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  • #31
    Anyone read the BBC article on Lally’s unexpected pregnancy? Interesting read and while her champs record is no great shakes, she’s still the best we have by a distance.

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    • #32
      Saw on INstagram Jodie Williams running a 51.4 split in a relay with ALTIS - looked pretty strong throughout, the most impressive she's looked in years I'm sure?

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      • #33
        Gemili and Hughes have both ran cracking legs of 4x4s already (Hughes especially, Gemili strong 350m) - I hope British Athletics looks outside the box more on the men’s side, as competition for medals will be tough. Beth Dobbin should also put herself in the frame sooner rather than later for the women. If Jodie is running 51.4 now, she’s already better than all the Brit girls at the 2018 Euros 😳

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        • #34
          I watched the clip of Jodie Williams running that leg of a 400 and she looked very comfortable with what looked like a good turn of speed into the first bend... looking at power of 10 results it appears she also has run a 100 @ Sun Angel Classic (11.57 into a -0.3 ) ... i wonder what her plans are for the season?

          ps... does no one get perturbed by the amount of 'trash' emails that get posted on this forum!

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          • RunUnlimited
            RunUnlimited commented
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            Hmm.... Could this perhaps be a sign that Williams is switching up from being a 100m/200m specialist to being more of a 200m/400m runner? With all the injuries she's had in the last 4-5 years or so, it'll be a tough new direction to take, but much like Katherine Merry before her, it's possible that Jodie's future could be as a 400m runner.

        • #35
          Yes, the spam is unbelievably annoying.

          Interesting to see Gemili's tried 400 even if only in a 4x4.

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          • #36
            Samba 44.60 over 400 in his season opener, Warholms flat speed looks much better aswell going on his indoor runs

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            • #37
              speaking of 400m relay legs... I wonder what the lad Thomas Staines, might do over a 400, maybe the first leg, with his pedigree and a strong 600 indoors this season. see the article
              https://www.athleticsweekly.com/news...lf-1039921936/ Certainly one to watch ...

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              • #38
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                • #39
                  Some results from the Grenada Invitational:

                  Gemili 10.11 (+1.1) 1st

                  Francis 20.16 (+1.0) 1st in A Race narrowly beating De Grasse
                  D Williams 20.49 (+1.9) 2nd in B Race

                  Cowan 46.29 3rd

                  Segrave 2:03.24 - 2nd

                  I guess the main interest this early in a long season is if Francis will challenge for a spot in the team this season - will be a big fight if they all stay fit and either Precod or Hughes (or both) opt to double up.

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                  • #40
                    Originally posted by CAML
                    Good to see George Evans starting to put it together over in America.
                    Yep and George Armstrong has crashed through 60 in the disc with 61.21.

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                    • #41
                      I’m not sure Prescod will look to double at the World’s - he’s been quite clear at managing a long term process. I think he wants to win the 100m title this year and then build. I hope Gemili focuses on the 200m at the WC but does the 100m at meets to keep speed - that relay leg showed the strength is there. I think Hughes will look to double, so it’s then one spot for NMB/Francis over 200m and a pretty open 100m third spot.

                      Relay places will be hard to come by, if everyone’s fit, but a squad involving four from Hughes, Gemili, Prescod, NMB, Ujah and Edoburun will be very tough to beat. I would like to see a few more long relay legs by Hughes, Gemili and Francis, as including one or two of them will likely add strength to any final foursome we have

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                      • #42
                        According to Twitter, DAS ran lead off for Blackheath’s 4x400 at the weekend - apparently ran 51.x! Wish she’d been anchoring and chasing the others down...she was typically modest in her replies

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                        • trickstat
                          trickstat commented
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                          To be fair, running in the Southern Athletics League with Shannon Hylton also in the team there would have been very little likelihood of there being anyone for her to run down.

                      • #43
                        Originally posted by jjimbojames View Post
                        According to Twitter, DAS ran lead off for Blackheath’s 4x400 at the weekend - apparently ran 51.x! Wish she’d been anchoring and chasing the others down...she was typically modest in her replies
                        That time is unconfirmed so far (it was my tweet that blew up!) but my coach who took the picture is usually pretty good with splits.

                        I wouldn't be surprised if the official result gives her 52.2 or thereabouts. Southern League always use the 800m stagger for 4x400s too, so that would've been a factor in a good lead leg time.

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                        • jjimbojames
                          jjimbojames commented
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                          Did anyone get a time for Hylton, by any chance? Would be good to see how well she’s coming back

                      • #44
                        what odds a 4x400 of KJT, Beth Dobbins, Dasher and Jodie Williams could beat a line up of our 'best' specialists? Interesting run by Miguel Francis over 200 but not getting overly excited yet, but it is going to be a very keenly contested event for selection if all the potential names are injury and illness free...

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                        • #45
                          Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
                          what odds a 4x400 of KJT, Beth Dobbins, Dasher and Jodie Williams could beat a line up of our 'best' specialists? Interesting run by Miguel Francis over 200 but not getting overly excited yet, but it is going to be a very keenly contested event for selection if all the potential names are injury and illness free...
                          Interesting to see what KJT has in her locker over a 400m split. Her only flat time was from years ago about 53.7 I think? The year after she ran her 800m PB. Someone with a sub 23 200 & 2.07 800 in them should have a crack at 52.x or below I'd say!

                          Relay selection "debate" is my favourite time of year - I hope this year does not disappoint!
                          Last edited by camerajuan; 16-04-19, 12:38.

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                          • RunUnlimited
                            RunUnlimited commented
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                            L O L
                            Oh yes, time for our favourite pastime on this forum... theorycrafting and arguing over the GB relay squads and who should and shouldn't be in them!

                          • drobbie
                            drobbie commented
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                            i think we can all agree that kilty clearly deserves a place

                          • trickstat
                            trickstat commented
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                            KJT was one of the very best 300m runners in the country as an Under 17 while Dasher (I think) still holds the world age-13 best for that distance.
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