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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:15 pm    Post subject: Commonwealth games tri.. Reply with quote

...off shortly...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoiler alert: just seen the result. bugger Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should have a bet on the first 2 in the males
great result in the ladies
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watched the women's race live - outcome much as expected in what was a bit of a dull event with so few top class athletes racing.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dull as dishwater course.

Watched the ladies, happy to see Learmonth (sp?) hanging on to second. I had a feeling the Canadian was going to do Holland on the blue carpet with that nice. long rangey stride.

Missed the chaps, but read up on it this morning.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old Bob wrote:
Spoiler alert: just seen the result. bugger Mad


Too short for the boys, never been good at sprints.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched the (processional) ladies race live.

Just watched a recording of the Men's - hard to believe it was the same venue just a few hours later given the change in conditions.

Knew Ali had been injured, and to be fair he rolled the dice, leading the swim out and doing the bulk of the work in a 6 man lead group (perhaps to try and domestique Jonny), but on that course over the sprint distance it was never going to happen.

Once the run began neither B was a factor in the race, felt a little 'end of era' ish.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
Watched the (processional) ladies race live.

Just watched a recording of the Men's - hard to believe it was the same venue just a few hours later given the change in conditions.

Knew Ali had been injured, and to be fair he rolled the dice, leading the swim out and doing the bulk of the work in a 6 man lead group (perhaps to try and domestique Jonny), but on that course over the sprint distance it was never going to happen.

Once the run began neither B was a factor in the race, felt a little 'end of era' ish.


I thought that, especially with the rise of the new bunch of youngsters - the Aussies, HS plus a few others on the ITU circuit that weren't there today.

I wonder if today will help AB make his decision on Tokyo - don't know if it is Oly or sprint there. I'm guessing JB, being that bit younger, will still want a pop at an olympic gold.

One thing i am looking forward to is Flora going long. She's that bit more 'robust' looking than a lot of the other girls on the ITU circuit, plus with her mtb/xterra type success it shows she's got the ability to move through different disciplines. I think she's going to be great.

I'm still not fully convinced yet about AB's step up. I, perosnally, think Gomez is more likely to be the more successful post ITU.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watched the ladies....it was about as interesting as racing gets these days....

Slightly disappointed that no one wanted to risk a guaranteed 7th place by trying to jump out of the group and sneak a 3rd....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heard Ali on the radio saying that he's barely ran recently and thought if they should have sent a young, developing athlete to gain experience rather than a great athlete who isn't fit enough to compete for a medal?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pedro Peru wrote:
I heard Ali on the radio saying that he's barely ran recently and thought if they should have sent a young, developing athlete to gain experience rather than a great athlete who isn't fit enough to compete for a medal?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a slight aside, Oceanside 70.3 looks a decent field - Frodeno, Kona 2nd and 3rd from last year Sanders and McNamee, and possibly Talansky to shake things up on the bike.

*must pop over to ST to confirm that Sanders is going to lead the swim out, bike 1:50 and run 1:04....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TRO Saracen wrote:
As a slight aside, Oceanside 70.3 looks a decent field - Frodeno, Kona 2nd and 3rd from last year Sanders and McNamee, and possibly Talansky to shake things up on the bike.

*must pop over to ST to confirm that Sanders is going to lead the swim out, bike 1:50 and run 1:04....


Sam Appleton is up and coming, and may well shake things up as well. Guess it's too early in the season to read to deep, but will be interesting nonetheless.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From watching the broadcast and then looking at some of the photos from the Womens race (see http://www.witsup.com/flora-duffy-dominates-to-take-commonwealth-games-gold/) some of the athletes have timing (I guess) straps/chips on both ankles. Not all of them, but Duffy, Learmonth, Holland amongst others.

Any reason why this might be the case?

In the photo of Duffy coming down the finishing straight it looks more like she's got an ankle tag on each ankle from the local police force!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

funkin wrote:
From watching the broadcast and then looking at some of the photos from the Womens race (see http://www.witsup.com/flora-duffy-dominates-to-take-commonwealth-games-gold/) some of the athletes have timing (I guess) straps/chips on both ankles. Not all of them, but Duffy, Learmonth, Holland amongst others.

Any reason why this might be the case?

In the photo of Duffy coming down the finishing straight it looks more like she's got an ankle tag on each ankle from the local police force!!


Think they've been doing this in ITU races for a while now, redundancy in case they lose one of the chips.
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