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  • #16
    Hi Jon,
    the 4th sub 2:09 was by Paul Evans (at Chicago )

    Jon, you should have said "no looking up!"

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    • #17
      Originally posted by runningscotsman
      Hi Jon,
      the 4th sub 2:09 was by Paul Evans (at Chicago)
      Correct!

      Originally posted by runningscotsman
      Jon, you should have said "no looking up!"
      Hindsight is a wonderful thing :wink:

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      • #18
        Re: UK All-Time Men's List Trivia Quiz

        Originally posted by nevetsllim
        Originally posted by Jon
        A REAL test for you American track fans (and a treat for the Brits). It's one thing to keep on top of your own country's lists, but how much attention do you pay to the nation that gave you the gift of the English language?! (All in the name of fun, of course).

        100: 3 men below 10 seconds. Name them (this is the easiest of the bunch)
        Chambers, Gardener, Christie
        200: 5 under 20.20 – Regis, Christie, Malcolm, Devonish and _____?
        Darren Campbell
        400: 5 at 44.50 or better. Thomas, Black, Richardson, Redmond and _____?
        Grindley
        800: 3 under 1:43, but who is the fourth fastest?
        Tom McKean? No, Martin Steele
        Mile: 5 under 3:50 – Cram, Coe, Ovett, Elliott and _____?
        Moorcroft
        Steeple: 3 under 8:15 – Rowland, Hanlon and _____?

        5000: 2 under 13:10 – Moorcroft and _____?
        Rob Denmark?
        10000: 5 under 27:32 – Brown, Martin, Foster, Bedford and ______?

        Mar: 4 under 2:09 – Jones, Spedding, Nerurkar and ______?
        Jon Brown
        110H: 4 under 13.40 – Jackson, Jarrett, Ridgeon and _____?
        Rob Newton
        400H: 3 under 48.15 – Akabusi, Hemery, _____?
        Chris Rawlinson
        HJ: 5 over 2.30m – Smith, Grant, Parsons, Challenger and ____?

        PV: 2 over 5.65m – Buckfield and _____?
        Kevin Hughes
        LJ: 3 over 8.20m – Tomlinson, Davies and _____?

        TJ: 4 over 17.50m – Edwards, Idowu, Douglas and _______?
        Keith Connor
        SP: 3 over 20.85m – Myerscough, Capes and ______?
        Proctor
        DT: 5 over 65m – Wilkins, Slaney, Myerscough, Weir and _____?

        HT: 3 over 77m – Girvan, Smith and _____? (tough!!)

        JT: 4 over 85m – Backley, Hill, ______ and ______? Name one.
        Nick Nieland
        Dec: 3 over 8000 – Thompson, Macey and _____?
        Kruger???
        Scoring key:

        18-20: YOU are an 'ump!
        15-17: Cor blimey!
        12-14: Boffin
        9-11: Guvnor
        6-8: Geezer
        3-5: Blighter
        1-2: Donner kebab
        0: Twonk
        10000m-Neureker?
        http://twitter.com/Trackside2011

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        • #19
          The 5000 guy was the Welshman Ian Hamer, who had a degree from Edinburgh U. A great guy with an unfortunately very short career.

          The 10,000 guy was Bristol's Nick Rose. Nick, along with Steve Jones, was on the 1980 record setting 12 stage relay set by Bristol A.C.

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          • #20
            Re: UK All-Time Men's List Trivia Quiz

            Originally posted by slowcoach
            Originally posted by Jon
            A REAL test for you ...track fans...how much attention do you pay to the nation that gave you the gift of the English language? (includes us then)

            100: 3 men below 10 seconds. Name them (this is the easiest of the bunch)
            Christie, Chambers and Gardener.

            200: 5 under 20.20 – Regis, Christie, Malcolm, Devonish and _____?
            Golding and Campbell. (That makes 6- which did you forget Jon, the CG champ or the OG silver medallist?:roll



            400: Grindley

            800: Steele

            Mile: Moorcroft

            Steeple: Reitz

            5000: Buckner?

            10000: Rose?

            Mar: Paula Radcliffe? (Only joking - no idea)

            110H: Holtom

            400H: Rawlinson

            HJ: Mark Naylor?

            PV: ??


            LJ: Morgan

            TJ: Connor

            SP: Winch

            DT: Wilkins

            HT: Jones

            JT: Roberson

            Dec: ?

            being an 'ump alreadt i'm not sure this is allowed but off the top of my head i would add.

            paul evans in marathon

            rob newton in 110h instead od holton

            nick neiland is the other javalen thrower

            emeka udechuka in DT

            is the Dec dave bigham
            i deserve extra credit

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Conor Dary
              The 5000 guy was the Welshman Ian Hamer, who had a degree from Edinburgh U. A great guy with an unfortunately very short career.

              The 10,000 guy was Bristol's Nick Rose. Nick, along with Steve Jones, was on the 1980 record setting 12 stage relay set by Bristol A.C.
              Ian Hamer trained with Malcolm Brown, who was at Edinburgh University, but Ian was not attending Edinburgh. I think he was at Heriot Watt.

              What about Rob Denmark for the 5,000? he must have had quite a few fast times?

              For the 110m i was thinking that Wilbert Greaves may have run as fast as Holtom?

              I agree with Evans in the marathon he was pretty good in the 10,000 too. i remember he did very well in that ultra distance, Tour of britain race they did one year.

              How fast did Alan Pascoe run for 400m hurdles? i was surprised he was not in there to.

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              • #22
                'Ian Hamer trained with Malcolm Brown, who was at Edinburgh University, but Ian was not attending Edinburgh. I think he was at Heriot '

                You're probably be right about Ian and E.U. I met Ian in Edinburgh, by way of an acquaintance (ditto, and the same person, with Nick Rose in Bristol) back in 1991. I know he was training with Malcolm Brown and for a while it sure did wonders. However, after running 13:09 he seemed to go into a funk and that was that. Last I heard he was involved with Wendy Ore and not running at all.

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                • #23
                  [quote="Daisy

                  How fast did Alan Pascoe run for 400m hurdles? i was surprised he was not in there to.[/quote]

                  Pascoe's pb was 48.5ish, set in 75 or 76 - this is guesswork.

                  Before he got injured in 76, the Brit media had him as a cert for gold in Montreal, IIRC. Don't know how biased they were - I was 12 - but I remember him beating Jim Bolding a couple of times.

                  Meanwhile, at Morehouse College, a young engineering student thought he'd try something new.........

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