Results round-up includes coverage from Anglo Celtic Plate 100km
COMMONWEALTH athletes dominate the top of the world rankings we publish on the next page and some are showing good form in Australia and USA on the eve of the Games.
Obviously the need to show some sort of form has necessitated that some compete much earlier than normal.
However, what has surprised me is that more have not been doing it. A lot of top Commonwealth athletes have barely competed prior to the Games and surely some are not going to be race sharp or in their best competitive mettle.
Also, wouldn’t it make more sense – apart from college athletes – to be competing in the Southern hemisphere rather than in the United States?
Jake Robertson was mightily impressive in Crescent City but is a 10km road race in one continent the best preparation for imminent track races in another?
On the eve of the Games, with athletics competition beginning on Sunday, the lack of big names and its position geographically and in the season means it has maybe not taken off publicity-wise yet.
I am sure that will all change when the Games begin and UK athletes start winning medals in Australia.