Vault-emort wrote:maybe a BARMY 14 degrees,,,,, it's been freeezing in Canberra for probably the last two months - it usually IS from Easter to Melbourne Cup..
I will admit that -6C last night was a bit chilly but this was the first negative this year and first time I had any ice on my windscreen and compared to my first year here in '99 when it happened on 11 April, it has been, indeed, balmy.
Still, it's a bit different to where I grew up, where 20C overnight was the harbinger of mid winter.....
AS wrote:Silver for Forrest. Wonder if he'll go off in search of a race to chase WC A-Qualifier now?
there is a track 10k in utrecht on sunday which would be perfect to get pulled to an A standard.
I'd be pretty stunned if he didn't hang around to see the end of this meet. Do you think there'd be (a) a direct flight from Oregon to the Netherlands that'd get him their by Sunday? and (b) that he'd be adequately recovered by then?
a) in one story, Aussie reps including Kurt Mulcahy are addressing the World Youth team and motivating them to do well
b) in the next story, Mulcahy withdraws from WSG team and will now concentrate on rugby union..
Local rag had story yesterday about his first game.
Kurt Mulcahy wrote:To be honest, I don't see myself staying in athletics for another 10 years. It takes time to get skills back, probably at least a year, and it was better to make the transition back sooner rather than later.
I really like the team environment and I think down the track the individual sport will have taught me a lot of lessons in self motivation.
Mulcahy was selected in the schoolboys league team in 2004 but plans to play union because it suits him as it is a "more open game." He scored 2 points in the game.
Jana Pittman-Rawlinson back on the track with 55.67 victory in Malaga today. Not a blistering time, but nonetheless good to see her back on the track and hopefully she'll chip away at that time over the next month or so.
Two questions to people who may know - does anyone know the most T & F annual ranking points earned by an Aussie male. Was thinking it would be Deeks, but does anyone know what that would be ??? Reason is, Hooker may push it over next few years. Even if he does not medal this year, his marks and win sequence will have him near the top (saw his 3rd 5.77), and he may have quite a few years left...
Also does anyone know if Scotty Martin has been confirmed on the team yet, the National website, is driving me nuts trying to find the team list ??
Terry Gibbs wrote:does anyone know the most T & F annual ranking points earned by an Aussie male. Was thinking it would be Deeks, but does anyone know what that would be ??? Reason is, Hooker may push it over next few years. Even if he does not medal this year, his marks and win sequence will have him near the top (saw his 3rd 5.77), and he may have quite a few years left...
TFN's web-based Archive only goes through to 2002, but here are the highest totals for a single event that I can find:
Ron Clarke (10000m) 64
Ron Clarke (5000m) 59
Rob de Castella (Mar) 48
Kerry O'Brien (Steeple) 35 (+3 in 5000m)
Derek Clayton (Mar) 34
Herb Elliott (1500m/Mile) 30 (+10 in 800m)
Simon Baker (50KW) 29
John Landy (1500m/Mile) 28 (+7 in 5000m)
Gary Honey (LJ) 28
Steve Moneghetti (Mar) 28
Tim Forsyth (HJ) 28
Dmitri Markov should have picked a few more points and made this list with his 2003-4 efforts (he was on 20 by 2002).
And Nathan Deakes might have gone close too (he was on 5 in 50k and 10 in 20k by 2002, and certainly scored a #1 in 2007).
I'd have to go through old issues of TFN to work out how many points Hooker has accumulated...
And to answer your second question, the WC selectors are supposed to be meeting tomorrow (July 21). Presumably we'll hear an announcement not much later...
Matt wrote:Pittman may be out of Berlin because of a back injury, her trainer confirmed today. They are going to see how things go over the next couple of days and make a decision as soon as they can....
Shawn Forrest WAS a bit unlucky but there are plenty of others this year who have been lucky considering recent selection decisions. Some of them are really fortunate still be to on the list, given recent form.
Shame they couldn't have added one or two more women to field a 4x100 team - for experience at least - since three of the probable squad are already in the Berlin team. The women's team seems to be shrinking every year and a bit of encouragement wouldn't hurt.
If the men's 4x1 team has been concentrating on relay changes etc, you certainly couldn't see it in last night's race in London. I reckon I'd be considering Lapierre or Watt for the last leg too..
Still, even though we're missing Pittman, Deakes, Mottram - amongst others - with a bit of luck, the team could well pick up a record medal tally in Berlin.