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British Championships

Postby Weights&Shoes » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:38 am

Anywhere folks in North America can stream this?
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Re: British Championships

Postby aaronk » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:56 am

Twitter says that the women's 10K is left with ONE entrant....others dropping out before the race!
Aly (sp?) Dixon will be the winner......assuming she finishes!! LOL
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Re: British Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:02 am

aaronk wrote:Twitter says that the women's 10K is left with ONE entrant....others dropping out before the race!
Aly (sp?) Dixon will be the winner......assuming she finishes!! LOL

I'm guessing the heat has put them all off - not the weather for 25 laps. To be honest, I'd be amazed if any of them thought they were close to WC standards, which may also have had a bearing

Still, a shame to see a NC reduced to that
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Re: British Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:05 am

Biggest result so far is probably 10.06 SB for Dwain Chambers. Firstly, as it's a big chunk off in just the first round, and secondly as it causes headaches for selectors and their own ridiculous rules, as they may not be selecting Gemili, who only has a B standard this year...
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Re: British Championships

Postby norunner » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:24 am

jjimbojames wrote:Biggest result so far is probably 10.06 SB for Dwain Chambers. Firstly, as it's a big chunk off in just the first round, and secondly as it causes headaches for selectors and their own ridiculous rules, as they may not be selecting Gemili, who only has a B standard this year...
Why should they select Gemili? Including Chambers, three british sprinters have the A standard, right? Three were faster than Gemili, so why pick him over one of the others?
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Re: British Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:53 am

norunner wrote:
jjimbojames wrote:Biggest result so far is probably 10.06 SB for Dwain Chambers. Firstly, as it's a big chunk off in just the first round, and secondly as it causes headaches for selectors and their own ridiculous rules, as they may not be selecting Gemili, who only has a B standard this year...
Why should they select Gemili? Including Chambers, three british sprinters have the A standard, right? Three were faster than Gemili, so why pick him over one of the others?

One of those A standards is a tad on the dodgy side, location-wise. I think Gemili is actually quicker and up there with Dasaolu, but has negative winds. Get him in a favourable wind and he'd be top 2, for sure
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Re: British Championships

Postby nevetsllim » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:59 pm

norunner wrote:
jjimbojames wrote:Biggest result so far is probably 10.06 SB for Dwain Chambers. Firstly, as it's a big chunk off in just the first round, and secondly as it causes headaches for selectors and their own ridiculous rules, as they may not be selecting Gemili, who only has a B standard this year...
Why should they select Gemili? Including Chambers, three british sprinters have the A standard, right? Three were faster than Gemili, so why pick him over one of the others?


Because Joel Fearon's A standards were set in the dubious location of La Chaux-de-Fonds, known as the Disneyland track among British athletes. His fastest time from another venue is 10.24 and that was set in Geneva! I'm not overly convinced he's anything more than a 10.2/10.3 sprinter at the moment.
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Re: British Championships

Postby tandfman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:31 pm

aaronk wrote:Twitter says that the women's 10K is left with ONE entrant....others dropping out before the race!
Aly (sp?) Dixon will be the winner......assuming she finishes!! LOL

At least the Brits had the good sense to let her run with the men and spare the spectators the need to sit through 35 minutes of watching a single athlete run around the track.

When the same thing happened in the 1984 US championships, Bonnie Sons did do a solo run. Yawn!

(The reason it happened in '84 was that the championships were separate from the Olympic Trials. There was no Olympic 10,000 then, and all of the best distance runners were aiming for the OT 5,000. They weren't about to run a 10,000 that would not get the on the Olympic team right before the running the OT, which could.)
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Re: British Championships

Postby dustoff » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:34 pm

Does anybody know why Gemili waited so long to open his season and has run so few races? I don't think he opened up until well into May, maybe June. It seems incomprehensible that a young guy wouldn't do any indoor races or hop onto any relays in the spring.
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Re: British Championships

Postby tandfman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:42 pm

I don't think his season's start was particularly late by British/European standards.
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Re: British Championships

Postby dustoff » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:06 pm

tandfman wrote:I don't think his season's start was particularly late by British/European standards.


How is it not late? Most Europeans run indoors and he didn't run indoors. I am pretty sure nearly every top level European sprinter did either 60s or opened up earlier than June.
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Re: British Championships

Postby jjimbojames » Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:48 pm

He was carrying an injury, which stopped his racing plans
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Re: British Championships

Postby dustoff » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:35 am

jjimbojames wrote:He was carrying an injury, which stopped his racing plans


Any details on this? I hadn't seen anything about him getting hurt. I was really surprised when I didn't see him in any 60s or some of those relays that ran @ Penn.
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Re: British Championships

Postby dadme » Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:39 am

James Dasaolu runs 9.91legal in 2nd sf. wow.
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Re: British Championships

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:02 am

Vicaut 9.95 in semifinal, legal, only +0.9 wow

Big level in Europe :D
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Re: British Championships

Postby betterthanb4 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:44 am

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Re: British Championships

Postby betterthanb4 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:46 am

Good run. He got a good start transitioned well and kept going. 8-)
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Re: British Championships

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:46 am

Vicaut amazing, in the final 9.95 +0.3 winning clearly to Lemaitre with 10.19

Vicaut 2 sub10 in 1 hour, he is in great shape
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Re: British Championships

Postby Flumpy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:57 am

Dasaolu pulled out of the final with cramp :roll:

Dwain won with 10.03 and Harry AA came 2nd with 10.08 :shock:

Selectors have major headache as we now have 5 guys under QT not including Gemili.
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Re: British Championships

Postby Mocra » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:10 am

As long as Dasaolu isn't injured and it's only cramp he needs to be in Moscow. The way he ran 9.91 was very impressive.

[img]Vicaut amazing, in the final 9.95 +0.3 winning clearly to Lemaitre with 10.19

Vicaut 2 sub10 in 1 hour, he is in great shape[/img]

I've been waiting for him to run sub 10 so I'm happy for him. Anyone got a video??
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Re: British Championships

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:13 am

I think that Dasaolu was a little "stupid" running so strong in a semifinal.
He should to run "easy" semifinal for after to run 100% the final.

Really i dont understand these things :shock:
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Re: British Championships

Postby dadme » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:16 am

Does the same apply to Vicaut ?
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Re: British Championships

Postby betterthanb4 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:24 am

ZELLGADISS wrote:Vicaut amazing, in the final 9.95 +0.3 winning clearly to Lemaitre with 10.19

Vicaut 2 sub10 in 1 hour, he is in great shape



ZELLGADISS You've been waiting on that sub 10 for a while. :)
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Re: British Championships

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:30 am

Yes i imagined that Vicaut would get sub10 soon, he is in great shape

Vicaut was not running until limit like Dasaolu in my opinion.
Dasaolu runned his semifinal like if was the FINAL :lol:
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Re: British Championships

Postby Mocra » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:59 am

Jimmy Vicaut 9.95 race in the semifinal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cZ3hcHD5WU&sns=tw
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Re: British Championships

Postby ZELLGADISS » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:07 am

Thanks Mocra, i wait that the final is soon for watch it :D
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Re: British Championships

Postby betterthanb4 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:10 am

Mocra wrote:Jimmy Vicaut 9.95 race in the semifinal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cZ3hcHD5WU&sns=tw


Thank you.
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Re: British Championships

Postby Chafford1 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:17 am

dadme wrote:James Dasaolu runs 9.91legal in 2nd sf. wow.


With +1.1 wind
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Re: British Championships

Postby aaronk » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:36 am

Heard that Okoro beat Judd, running negative splits of 61 and 59....but just under 2:00.
Did Judd go sub-2:00 also??
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Re: British Championships

Postby Daisy » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:27 am

aaronk wrote:but just under 2:00

Just over two minutes for Okoro.

"Marilyn Okoro ran a superb tactical race in the Women’s 800m, she tucked in behind on form Jessica Judd and with 200m put her 400m speed to good use and pulled away from Judd convincingly. Okoro and good tactics don’t often come together in a sentence but today was different."

Marilyn OKORO SHAFT’BURY 2:00.60
Jessica JUDD CHELMSFORD 2:02.81
Shelayna OSKAN-CLARKE WSE HOUNS 2:03.59 PB
Alison LEONARD BLACKBURN 2:03.60
Emily DUDGEON EDINBURGH 2:04.22 SB
Tara BIRD WOODFORD G 2:05.13
Claire GIBSON KILBARCHAN 2:06.23
Hanna TARVER WIRRAL 2:08.45

http://www.eightlane.org/okoro-beats-je ... mens-800m/
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Re: British Championships

Postby shivfan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:01 am

I have never seen PSD talk so little after a race...it must've really taken a lot out of her!
:lol:
PSD and Child look good, though...well done.
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Re: British Championships

Postby Sasuke » Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:33 am

If I remember well Okoro ha recently been training with Johnny Gray, Duane Solomon's coach, and this probably helped her tactics. After all, she used to run a fast first lape and to fade on the final home straight... it's very strange to see her run a negative split.
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Re: British Championships

Postby eldanielfire » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:01 am

shivfan wrote:I have never seen PSD talk so little after a race...it must've really taken a lot out of her!
:lol:
PSD and Child look good, though...well done.



I love how PSD s always trying to catch her breath in every interview while trying to articulate thoughts as she speaks. She really leaves it all out on the track.
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