Tnf Talk 100

Tnf Talk 100 gives you the sharpest views and opinions from Track and Field’s bests events in 100 words


The Athletics World Cup 2018- Day 2

16/07/2018

“Many predicted the Americans to run away with the Platinum Trophy and with a 57 point over second place Poland, they essentially did. The standout performance from Day 2 came in the men’s 1500m with Lewandowski taking a closely fought, slow, but tactical race.

I think most people would be satisfied with how the World Cup was delivered. Ticket prices made the event inclusive, the online campaigns were good and it was positive that sky had the TV rights. Overall the organisers can be very pleased with themselves. But will they be? They’ll have to properly assess how the event performed against expectations, along with addressing the elephant in the room: just where were the A listers?”

Ryan Thomas Williams

Editor, Tnf Talk


The Athletics World Cup 2018- Day 1

14/07/2018

“A scorching day in Stratford, East London. The bars were busy. The restaurants were full. I walked through Westfield Shopping Centre with huge anticipation. Usually, the closer I get to the London Stadium, the more busy it becomes. Not today. Despite this innovative concept of 8 Nations battling it out for points, people failed to show- between fans, this did not go unnoticed. 

The track and field events failed to disappoint. A Nations table added that little bit more drama to each discipline. Who cared if we finished fourth, as long as France and USA picked up less points than us.”

Ryan Thomas Williams

Editor, Tnf Talk


The Athletics World Cup 2018- Preview

13/07/2018

“The Athletics World Cup is a brand new event in which 8 Nations will go head to head, picking up points with the hope of taking home the newly announced Platinum Trophy and the $450,000 prize money. Although some of the bigger, well known names in athletics won’t be taking part, we will still see Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson, Anita Wlodarczyk and our very own Morgan Lake.

In total, there will be 28 Olympic and world champions taking part- a far cry from suggestions that it is not as appetising for athletes as the Diamond League meets in Rabat, Monaco and the Anniversary Games in London. Upon looking at each Nation’s team, I wouldn’t be surprised if China ran away with it.”

Ryan Thomas Williams

Editor, Tnf Talk


British Championships 2018

02/07/2018

“The British Championships is an event to showcase the very best athletes we have in the country. The prestige of being crowned British Champion sticks with an athlete throughout their professional career. In 2017, we saw Britain’s best, Pozzi, KJT, Ujah, Muir & Bradshaw all duck the British Champs and miss out on individual medals for another year. This year couldn’t be more contrasting with the event consisting of Britain’s fastest women, Asher Smith & Britain’s fastest ever men’s relay team including, Gemili, Hughes and Prescod. KJT and Muir even turned up and put in strong performances for the fans.

These sensational athletes are now putting in performances to not only challenge European best but World best too. It’s an exciting time for this talented bunch. Roll on Doha!”

Ryan Thomas Williams

Editor, Tnf Talk