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  • jjimbojames
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    Jake agrees! He said the after effects of WC were more than he expected and just didn’t have it in Brum

  • MysteryBrick
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    Exactly Soviet - LetsRun's weekly summary shows the exact splits and comes to the same conclusion. At the Worlds Jake closed in exactly the same 300m time as Hoare at the Commonwealths, but off a faster pace.

  • Sovietvest
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post

    Jake was not tired, he made a great judgment in Eugene, but here he went too early ,clearly. What is so satisfying in athletics is to see athletes with a point to prove who go and win and Ollie is yet one more example of this. Eilish was another
    Nonsense. Look at the splits and where Jake made his move. He attacked at EXACTLY the same point in the race in Brum and closed in 41.3 off a slower pace, compared to 40.8 in Eugene Simply didn't have it in his legs today. He ran to win. Hoare ran to win a medal and was lucky that Cheruiyot and Wightman ran out of steam.

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  • Laps
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    Agree with you marra. Making Alexander the home without London getting in the way has a lot going for it.
    The Olympic Stadium was good while it lasted. Attended lots of Olympic and Paralympic sessions, World Championship sessions and diamond leagues and love the place. But the current situation where Athletics uses it only once a year for a crowd which could be accommodated in Birmingham doesn't make any sense. Time to cash in the chip.

  • Ursus
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    Given London only had the WCs in 17 it’s pretty hypothetical to be talking about hosting again. By the time we’re back in the mix, things will have moved on and West Ham will have paid to revamp Crystal Palace. Although of course I’d much rather travel 3 hours on the M6 to Brum than 45 minutes down the road on a bad traffic day. 😀

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  • SprintRelayFan
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    I quite enjoyed watching the walk, but I guess less good for the competitors

  • carterhatch
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    The one and only thing that Alexander stadium did wrong this week was not include, in the closing ceremony, a song from the best band ever to come from Birmingham - The Moody Blues...
    Last edited by carterhatch; 10-08-22, 08:03. Reason: I meant to adda smiley face so people knew I was making an amusing comment...

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  • marra
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    Sure, but that still leaves it at 18k doesn't it? Which is bigger than Bislett and Hayward, just smaller than Monaco.

    My point was more that we have a chance to solidify Alexander as the 'home' of British Athletics and a regular venue for top level meets. And yet we're going back to London Stadium again. Just seems like a backward step to me.

  • trickstat
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    I would assume that the temporary stands at the new stadium won't be there for any meets next year.

  • whatwouldIknow
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    Two significant issues about a major championship in Birmingham, firstly, the council are in dire financial straits. That may resolve itself in the fullness of time. The second is the relentless interference by the said council in the marathon course. Gareth Turnbull, I am sure aged decades dealing with this as the organiser. The walks were on the track as the council refused to countenance any more road closures. Without the local authority and indeed the central government, it is a moot point.

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  • jjimbojames
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    Apparently some announcements re Brum to come soon

  • marra
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    So, the day after we complete a successful CGs in the lovely looking new stadium in Brum...UK athletics announce the big meet next year will be in London.

    Sigh.

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  • marra
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    Originally posted by marilyn1 View Post

    Don t get me involved in this , thank you.being over 50 or white seems a rather juvenile and pointless observation, marra. Especially as your posts reek of
    reasonable observations.
    You commented that you greatly enjoyed Carter's post (as is your right). You didn't voice that you disagreed with any of the points being made (again, nor should you have to).

    I don't think that's me getting you involved. You involved yourself by your comment.

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  • marilyn1
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    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
    Bit of a surprise there. Hoare pips Cheruiyot, Wightman tired and gets bronze.
    Jake was not tired, he made a great judgment in Eugene, but here he went too early ,clearly. What is so satisfying in athletics is to see athletes with a point to prove who go and win and Ollie is yet one more example of this. Eilish was another

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  • marilyn1
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    Now that the WC have been held in a small town in the middle of nowhere and were a nightmare mostly,except the performers, there is no convincing reason that Brum cannot hold a great WC. Ok, theres the money as always.It can happen if the will is there.

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