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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Seaford Mince Pie10, and remember to Vote 2019

Go and VOTE, "santa can explain" later.

The last race before Christmas 2019 was the Seaford Mince Pie 10, and the gallery is here for your christmas fancy dress runners delight: 

You're  all experienced enough to know that you can get your memories from throughout the year by just going to the top level of the gallery and clicking through by year and month until you get to your race, and then of course - we're fully catalogued by race number - which if you don't know that - a web search for the events results will usually throw up your name and race number on the day.
As of today we have over 20,284,983 images fully catalogued online all the way back to include January 2014 fully loaded - just have a squiz here and off you go:

We're still sorting out orders, but you should know you are now perilously close to not getting your mugs ontime. Instant digital downloads are of course - instant - so you don't need us involved manually - but please do remember that all collections of "all my images" are manually collated together for you - so it can take a moment. So - what better gift for your friends on christmas day for those friends you remember over chrsitmas lunch - you can order up their race photo, download it and email it to them over a glass of sweet sherry with your motivational message for the year ahead before the blow out late lunch and wine - because you're not Steve Ovett going for olympic glory...

He's off to vote

She's off to vote

Her voting form is this big

rushing back to get a mince pie

He's going to vote

All christmas puddings can vote

heading into the sun

let it go. The current goverment isn't worth getting back in.

thinking about what presents to make

just been sorting out the red nose

camoflaged legs

off into the distance

listening to LBC radio

it's only a flesh wound

Vegan sausage

can't run away fast enough from it

Turkeys, getting fit for christmas

So - you should have received this email on Thursday. Voting day 2019. The weather forecast is crap. Wet and windy - the sort of weather that old people won't go out to vote in, so I urge all the young people - please please please prove you're made of harder stuff - and get out and vote. Vote as if your life depends on it - because it does. Vote as if the next 20 years of your life depends on it, because it does.
If you want the freedom to work across Europe unhindered, go on holiday easily with minimal administration across europe, enjoy parties, landscapes, and relationships across europe with minimal intrusion - and have very helpful and clever people come and work in our industries, health service, academic, research and service sectorsall the good things that the boomer generation set up, and not forgetting the unpresidented lengths of PEACE that we have enjoyed across Europe (says a man who avoided an IRA bomb because he turned down a job interview in 1992), then think very very carefully about how important this election is.
As things stand - you may well have said "I just want brexit done". well ok, I think you've just had your political patience strung out, (which lets face it is why many of us don't go into administration and council meetings for fun) and you should replace that with "just make it stop!" - in which case - time for a tactical vote.

If you don't know what your tactical vote should be - then go here:
Make your mind up, think about the direction of travel we have in this country, and then vote for the party that's nearest to the type of world that you want to live in.
If you think a leader who doesn't go to major interviews, steals a journalists phone during an interview and lies almost all the time and doesn't know an Irish border when he's actually on one, and then thinks he owns all of it, not just half of it, and ignores what the other half who own it think and tell him - then - go for it, but please write a big "L" (for leaver) on your forehead as well as your conscience, so we can applaud the success of your choices next year if that particular leader gets in. And then, get some training in so you can run damn fast - because you're going to need it if they do.

I live in a massive conservative constituency (South downs and Arundel), with over 50% of the vote last time to the conservatives. But I've not seen a single conservative banner up this year in the village or on the surrounding roads, and have seen multiple labour and lib dem placards all around our area. This is extremely unusual and is more indicative of what might happen around these parts - it's going to be fascinating viewing if nothing else.

whatever happens though - PLEASE PLEASE VOTE - EVERY SINGLE ONE COUNTS !

and we will see on lucky Friday 13th if we're going to have a happy christmas won't we....

Vote regularly, and vote seriously.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

The Brighton 10k, Brutal Spider Hill and Adidas Fulham 10k 2019

Thanks for coming to 2019
So that's about it for 2019 - only one more race before christmas over at Seaford 10, and the customary post Christmas Brutal (especially good if you have a brother or sister you don't like coming to visit and you want to "have a laugh" at their expense and give them an entry as a christmas present - because they won't be prepared at all...)

We will have competed 104 events by the end of this year, put over 3.4 million images online fully catalogued and seen 131,000 people. (we now have over 20M online) Whilst we are reducing the number of events every year (we covered 147 in 2014!) - we are increasing the number of people we see at an event - we're about 40% up on the number of people we used to see on average at an event 5 years ago, and are taking almost double the number of images per event (on average), and on average you get about 26 photos from five different positions... so we're properly covering the story for you !

Date Event Website Gallery results website
Sun-03/11/2019 320 finishers

Brexit Unicorns finally spotted

who's going to pay for cleaning these up then ?

he just didn't give a care at this point

cold it was skywalker

know your enemies, love your friends more


Muddy Chugger bro's

I'll hit you again if you don't get me tickets to Longmoor

Jazz hands meets swan lake

like a merman

The new musical version of Brutal the musical had some choreography issues

Which one was Robin ?

jumping jackie flash

Hi fives. Niiice !

The Brighton 10k had nearly no wind, mild temperatures for the time of year and slightly cloudy skies - perfect for fast times - which we got !
All off at the go - smooth start

streaming down Madeira drive off to Hove actually

there's the pier !

Finn was in a bit of a hurry

U-Turn at the end - don't go to the marina

wasn't a Vegan champs this year - but still a good turnout for the club

winging their way back to the finish

yeah, we almost got a great shot for you... hope yours was better...

sorted for the finish !

Finn McNally won in 30:23

Beth Kidger won the womens race in 34:20
 This is where the gallery gets interesting - remember we've been taking photos in the local area for over 15 years now - so we dug this one out of the archives ... although this race isn't online
Beth Kidger - 10 years ago winning the Phoenix Road Races U17 race in November 2009

It was also the Adidas Fulham 10k on sunday - with free image downloads for all !
There were five start waves through the morning

can't beat a sunday run

contenders ready !

Good to see a race director out having a run at another race !

DOuble double OK's

V for Victory

Smashing down the finish line

always got to get your insta medal photos !

The height of fashion in Fulham - American Football kit !!
So that's it for a while now - we have the Seaford Mince Pie 10 mile run and then the general election with the results on FRIDAY the 13th !!!.

I'm quite political but will keep my personal opinions to myself - however I will leave you with this thought - and point out what Einstein said generally - "if you keep doing the same thing over and over again, but expect a different result - that is the definition of madness". So stop the madness and do something different for a change at this election ?

Please let's not have another horror of a day like Halloween was, beacuse I ended up dressed as Dr Frankenfurter (and some people's retinas have not fully recovered), which was messy enough, and have kept the nails going for charity - check them out on Justgiving via or search for it on facebook - and I remain in awe that we have raised over £350 - help me increase this past £450 which would pay for two days of hopsice care at The Sussex Beacon. Your help will be eternally welcomed.

So, until next time, when I'll not be presenting the latest poll results but fancy dress mince pie race photos - take care in the dark when training and make sure you have a 360 reflective top - seriously - you owe your safety to yourself - I get nothing for this link - but you get a good deal safer