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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Beachy Head Marathon 2011 - gallery now live

The 2011 Gallery for Beachy Head Marathon is now live and on line here :

On a bright and sunny day - one of the best conditions ever held for the Marathon over 1300 explorers set off for a tour of the Sussex Downs. There are over 35,000 images now online - our largest gallery ever ! So enjoy and make sure you get yours before we run out of space on the server and have to archive them.
The start up the hill, Stuart near the front looked to be in good shape
Wendy gave a wave on the way near Jevington

Fresh from the Hungry Monk at Jevington

First big hill elation

Rhino, fresh from gladiators, keeping fit

The stunning views can do this. Make sure you run with people you like

The route in the background (from top right)

Walkers were allowed ski poles, but no skis. I'm uncertain of the advantage. Some just used one pole.
Descent into Alfriston

Safety balance deployed on the descent

Skipping ?!?!

The weather was clearly having an effect
The white flag of surrender - before the 7 sisters

The bus stop is at the bottom near the canoe centre

The Rhino ate the skis. allegedly.

"Eric and Ernie" plyometric skipping up Beachy Head - good for speed work

The Hills were alive with the sound of.....

Never Surrender !

Walking with friends, no number

Numbers can alienate those around you - be careful how you show them off.

"Bus schedule from Beachy Head to Eastbourne please"

"What do you mean all the taxis from Beachy Head to Eastbourne are booked ?"

"What do you mean France will play good rugby tomorrow, I don't understand ?" *gallic shrug*
"What rugby world cup ?" Steve Nimmo SA winning in 3:02:24

First Lady Susie Casebourne in 3:36:57

Fastest Fancy Dress - The Reindeer 5:57:06

Fittleworth Flyers up to their old tricks again to avoid any overtakers
Well done to everyone involved, from the services, marshals, volunteers, timekeepers, and of course the competitors on making it round. 1299 finishers in total which is one of the highest turn-out %rates that we have seen at an event this year - especially for a marathon.

 Right, off to ice this hand for trigger and indexing RSI, catch up on the Rugby World Cup finals, Spooks, Have I got news for you, and did I miss Merlin too ?

Enjoy, any questions just email me/feedback link, and don't forget to share with your friends on facebook and twitter etc for free.

Barns Green Half next weekend - a sprint by comparison - enjoy ! I think they will be taking entries on the day - and don't forget the clocks go back !

Until next time

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