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
THE DIAMOND LEAGUE IS BACK! ♦♦♦ Having returned last week after a seemingly never-ending break, athletics’ premier competition, outside of major championships, sees the worlds best compete for the chance to win the diamond trophy. Forty-four global medalists and sixteen olympic champions took to the middle east, with the 2017 campaign beginning, as always, in Doha, […]Read More Diamond League – Doha: Röhler Reigns Supreme
It’s six months since I first moved to Norwich and began blogging about the transition from student life to graduate life. Recently the posts have weaned. My friends have urged me to continue writing, but for some reason the urge hasn’t quite been there. Then this week I received an email from a stranger. It got […]Read More An email from a stranger.
A slightly more cheery topic than that of my previous blog post but as Christmas is only a few days away and I have recently had my first performance review, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on what I’ve learnt at work so far, in a Christmassy manner. As luck would have it, […]Read More Insuring Santa Claus.