The 2012 New Years Day Serpentine 10k race gallery is now live and online here:
|Like hounds out of the traps the first race of 2012 was unleashed|
About 100 marshalls kept 501 finishers along the straight and narrow around the park, under the bridge, two laps round Kensington Palace pond and then back down along the lake, under the bridge to finish.
In what can only be described as an alchohol free christmas time of 32:42.8 Andrew Rayner delivered a bit of a late Santa special with a 37 second victory over Jacob Wiebel (33:11.9). In the ladies race Katie Good (35:29.4) in 10th overall was 11 seconds ahead of Rosalind Kieran (35:40.4) - clearly neither had eaten enough mince pies over the break by all accounts.
Shout out to David who I was at school with - and his 47:52, I'll bear that in mind as a target to aspire to during my half marathon training for the next two months.
Here's a few happy faces from Sundays Serpentine race:
|Flying along at the 1k mark|
|The view back from Lancaster gate on the out lap|
|Not sure who dragged who round, but they both smiled - a lot|
|These chaps seemed to have a great day out|
|Beware the 44:24 fancy dress runner who makes your run look "normal"|
|Happy New Year running|
|Far too happy with 500m to go - landmark bridge in background|
|Good to have made it out of bed in time|
|Synchronised happy flailing|
|Mens winner - Andrew Rayner|
|Ladies winner - Katie Good|
|Everyones a winner|
|Truly victorious for Fidelia|
|Caption Competition - suggestions on an email please|
|Eagles flying in at the finish|
|Extra motivation provided by the Portland Marathon Running Coach|
The 2012 calendar is full already leaving me with 3 weekends to figure out what to do with myself, one is easter sunday, the other christmas, and another is late May - which is unanticipated but 120 events listed so far should be enough.
And for those of you waiting for the Brutal gallery - we're half way through the cataloguing already !
Here's a few of the last gallery listings that need a bit of attention before they go,
until next time
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