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    A draft timetable and invitation lists have been released for this weekend:
    http://ukaextranet.fstrk.com/timetable/index/100

    Highlights/main events:
    Most of the leading guys in the 100m have accepted their invite, apart from Dasaolu (probably still injured) and Devonish (focusing on 200m). Chambers is entered for both the 100 and 200.

    Ohuruogu is skipping the 400m to focus on the 200m. Sanders, meanwhile, has accepted her invite in the 400m, but I don't know if her injury will prevent her from competing.

    Simpson/Okoro/Meadows all go in the 800m, along with 'outsiders' Gibson, Griffiths and Pritchard-Moss. Hannah England in focusing on the 1500m. Dobriskey has accepted her invite for the 1500m but is rumoured to be skipping the trials in favour of entering a faster international race a few days later so that she can chase the qualifying time.

    Idowu/Douglas/Achike have all accepted their TJ invites.

    Sotherton is competing in the SP, JT and LJ while Ennis goes in the HJ and 100H (a couple of NRs would do nicely!)

    Bingham, Tobin, Strachan and Williams are all set for the 400m. Benjamin is yet to accept his invite, but I'm sure he'll be there too.

    Mo Farah is confirmed for the 1500m, where he'll face Lee Emanuel, Baddeley, Tom Lancashire and Colin McCourt.

  • #2
    It still confuses me that Devonish seems to think he's a 200m specialist when his 100m form has been far better over the last few seasons, though to be fair, this season NEITHER has really lit up the stage...

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    • #3
      Interesting that Emma Ania hasn't accepted her invite in the 100...

      Has she even bothered this season? Though after last year's Olympic SNUB, I'm not surprised...

      Montell Douglas neither, though, which is interesting too...

      Do the invites often change later through the week or would most people have accepted by now?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lalala
        Do the invites often change later through the week or would most people have accepted by now?
        Yes, some athletes accept their invites quite late. I presume the cut-off must be Wednesday or Thursday.

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        • #5
          So you have to be invited to compete at your nationals?

          I have heard of that before.......explain please!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mojo
            I have heard of that before.......explain please!
            I'm assuming it's to keep down the number of heats.

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            • #7
              Here we just have entry standards.


              Does your invite come on nice stationary?

              Hats for the ladies or not?

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              • #8
                Isn't it just the way it's worded- I thought the US trials always do "Invited" and "Declared"...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mojo
                  Here we just have entry standards.


                  Does your invite come on nice stationary?

                  Hats for the ladies or not?
                  Only when they break for tea between heats.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by tandfman
                    Originally posted by mojo
                    Here we just have entry standards.


                    Does your invite come on nice stationary?

                    Hats for the ladies or not?
                    Only when they break for tea between heats.
                    I was about to say something similar... How delightfully "British" !
                    Is an audience with the Queen included?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tandfman
                      Only when they break for tea between heats.
                      You might laugh but when I organized university track meets we always scheduled in a tea break for the officials.

                      Obviously you work them harder in the US. :P

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                      • #12
                        anyone going ?

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                        • #13
                          Ohuruogu says her loss was not result of a cold and doesnt really know what happened

                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/sonjamclaugh ... ckons.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lalala
                            Isn't it just the way it's worded- I thought the US trials always do "Invited" and "Declared"...
                            Nope, they use "qualified".
                            Było smaszno, a jaszmije smukwijne...

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                            • #15
                              Looks like The Big O is going to run the one lap after all this weekend then...good call if you ask me, I reckon she needs the races!

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