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    12-04-2019, 11:22 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    A more personal take by the great Australian athletics writer, Len Johnson. Story Conicidentally, Len ran against Ken Hall, but I'm not sure if he...
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    12-04-2019, 10:49 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    If you like tenous relationships, Ken Hall is the cousin of Linden Hall's grandfather. Linden, former FSU runner, is the Australian women's 1500 and...
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    12-02-2019, 02:43 AM
    I think your on a loosing s'treek hear and could of done a better job. I bet Strunk is spinning in his' grave, literally.
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    12-02-2019, 02:26 AM
    The track at the Australian Institue of Sport is getting a new, you beaut surface. ACT Athletics head James Kaan (1:46.74/3:37.02 PB) is hoping to...
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    12-02-2019, 02:15 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    I realised that all I knew off the top of my head was the Christchurch result, and that was probably insufficient content for a post! Learnt some...
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    12-01-2019, 08:22 AM
    I think the answer to your original questions is, "No", nobody has a list or can produce one, given the current state of publicly available data...
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    12-01-2019, 04:57 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    Not much chance of that happening - I dislike work too much! However, I can guarantee there are plenty of under employed sports writers in...
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    12-01-2019, 04:41 AM
    Barber won the "Athlete of the Year Female Sports" award at the local CBR Sports Awards on Friday night last week... ..and then hit the gym on...
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    12-01-2019, 04:40 AM
    Lauren seems to have reverted to her maiden name of Boden, for whatever reason, and ran a new 300m PB of 37.58 at the Woden track in Canberra on 23...
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    11-30-2019, 12:04 PM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    Dixon, Boit and Big Bren "only" went 3, 4 and 5 in the Munich OG final behind Pekka Vassala and Kip Keino. Other interesting points: Tony...
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    11-30-2019, 07:56 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread RIP: Graham Crouch 71 in Historical
    He was born in 1948, so he was only 71. There was nothing on the Athletics Australia site, so I wrote a quick career retrospective if you are...
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    11-28-2019, 08:32 AM
    Easy Peasy. Yes, you are absolutely right. People think differently and use Excel for completely different purposes so learn different subsets of...
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    11-28-2019, 08:03 AM
    Interesting. I generally had the opposite experience with people I showed how to use them. It was usually, "I wish I'd known about that 10 years...
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    11-28-2019, 04:25 AM
    If you have watched, or read, a Pivot Table tutorial and want to try using them to explore the M1500m data used above, try this example: 1. Get...
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    11-28-2019, 04:03 AM
    Excel is a useful tool even for the "average shlub". It is very flexible, and often allows you to achieve the same outcome by using different...
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    11-27-2019, 03:57 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread 1917 in Things Not T&F
    Correct me if I'm wrong but a single take would require all the action to be continuously recorded from start to finish. This is what Hitchcock...
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    11-21-2019, 09:13 AM
    A Canberra-based newsite, RiotACT, has a story on local javelinist Kelsey-Lee Barber.
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    11-19-2019, 04:17 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread 1500m sub 3.40.00 list in Historical
    While logically true, that statement doesn't identify which of place or time, or both were reported incorrectly against which athlete.
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    11-19-2019, 04:06 AM
    If you replace "burgh" with related spelling of "borough", you'll see how it works.
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    11-19-2019, 03:56 AM
    If you want more stats, this website looks at Instagram(and Facebook as parent) from every conceivable angle. That's if you have all day to work...
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    11-18-2019, 05:26 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread Ford v Ferrari in Things Not T&F
    In case anybody is interested, here's a utoob video showing Le Mans winning cars 1923-2019. It's amazing how long it took engineers to design a...
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    11-18-2019, 05:22 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread Ford v Ferrari in Things Not T&F
    I thought Tauriki would have already been here to emphasise that 3/4 of the drivers in the 1st two GT40s were from NZ. These inluded F1 champ...
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    11-15-2019, 05:53 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread Polish news 2019 in Current Events
    If the president suggested it, he might have been considering "Naturalization by grant" which apparently allows the president to grant Polish...
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    11-15-2019, 05:52 AM
    El Toro replied to a thread Mary Cain and Nike in Current Events
    Weight control is part and parcel of any athlete's training regime but it is only a subset of the overall nutritional and health strategy, which is a...
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    11-13-2019, 03:34 AM
    Despite Emerson's hobgoblins, there's nothing wrong with efficient workflows and consistent presentation, it's just that the base product, the...
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