mump boy wrote:They've never been very useful and of you look at past champs they were always a bit shit bit the last 2 especially so, mainly because they were held in March and Oct in far flung places
Next year is in the middle of the season and in central europe, i expect a much better turn out than usual
My response to Mump Boy was an attempt to ridicule his generalisations.
* never been very useful - tell that to Filbert Bayi who ran a WR 1500m in 1974 ahead of John Walker. The experience might have been invaluable for Walker two years later in 1976.
* always a bit shit - really?
* far flung places ........Sally Pearson and Val Adams regularly compete in "far flung" places for a large part of their season. Surely Track and Field should recognise it is a global sport and attempt to be one. And I do recognise that the majority of sponsorship and money and fans will be in Europe.
*The Commonwealth Games might be changing and the top Jamaicans, Kenyans etc may not wish to compete. However the Games are more than just Track and Field. Not everyone can compete at the Olympics or World Championships.
*As to depth......perhaps we should be a little more realistic about the impact drugs have had in our sport......