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  • #46
    Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

    Originally posted by shivfan
    Thanks, jimbo....

    That was an easy win for Mo Farah. But he's looking so good these days!
    8-)
    Is he the man to finally break the east African domination of the 5k=10k events?
    Let's be honest, the rest of the field were dire - they didn't even try to run a decent time. Disappointing :roll:

    Mo will certainly be in the mix in Daegu, IMO

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    • #47
      Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

      Andy Baddeley and Michael Rimmer have disappointingly gone backwards, but there were good wins for youngsters James Shane and Andrew Osajie in the 1500 and 800 respectively....

      PSD again looked good, this time in her specialist event, and she could well trouble the Jamaicans in the women's 400 hurdles.

      Pity about Germaine Mason's injury - he had a disappointing fifth in the high jump.

      But who won the women's long jump? I saw that Shara Proctor had a good second jump. I really like this girl from the tiny island of Anguilla....
      8-)
      My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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      • #48
        Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

        What did these champs produce that gets the blood flowing.?

        Lots about injuries and the wind, but let us face it the athletes who we saw this w/e told us nowt we did not already know, namely,Farah,Greene,Turner, Idowu,Ennis, Ofili can expect to perform well;maybe Meadows and PSD . All that crap on acertain MB that athletes were saving it for next year.. Bo****ks

        The only thing that pleased was the return of Clarke in the 400m ;James Shane might just be the real thing, but then I thought that about young Brewer and he has gone nowhere since 2009; Osagie maybe .

        The performances in the 200m by our men and women were damned awful and the wind was not kind but no frigging excuses for those times.!!! The 5K men were just about everything I've ranted about for years; no pride at all.How many A Standard performances did we see this w/e.?

        100m;men and women;400m women;100m hurdles;PV women; thats your lot.

        Depressing!!!

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        • #49
          Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

          Originally posted by 72

          100m;men and women;400m women;100m hurdles;PV women; thats your lot.

          Depressing!!!

          change the record!!!

          if it's so depressing grandpops, why not turn the box off and do some gardening :?

          what are the rules on eligibility for competing at the champs? do you have to be a uk citizen? i remember there used to be overseas athletes who are members of uk clubs that used to compete, but that doesn't seem to happen nowadays.

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          • #50
            Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

            I shall continue mentioning the facts and some posters hyperventilating about British track and field just as long as you so called fans avoid awkward truths . I wont be going anywhere.

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            • #51
              Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

              Originally posted by jjimbojames
              Originally posted by shivfan
              At the risk of awaking old animosities....

              What has happened to WIll Sharman? Good runs by Clarke and Frankis, though. The 110 hurdles looks decent, with Andy Turner to come into consideration as well, obviously.
              He's been injured a fair bit - only done about 5 meets this year, I think
              That guy sucks so bad it isn't even funny. Tell me does he actually get paid for his running????

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              • #52
                Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                I have to say, I'm the staunchest Team GB supporter but found the whole weekend thoroughly depressing. The level of performances was, on the whole, pretty dire considering the excitement we've seen in recent weeks with a couple of notable exceptions (For example: it's wonderful to see Jeannette back- and, as she said, quicker than she was at the same time in 08- if only she can make a final and start building on that...) The conditions were reasonably good throughout (albeit with a bit of wind in the faces of the sprinters at times). Also, is it about time UKA did something about making athletes compete in their own events? I mean if Farah can do it, I don't see why Andy Turner/Dai Greene et al couldn't- would have made for better times, perhaps dragging more people through to qualifiers etc? And do NOT get me started on the women's 10k. ONE British entrant? Now THAT is a disgrace...

                I agree with mump, though- never count out Christine. She's ALWAYS rotten up to the championships and seems to get it right (as far as she can) when it matters. She'll be under 51 by Daegu, easy. Whether she can get under 50.5 and get to the final/ under 50 to medal is both a big ask and another matter entirely...

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                • #53
                  Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                  Originally posted by NotSoOrdinary
                  Originally posted by jjimbojames
                  Originally posted by shivfan
                  At the risk of awaking old animosities....

                  What has happened to WIll Sharman? Good runs by Clarke and Frankis, though. The 110 hurdles looks decent, with Andy Turner to come into consideration as well, obviously.
                  He's been injured a fair bit - only done about 5 meets this year, I think
                  That guy sucks so bad it isn't even funny. Tell me does he actually get paid for his running????
                  This kind of ad hominem attack on athletes isn't exactly in keeping with the tenor of our board. Please cease and desist.

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                  • #54
                    Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                    Originally posted by 72
                    I shall continue mentioning the facts and some posters hyperventilating about British track and field just as long as you so called fans avoid awkward truths . I wont be going anywhere.
                    I am all for people expressing their views, but your posts are not even constructive; they serve only to display bitterness and pour vitriol onto British Athletics. What is your problem? Even when someone gets excited about a GB performance- to which they are entitled to be so - you leap on to post something derogatory. Your modus operandi reminds me of that of a bully (or a cyberbully, I guess) - which I find quite disturbing.

                    gh - please take note.

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                    • #55
                      Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                      I don't know why UKA chooses to have the Trials at Alexander stadium, I've never liked it and it's not conducive to great performances.

                      Some of the performances were poor but I don't know what was expected; we never have great results in every event and never will.

                      For me, the men's sprints were the most disappointing. A couple of years ago it seemed we had all this young talent coming through and yet Chambers and Malcolm win the titles :?
                      At least on the women's side we had a resurgent Kwayke in a decent time and Onoura in her best form.

                      Ennis performed well overall. However, she seems to have reached a level in some events that she can't quite improve. I was disappointed with her LJ and JT and she will need more than 6.4 and 42 in Daegu, especially if she jumps a 1.89 and not 1.9+

                      On the debate about Ohuruogu, I was one of those people who believed she took advantage of mediocre standards in 07 and 08 and would never win gold again. But some of that was because of the high standard we saw in 2009, with 24 performances under 50secs by 8 women, and in particular the strength of Richards. What we have so far in 2011 is a very average Richards and the two dominant runners, Montsho & Felix, with PBs slower than CO's (and who need to prove their championship credentials over 400m still). Had CO not been injured this season she wouldn't be worried coming into Daegu. And that's the point, her injury. She's been injured these last few years and perhaps if she hadn't been we would have seen more 49.6's and more medals.

                      As an aside, history has shown most top female 400m runners sustain their very best for about 4 - 5 years. You cannot just churn out 49.0 year after year (unless your name is Marita Koch) Richards has run at such a high standard for so long now, is questionable whether she will ever get back to her best level. CO had 2 years at her very best, after a years ban which interrupted her progress. Perhaps it's too late in teh day now for CO to get over injuries and back to her best? But if she is lucky enough to have an injury free winter and next summer, then there's no reason why she cant get to sub 50 again. It's all about the injuries innit blud.

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                      • #56
                        Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                        TBH, I don't have a problem with top athletes choosing to skip their main events, i.e. Dai Greene, Andy Turner, Phillips Idowu, because their main focus has to be the World Champs, and that's basically what Idowu said in his interview with the Beeb. The world champions in various events didn't compete at the Jamaican national champs, and Bolt himself didn't show up at all, because his focus is Daegu....

                        I see Shara Proctor jumped 6.58 in her second jump, and then beat her own mark with a jump of 6.65 in her fifth jump. It must be so exciting for the island of Anguilla to see her at the World Champs. Anguilla has a population of little over 13,000 in the entire British colony. That said, I see she competed in the 2007 World Champs, but not in the Olympics, so that must be what she's really looking forward to....

                        I don't have a problem with Proctor competing for Britain, because, quite simply, Anguilla is still a British colony, and as far as I'm concerned, Proctor and all the inhabitants of that Caribbean dependency are British. Don't tell the Daily Mail I said that....
                        My heart is still in the Caribbean....

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                        • #57
                          Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                          Originally posted by 72
                          The golden age of Brit discus throwers did not quite make it today; an improvement on previous years yes .... but the Chula Vista and other nice friendly comps with a big wind is a little different to the "real thing". Okoye's 67 metres is a rare flower but not when it counts...58 metres and bits today.
                          Basically our vaunted discus throwers are about 60/62 metres genuine throwers at the moment and will improve, but, please, less of the hype. leave that to the dreadful British sports press.

                          My prediction is that they will take 3 discus guys to Daegu and one will qualify for the final..you see i am quite the optimist.
                          Trying to spin this years achievments in the DT throw into a negative shows you up for the petty, spitefull, sad, curmudgeon you are.

                          You set up a premise that nobody has ever even mentioned and then, by knocking it down, claim that you have proved something. You prove nothing, only what a thoroughly horrible person you are.
                          i deserve extra credit

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                          • #58
                            Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                            I've only just watched the women's 400m and CO was nowhere near as bad as what I thought. She did go off far too slowly and will need to work on her speed pronto, but she was finishing so strong. She definitely timed it wrong and should have started her surge earlier. If she had she would have been 2nd and might have even taken Shakes-Drayton. She should definitely be sub 51 come Daegu but that's just not enough to do any damage.

                            Sanders and Sotherton went off far too quickly for the form they're in; they were up with the top two at 120m to go. Had they raced smartly would have been faster and closer.

                            Part of me would like to see Shakes-Drayton concentrate on the 400m flat because she can go much faster.

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                            • #59
                              Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                              Every remark that I have made about our Discus throwers is valid and just because certain posters got overheated about an improvement, and now pretend that they did not, is not my problem.

                              Mump, you are an intolerant person, with an exceptionally high opinion of your track knowledge, who demands that I share your views about British athletics and its standards and that I must write in the same style of hype that you and others do; you and people like johnners have no monopoly on comment and analysis about our current so called Golden age of athletics as suggested by certain quarters in the UK, so please allow others who do not share your rose coloured views about all things Brit athletics to express themselves in their own way.

                              I no longer care to hear whether you know or met some talented athlete as if it makes you or whoever a special fan. :lol:

                              I find you, mump boy, a ghastly person, but so be it, thats the world we live in.

                              I am not aware that this MB disbars posters from genuinely held opinions which runs counter to the welter of nonsense about our athletics scene in the UK.

                              If, for example, I care to state that Baddeley is running appallingly and is overrated, or our sprinters are dreadful, that is my opinion even if you do not agree, and if gh considers this expression of views against the rules here, he will say so, I hope.

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                              • #60
                                Re: UK Trials July 29th -31st

                                Originally posted by 72
                                our current so called Golden age of athletics as suggested by certain quarters in the UK,
                                You are the only person to call it such in order to give yourself something to rail against. You purposefully misrepresent what any of us have say with your constant hyperbole. I am very happy for everyone to have different views but you only have one view, which has now been rammed down our throats for years. We get it, you hate UKA and everything was better in the 70's/80's. Your biased, personal and ubiquitous negativety is boring, agressive and noted. You take active pleasure in UK athletes performing badly and try and spin any achievement in to a negative.

                                [quote:15padjoa]
                                If, for example, I care to state that Baddeley is running appallingly and is overrated, or our sprinters are dreadful, that is my opinion even if you do not agree, and if gh considers this expression of views against the rules here, he will say so, I hope
                                .

                                If this was the sum of your rantings you would have no argument from me or anyone else

                                [/quote:15padjoa]
                                i deserve extra credit

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