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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Only 5 days to go now!!
    Ah exciting is this one going to be on any of the main BBC channels? I remember last year only a few were, the rest were on the red button.

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    I do like watching a bit of world class athletics and will probably follow the DL, may even attend the London Grand Prix as it's likely to be the last at Crystal Palace. But, and this is a big but, running and actively competing in athletics share half of my spare time with watching football. Competitive athletics is my passion. As such, for me there's a melancholic side to being in the crowd, none more so than when my own training partner got selected for a UKA development race and I didn't: even though our training was more or less the same, he was just faster! I know I'm nowhere near good enough to be on the national let alone international stage, but the feeling of envy dies hard.
    Me too :yep: Ooo I might wanna go then or maybe next year. Definitely going to Meeting Areva next year!

    Lovely pictures.
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Ah exciting is this one going to be on any of the main BBC channels? I remember last year only a few were, the rest were on the red button.
    I don't think so..
    Depends on if Bolt's going to be there though because then it'll probably be on BBC3 like it was last year
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    I don't think so..
    Depends on if Bolt's going to be there though because then it'll probably be on BBC3 like it was last year
    Ah I see ha, the audience power Bolt has :L
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Ah I see ha, the audience power Bolt has :L
    haha yup, it's a bit of a disadvantage at times though as I'd love to be able to watch not so prominent athletes sometimes and end up having to watch them weeks later on a poor quality youtube clip
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    haha yup, it's a bit of a disadvantage at times though as I'd love to be able to watch not so prominent athletes sometimes and end up having to watch them weeks later on a poor quality youtube clip
    Yea so true! I really wish all of the meets were televised (on BBC), like all of the word challenge ones!
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Yea so true! I really wish all of the meets were televised (on BBC), like all of the word challenge ones!
    Exactly!
    I think it'll happen soon though mind you, especially since Eastenders omnibus was taken off air to pave the way for the upcoming sporting season
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Exactly!
    I think it'll happen soon though mind you, especially since Eastenders omnibus was taken off air to pave the way for the upcoming sporting season
    Really? Good news I think Bolt runs in quite a few of the world challenge meets as well - Ostrava for example
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Really? Good news I think Bolt runs in quite a few of the world challenge meets as well - Ostrava for example
    Mm I thought he was running in Doha.. bad news; the meet on Friday's a BBC Red Button showing
    But the one at the end of the month is a BBC 3 showing and surprise surprise Bolt is going to be in it lol!
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Mm I thought he was running in Doha.. bad news; the meet on Friday's a BBC Red Button showing
    But the one at the end of the month is a BBC 3 showing and surprise surprise Bolt is going to be in it lol!
    I thought he wasnt :dontknow: is he? Ah thats annoying

    Aha, typical - is that the Rome one?
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    I thought he wasnt :dontknow: is he? Ah thats annoying

    Aha, typical - is that the Rome one?
    Nah, I don't think he is

    Yup, it's the one in Rome
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Nah, I don't think he is

    Yup, it's the one in Rome
    Ah well.

    Rome is always a good meet, can't wait :woo:
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Ah well.

    Rome is always a good meet, can't wait :woo:
    Me too!
    23 Days 'til Rome
    3 Days 'til Doha
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Me too!
    23 Days 'til Rome
    3 Days 'til Doha
    Buzzing provisional entry lists are up on the IAAF website :yay:
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Buzzing provisional entry lists are up on the IAAF website :yay:
    Mmm, I see some strong contenders such as Powell & Merritt!
    Allyson Felix doing a 100? That'll definitely be interesting

    No 200m I see :confused:
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    Mmm, I see some strong contenders such as Powell & Merritt! Allyson Felix doing a 100? That'll definitely be interesting No 200m I see :confused:
    Can't wait for the mens 100 - Powell and Gatlin!

    Yea - she ran one a few days ago in Kawasaki I think? 11.22, not bad for a 200/400 specialist! Her PB is actually quite good too - 10.93!

    Ah thats a shame I kinda wanted to see Wallace Spearmon, he wasn't around last season :ninja:
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Can't wait for the mens 100 - Powell and Gatlin!

    Yea - she ran one a few days ago in Kawasaki I think? 11.22, not bad for a 200/400 specialist! Her PB is actually quite good too - 10.93!

    Ah thats a shame I kinda wanted to see Wallace Spearmon, he wasn't around last season :ninja:
    That'll definitely be a tight race!
    You never know, Carter might pull something out of the bag too. I mean look @ Blake - he came from nowhere and had an amazing last season!

    Oh really? I didn't know, that'll be interesting to see!

    Oh yes, it's been a while since I last saw him around!
    Hopefully he'll make an appearance at the Olympics this year too.. maybe he's hiding out before shocking the world in August lol!

    I'd love to see Sally Pearson @ a Diamond League meet. She's become one of my favourite athletes over the past year. Amazing talent!! :excited:
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    That'll definitely be a tight race!
    You never know, Carter might pull something out of the bag too. I mean look @ Blake - he came from nowhere and had an amazing last season!

    Oh really? I didn't know, that'll be interesting to see!

    Oh yes, it's been a while since I last saw him around!
    Hopefully he'll make an appearance at the Olympics this year too.. maybe he's hiding out before shocking the world in August lol!

    I'd love to see Sally Pearson @ a Diamond League meet. She's become one of my favourite athletes over the past year. Amazing talent!! :excited:
    That's so true! Gonna be mouthwatering :sogood:

    I hope she does well!

    Aha true - maybe that is the case, he's just been working hard silently :yep: really can't wait, weird to think its less than 100 days away o_O

    I agree! She's amazing! Can't wait to see her next run!

    Ah the Diamond League is just so exciting aha!
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    That's so true! Gonna be mouthwatering :sogood:

    I hope she does well!

    Aha true - maybe that is the case, he's just been working hard silently :yep: really can't wait, weird to think its less than 100 days away o_O

    I agree! She's amazing! Can't wait to see her next run!

    Ah the Diamond League is just so exciting aha!
    My 100th TSR post & it's about Athletics

    Haha I know right! My cousin lives 2 minutes away from the stadium.
    I wish I was him lol :P

    Only 2 days to go DDD
    hopefully TSR will be buzzing about it! athletics is too underated!!
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    (Original post by _OliviaTheOwl)
    My 100th TSR post & it's about Athletics

    Haha I know right! My cousin lives 2 minutes away from the stadium.
    I wish I was him lol :P

    Only 2 days to go DDD
    hopefully TSR will be buzzing about it! athletics is too underated!!
    Aha woo!

    JEL! Has he got any tickets?

    Its terrible isn't it! I always think to myself am I the only person who gets a buzz out of watching it and the whole season build up? ha!
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    (Original post by erniiee)
    Aha woo!

    JEL! Has he got any tickets?

    Its terrible isn't it! I always think to myself am I the only person who gets a buzz out of watching it and the whole season build up? ha!
    Totally jel!
    No, I don't even think he likes athletics.. people like that do exist :eek: :shock:

    That's exactly how I feel!
    People only get excited about the Olympics..:2012: they forget all about the Diamond League, Aviva Grand Prix, Greater Manchester citygames etc. etc..

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