I really hate to be another to go on about this…
Is anyone watching the dire Great City Games coverage? It’s making me feel ill.
Our lad on the mic has already said Tyson Gay equaled Usain Bolt’s WR in 2009 when he came second. Among many other cringe lines.
Has anyone ever picked up on the fact that in the indoors (and it seems that it’s mainly GB who do this) we just neglect the one lap 200m?
I believe Nethaneel MB ran a blinding lap last season in the states, going back a few years Golding, Condon, Malcolm, Devonish all attended and ran well over the distance.
Fast forward to 2018 we…[Read more]
Good point, Mystery. Thing with athletics as well is that changing allegiance is a lot more straight forward (i think) than the likes of football, rugby etc.
Thanks for that interview, Steve – love seeing things like that, it’s great to see how much Bolt’s reign inspired so many! I was born a little too early for his 2008 performances and beyond…[Read more]
Following on from response to Carterhatch,
I don’t think it’s wrong for people like yourself to feel somewhat uncomfortable with it.
Regarding Glave though, what could we expect of him this year? Would love to see more youngsters roughing it at the British Champs this year, not on Glave’s agenda i’m sure. But I haven’t been able to…[Read more]
Personally I welcome these plastic brits with open arms. It can only push those in and around young Glave and perhaps inspire more young, perhaps diverse Brits wanting to commit to the sport, providing a ‘this is what you could achieve’ etc.
Those who have a problem with it can only be intimidated imo. No doubt we’ll see something…[Read more]
I think the severe apprehensions towards Harry AA in this forum aren’t warranted at all.
He’s incredibly valuable, imo having him on the second leg pretty much guarantees the baton getting safely to the anchor, he receives well and passes well, and if you look at previous years (for example moscow & beijing) he loses barely any ground whether…[Read more]
For me, the answer is reps! Just like these bodybuilders these days do in the gym, replicate that on the track.
If you’re a 400m runner, i’d suggest heading to your local track and trying 2 x 600m with a few minutes rest, then down to 2 x 500, then a final 400m. Tailor this to your ability/fitness and allow room for progression! The…[Read more]
I half agree with you regarding Harry, yes I feel he deserves to be in the 4×1, and that his bad press especially on these forums aren’t entirely fair. However, he hasn’t really demonstrated that he will get any better than his 10.08, ever. Where those around him at least have better PBs OR show the potential to go beyond (Ojie, Prescod etc)
Fairly predictable selection then.
CJ & Hughes, looked good to go, glad Gemili got a relay spot – just needs to get some speed now rather than having to pull an SB out the bag, which wouldn’t have happened.
Rooney in the 400? I actually agree with this, i’m too biased with Rooney because i’ll always feel like he was our British Record…[Read more]
and no, the strict top 3 going through rule would not benefit us at all. In fact i’d stretch to say it struggles to benefit anyone but fans wanting an exciting trials. Imagine if we had a scenario like Kendra Harrison last year in the US – we’d all be calling for wildcards again.
Really interesting debate going on here; thought i’d wait a while to make my opinion.
Firstly, I really wish this forum would just tone it down in terms of the amount of egos. It’s turned into a competition to see who knows more and who can catch the other out the most, it’s really boring and puts people like me, who come on this group…[Read more]
Although Coleman’s performances over the past year have been nothing short of amazing. I’m getting fed up of seeing “The next Bolt?” articles.
It’s literally the same as when England go into a World Cup and we have to deal with the news hype – this is the same thing. Already i’ve seen identical headlines attached to Sani-Brown, Trayvon Brommell,…[Read more]
9.82 wow!!! – Will be very very interesting to see how he gets on at the US trials. Very happy for the young man.
NMB I was worried about.. however, himself and Shaver will do well to learn from last year where he struggled at the Euros; maybe a tweek in their training throughout the summer could prolong his perfomances? I don’t know, however…[Read more]
To be fair I’ve unfairly ignored the female athletes.
I’m a huge fan of Desiree Henry, she’s been slow out the blocks this year, literally. Need to see more of last years power from her – last years British Champs proved that even in a less competitive field, a small mistake can be costly – Daryl Neita capatilised last year, Lansiqot could well…[Read more]
It’s very clever from him, I don’t think it’ll affect him massively though – these are the things you have to do if you want to compete at the highest level over both distances, most athletes in Jamaica and USA double up and their selection policies are brutal – top 3 and that’s it.
Prescod from what i’ve seen is only doing the 100m, and to be…[Read more]
You’re absolutely right – and it’s tough because I’ve tried to not bang on about the sprints too much this year but it’s difficult to stay away.
I highly doubt we’ll see any sub 10 or 20’s in Birmingham, but the field will be BY FAR the most competitive there has been.
Dasaolu is such a funny athlete to look at. has sub 6.5 60m speed, long…[Read more]
No, I highly doubt British fans favour commonwealth over non commonwealth, infact the word commonwealth most likely only slips out once every four years. It’s GB then everyone else.
Don’t get me wrong, many of my favourite athletes aren’t British, and I’m sure a lot of British fans can echo that.
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