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  • philipo
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    and an incredibly busy season to boot.!!

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  • philipo
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    Nobody ever tells the fans on athletics forums. We have had no reason to believe that Reekie was not fully fit so if she is not fit to go WTF was she competing indoors for. All she needs and ever needed this year was to train until late May especially with an injury impeding her

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Yes, very similar RunUnlimited. Pattinson is progressing excellently, and is just overshadowed by the embarrassment of 800m riches.

  • RunUnlimited
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    MysteryBrick You know who Reardon reminds me of? Ben Pattison from about 5 years ago.

    In 2018, Pattison came 4th in the 400m at the European U18s as a 16 year old. A year later, having followed the incredible Max Burgin home in a then PB of 1:46.71 in that record breaking U20 800m race in Bedford, he'd do the same at the European U20s as part of the unprecedented 1-2-3 GB had in the 800m final. And last year, Pattison went sub 1:46 for the first time, though was probably disappointed to come only 4th in the European U23s over the longer distance.

    If Reardon maintains a similar route to progression, he'd be doing very well, and he's already a faster 400m runner than Pattison was at the same age.

  • MysteryBrick
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    I agree regarding some athletes, but oddly enough not Giles. I think he has worked out what works for him which is a lot of racing - he came 3rd in a close Olympic semi and then raced 6 800s in August September, all 1:44.9 to 1:45.5. Indoors this year he has been incredibly consistent and is one of the favourites for the World Indoors. I think he'll be fine.

    Reekie looks knackered and needs a rest. Wightman was the same.

  • Grassmarket
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    She has apparently been ill over the winter so let’s back off a bit.

  • philipo
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    Andy Young advises Reekie. What did he tell her about this years indoors. Damit she was nearly a medallist at Tokyo 20

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  • philipo
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    Agree strongly. Why some of our track talent,few enough anyway, feel the need to compete indoors so hard,this year of all years, is a mystery ,and for me foolish and short sighted
    Giles is rushing off to Madrid after too much racing already. I believe he will struggle in July and August. I know it's all about money but you have to be serious with WC,CG and Europeans.
    Glad to note DAS kept out of it all and Jodie William's.

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  • MysteryBrick
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    Excellent running from Ben Higgins.

    I think everyone's slightly sleeping on just how good Sam Reardon is, with Ed Faulds stealing the limelight. 1:48.81i then 46.72i within 10 days as an U20 is bonkers talented. He strikes me as the kind of athlete who could be a relay animal (46.07 split last year when his PB was 47.48).

  • CAML
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    Jemma Reekie struggled to break 56 seconds outdoors at altitude for 400m last month. The last thing she needed was an indoor season. She looks knackered and is probably mentally fatigued. Give the girl a rest.

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  • trickstat
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    I suspect she is more interested in the Commonwealth relay anyway. Probably only 2 rounds of 800m there.

    I remember a couple of occasions when an indoor 400m trial was rather inconclusive or messy and a domestic 400 race was added to the indoor Grand Prix the next week which sorted things out. Of course, that isn't an option this year.

  • Stew-Coach
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    The youth in both finals was outstanding, YMJ in the women's and SR in the men's really shone (tbf Ben is only 21)

  • Stew-Coach
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    Champs was exciting! 400s as always the best event clearly lol

    Add Amber, and when was the last time we had 6 athletes with a world Q time??


    Unfortunate for Alex and for Tom, but Ben gets the Title and not bad set up for the hurdles outdoor, he has come on strong this winter and we target a mid 45 outdoor flat and as far as possible under 50 of course for the hurdles.
    Both Amy and Ellis also ran indoor PBs so overall I am happy with the weekend

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  • carterhatch
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    Ms. Hodgkinson is clearly a massive talent, but I for one hope she doesnt overt exert herself, focus on the 800, maybe have fun for an England quartet at CGs, meanwhile, I hope it spurs 4 or 5 other 'specialist' ladies to run consistent sub 51 and join Jodie Williams in a very strong 4x4, then in the nicest possible way, The Hodge wont be needed for the bigger events.

  • Occasional Hope
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    Could she maybe run in the heats?
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