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  • #16
    Okay everyone, let's feign surprise that Nevets was the first to mention Bobocel. :wink:

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    • #17
      Originally posted by LopenUupunut
      Okay everyone, let's feign surprise that Nevets was the first to mention Bobocel. :wink:
      Why?! :shock: :shock:
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      • #18
        Originally posted by nevetsllim
        Originally posted by LopenUupunut
        Okay everyone, let's feign surprise that Nevets was the first to mention Bobocel. :wink:
        Why?! :shock: :shock:
        Because we can't show genuine surprise. :wink:

        Her name has only been mentioned in three other threads this year, and in two of those, the first one to bring her up was also you. It's a small sample, but makes one think you're taking more notice of her rising career than anyone else here.

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        • #19
          The Men's Senior race is going to be one for the books. Lebid always seems to come out of nowhere to win, but Bezebeh and Farah will put it up to him I'm sure.

          The British have a dream team in the wJunior category: Twell, Pallant, etc. The team gold should be in the bag, aswell as one or two of the individual (clean-sweep, perhaps?) medals.

          From an Irish pespective, as Jaack already pointed detailed, I'm hoping for a long awaited medal from these Championships. Cullen, Fagan and Ledwith (3rd at NCAA's XC) are coming over from the U.S. in fantastic form, and Mary Cullen (15.19 5k) is raring to go after a long year of injury.

          Originally posted by LopenUupunut
          Originally posted by nevetsllim
          Originally posted by LopenUupunut
          Okay everyone, let's feign surprise that Nevets was the first to mention Bobocel. :wink:
          Why?! :shock: :shock:
          Because we can't show genuine surprise. :wink:

          Her name has only been mentioned in three other threads this year, and in two of those, the first one to bring her up was also you. It's a small sample, but makes one think you're taking more notice of her rising career than anyone else here.
          In fairness to Nevets, she is one of the standout favourite for gold on Saturday, so her name was bound to be mentioned at some stage. I have been following her career a small bit (maybe not as much as others ) mainly because the wSteeple is one my favourite events, but in particular Bobocel because Romania has had such a strong, if dubious, history in Women's middle distance, and she seems to be the main protagonist, and certainly the leading athlete of the new generation of Romanian runners since the alleged activities of the likes of Vasiliou and other members of that training group were 'uncovered'.

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          • #20
            I can't say I've noticed myself mentioning Bobocel an awful lot in the past! I haven't been following her career too closely :?

            I'm really looking forward to Sunday - you can never predict the gold medallist in either of the senior races (team and individual) plus it's not gonna be held on some kitten course, which is essentially a glorified track race e.g. Toro last year.
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            • #21
              Wonderful news! The BBC are showing all the jnr and u23 races on the red button service too
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              • #22
                I'm so glad they're showing the age groups as well.

                I wonder how you'd rate Dave Forrester's chances in the U20s? IIRC he was top European at the World XC last year.

                I'm also glad it's a muddy, 'tough' course. Mind you, I'm old-fashioned and believe in including steep hills and hurdles, not just stepping over a log. I'd turn the venue into some kind of very cold and muddy free-running assault course! :lol:

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
                  I'm also glad it's a muddy, 'tough' course. Mind you, I'm old-fashioned and believe in including steep hills and hurdles, not just stepping over a log. I'd turn the venue into some kind of very cold and muddy free-running assault course! :lol:
                  True XC...I love it.
                  "Long may you run"- Neil Young

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by AthleticsInBritain
                    I'm so glad they're showing the age groups as well.

                    I wonder how you'd rate Dave Forrester's chances in the U20s? IIRC he was top European at the World XC last year.

                    I'm also glad it's a muddy, 'tough' course. Mind you, I'm old-fashioned and believe in including steep hills and hurdles, not just stepping over a log. I'd turn the venue into some kind of very cold and muddy free-running assault course! :lol:
                    I think Forrester is definitely one of the favourites - last year, he was third or fourth and he has improved a lot since then - he has lowered his 1500m PB by 6sec.

                    I share your sentiments on XC too :lol:
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                    • #25
                      British juniors first, second, third and fourth at the moment!
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                      • #26
                        1. Twell GBR
                        2. Purdue GBR
                        3. Howarth GBR
                        4. Pidgeon GBR
                        5. Pallant GBR
                        6. Park GBR

                        :lol: :lol: :lol:

                        Our juniors rock!

                        I think we won the team race :wink:
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                        • #27
                          Talk about clean sweeps!!!! The first 6 places! That's something I've never seen before! Picture me with a grin as wide as the Atlantic!

                          Steph Twell was just supreme and the Brit girls just stomped all over the opposition. I'd no idea Emma Pallant and Laura Park were in 5th and 6th on the last lap. Wow!

                          PS I thought the Russians would put up a better fight, especially as four of them started off in the lead.

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                          • #28
                            Laura Park did very well to come through on the last lap! I'm surprised Pallant hung on because I thought she was overtaken by one of the Russians on the last lap.

                            And the field was actually pretty strong. One of the Russian girls was fourth at the World Juniors over 3000m but they were nowhere near the British team today.

                            I'm absolutely delighted for them
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                            • #29
                              That is just ridiculous!! :lol:

                              Gutted I missed it though - I flicked over just as they were showing the last page of results from the race :x

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                              • #30
                                Lauren Howarth is a nice surprise in 3rd by the way. Would've put Pallant or Pidgeon on the podium before her. Am also delighted for Charlotte Purdue - was a really good run by her too.

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