Athletics Thread


#1101

Farah, all else aside, is a bit of a dick tbh.


#1102

Muslims run England… They’ll do as Mo tells them.


#1103

He’s sound. Had an awful time of it growing up. I ran against him last year in Newcastle. He bet me b 45 minutes in the half marathon


#1104

What time did he run?


#1105

In around an hour


#1106

145 isn’t bad.


#1107

It’s not even club standard


#1108

Club standard is high.


#1109

Endurance not speed is my scene.


#1110

Half marathon is a long way. You spend a long time trying to convince yourself it’s not, but it just is.


#1111

Its not really. I like them though. A nice test


#1112

I once underestimated one and had four pints the night before. It’s about the worst I’ve ever felt doing anything. Unseasonably hot day. Not much to drink on the route. My fingers swelled up so much by ten miles that I couldn’t ball my hands into a fist.
Purgatory. 15 years later I still remember it.


#1113

Sounds like a serious electrolyte imbalance. Absolutely nothing worse


#1114

Whatever it was, it was fucking awful.


#1115

Character building


#1116

Some great pretend stuff being posted on this thread in the last few hours


#1117

I wish.


#1118

“The Voice of Athletics”, Brendan Foster, bowed out by calling the men’s 1500 metres final a short time ago.

Manganoi of Kenya won.

I liked Brendan as I always got the impression he was the only person on successive BBC Athletics broadcasting teams who knew of the existence of Ireland.


#1119

That was atrocious coverage of the 4X400 by the Beeb


#1120

Eurosport is where it’s at lads. How many times do you have to be told?