The Poppy Half Marathon and Phoenix Road Races Galleries are now live online.
Poppy Half Marathon:http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=45fzga7
Phoenix Road Races:http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=8krzgas
Both races suffered from rain and dark skies - making action photography particularly difficult on the day. Over in Bexhill one of Micks cameras getting so wet it went awol on him. Fear not - he has two cameras, just in case this kind of thing happens. Because that's what we do.
Here's a few photos from the races, you wouldn't know it was raining cats and dogs most of the day:
Go here for the race website and report: http://poppyhalf.co.uk/
Go here for the race results and Phoenix website: http://www.brightonphoenix.org.uk/
It was windy and rainy down in Brighton at Preston park - with a confusing northerly wind as rain came in from the south coast. With most of the course under some type of autumn tree canopy it was a challenge to find enough light to freeze the action - the success rate under the finish line trees serving as a testament to the tricky trickster conditions - photography is about recording the available light - and if there isn't much about - then that can cause difficulties. For those interested - ISO800, F3.2, 1/120th at some points during the day. Trying to freeze the action with a shutter speed that slow takes a bit of practice !
There's a full race report on the Phoenix website, suffice to say the weather kept the teanagers away, but the new format for the senior race worked well.
Here are some rewards from the work below, the rest are on the gallery here http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=8krzgas
Next week is the Brighton 10k, the Sussex Obstacle Dash, and just in, The Chelmsford 10k over in Essex. So there's bound to be something out there for you if you fancy a run out. Fingers crossed for the weather...
Until next time
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