T&FT@30 – Rewind 2017

TFT Rewind 2017 - London (002)

Four GB records and 2 European titles saw Laura Muir dominate the winter indoor season as the prelude to the best ever fan supported World Champs in London and best ever collective GB team result headed by Mo Farah and the GB relay squads. It seemed that every time Laura Muir stepped on an indoor […]

*T&FT@30 – Rewind 2016

TFT Rewind 2016 - Rio

The Americas dominated world athletics with Portland and Rio the major venues as Team USA team headed the medals tables. Mo, Jess and Greg medalled as a trio one last time with Sophie Hitchon the T&FT choice as the GB Rio standout performance. In March a group of 50 T&FT fans attended the new look […]

T&FT@30 – Rewind 2015

TFT Rewind 2015 - Beijing (002)

“Super Saturday Trio, Jess, Mo & Greg” reprised their famous 2012 gig in China and  2015 was a year of elite multi-eventers making remarkable comebacks, giving up but winning anyway, and of record setting – for Ashton Eaton a WR 9045pts in Beijing. At the Prague European Indoor Champs it was Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Pentathlon CR […]

T&FT@30 – Rewind 2014

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In 2014 Greg Rutherford claimed the status of “GB Athlete of the Year” with his Commonwealth Games and European Champs wins and GB long jump record of 8.51m. Within a year he would, of course, hold the full set of major titles – an athlete at his peak! A hectic year started, as usual, indoors […]

T&FT@30 – Rewind 2013

TFT Rewind 2013 - Moscow 2013 (002)

2013 saw record numbers of fans, inspired by London 2012 and their “FOMO feelings”, book for the inaugural Anniversary Games at the London Stadium plus the Moscow World Champs and T&FT met that demand at both events in an extraordinarily busy year. British Athletics on a post-2012 London Olympics “high” translated into two sold out […]

*T&FT@30 – Rewind 2012

TFT Rewind 2012 - London 2012 (002)

“London 2012” was the athletics “summer of love” for a generation of fans with Jess, Mo and Greg the “super group trio” of spectacular Super Saturday – the sporting stars aligned, joyful fans waved banners, anthems were chorused and all was hip and groovy! The London 2012 Olympic Games, with its images so etched in […]

T&FT@30 – Rewind 2011

TFT Rewind - Daegu 2011 (002)

“Dai-gu” was the renamed South Korean city where GB’s Dai Greene’s momentum from 2010 propelled him to World Champs gold and where Mo Farah achieved world elite level: Jess Ennis triumphed too but had to wait 5 years for validation as a defending champion. When the Daegu IAAF World Champs was announced most people searched […]

*Sir Eddie Kulukundis RIP


With great sadness we learn of Sir Eddie’s passing, but hopefully he is now chatting track with Harry Wilson, Steve Ovett’s coach, and his travelling companion during those years when British athletes relied so much upon his support. Obituaries will report his well-known generosity in supporting athletes and their coaches in the period before lottery […]

*T&FT@30 – Rewind 2010

TFT - BCN  DEL 2010 - Turner Green  TFT Staff

With the Barcelona European Champs, Delhi Commonwealth Games, Doha World Indoors and Bergen European Team Champs it was an exciting, cosmopolitan year of travel for athletes, fans and the T&FT team with “double” and even “treble” successes for a select few! The athletics started in March with the Doha World Indoor Champs and for once […]

*T&FT@30 – Rewind 2009:


“BERLINO” & “BOLT” became the hot “couple” of 2009 – never has a mascot been as popular, as charismatic or come close to matching the star performer of a major sports event as on those heady Berlin days in August 2009 when Usain shared the limelight with a bear! To have witnessed Usain’s sublime “peak […]

T&FT@30 – Rewind 2008

TFT Rewind 2008 - Bolt Headline (002)

“THUNDERBOLT” & “CHRISTINE OOO – OH” were T&FT Beijing Newsletter headlines as Usain Bolt & Christine Ohuruogo’s performances took the international & Team GB limelight at the 2008 Olympic Games as both became “overnight sensations” to non-athletics fans. Usain Bolt became the athletics star of the Games with his 9.69 / 19.30 WR double with […]

*T&FT@30 – Rewind 2007

TFT Rewind 2007 - BHX & Osaka

In 2007 Birmingham had a double header with the top IAAF Indoor GP event of the year and the successful European Indoor Champs. Euro Indoor 400m winner Nicola Sanders & Christine Ohuruogo later also completed their famous 1-2 double at the Osaka IAAF World Champs. The Birmingham National Indoor Arena (as then) hosted its annual […]