The Purple Patch Down-tow-Up-Flow Half Marathon :http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=239zgxr
And you can rate it on Runners world here
The Haywards Heath Harriers Downland Challenge 5mile and 30mile ultra : http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=157zh09
Links to the race websites and their results can be found on the respective gallery pages.
As a quick headline link - if you enjoyed any of your running this weekend then click here to Enter the Purple Patch Maidenhead Half Marathon on September the 4th, knowing the route and the area I will vouch that it's going to be a great race.
|The Hills (The Beacon to be specific) are alive with the...|
Another great race put on by the Haywards Heath Harriers - just look at the stunning views...
|Eets nice yes ? What a view !|
|Shotguns ready, Pull. Mr Bolt should upgrade, arrows are so last year.|
|Hey, what's up ? It's downhill from here - to the finish, windmills in the background.|
|If you don't fancy hills, then the DTUF Half was quite scenic, and this chap Rupert Shute from Reading Road Runners took the new course record in 1:17:45|
|The A380 of in-race airplanes|
|Synchronised Flying, you can see the early route in the distance along the bank|
|Smiling as they go past the boats at the marina|
|Far too happy Sisters after 13 miles along a tow path - making a great finishing shot|
|Rupert Shute on his way in for victory and the new record|
Talking of quests, I had an email the other day from a "bit of a blagger". They and the club they claimed to represent will remain nameless (but not shameless), but suffice to say - please don't email me asking for a free team photo (which we didn't take), claiming everyone had bought their images (when nobody had). Additionally, apart from "please don't lie to me", I will add "please don't steal my images", because the person in question had right clicked (i.e. taken copies) on 14 ex 24 images we had taken of him. It shouldn't come as a shock to know we record that stuff. The odd right click by mistake can happen - but 14 times - I don't think so.
Obviously wise people like yourself know that taking copies of images - even with the watermark on them - is stealing. Call it shoplifting if you like, and just like traditional shoplifting (which is theft) - just because you can do it - doesn't mean you are morally obliged to do it.
As I explained to the blagger/thief/shoplifter our gallery hosting, fuel, equipment, maintenance, salaries, cataloguing, computers, software, transaction fees, marketing etc all cost money, and in all this I work for free late into the night and haven't had a holiday in about 5 years, but before I start to sound like Alan Sugar, please don't try and BS me. For what is now priced at under a fiver for a lifetimes memory - I think that's good value that shouldn't be stolen.
Did you know we raised over £2000 for race charities in the past 12 months alone, and your help for us to do that is appreciated by many people who benefit directly from the money raised through photo sales, so right-clickers out there - you're doubly bad people, you're not just stealing the food from my childrens mouths...
Clearly people like their photos - our free download service is proof of that - but what should I do with right-clickers ? Answers please !! (email me - firstname.lastname@example.org ). I'm up for anything from deletion to naming, but can you help me by suggesting something else I can do in between to convert them to customers ? Let me know ! Help me to make things better for everyone ! Thank you.
In other news - the Milland Valley Trail (Half marathon) on August the 7th could probably do with your last minute entry before Friday. Get in there - and see what route wizardry Tom has been up to.
Until next time, enjoy the nice gap in the weather - my tomatoes are coming on a treat. Ideas for a daughters 4th birthday present are also welcomed.
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