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  • #61
    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post

    Well, the likes of Anning and Yeargin won't be available internationally until the summer, due to their college commitments, while Liverpool is focusing on the outdoor campaign... but who we've got available indoors will be pretty strong already.

    I can't wait until the summer season when these women will be available.... the competition for places at the Worlds, Commonwealth and European championships in the 400m will be fierce for sure.
    yep, lets hope the men can do something as well, their 400 is by far the weakest track event we have at the moment

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    • #62
      Originally posted by drobbie View Post

      yep, lets hope the men can do something as well, their 400 is by far the weakest track event we have at the moment
      Ed Faulds (when he gets over the niggle that kept him out of these national championships), Alex Haydock Wilson, Sam Reardon and a couple of others offer some hope for the men's 400m. Also, though it was disappointing to have no one representing GB in the 400m at the Olympics last year (the first that had happened in a long time), it must also be noted that 9 men ran sub 46 seconds, with 3 of them being U23's and Faulds is still a teenager. Added to that, GB's U20's dominated the 4x400m relay at the European U20's and it's clear that there is some talent coming through.

      (Oh!! Also forgot to mention the other big absentee from Birmingham this week, Charlie Dobson. He's got bags of potential from 60m all the way up to 400m. I just hope he doesn't end up as a continually injury-blighted "what if".)
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 27-02-22, 11:25.

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      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        As I think I mentioned on another thread, I definitely had the feeling that our men's 400/4x400 had 'bottomed out' and things were going to pick up from now on.

      • treadwater1
        treadwater1 commented
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        Charlie Carvell was part of that relay squad and is another good prospect

      • RunUnlimited
        RunUnlimited commented
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        treadwater1 I was going to mention Carvell too (considering how well he started last season as an U20 and getting 4th behind Ed Faulds at the European U20s), but he hasn't appeared since DNFing in his first race of the indoor season at the Welsh Senior & U15 indoors on the 30th January, so we don't know what kind of shape he's in. He is a very good prospect though.

    • #63
      GBR women are Top 5 in the world. The biggest issue seems to be lead-off - we need someone who is going to run 51.0 any day of the week. Our top runners are used to anchoring teams, but we need to be in the mix from the off. That shuts out NED’s reliance on Bol running a 48-mid, or the ever-fighting Poles and pushes us to 3rd. Any more star power comes and we are edging towards JAM.

      Emily Diamond’s contributions are underrated IMO - she is this generation’s McConnell - Miss Reliable on any leg.

      Right now, it’s hard to see who our best team might be - but we’ve got a summer of events to find out!

      I have faith the men will come through!

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      • carterhatch
        carterhatch commented
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        I think upthread it was already mentioned, but, great credit to Thomas Somers who has had to overcome injury and expectation of the 'fastest ever teenager' [something like that] and I would be over joyed if he makes a further PB and maybe be involved in 4x400 in the coming months...

    • #64
      nice bit of intel' from LoveSprints1 on Nicole Yeargin - 'dabbling with the 400 mh' - another question for the forum ' what to do about Dominic Ogbechie?' , i ask as he has competed in the High Jump yesterday and the Long jump today... surely there is a great triple jumper in there some where!

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      • LoveSprints1
        LoveSprints1 commented
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        DO is such a talent but injury has blighted his potential for the past few years. He is a still the only athlete to win English Schools titles in three different events. Would love to see him have a year without niggles and believe he could still be one of our field event superstars and agree he should try Triple Jump. Someone encourage him to call Frank Attoh!

      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        There are other athletes who have won English Schools titles in three events. For example, Jamie Quarry won a Junior Triple Jump title, an Intermediate 400H and a Senior 110H.

      • treadwater1
        treadwater1 commented
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        If DO has struggled with injuries perhaps it would be better to steer clear of the TJ

    • #65
      Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
      nice bit of intel' from LoveSprints1 on Nicole Yeargin - 'dabbling with the 400 mh' - another question for the forum ' what to do about Dominic Ogbechie?' , i ask as he has competed in the High Jump yesterday and the Long jump today... surely there is a great triple jumper in there some where!
      The emergence of the Lesser Spotted Ogbechie is always nice to see in the winter.... hopefully we'll see more of them in the summer too... and possibly to make up his mind on what event to full focus on... long jump or high jump (which I believe is his best event)

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      • #66
        So, it seems that everyone is stuck jumping 7.21m in the men's long jump final for some reason.

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        • trickstat
          trickstat commented
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          Looking at the card there was a total of six 7.21 jumps in that competition although nobody had it as their best distance.

      • #67
        (Off-topic sporting comment here but also watching the World Cup slalom skiing comp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Dave Ryding is now guaranteed a position on the podium - currently in 2nd place... and now with the last two competitors DNFing, Ryding finishes in 2nd! From a start in 18th place today too!)

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        • #68
          “There are other athletes who have won English Schools titles in three events. For example, Jamie Quarry won a Junior Triple Jump title, an Intermediate 400H and a Senior 110H.”

          Thank you trickstat I remember being surprised when AW reported that a couple of years back and assumed it was correct.

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          • #69
            Glad to see that we have the occasional halfwit on this site. The whole purpose of all sports is to compete within the rules and all competitors are well aware of such rules. Most fans do not want sports competitions where somebody benefits from not abiding by regulations.

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            • #70
              Andy Pozzi gets his WIC slot. Will they send David King as well despite that FS?

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              • trickstat
                trickstat commented
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                Looking at the replay it did seem that there was some other twitching in the field before King's big twitch but he ought to know better.

              • Occasional Hope
                Occasional Hope commented
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                I feel he was a bit unlucky, but it was also very clearly a FS.

            • #71
              Lorraine Ugen is in good form, 6.75.

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              • #72
                6.75 by Lorraine Ugen is a very big jump indoors in the UK.

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                • #73
                  It's crazy that the 6th best jump in the world this year is *still* not far enough to get the world indoors qualifying standard.

                  Why it wasn't set at 6.70, rather than 6.80 seems really weird to me. There are not many people in the world who can jump 6.80m indoors, and setting the standard that high seems wasteful.

                  I mean, if we follow those standards, then only 5 people this year will qualify for the qualifying rounds in Belgrade next month.....

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                  • Occasional Hope
                    Occasional Hope commented
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                    Outdoor times from last year count, so Lorraine (and indeed Jazmin if UKA want to send her despite this year's distances not being up there yet) have that.

                    https://worldathletics.org/stats-zon...entId=10229592

                  • trickstat
                    trickstat commented
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                    You can qualify by outdoor performances, but I think you have to have jumped even further than that. It does seem a shame to me that, theoretically at least, an improving athlete with an absolute PB of 6.79 this winter wouldn't be able to go.
                    Last edited by trickstat; 27-02-22, 14:37.

                • #74
                  Good win for Elliot Giles in the men's 800m final. Controlled things from the bell after following Ben Greenwood in the opening phases, and pulled away from Learmonth on the closing bend.

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                  • #75
                    Nice easy win by Elliott Giles.

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