Athletics Thread


#1321

He is.


#1322

Oh I completely agree don’t get me wrong. The general lack of appreciation for them from the general public always amazes me.


#1323

Trouble is that joe public, having rarely taken a rushed step,has no yardstick. I never appreciated just how extraordinary our better athletes are until I started doing a bit of track training in my thirties. The average person would look at anything between a 400 and a 10000m ttime , and it would mean nothing to them. .


#1324

I had no interest or appreciation for track and field really until I went and saw a couple of meets at the Olympics in Beijing. The speed the middle distance lads went at was unreal. More impressive for me than the likes of Bolt.


#1325

when joe soaps like us are plodding around parkrun in 20-25 minutes,you realise how talented and dedicated the “run of the mill” lads are


#1326

Nail on the head.


#1327

Small willy, don’t think so, he’d trade it all for an extra inch


#1328

Yomif Kejelcha going for the World Indoor Mile record at the Millrose Games in NYC a little later.

3:48.45 the time to beat.


#1329

Is it on tv ?


#1330

Phil Healy with a great run to come 2nd in the 400M.


#1331

On NBC if you have access to it.

This might work;


#1332

The Chairman of the Boards


#1333

Missed it by 0.01s!


#1334

More drugs next time.