Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Bounding Ben, Dashing Dina, and Heights-Hitting Holly : The Race to Represent at British Champs

August 28, 2019 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 53
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Bounding Ben, Dashing Dina, and Heights-Hitting Holly : The Race to Represent at British Champs
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Bounding Ben, Dashing Dina, and Heights-Hitting Holly : The Race to Represent at British Champs
Aug 28, 2019 Season 1 Episode 53
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Newly-crowned British 100m Champion, Ojie Edoburun said something very wise to us this weekend: ‘you can be a circuit guy, or you can be a championship guy.’ 

Now, in an ideal world, you’d be both, but that’s no easy feat, and it’s a rare old athlete who’d pick Diamond League consistency over the chance to etch their names into the history books, and clinch silverware when big performances matter the most. 

The British Champs aren’t the Worlds or Olympics, but they sure do run the rule over our best and brightest, and establish who’s got the nouse to navigate the muddy waters of championship success. 

Enter Eilish McColgan, who ran from gun to tape in a manner which can only be described as utterly dominant (and gruelling, in 31 degree heat…). She was the quickest in the field, she wanted to go to Doha, and so she won the race. Simple. Sophie McKinna, Sarah McDonald, Dina Asher-Smith, Holly Bradshaw, Matthew Hudson-Smith, and Ben Williams did much the same: emphatically and confidently securing qualification. 

For others, things weren’t quite so straightforward. A few big names will be missing out, and others are in races against time (in every sense of the expression) to gain the required standards before selection takes place.

This latest episode features Jody, Bayo, and a handful of medallists from the weekend’s action. We hope you enjoy it. In fact, we hope you enjoy it so much that you leave us a review, and follow us on social media: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas on Twitter, and @BackstraightBoysPodcast on Instagram. Thanks awfully.

Show Notes

Newly-crowned British 100m Champion, Ojie Edoburun said something very wise to us this weekend: ‘you can be a circuit guy, or you can be a championship guy.’ 

Now, in an ideal world, you’d be both, but that’s no easy feat, and it’s a rare old athlete who’d pick Diamond League consistency over the chance to etch their names into the history books, and clinch silverware when big performances matter the most. 

The British Champs aren’t the Worlds or Olympics, but they sure do run the rule over our best and brightest, and establish who’s got the nouse to navigate the muddy waters of championship success. 

Enter Eilish McColgan, who ran from gun to tape in a manner which can only be described as utterly dominant (and gruelling, in 31 degree heat…). She was the quickest in the field, she wanted to go to Doha, and so she won the race. Simple. Sophie McKinna, Sarah McDonald, Dina Asher-Smith, Holly Bradshaw, Matthew Hudson-Smith, and Ben Williams did much the same: emphatically and confidently securing qualification. 

For others, things weren’t quite so straightforward. A few big names will be missing out, and others are in races against time (in every sense of the expression) to gain the required standards before selection takes place.

This latest episode features Jody, Bayo, and a handful of medallists from the weekend’s action. We hope you enjoy it. In fact, we hope you enjoy it so much that you leave us a review, and follow us on social media: @BackstraightB and @Claire_GThomas on Twitter, and @BackstraightBoysPodcast on Instagram. Thanks awfully.