The January G3 10k race free download gallery is now live and online here:
In the opening event of the years Runners Need G3 race series, organised by allabouttriathlons.co.uk 370 runners braved the sub zero (-2 degC) early morning temperatures with a clear blue sky above whilst fog and mist hung in the valleys.
Starting from Newlands corner and down around the January course, (here on the good running guide) the 10k course takes in the challenge of St.Martha's hill on the sandy hills of the north downs, which once you've done that twice, you still need to get back up to the finish at Newlands Corner from wence you came. It's a bit of a sting in the tail.
|The view from the top of St.Martha's Hill|
|Smiling on the way up for the first time|
http://bit.ly/G3-Race1-2012-blury-action-pics if you fancy a look see.
Naturally due to the blur and angle I can't index all of them - so worth a gander or check through the 000 files as always. Let me know if you find one that needs renumbering - makes it easier for you to find next time...
|wizzing through the woods|
|mind the tree...|
|one way down the hill in the dark woods|
|almost looks like a studio shot|
|yep looks like a studio shoot|
|power zoom, off camera flash, long shutter speed. the equivalent of photo gambling - sometimes it works and you get a dynamic result|
|enjoying the view from the top of St.Martha's|
|Freewheeling down the hill at more than full pace|
|Rory led the runners out on his bike, cheating as usual|
|at about the 2k mark in full flow|
|it obviously wasn't too cold, just sub zero|
|The view of St.Martha's Hill from Newlands Corner - with mist hanging in the distant valleys|
|good finishing all the way to the line|
|pushing in to get the time down|
|Competitive running to the end|
So go to the results here to see how well you all got on - http://www.allabouttriathlons.co.uk/events_g3-run.html and also to make sure you've entered the next race on Saturday February the 4th. See if you can do the Feb course faster than Guy Bowles did this months in 39:44 - which as a sub 40 on that hilly course is frankly awesome...
And as way of an experiment - if you do download your photos - please give the event a "like" (as on the gallery page here http://bit.ly/G3-race1-2012-free-race-photos ) for the facebook thingy
Have a look at this list below in case you may have missed yourself in any of these recent gallerys - it's a small selection of some of the recent ones, as well as the next ones that are going to get archived.
Next race is the F3 Events Duathlons and 10ks at Dorney lake - hopefully it will be summer by then and a bit warmer !
Until next time,
p.s. in other news Comet took their 48hrs, added 4 weeks, and finally agreed that the display docking station may have damaged the wifes phone (which of course it did). The cheque is apparently in the post, thanks to Darren in customer services who chased the technical report and the Hove store manager who didn't quite do everything possible to delay things, so I'm not going to ever shop there again !, just like you ? We await the postman.
|Recent races of relevance|
|14/01/2012||now live - G3 January Race 1 - free downloads|
|08/01/2012||now live - Sussex XC Champs 2012|
|02/01/2012||now live - Brutal 10 Race 1 2012|
|01/01/2012||now live - Serpentine NYD 10k|
|10/12/2011||now live - Brutal 10 Race 3 2011|
|12/11/2011||now live - Brutal 10 Race 2 2011|
|06/11/2011||now live - Loseley 10k 2011 - free downloads|
|15/10/2011||now live - Brutal 10 Race 1 2011|
|Next in the archive queue|
|20/08/2011||now live - Pride Run 2011|
|20/08/2011||now live - F3 Dorney Triathons 2011|
|20/08/2011||now live - Big South Swim 2011|
|14/08/2011||now live - REP Birdman Swim 2011|
|07/08/2011||now live - Milland Valley 2011|
|30/07/2011||now live - REP BTF Aquathlon 2011- free downloads|
Click here for our race finding link page on the blog