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Athletics 2021

  • 31-01-2021 12:04am
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    Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,378 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    We don't have one designated thread for general athletics news, so time to start one! Any news, meets, results, livestreams etc. drop it in here! Thread can also serve as the Diamond League thread for when it resumes.

    Here's to hoping we'll get to see some great results/races this year in these obviously crazy times. Hopefully we might even get an Olympics!


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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,378 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123


    Obviously poor season opener from Mageean last night, but was maybe a bit out of sorts after Jerry Kiernan's passing? She posted on her Insta last night that his death "took more from her than anticipated", so hopefully it's just a temporary blip.

    DAS was in fine form anyway, she'll be tough to beat should Tokyo go ahead.


  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭ Wottle


    Grest opening weekend, Nadia Power with a NR in the 800 clocking 2.02.44.
    Ciara Neville with a PB of 7.30 in the 60m and Sarah Lavin also running a PB 8.24 in the 60m hurdles.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,872 ✭✭✭✭ Pherekydes


    It's already been posted about Nadia Power's fine new NR in the 800m, but Ciara Neville opened in the same meet by running 7.31 and 7.30 in the 60, the latter equalled her PB.


    Edited to add: beaten to it by Wottle. I should change my name to Arzhanov!


  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭ Wottle


    Pherekydes wrote: »


    Edited to add: beaten to it by Wottle. I should change my name to Arzhanov!
    Very good :-)

    Wottle wrote: »
    This has been coming, super run, more to come
    https://twitter.com/Dee_Bee79/status/1355607086948880387?s=19


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ Sacksian


    It was also a world u-20 record (by two seconds) by the winner, Keely Hodgkinson - definitely one to watch for global medals in the coming years.

    It's amazing the level of performance there has been across the board during the pandemic, including some of the TTs by Irish athletes. World indoors could be really great! And an elite-only indoor nationals could be a great spectacle too with everyone in peak condition chasing times.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    Sacksian wrote: »
    It was also a world u-20 record (by two seconds) by the winner, Keely Hodgkinson - definitely one to watch for global medals in the coming years.

    It's amazing the level of performance there has been across the board during the pandemic, including some of the TTs by Irish athletes. World indoors could be really great! And an elite-only indoor nationals could be a great spectacle too with everyone in peak condition chasing times.

    European Indoors.

    The World Indoors have been scrapped again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Hopefully next few week will be interesting from and Irish point of view.
    To add to the athletes already mentioned, Sean Tobin runs next weekend in Mets, I believe Robinson and Coscoran are in great shape as well and are due race soon.


  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭ horsebox1977


    Ciara Neville posted that she is running today in Ostrava.

    https://www.watchathletics.com/page/2304/schedule-czech-indoor-gala-ostrava-2021

    Starts at 11 apparently. Although another page says 5pm.

    Schedule and Results here - https://online.atletika.cz/vysledky/46797


  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭ horsebox1977


    8.21 for Sarah Lavin - another PB.


  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭ jamule


    There were heats for the sprints

    60m
    Ciara Neville DNS
    Lauren Roy 7.66
    Gina Apke Moses-7.63 & 7.62

    400m H
    Diarmaid Clancey (PB)50.44
    60m H
    Sarah Lavin 8.21 (PB) & 8.18 (PB)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 313 ✭✭ horsebox1977


    What happened to Ciara Neville?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    KSU wrote: »

    It will be interesting to see who will attend this event.
    I'd hazard a guess that anyone that is outside of the country training or racing at present may not come back for it, but I could be wrong on this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Nice run from Sean Tobin in Metz France today.
    Won the 3k in 7.49. Put in a great last 400m to pull away.
    Looks to be more there in a faster race as well.
    Anyway he couldn't do more than he did, took the win, it will be a confidence boost to him, Delighted for him


  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭ jamule


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Nice run from Sean Tobin in Metz France today.
    Won the 3k in 7.49. Put in a great last 400m to pull away.
    Looks to be more there in a faster race as well.
    Anyway he couldn't do more than he did, took the win, it will be a confidence boost to him, Delighted for him

    I thought he was gonna stay closer to robinson (he looked like he jogged around for the first 2k), 2 lads in great shape.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    jamule wrote: »
    I thought he was gonna stay closer to robinson (he looked like he jogged around for the first 2k), 2 lads in great shape.

    Yeah i though he might have been a bit closer in the early stages.
    But its fine margins really, I think that was an indoor pb for him (could be wrong).

    Edit, also inside euro qualifying time


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,177 ✭✭✭ MY BAD


    Great running from Tobin today, that last 400m shows his strength


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,751 ✭✭✭✭ Faugheen


    https://twitter.com/TexasTFXC/status/1358218081584226304?s=20

    Great to see Davicia Patterson involved here. Texas ran three teams and she was in the A foursome. She recently transferred there from Iowa State and still classed as a Freshman so hopefully a good sign that she can be involved in the Big 12 and NCAA Championships.

    She ran 5th in the individual 400 event. Rhasidat Adeleke (also at Texas) ran in the 60m.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Sean Tobin and Paul Robinson racing this evening in Barcelona.
    Sean in the 3k at 6.38pm Irish time
    Paul at 6.57

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZSaVPKWDI&feature=youtu.be


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭ Exactly


    Andrew Coscoran running tomorrow night in Lievin as part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 933 ✭✭✭ jamule


    Exactly wrote: »
    Andrew Coscoran running tomorrow night in Lievin as part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour.

    he was pacing last night for fay (7.53).
    Michelle finn too 9.02


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,516 ✭✭✭ Exactly


    jamule wrote: »
    he was pacing last night for fay (7.53).
    Michelle finn too 9.02

    Yes he paced to 2K. Probably racing over shorter tomorrow night.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Sean Tobin and Paul Robinson racing this evening in Barcelona.
    Sean in the 3k at 6.38pm Irish time
    Paul at 6.57

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JZZSaVPKWDI&feature=youtu.be

    I’m watching hairy shotputters in orange runners!!

    Is this delayed?

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    I’m watching hairy shotputters in orange runners!!

    Is this delayed?

    TbL

    Do they not float your boat :).

    Looks like theres delay alright


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Ceepo wrote: »
    Do they not float your boat :).

    Looks like theres delay alright

    Very impressive beard on the lad with no hair and orange runners :)

    Just watched a women’s race, not as many beards on view...:)

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Looks like Tobin was 3rd the lad that won it won it by a big distance

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Looks like Tobin was 3rd the lad that won it won it by a big distance

    TbL

    Sean ran 7.51 which is 3 sec outside his pb. Looked tired running. Need to keep in mind he raced on Saturday as well.
    Solid hit out and consolidates his training


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ ThebitterLemon


    Looks like Robinson finished 2nd might have left it a bit late putting on the burners

    TbL


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,189 ✭✭✭ Ceepo


    Looks like Robinson finished 2nd might have left it a bit late putting on the burners

    TbL

    Very easy to be "hurlers on the ditch" but he did seem to sit back in the pack early on and got caught up when in bunch up. Finished strong and was out kicked


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,895 ✭✭✭ Sacksian


    Looking at the race, I just thought he was a bit busy in the last 600 or so when he started trying to take closer order, going out to lane 2 a couple of times without moving up much, back into lane 1 at the bell and then having to move out again on the home straight.

    He knows how to pace a race, think he just got caught up with the bodies on the track, more to come, no doubt. The standard at the top in the 1500m in Europe is tough though.


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