When the news broke on Thursday that Sally Pearson had withdrawn from the games, there was an audible groan up and down the nation. I was sat outside a restaurant having lunch when pictures began being broadcasted of her withdrawal press-conference. The rumours had begun at the crack of dawn and when it later transpired […]Read More 2018 Commonwealth Games – Barriers & Batons
I can almost feel the crackle of electricity…Read More 2018 Commonwealth Game(s) of throws
Blink and you’ll miss ’em. A look at some of the athletes to keep an eye out for, over the shorter distances.Read More 2018 Commonwealth Games – Sprinting Suggestions
….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