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  • #31
    Hope we get to see Toby Makoyawo race again this season. Looks like he got an injury and has been out of action for a few weeks.

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  • #32
    Originally posted by CAML View Post
    Solid progress from 19 year old Harvard student Kenny Ikeji, up to 69.01m in the hammer.
    Good stuff. And on the subject of young throwers, 17 year old Rhys Allen, in what seems to have been his first competition with senior implements, threw 16.48 in the SP and 52.81 DT.

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    • #33
      Sorry this is off-topic, but is anyone else unable to connect to YouTube?

      From the internet I do see that others are reporting problems but I wondered if it's a universal issue in the UK at the moment?

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      • trickstat
        trickstat commented
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        I can connect to YouTube OK.

      • LuckySpikes
        LuckySpikes commented
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        OK, thanks. Maybe the issue is localised then. I can connect fine using a VPN for another country.

    • #34
      @Ursus

      This report from Ian Hodge should get his attention.

      Nicholas Percy has set his second Scottish discus record today with a 64.35m effort. Still a metre and a half from the 66m WC standard, but he is now within striking distance of the 65.20m EC qualifying standard, and it further consolidates his place on team Scotland's CWG squad.

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      • #35
        Double for Prescod in Limassol. 10.25 (-0.2), 20.55 (-0.3). Two season's bests against very ordinary competition. He'll have to step it up, and soon.

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        • Loop-guru
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          For sure he will have to improve quite a bit if he is going to challenge for medals but I think he will be quite happy with that performance. He improved from 10.38 to 10.25 and 20.69 to 20.55 in a fortnight. He is well on course to get down to his best (9.94) come the worlds which would at least get him into the final. He has had a bit of stick on here over his lockdown antics but a bit like Matthew Hudson-Smith if he comes good he could end up surprising a few people.
          Last edited by Loop-guru; 11-05-22, 00:36.

      • #36
        Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
        @Ursus

        This report from Ian Hodge should get his attention.

        Nicholas Percy has set his second Scottish discus record today with a 64.35m effort. Still a metre and a half from the 66m WC standard, but he is now within striking distance of the 65.20m EC qualifying standard, and it further consolidates his place on team Scotland's CWG squad.
        Thanks RU.

        Very encouraging. Next stop is 65m which is a pretty big landmark on planet discus.

        He was also a decent hammer thrower with a 67.85 PB dating back to 2016 when he was 21. Not hammered since 2018, not sure whether that’s through specialisation or injury.

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        • #37
          Originally posted by CAML View Post
          Double for Prescod in Limassol. 10.25 (-0.2), 20.55 (-0.3). Two season's bests against very ordinary competition. He'll have to step it up, and soon.
          Meanwhile at the long jump pit of that same meeting, Reynold Banigo, 23 and a finalist in the 2019 European U23 Championships, broke new ground as he recorded a wind legal jump of 8.04m (-0.3m/s)! Not only did he land himself a decent 2nd placed finish behind none other than current Oly, WIC, EC and EIC champ Miltiadis Tentoglou's winning 8.28m effort, but also bagged himself a CWG qualifying standard too!

          He's been under the radar, but has been quietly and gradually improving year upon year, and this will be a big moment for him. Hopefully one he can build from in an event that has hit the skids since former Olympic, World, European (2x) and Commonwealth champion, Greg Rutherford retired a couple of years ago.
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 16-05-22, 11:54.

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          • Occasional Hope
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            Not bad for a season opener. Previous best was 7.94.

            Also in the LJ, Jacob Fincham Dukes jumped a very windy 8.45 (+3.6) at the Texas Relays in March, but hasn't any other results for 2022. Hopefully he will be able to do something decent as well this year.

        • #38
          Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
          Sorry this is off-topic, but is anyone else unable to connect to YouTube?

          From the internet I do see that others are reporting problems but I wondered if it's a universal issue in the UK at the moment?
          I am receiving YT fine.

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          • LuckySpikes
            LuckySpikes commented
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            Thanks. I just checked again and it's working again for me!

        • #39
          On the UK U20 scene, 17 year old 400m hurdler Onyekachukwu Okoh made a big improvement this afternoon with a 52.01 time. He takes over 8/10ths off his previous best set 2 weeks ago in Nuneaton, and this represents his third PB in 4 races over the U18 height one lap barriers, where he's hacked over 2 whole seconds off the time he entered 2022 with (2021 PB, 54.08)

          That's not too far off the 51.30 WU20 standard either.

          One to keep an eye on.
          Last edited by RunUnlimited; 16-05-22, 11:58.

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          • trickstat
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            To be strictly accurate they are the U18 height one lap barriers. The U20 400H uses the same height as the seniors.

          • RunUnlimited
            RunUnlimited commented
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            Ahh, right, thanks for the correction trickstat

        • #40
          Aimee Pratt's strong start to the season continues as she breaches 9.00 for the 3000 Metres for the first time with a 8.59.57. Maps across to a 2-3 second improvement on her steeple chase time so hopefully we can see a sub 9.20 later in the season.

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          • #41
            Significant PB and Euro u18 qualifier for 17 yo Iris Downes in her first 800 of the year: 2.05.64, down from last year's 2.08.73.

            James Knockton, also 17, had knocked 20s off his 3000m pb, to get a Euro u18 qual 8.14.50.

            Jess Bailey, still an u17, goes no. 6 on the British all time list u17 for her 9.19.91

            (Times per Ian Hodge.)
            Last edited by Occasional Hope; 12-05-22, 00:11.

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            • #42
              Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post

              Jess Bailey, still an u17, goes Uncategorized Groups on the British all time list u17 for her 9.19.91
              A note for everyone really, not just Occasional Hope

              See that "Uncategorized Groups" above ... The forum software now seems to replace any hashtag with that (don't ask me why!) So if you're trying to write 'hashtag 3 on the all-time list' it's better to write "no.3" which is what I've started doing.

              Anyway, great time for Jess Bailey (a new one to me!) - almost rivalling the 9:14.9 that Spanish 16yo Xela Martinez ran indoors in February (she's also still in the U17 category). There's the European U18 championships coming up in early July ...
              Last edited by LuckySpikes; 11-05-22, 23:32.

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              • Occasional Hope
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                Thanks, Lucky, another little quirk of the forum I suppose.

            • #43
              Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
              On the UK U20 scene, 17 year old 400m hurdler Onyekachukwu Okoh made a big improvement this afternoon with a 52.01 time. He takes over 8/10ths off his previous best set 2 weeks ago in Nuneaton, and this represents his third PB in 4 races over the U18 height one lap barriers, where he's hacked over 2 whole seconds off the time he entered 2022 with (2021 PB, 54.08)

              That's a EU18 qualifying standard and is not too far off the 51.30 WU20 standard either, and is a WU18 and EU18 leading performance so far.

              One to keep an eye on.
              Further on the U20 400m hurdles scene - not far behind Okoh in that same race was 19 year old Tobie Watson, making his first outdoor appearance this season. In coming 2nd with a time of 52.36, Watson nearly took a full second off his previous PB. He's still a second adrift of the WJ qualifying standard, but don't be surprised in another big chunk taken out of his best in his next race.

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              • #44
                Daryll Neita opens her season with 11.24.

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                • Occasional Hope
                  Occasional Hope commented
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                  Oh, rounded to 11.24 apparently.

              • #45
                Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
                There's a number of GB sprinters in action at international meetings in the next few days, including ...

                Tue 10th Limassol (CYP) - Prescod, Bromby & Chad Miller
                Thu 12th Rome - Neita, Pipi & Rhoden-Stevens
                Sun 15th Montgeron (FRA) - Efoloko, Yeargin & Nwofor

                Deets for the Limassol meeting coming up shortly in the Live Streaming Links thread. Rome will be live streamed on YouTube and Montgeron will be on AthleTV (subscription needed for most of France's bigger meetings but it's cheap).
                Daryll Neita recorded easy wins in Roma Sprint Festival with 11.28 (heat) and 11.25 (final) times, easily beating the previous meeting record (11.50) but just missing the EC standard by 1/100th. (The wind readings didn't come up on the results so don't know currently))

                Ami Pipi came 2nd in the rarely run 150m, sandwiched between Italian 100m specialist Zaynab Dosso who won in 17.20, and former GB athlete Maya Bruney. Then a little while later, ran in the 300m, winning in 37.68.

                Meanwhile sprint all-rounder Jamal Rhoden-Stevens ran in the 100m for some speed work and came 5th in a slightly disappointing 10.52. (This from an athlete who last year ran 10.28 and a over the wind limit (+2.9m/s) 10.17)

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