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  • carterhatch
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    I'd just be happy if there was a 400m domestic race this season where the starters included MHS, AHW, Dobson and Faulds, where none were DQ'd, they all finished uninjured and a couple of PBs were achieved ... though I fear the odds for that happening are slim.
    Last edited by carterhatch; 12-05-22, 10:26.

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  • drobbie
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    i agree that hudson smith should break it this year, but the other three are not even close at the moment, theres mhs who is world classish at his best and then about 10 guys who havent broken 45.5 and are not even european class. ahw has looked promising this year as has dobson in the 200, but he has a long way to go, the 400 and 400 hurdles are our weakest track eventsat the moment and we could really be doing with a bunch of guys around late 44's / low 45's to comepte in the 2 400 relay events that men are eligible for

  • MysteryBrick
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    Inclined to agree with his comment about himself...

  • RunUnlimited
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    LoveSprints1 Geeze, its like both those sisters are cursed or something. If one of them is fit, the other is injured, or vice versa, and usually the injuries are really bad ones that take them literally years to work back from.

    Hopefully Shannon will make a full recovery and the news regarding Cheriece is at least heartening to hear.

  • drobbie
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Alex Haydock-Wilson quoted saying "I think the British 400m record is going in this Olympic cycle. If it's not going to be Matthew Hudson-Smith, then it will either be me, Charlie Dobson or Ed Faulds."
    he should stop bumping his gums until he runs under 45 seconds

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  • Occasional Hope
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    Alex Haydock-Wilson quoted saying "I think the British 400m record is going in this Olympic cycle. If it's not going to be Matthew Hudson-Smith, then it will either be me, Charlie Dobson or Ed Faulds."

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  • carterhatch
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    thank you for the update, LoveSprints. Sorry to hear about Shannon's injury, I hope Cheriece has a fulfilling season.

  • LoveSprints1
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    Cheriece is training and looking to be in good shape and Shannon is out for the season after rupturing her achilles in training recently. No idea who coaches them.

  • carterhatch
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    a nice bit of trivia to start the day...I think I got the answer. Talking of sisters, twins even, where are the Hyltons? No longer pursuing athletics?

  • trickstat
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    I was just realising that there are 3 pairs of British sisters (one being twins) who have both run under 52 and all but one of these 6 are still active.

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  • jjimbojames
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    The women are tough to call on selection - Jodie aside, there’s a bunch of women around the same times, plus people like Emily Diamond who are relay beasts, even when their open times don’t reflect it…and some who have fast open times but are not great for the relay! Throw in the 4H’ers and Keely and there’s about 10 women in the mix

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  • trickstat
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    I think it's also quite possible for her as a relative 400 novice and 800 specialist that she would run quicker in a final after a round or two before than in a one-off race going in 'cold'.

  • RunUnlimited
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    Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
    I am going to use the fact that Victoria Ohuruogu ran a 51.52 PB in Los Angeles, yesterday, to bump this thread forward. While we are having some shoots of progress with the men, I wonder what the season holds for the ladies.

    We are yet to see Jodie Williams or Laviai Nielsen compete [not too concerned by this yet], though in both cases their sisters have been active, with Lina having a very positive start to the year.

    Nicola Yeargin has run the world qualifier already, and I see her as part of a very competitive Scotland 4x400 at the CG [along with Zoey Clark, possibly Beth Dobbin, or even one of Muir/Reekie if Carys McAulay doesnt find 52 sec form]

    Amber Anning [if she doesnt burn herself out again] and our own Stew Coach charge, Yasmin Liverpool, must both be looking to achieve World qualifiers, if only to make case for relay involvement, while Ami Pipi would be keen I'm sure for an early sub 51...

    Of course, Keely Hodgkinson has indicated an interest in being part of any 4 x 400 [most likely the CGs] but I suspect there will be a queue of ladies infront of her time-wise when the selection for Worlds comes round, and no matter how gifted I believe her to be, I am hoping that 4 or 5 other ladies have presented a much more compelling case to start in the relay.
    Victoria's progression continues to gather pace... Can she go sub 51 this year? Just outside the WC standard, it would be great to see her as an individual athlete at either the CWG or Euros.

    And with her doing so well, she is putting herself squarely in place for a position on GB's 4x400m relay squad too.

    I'm sure her big sis is very pleased too.

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  • jjimbojames
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    Makes sense - that or she’ll have to have run a quick 400m time on the circuit, when it would be harder to get into a decent race

  • Ladyloz
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    Given Keely has.the Wild Card for Worlds I wonder if as with Indoors we may well see her compete over 400m at the British Champs.

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