Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011


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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Athleticsimaging » Sun Dec 18, 2011 2:16 am

The AIS announced that Matt Favier, fomer Tully schoolboy 800m runner and AIS scholarship holder, will be its new director.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/839 ... to-run-ais
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Vault-emort » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:16 am

Athleticsimaging wrote:Matt Favier, fomer Tully schoolboy 800m runner and AIS scholarship holder

don't forget - one-time squeeze of Jane Flemming :)
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Speedster » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:22 am

Athleticsimaging wrote:Canberra Times had a story yesterday about Daniel Batman training for the Olympics, his difficult divorce from Nova Peris and impregnating his current girlfriend.

Apparently he is training with Matt Beckenham (coach of Melissa Breen and Lauren Boden) and says although he hasn't been training specifically he has been keeping fit enough that he can get the 200m A qualifier of 20.55 with a season's work.

Athletics ACT results showed he ran 6.34 -1.8 yesterday over 50m today after not getting past the semis of the Queanbeyan Gift. Still, their results also showed disabled athlete Tim D'abrera running 10.17 -1.8 and 45.36. Is Paddyb able to make comment?


Here's a race from Batman a few weeks ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_aAFQbX6bk&sns=em
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Athleticsimaging » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:10 am

Speedster, you'd be loving C-town right now, overcast, rainy, coolish just like your adopted hometown summer.. :D
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Speedster » Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:53 am

Athleticsimaging wrote:Speedster, you'd be loving C-town right now, overcast, rainy, coolish just like your adopted hometown summer.. :D


AI - from all reports, its the worst Australian summer in 20 years, I am feeling pretty smug heading towards 15 degrees for Christmas day. Get in!
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby GMH454 » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:36 pm

Athleticsimaging wrote:The AIS announced that Matt Favier, fomer Tully schoolboy 800m runner and AIS scholarship holder, will be its new director.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/839 ... to-run-ais


I think this appointment is a great step forward..

too long has the AIS been dominated by people from the "top end of town" sports, ones in which we perform well on the world stage .... not enough respect has been paid to those with mass particpation ..

a middle distance runner may have no idea of what it takes to get to the top, but things look good for the City to Surf ... does anyone know what he looks like running in a clown suit ???

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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby AS » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:17 am

First meeting of the Aussie circuit (Brisbane) is on right now. Sally Pearson ran in national 4x1 team, and just ran a speedy 100m first up. Jana Pittman ran on 4x4, and is also down for a 300m.

Live results here: http://www.athletics.com.au/home/compet ... ve_results

So far:
w4x1: Aus A 44.01
m4x1: Aus A 39.68
w4x4: Aus A 3:34.12
m4x4: Aus A 3:05.84
(None of those will help Aussie teams on quest for Top 16 status leading into London. I presume this isn't the only hitout planned for the squads this summer.)

w100m: Pearson 11.25 (0.1)
m100m: Rouge-Serret 10.34 (0.6)
m800m: James Gurr 1:47.31 (ex Seton Hall)
mHJ: Brandon Starc 2.18m (18, PR is 2.20... but was also 2.19m at 16yo)
(in case you wondering, Starc is the younger brother of 21yoAustralia test cricketer Mitchell, who had a fine afternoon dismissing several important Indian players in Perth). See:
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cricket/you ... 1o58r.html
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:53 am

300 Boden (38.20) beats Pittman (39.02)
LJ Henry Frayne 7.91 (0.0)
JAV Peacock 77.34 Outzen 75.75 Hazle USA 74.05
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Tuariki » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:45 pm

And a big hello from across the ditch to AS and GMH454 and all those others in West Island who feel they have a need to improve the historial thowing results for Australia. :roll:

Methinks you could always do what Australia alway does in such circumsatnces - claim kiwis as Aussies - eg Wilding in tennis, Russell Crowe in acting (mind you given his tendencies to get in trouble many NZers are happy if you keep him).

Therefore, if you are serious about increasing Australia's standing in the world of throwing you could start claiming Valerie, Jacko, Beatrice Lovegrove and Farquar as Aussies. :wink:
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby GMH454 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:11 pm

Tuariki wrote:
And a big hello from across the ditch to AS and GMH454 and all those others in West Island who feel they have a need to improve the historial thowing results for Australia. :roll:

Methinks you could always do what Australia alway does in such circumsatnces - claim kiwis as Aussies - eg Wilding in tennis, Russell Crowe in acting (mind you given his tendencies to get in trouble many NZers are happy if you keep him).

Therefore, if you are serious about increasing Australia's standing in the world of throwing you could start claiming Valerie, Jacko, Beatrice Lovegrove and Farquar as Aussies. :wink:


But surely that Gill does not play Rugby will eventually force him to seek sanctuary among more reasonable people .... only a matter of time..

the thing I like about our throwers is ... well they are our throwers ...

I would love to claim Val and Beatrice too ... but would give credit where credit is due..

isn't that the reason Val never got selected for the All Blacks ... :wink:
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Tuariki » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:08 pm

Val wasn't selected for the All Blacks out of deference to the Wallabies.

and I imagine having Jacko as a prop would be every high school rugby coaches dream.
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby GMH454 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 8:25 pm

Tuariki wrote:Val wasn't selected for the All Blacks out of deference to the Wallabies.

and I imagine having Jacko as a prop would be every high school rugby coaches dream.


and there are at least twenty Wallaby forwards who are very, very grateful ..

we all have our fingers crossed for Jacko, hope he makes it to London, and would love him to make the final
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Re: Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi - 2011

Postby Vault-emort » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Since this thread's a few years old now - and 17 pages - I reckon it might be time to start up a new one.

New one is here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45871
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