Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat

Inspiration Games, Backstraight Film Club, and Athletics Baby Royalty: July's Lockdown Ramblings

July 12, 2020 Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Season 1 Episode 67
Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Inspiration Games, Backstraight Film Club, and Athletics Baby Royalty: July's Lockdown Ramblings
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Backstraight Boys (& Girl) Athletics Chat
Inspiration Games, Backstraight Film Club, and Athletics Baby Royalty: July's Lockdown Ramblings
Jul 12, 2020 Season 1 Episode 67
Backstraight Boys (& Girl)

Athletics is creeping back - from the Showdown in Otown to the Inspiration Games. In the former, Noah Lyles beat Justin Gatlin over 100 metres. In the latter, Noah Lyles beat no one over 185 metres. The world's gone mad.

Bowerman TC continue to tear things up across the pond, Allyson Felix is looking *quick*, and we still can't bring ourselves to get excited by 100 yard dashes or 3 x 100m relays.

There's also been the patter of tiny feet down the home straight: welcome along, Olympia Lightning Bolt and Ruby Elizabeth Pearson. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, little ones: there's no such thing as being too young to enjoy a good podcast.

In sadder and more serious news, beloved President of European Athletics, Svein Arne Hansen, passed away last month, and Bianca Williams was left distraught after an encounter with police in Maida Vale. 

We discuss all of the above in this episode, plus launch 'Backstraight Film Club', which kicks off with the astonishing masterpiece that is 'Fast Girls'. It's one of the best worst films ever made, and we're going to be chatting about it next week with two of our very own fast girls: Dina Asher-Smith and Amy Hunt. To get involved in the conversation, fire us a DM or drop us a tweet with your thoughts on the film, which is available to rent online. If you've not seen it: BOY, are you in for a treat.

Thanks for listening, let us know your thoughts, and stay safe. Proper athletics is getting closer by the day, people; hang on in there...

Show Notes

Athletics is creeping back - from the Showdown in Otown to the Inspiration Games. In the former, Noah Lyles beat Justin Gatlin over 100 metres. In the latter, Noah Lyles beat no one over 185 metres. The world's gone mad.

Bowerman TC continue to tear things up across the pond, Allyson Felix is looking *quick*, and we still can't bring ourselves to get excited by 100 yard dashes or 3 x 100m relays.

There's also been the patter of tiny feet down the home straight: welcome along, Olympia Lightning Bolt and Ruby Elizabeth Pearson. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe, little ones: there's no such thing as being too young to enjoy a good podcast.

In sadder and more serious news, beloved President of European Athletics, Svein Arne Hansen, passed away last month, and Bianca Williams was left distraught after an encounter with police in Maida Vale. 

We discuss all of the above in this episode, plus launch 'Backstraight Film Club', which kicks off with the astonishing masterpiece that is 'Fast Girls'. It's one of the best worst films ever made, and we're going to be chatting about it next week with two of our very own fast girls: Dina Asher-Smith and Amy Hunt. To get involved in the conversation, fire us a DM or drop us a tweet with your thoughts on the film, which is available to rent online. If you've not seen it: BOY, are you in for a treat.

Thanks for listening, let us know your thoughts, and stay safe. Proper athletics is getting closer by the day, people; hang on in there...