Really great meet. Lots of fun, victories on all sides and a few nice surprises. Plus ever green Kim Collins, Mr popular still going strong. I really hope he goes to the Commonwealths.
My favourite results:
Laura Muir. I noticed her for the first time last year. There is something about her that says to me she will be a real success. I wonder if she'll concentrate on the 800m or the 1500m?
What is even more amazing about her performances recently is she is at University studying to be a vet full time.
Chris O'Hare and Charlie Grice. It was great for two things. 1 a great battle between two brits at the middle distances. 2. Two Brits taking control fo the race. For a British fan it has been depressing listening to one athlete after the other talk about losing races by giving themselves too much to do and/or hogging the inside lane in the pack and wondering why they get boxed in and can't win at the end in championships or allowing the race to get away from them by seemingly never looking at the clock. What's more they would make the same mistake again, and again and again. It's like we have had a generation of idiots running. Now with the new distance generation of Judd, Gorecka, Muir, O'Hare and Grice you feel if they lose it is because they gave their best race but lost. I'd say look out for Gemma Steel in the marathon this year too.
The relays: Great runs from both British teams and the Scottish teams. But what happened to the USA? The ladies had half of last years Worlds squad but did terribly as did the men. Real shocks there as victories over the USA is always rare.
Kim Collins: Everybody loves Kim as the crowd shows. It's great having him still run great times at 36.