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  • Originally posted by Tommo View Post
    Hi all (new to the forum), does anyone know when Jodie Williams is due to start her 400m season?
    She's on the startlist for the 400 at tomorrow's Duval County Challenge meeting in Jacksonville. It's a pretty stacked meeting (though the 400 is less so, given the form of 1 or 2 of them like Lynna Irby). Unfortunately it's only live streaming with a subscription ($7.99 per month) but the results will be on the Roster Athletics app (where the startlists currently are).

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    • Tommo
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      Great, thanks. Will be interested to see how she performs.

  • 9.30.57 for Lizzie Bird in her first steeplechase of the year. Solid start and Euro qualifier.

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    • Some encouraging news from the field events in Birmingham, with Sophie Cook improving her PB with a 2nd time clearance of 4.45m in the women's pole vault. That's the CWG standard right there.

      But less encouragingly, Holly Bradshaw had a bit of a nightmare and no marked at 4.45m. Ooof
      Last edited by RunUnlimited; 21-05-22, 15:23.

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      • Occasional Hope
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        She always struggles when it’s windy.

    • Originally posted by RunUnlimited View Post
      Some encouraging news from the field events in Birmingham, with Sophie Cook improving her PB with a 2nd time clearance of 4.45m in the women's pole vault. That's the CWG standard right there.

      But less encouragingly, Holly Bradshaw had a bit of a nightmare and no marked at 4.45m. Ooof
      I was thinking that she doesn't bomb out that often. According to Power of 10, it's her first since Monaco 2018 and her 6th since she started vaulting in 2007.

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      • Originally posted by Occasional Hope View Post
        Young talent alert: I'd noticed that u17 Phoebe Gill ran a very decent 2.06.58 a month or so ago. Ian Hodge now reports she's improved that to a stunning 2.03.74.
        I await further details with interest as she is from my county*. I've just checked and she's not 15 until 27th August! She was born 2 days before TBO and Nicola Sanders went 1-2 at the Osaka worlds 400.

        *all I know is that was in a mixed race at a Watford open meeting.
        Last edited by trickstat; 21-05-22, 19:36.

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        • RunUnlimited
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          I think that because the race was Mixed event, that her 2:03.74 still hasn't shown up on the Po10 rankings for U17s, nor on the European and World Athletic rankings sites either. It still has her 2:06.58 as her top result.

      • Scott Lincoln a fantastic 20.92m for the win in Halle

        curious that Sophie McKinna continues to try out the rotational technique in competitions. Only managed 16.81m and last though…

        With so many championships this summer I am very keen to know why in between the indoor and outdoor seasons a decision to switch technique was made. I know she has the standard so going to the champs this summer shouldn’t be a problem, but I wonder if she will stick with this all summer?

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        • RunUnlimited
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          16.81m is still a substantial improvement on the 15m and bits when trying out this technique for the first time.

          As for the timing of this potential switch to the rotational method, I'd suggest that McKinna and her coach have figured out that she has the potential to go well in global championships, but that to do so would require her to ditch the traditional shot put stance. It won't be easy to rewrite an entire lifetime's worth of learning, but needs must.

          Of course, we saw how throwing out the old for the new can lead to disastrous consequences, as Sophie Hitchon found to her cost (and eventual retirement) following her Olympic bronze in 2016. So hopefully with McKinna it will work out more favourably.

        • hemlock
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          I had assumed that the idea was coming from the training group she is connected to that has successful rotators in it. I can imagine a scene in which Sophie demonstrates a strength-to-weight ratio superior to everyone in the group, but is still being out-thrown by the rotators. That kind of thing has, at very least, to make one curious.

      • At the Duval County Challenge in Jacksonville, Jodie Williams was a DNF in the 400 (hopefully nothing serious).

        According to the T&FN forum the meeting was beset by weather issues (lots of rain etc) and so times were slow.

        Sha'carri Richardson made her return, winning in 11.27 ahead of Twanisha Terry, 11.29.

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        • Great stuff from Lincoln.

          Re McKinna. I think that’s different to Hitchon as they are 2 entirely different techniques, not a variation on a theme. Scope for confusion has to be less and easier to revert to Plan A if needs be. I think.

          PS. She threw 17.36 at the Norfolk Champs. I’m guessing that was also rotational?
          Last edited by Ursus; 22-05-22, 11:36.

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          • Gabby calling Eilish McColgan the "hot favourite" for the Great Manchester Run ... But then corrects herself when she remembers Hellen Obiri & Ruth Chepngetich are in the race too. 😆

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            • A couple of noteworthy early results from the Loughborough International.

              U23 Joe Ferguson, better known as a 200m exponent, smashed his 100m PB with a wind legal 10.25 (+1.7m/s). That hacked nearly 4/10ths off his previous best over 100m, and is close to the English CWG standard of 10.18.

              And in the triple jump, U20 Archie Yeo jumped beyond 15m for the first time, with a 15.27m mark (though I've not seen the wind reading yet so can't confirm if its a legal PB).

              Yeo would improve his PB again, this time to 15.40m in still air, inching closer to the WU20 qualifying standard of 15.80m.

              Jude Bright-Davies meanwhile, beats Ben Williams be a few centimetres in a new PB of 16.18m (0.0m/s), to Williams' 16.14m (-0.1m/s)
              Last edited by RunUnlimited; 23-05-22, 15:54.

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              • Niamh Emerson makes her much-awaited return to competitive action for the first time since September 2020 as she lines up on the 100m hurdles.

                Niamh will be happy to get through that unscathed. She came last, but wasn't too far behind the rest of the athletes. Unfortunately the track side clock didn't start so we don't know what times everybody did yet.

                Ok there is a time now for Niamh's 100m hurdles run... It was over the wind limit at +2.5m/s, however, a time of 14.10, after over 18 months out of action, must be viewed as a very good return. Her PB is 13.76 and it is faster than she ran when she last completed a hurdles in 2020 with 14.44.
                Last edited by RunUnlimited; 22-05-22, 13:02.

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                • Well done Eilish McColgan - a European Record at the Great Manchester Run, running 30:19 to take 2s off Paula's mark.

                  1 Obiri 30:15
                  2 McColgan 30:19 AR
                  3 Chepngetich 30:29
                  ...
                  7 Purdue 32:55
                  8 Twell 33:12
                  Piasecki DNS

                  Men's:
                  1 Jake Robertson (NZL) 28:06
                  ...
                  5 Abdulqani Sharif (GBR) 28:29 PB - has 5000 & 5km PBs of 14:20.x & 14:21 and his previous 10km PB was 30:57 !!
                  6 Ben Connor 28:31
                  McSweyn DNS
                  Last edited by LuckySpikes; 22-05-22, 13:09.

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                  • Originally posted by LuckySpikes View Post
                    Well done Eilish McColgan - a European Record at the Great Manchester Run, running 30:19 to take 2s off Paula's mark.

                    1 Obiri 30:15
                    2 McColgan 30:19 AR
                    3 Chepngetich 30:29
                    ...
                    7 Purdue 32:55
                    8 Twell 33:12
                    Piasecki DNS

                    Men's:
                    1 Jake Robertson (NZL) 28:06
                    ...
                    5 Abdulqani Sharif (GBR) 28:29 PB
                    6 Ben Connor 28:31
                    McSweyn DNS
                    Well done McColgan!

                    To be that close to beating Obiri, and taking down one of the best road records on the books as well.... I'm beginning to think she could be in with a strong shout at the medals in the 10,000m in Eugene.

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                    • jjimbojames
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                      She needs to commit a little earlier, rather than sit back, but if she does, she has the strength and decent closing speed

                  • Brilliant!

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                    • Joe Harris fails to follow up his 79m PB last week with a disappointing 70.52 in Halle.

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