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  • #31
    women's LJ at the trials is going to be a must watch event ....

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    • #32
      Jess Turner is more likely for Doha than KJT and Dobbin, purely because of experience - selectors need to get runners out there if they want to have options. The first leg is a problem - we need a low-51 leg to give the others a chance to be in the mix. I’d be tempted to leave Jodie on second as her speed will help on the first bend and the third leg can just sit in and hang on - Jodie’s better than that.

      Maybe Dina fancies doing a Privalova/Torrence and do the quadruple!?

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      • #33
        I could see Dina throwing herself into the mix in Tokyo with a view to putting herself into the history books, but it might be more wishful thinking on our parts.

        I don't know why the likes of Agyapong haven't run a couple of 400s this season, she could have surely put herself more into the mix for a relay spot.

        Anning is I believe on her way to the US to begin her studies so I don't think she will be on the team for Doha. It does all mean the womens team is looking a little thin if Dobbin doesn't make herself available.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by carterhatch View Post
          women's LJ at the trials is going to be a must watch event ....
          kjt should do 2 events at the worlds, long jump starts after the hept finishes

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          • #35
            KJT may well finish Top 8 on today’s showing, but not sure she’d medal. If she’s looking for that, it may be why she’s publicly stated she would do the 4x400m, as GBR vs Poland for the bronze at this stage. Would think she’d need to get in an open race and at least show some form first, or the event specialists will be up in arms!

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            • #36
              Yes, I remember people complaining when Kelly Sotherton was in the relay team.

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              • #37
                Looking at Mens 100 + 200, Hughes and Gemili are doubling up. Can Zharnel winning both, but the question will be can Gemili's body hold up with 3 x 100 races on Saturday and 2 x 200 on Sunday. Based on the entry lists this morning, my predictions for top 3 (no order) in each would be:

                100: Hughes, Gemili, Ujah (Edoborun could figure, but I've backed him since that storming relay leg at London DL few years back)
                200: Hughes, Mitchell-Blake, Gemili (Kilty's injury put paid to him doing well and Miguel Francis can't predict).

                Such a shame about Prescod, but could be a blessing in disguise for 2020 as he could focus on an indoor season to nail the first 60m, then build to Tokyo.

                If conditions are right and he's in form, Zharnel could potentially take Linford and Regis' NRs come Doha

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                • #38
                  I would be very concerned that Gemili's body can cope with doubling up AND being a key part of the relay at Doha. The best chance all the sprint lads have (except maybe Hughes) of a medal is the 4 x100 and I would have thought it sensible to focus effort here. don't get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Gemili has an athlete, but I really hope he only qualifies for one of the two sprints.

                  Great shame indeed about Prescod, yet another athlete who seems destined to be plagued with injury, but it does rather ask the question why he was running in May with this season being so long.


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                  • #39
                    Laura Weightman seems to have opted for the 5000m in what is going to be a stacked race.

                    Should leave the door open for McDonald and Reekie to claim the top two positions in the 1500m.

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                    • #40
                      On the topic of the 5000m, I wonder whether any of the men will push the pace in their race. Butchart, Marc Scott and Ben Connor have the QT. Adam Clarke is in the race and he's not afraid to push the pace from the front. Shame no Alex Yee in this one.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by burnley183 View Post
                        Looking at Mens 100 + 200, Hughes and Gemili are doubling up. Can Zharnel winning both, but the question will be can Gemili's body hold up with 3 x 100 races on Saturday and 2 x 200 on Sunday. Based on the entry lists this morning, my predictions for top 3 (no order) in each would be:

                        100: Hughes, Gemili, Ujah (Edoborun could figure, but I've backed him since that storming relay leg at London DL few years back)
                        200: Hughes, Mitchell-Blake, Gemili (Kilty's injury put paid to him doing well and Miguel Francis can't predict).
                        Over 70 Athletes have accepted places for the Mens 100m - that's got to be at least 8 heats if hey all turn up ! .If I recall correctly from Previous years we have seen the top 8 ranked athletes bypass the heats and go straight to the semi's
                        Last edited by sprintdude; 19-08-19, 11:41.

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                        • Ladyloz
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                          Yeah they started that a few years back for the 100s. IIRC it was when they dropped the Friday Night session when the 100 heats used to be run so the top guys now just have 2 races.

                      • #42
                        Originally posted by sprintdude View Post

                        Over 70 Athletes have accepted places for the Mens 100m - that's got to be at least 8 heats if hey all turn up ! .If I recall correctly from Previous years we have seen the top 8 ranked athletes bypass the heats and go straight to the semi's
                        That's a lot of heats chief!

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                        • #43
                          Zharnel Hughes is a shoe in to make the team in both sprints. Then comes Francis who ran that quick time at the London meeting, then it becomes complicated. Gemili stands a good chance of making the team in the 100, after yesterday’s run he is second in the peaking order, ahead of Ujah (who doesn’t have the standard) and Edoburun, who does. But it’s probable the exertion of 2 rounds of the 100 will take something out of Gemili when it comes to the 200. Which opens the door for mitchell-Blake, who by the looks of the lists isn’t running over 100 this year, so he will have that bit more energy in reserve, he has beaten Gemili in the last two editions.

                          My predictions:

                          100
                          1. Z Hughes. 2. Gemili 3, Ujah

                          200
                          1. Francis. 2. Hughes 3. Mitchell-Blake

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                          • #44
                            Originally posted by Runner88 View Post
                            Laura Weightman seems to have opted for the 5000m in what is going to be a stacked race.

                            Should leave the door open for McDonald and Reekie to claim the top two positions in the 1500m.
                            I think that it's a wise move (for Doha, that is) - she has massive speed endurance and will do well to shadow McColgan throughout... I'm quietly optimistic about 800m, 1500m and 5000m on the women's side - tough competition and only world-class performances will challenge for medals... and we have world-class competitors in Sharp, Oskan-Clarke (if we trust that she's starting late like Lamote), Muir, McDonald, McColgan and Weightman...

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                            • #45
                              Taking a look at the weather forecast for the weekend in Birmingham, its looking like the weather will be warm over both days. Unfortunately on the Saturday, at least for the 100m runners who might be still looking for the qualifying standard, the winds are predicted to be mostly headwinds (though not too heavy), so that might curtail quick times somewhat. It's better news on the Sunday though as the wind predicted to be nigh-perfect for the 200m races, so there could be some really quick times there. Like if the likes of Dobbin and Jodie Williams or on form and fit, then times similar to those seen at last year's trials could be in the offing, if not quicker.
                              Also in the men's event, could there be the first sub-20 second clocking to win the British trials? With Hughes, Miguel Francis, Gemili and NMS all competing, there is a possibility that a 19.9 could be needed to make the top 2.

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