PREFACE It’s one week since I arrived in Hong Kong, and having shed the jet-lag and settled into my new role I think it’s time to capture my thoughts on what has been an unbelievable first year post-university. This time last September I had just relocated from Exeter to Norwich to take up my first […]Read More First year of work: a review
….and now for the good stuff! I was overwhelmed by the response to my predictions for the men’s events at this years IAAF World Championship, which has made me even more excited to go through the women’s events, because let’s be fair, women’s track and field is on fire at the moment and the chances […]Read More IAAF World Championship Predictions: Part Two – Women’s events.
With the IAAF World Championships kicking off in my hometown later this week, I thought I’d cast an eye over the start lists and make some (probably rogue) predictions. After picking some surprise winners in Beijing two years ago (Ahem Nicholas Bett in the 400m hurdles, thank you very much) I’m hoping I might be […]Read More IAAF World Championship Predictions: Part 1 – Men’s events.
The Bislett games was the next stop on the circuit and the eyes of the world had turned to look at the young Norweigan Karston Warholm. Earlier in the week the 21-year old sensation had set a PB and European lead of 44.87 over 400m. In Oslo, in front of an expectant home crowd, he […]Read More Diamond League – Oslo: Coe, Cram, Ovett, Wightman?
After Eugene, the diamond league moved to Rome for the first European meet of 2016. The Golden Gala marks a significant point in the calendar, as from here there are just two months until the world championships. Thirteen diamond league events were on show in the Italian capital, plus two non-diamond races. In total four […]Read More Diamond League – Rome: Obiri gallant at Golden Gala
The third leg of this years diamond league took place in Eugene, USA at the Prefontaine Classic, named after Steve Prefontaine, the American middle/long distance running prodigy who tragically died in a road accident aged 24. Despite his premature death Prefontaine won a remarkable 120 races (out of 153) and held the American record over […]Read More Diamond League – Eugene: Scorching performances stateside
The second leg of this year’s Diamond League saw the worlds best head to Shanghai. For many athletes, competing in China is always be a great occasion, having memories of the 2006 World Juniors, 2008 Olympic Games or the 2015 World Championships. Whilst those competitions were staged in Beijing, the Diamond League moves further south to […]Read More Diamond League – Shanghai: Meeting Record for Manyonga