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  • #46
    AHW 45.70
    Joe Brier 45.74

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    • #47
      lina nielsen? thats a cracking time if you have the right sister , almost as fast as her sister managed last year

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      • Occasional Hope
        Occasional Hope commented
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        Info via Ian Hodge, assume he has it right.

      • drobbie
        drobbie commented
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        i had a wee look on twitter 51.64 - still very impressive , almost a second off her pb, puts her in the running for the 4 x 400 team

      • trickstat
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        Also a decent 23.11 in the 200.

    • #48
      Also 12.63 legal and 12.60 windy for Cindy Sember.

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      • #49
        Nick Percy, still only 27, throws a 63.47 pb.

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        • #50
          Alastair Chalmers opens his season with 49.72, his third fastest ever.

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          • #51
            The 17.92 from Amelia Strickler at Mt Sac was encouraging. (Apologies if this has already been discussed.)

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            • #52
              Originally posted by paul View Post
              The 17.92 from Amelia Strickler at Mt Sac was encouraging. (Apologies if this has already been discussed.)
              Nah, you're the first one to mention it, beating me to the punch in fact!

              Well done to Strickler, who already had achieved the Commonwealth Games standard a week earlier with a best of 17.40m (CG standard; 17m), but is surely aiming for at least the tougher European Championship qualifying distance (18.20m) this season, if not the World Championships one (18.50m).

              (Also with that throw from Strickler, it means that for the first time ever, GB have three women who have thrown the shot beyond 17.90m+ in the same year (Sophie McKinna's 18.82 UK record indoors in Feb, Divine Oladipo's outright PB, also set indoors of 17.92m, in Jan and now Strickler's 3rd longest throw, also 17.92m.)

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              • #53
                Javelin PB of 41.67 for Isabel Wakefield.

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                • #54
                  Well though news on the hammer front for both men, and in particular the women side of things, has been looking good the last year or so, there is some bad news to report.

                  Taylor Campbell, who threw 78m last year to make it to the Tokyo Olympics, has reported on his Twitter that due to a hip issue he's had since last September, he's had to scratch the entire 2022 season without setting foot in the hammer circle in competition.

                  Here's the tweet in question: https://twitter.com/TaylorLC1996/sta...18190512279557

                  I wish him a full recovery and hope to see him back sooner rather than later.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 17-04-22, 21:15.

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                  • Occasional Hope
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                    A shame. I hope he makes a full recovery in due course.

                • #55
                  Hammer thrower Joe Ellis, who turned 26 last week, recorded a UK-leading throw of 73.50m in Ohio last night, his best in 4 years when he set his 73.80m PB and the first time he's gone beyond 70m since 2019.
                  Last edited by RunUnlimited; 18-04-22, 14:00.

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                  • #56
                    Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
                    Hammer thrower Joe Ennis, who turned 26 last week, recorded a UK-leading throw of 73.50m in Ohio last night, his best in 4 years when he set his 73.80m PB and the first time he's gone beyond 70m since 2019.
                    Multi events almost have the same knotweed quotient as relays!

                    Thanks for the update RU. Very good news for Joe Ellis.

                    Big shame for Campbell. Never a good season to miss but this feels like a particularly bad one. Hopefully we’ll see him back next year.

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                    • #57
                      Originally posted by Ursus View Post

                      Multi events almost have the same knotweed quotient as relays!

                      Thanks for the update RU. Very good news for Joe Ellis.

                      Big shame for Campbell. Never a good season to miss but this feels like a particularly bad one. Hopefully we’ll see him back next year.

                      Further on your post regarding out multi events...

                      Depending on the fitness of Niamh Emerson and KJT, this season Great Britain could potentially be able to send a full complement of heptathletes to the World Championships (Q standard: 6420 points) of KJT, Emerson and Mills. Whilst Emerson and Mills haven't yet set points totals of that standard, the predicted trajectories of their careers seems to point them getting that standard this years, especially with the form Mills showed in the WIC last month.

                      It's also going to be a bit of a bun fight for places on the England team for the Commonwealth Games (though I'm of the belief that KJT will skip them to focus fully on defending her world title), with the likes of Jade O'Dowda, Ellen Barber, Jodie Smith and, most recently, Isabel Wakefield, all have PBs to their names that would get them into the 2022 Commonwealth Games (5850), all waiting in the wings if any of the big 3 decided to skip the big show in Birmingham (unlikely as that may seem).

                      And a couple of the latter group (O'Dowda, Barber) might even have the gumption and talent to achieve the European Championships Q standard as well (6250).

                      That is quite some spread of talent, especially since with the exception of KJT, all of them are 25 years old or younger. And we're not counting those like Ella Rush in the U20s who are coming through too!

                      Strength in depth is quite the understatement when it comes to heptathlon on these British Isles!

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                      • #58
                        Rather confused by "predicted trajectories" and which experts do the predicting.. The exaggerated comments should take into account that Emerson has done nothing or have I missed a qualifying performance for the WC.KJT gets to Eugene by right , and we await her performances later on this year before the WC.
                        As for Mills, who knows what she will do this or next year;she has weaknesses to resolve in some of the individual events.

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                        • #59
                          Almost 10 seconds off his 1500 Pb for u20 Osian Perrin, to 3.46.74.

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                          • #60
                            The (athlete once known as the) Baby-faced Assassin has the race of her life at the Boston marathon!

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                            • RunUnlimited
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                              2:25:26 and was the first non-African runner to finish too. A top 10 finish in that kind of company is no mean feat from Charlotte Perdue. Great racing.
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