All very functional from KJT so far. Someone has to energize her. Was the stardust from Prague three years ago just an illusion. Thiam won’t see anything here to concern her.

  • That KJT interview gave me the heebie-jeebies. Hopefully, it won’t be reflected in her performance.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Indoor Results in the forum Current events 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Race walking, why don’t they transfer it to the Winter Olympics. I don’t watch either, it takes forever, and there’s loads of airtime to fill.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Indoor Results in the forum Current events 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    7.53m LJ to add to yesterday’s HJ for Dominic Ogbechie, and I thought the 200m was his best event.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Indoor Results in the forum Current events 7 months ago

    15 year old Dominic Ogbechie has just high jumped 2.22m, a world age best. What’s he going to do in the LJ tomorrow? Ridiculously gifted

  • replied to the topic 2018 … thoughts in the forum Current events 7 months, 1 week ago

    KJT set a 6691 pb last year which was promising after just 5 months in her new set up. 6800 is on the cards but if she is going to challenge Thiam, she is going to have to start jumping 7 metres in the LJ. Jumping 6.50 in Gotzis and London last year is just not good enough.

  • replied to the topic 2018 Indoor Results in the forum Current events 8 months, 1 week ago

    15 year old Dominic Ogbechie jumped 2.12 at the weekend. He ran 21.5 for the 200 last summer as well as long jumping 7.30m. He has throwing ability as well. Someone to watch.

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