Victoria Pendleton documentary on tonight bbc1 9-10pm
For anybody interested.
...and looks to be great
I was absorbed, but the wife was a pain in the arris and kept chattering from a different room.
Mrs and Miss B also both watched and enjoyed it.
Is she high maintenence or what ????
Superb athlete tho
Be interesting to watch the documentary on Brad tonight....
cant see him shedding quite so many tears!! But last nights was a very good documentary!!
Susses Runner, I can almost see why she wasn't that happy winning the Worlds this year, by default almost. But completey agree on the others - especially Olympic gold!! But I guess 'they' are different to us, which why I'm sat in an office dreaming about it and not doing it!!
Hats off to her as well - can't help thinking that perhaps this sort of 'warts and all *' documentary should be left until after the Olympics.
* Ms Pendleton clearly has no warts
Pushy parents me thinks. She beat herself up far too much. Thats why shes good and I aint
I don't personally think she'll have any regrets as an older adult. Her father shaped her and helped her become a superb athlete.
Her relationship...well she wouldn't change that.
The consequence and handling of it seems a bit unecessary. I don't blame her for feeling emotional about that. It's very obvious that it caused huge problems for her.
A very interesting study of (to me at least) a complex personality. And definitely a nice bit of eye candy!
The whole British Cycling setup seems joyless to me. The way they couldn't deal with a coach having a relationship with an athlete was just wierd - but they are known to be a bit their way or nothing.
I wonder whether they felt they could be so controlling because she was female - would they try that with someone like Cavendish - I doubt it. I know you have to have rules where coach-athlete relationships are concerned but also a bit of flexibility and recognition that you are dealing with people and you can't control every aspect of their lives. Ultimately she's leaving the sport too young - you wonder if that was really necessary.
Watched the programme yesterday and really enjoyed it an amazing, complex and honest sportswoman. Have n't seen the Wiggins programme yet but hoping it is just as good.
I know you have to have rules where coach-athlete relationships are concernedDo you? When it's two adults? Do you really need rules?
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