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  • #76
    A couple of decisions from the latest WA Council meeting:
    • The mile has been added to the competition programme for the World Athletics Road Running Championships. The two-day event, which will make its debut in Riga in 2023, will now feature three championship disciplines: the mile, 5km and half marathon.
    • There will be a set order – man, woman, man, woman – for the mixed 4x400m relay at future championships.

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    • #77
      Yesterday the Diamond League also banned Russian & Belarussian athletes from their meetings for the foreseeable future - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/60791148

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      • #78
        67.25 pb for Anna Purchase in the hammer over in the US yesterday. At another comp Amber Anning opened her season with a pb of 11.49 over 100m.
        Last edited by Occasional Hope; 21-03-22, 01:02.

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        • #79
          Last week, missed Emile Cairess' pb of 61.12 over the HM in Ghent. Not heard of Paulos Surafel before but he managed 61.51 in the same race. Puts them 11th and 21st respectively on the UK all time list.

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          • #80
            Men's hammer: u23 Bayley Campbell pb of 66.76; Jake Norris threw 68m.

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            • #81
              MHS ran 20.97 over 200 a few days ago. For context, he ran a 20.98 around this time in 2018, the last year he ran under 45 for 400, so that's a promising sign he might be back in form.

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              • #82
                Some other stuff that happened at the weekend ...

                At the All Japan Race Walking Tournament in Nomi, the big 4 were missing from the Men's 20km and Japan's best 3 missing from the Women's 20km. Despite that there were some good performances.

                In the Men's race Daisuke Matsunaga won in 1:19:53, his fastest time since 2018 for the 26yo. The next 4 athletes, including 1:18 man Yuta Koga, all broke 1:21:00.

                In the Women's race Serena Sonoda had a fabulous race, gradually ratcheting up the pace from 4:42 per km at the start to 4:30 per km by the end, and she walked a 3:09 PB to win in 1:32:12 (46:47 / 45:25 splits). It would be great to see her join Kumiko Okada & Nanako Fujii in the world-class ranks (sub-1:30). She's only 25 so she's got time to do that. The future of Japanese women's race walking seems quite bright with the next 3 places being filled by three youngsters - 20yo Miyu Naitho with a 3 minute PB, 1:35:51, Hitomi Shimoka (20yo), 30s outside last month's PB with 1:36:32, and 19yo Yukiko Umeno in a 1:36:52 PB.

                At the NYC Half Marathon Senbere Teferi shook off 2017 World XC Champ Irene Cheptai in the last 100m to win in 67:35. Rhonex Kipruto was never seriously challenged, winning in 60:30. Ignore the times because it's quite a hilly course and thus not a fast one. Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal was 3rd in 68:07, Charlotte Purdue 6th in 69:57. Steph Twell was way off the pace in 74:40 as was Ben Connor, 63:59.

                At the Melbourne Track Classic there some fast but windy times in the 100s and 200s. Portia Bing (NZL) ran her 6th 400H race of the year, 5 of them 55.xx, but she continues to be frustrated in her hunt for the 55.40 Eugene standard. Her NR set last month is 55.44. She hasn't really had any competition in these races so perhaps needs to get over to Europe to be pushed?
                Australia seems to have a good new female long jumper, 20yo Samantha Dale. She won in 6.72 here (no wind reading) and has a 6.70 PB from 2 weeks ago. She's improved from 6.32 last year.
                Full results of this meeting at https://www.worldathletics.org/compe...7173707/result

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                • #83
                  an update on emerson , someone asked her on insta if she was competing at gotzis
                  "we’ve not decided for definite yet. It will be one of: Götzis, Arona or Ratigen"

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                  • Occasional Hope
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                    Good to see she's planning on a full hep this year. Any indication on how well training is going?

                • #84
                  Izzy Wakefield scores 5850 in the hep in the States to continue the promise shown in the indoor season

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                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    That;s a good step forward. Her previous best with senior implements was 4967, although tbf she hadn't done a full hep since that score three years ago.

                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    I see the American Anna Hall scored 6412 in the same comp, and on the way lowered her already impressive 800m pb from what she did indoors to 2.04.61.

                  • RunUnlimited
                    RunUnlimited commented
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                    So a breakdown of her individual performances to score 5850:

                    100m Hurdles - 13.26 (+1.6m/s) PB - 1086 Points; Her previous best was 13.56 set last year. Impressive going for her first outdoor hurdles run of the year.

                    High Jump - 1.62m - 759 Points; Probably her greatest weakness. If she can't regularly jump at least 1.70m+, then I don't see Wakefield continuing in the multi events on the professional circuit.

                    Shot Put - 11.82m Outdoor PB - 649 Points; Her 2nd best ever shot put, behind the 12.07m she set indoors in January, though it's the first time she's thrown a shot outdoors since 2019 as a 19 year old.

                    200m - 24.28 (-0.3m/s) PB - 954 Points; A big improvement from her previous best of 24.93 set last year.

                    Day 2

                    Long Jump - 6.02m (+1.0m/s) Outdoors PB - 868 Points; Her 4th best long jump distance, continuing her improvement in that event this year. Though if she wants to be a regular scorer over 6000 points, then getting over 6.20m+ would be a must.

                    Javelin - 41.07m PB - 688 Points; Improves her prior PB of 40.57m from 2019, which was the last time she threw over 40 metres.

                    800m - 2:17.52 Outdoor PB - 858 Points; Wakefield's outdoor best time for 800m prior to this event was 2:22.76 back in 2016 as a 16 year old, so was definitely in need of updating! (Though she has run 2:17 during this indoor season)

                    All in all, an impressive overall performance for Isabel's first full heptathlon since 2019. Whether this is her performance ceiling in the multi events, or if she can get better still, is yet to be seen.

                • #85
                  Another pb for Bayley Campbell in the men's hammer: 67.14.

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                  • #86
                    Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
                    Another pb for Bayley Campbell in the men's hammer: 67.14.
                    Good stuff.

                    Jake Norris fractionally improved his SB at the same event. He’s someone I really want to see kick on this year. His 73m PB was set in 2018 just days before he turned 19.

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                    • #87
                      10.12 (+1.1) for Euro U20 champ Toby Makoyawo over in Texas. Previous PB was 10.25 from Tallinn last summer. Benjamin Azamati lowered his Ghanaian 100m record from 9.97 to 9.90 at the same meet.

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                      • Occasional Hope
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                        Good progress!

                      • RunUnlimited
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                        That time from Makoyawo puts him =24th on the UK all time list, and he also is the youngest British male sprinter (he turns 20 in May) to run sub 10.20, since Ojie Edoburun ran 10.16 as an 18 year old in 2014 .

                        Toby has a bright future if this form is any indicator... Let's just hope he doesn't encounter the same sort of difficulties transitioning from a rapid teenager into the senior ranks that Ojie Edoburun has done in recent years.
                        Last edited by RunUnlimited; 26-03-22, 14:54.

                    • #88
                      Makoyawo wins the final in 9.90 (+4.6). I'll be looking out for his next 200.

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                      • RunUnlimited
                        RunUnlimited commented
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                        Heh, you beat me to reporting this latest result.

                        Sure, it was aided by a Texan gale, but a 19 year old getting under 10 seconds in any conditions is worthy of note. Does anybody know what that would have been worth in a +2.0m/s following wind? Under 10.1 surely?

                      • jjimbojames
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                        Roughly a tenth for every 2m/s, so likely 10.02/10.03 or thereabouts, I’d say

                    • #89
                      Jacob Fincham Dukes has jumped 8.45 at that windy competition in Texas.

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                      • RunUnlimited
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                        It was aided by a +3.6m/s wind and was a 6th round effort.

                      • jjimbojames
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                        That’s surely a big improvement even with zero wind - his best is 8.08 indoors, but this jump is worth more like 8.20+. Perhaps we have a genuine contender to make teams/finals

                    • #90
                      And a 13.42 pb over the hurdles for Josh Zeller, in Florida, I believe wind legal.

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                      • RunUnlimited
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                        If that is confirmed, then for a few brief hours at least, Josh Zeller will be topping the world's timing list!
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