As ever Mick has done a race report that has been put onto the run247 website here. Which gives me a little more lattitude to put some of the other pictures online...
With the weather forecast for the weekend of rain, rain and a little more rain if you fancy it, London Marathon Sunday was really rather pleasant with puffy white clouds skitting gently over the horizon. With Mick and the REP team putting on the first of the seasons events by adding a 10 mile run to the traditional 10k route, the opportunities for a few more scenic shots across the south downs escarpment becomes a possibility. The only trouble being - how do you get the 10 mile runners and get back in time to get the 10k runners on the course. Time for that photographers trick of omnipresence, also known as hiring that TARDIS off Dr.Who. On the other hand, there was permission to drive around the private estate - so a bit of that got used too.. no speeding of course.
The new 10 mile course map is online here: http://www.mappedometer.com/?maproute=83257
It rained shortly after everything had been finished and cleared up, so obviously the start times are just about right !
Well done everyone on a great run, I hope you enjoy the free downloads - get them out onto twitter and facebook, or wherever else you blog and show friends and family what you have been up to recently.
|Just before 3 miles on the new 10 mile route|
|A short run out for Ultra Runner Jan|
|Early Surrender from the Tone Zone team|
|Happy hello waves|
|Having swept the course clear, all smiles at the end|
|Mick and the serious business of sorting the results and prizes|
|double thumbs up on the way through the woods|
|Watch out - James Walker from Steyning is back on the scene. Winning.|
|nice weather for a run in the woods|
|thumbs up flying all the way|
|I just saw an Owl this big. Yeah right.|
|Kay and the girls enjoying the day|
|a moment of dramatic license, about to launch into a bit of opera|
|Steve cleaning up round the course|
|Yes - Bluebells !|
|How many Owls can you see here ? 4 if you look carefully|
|Yep - Owls, barn owls we think|
|quickly through in the early 2k|
|The last hill really isn't that difficult. Honest. If you win the Race like Andy here did.|
|top tip- Blokes: always remember to tell registration if you swap numbers with a woman and beat them all.|
|Suppliers of prizes and sponsors of things that go bling http://www.lguess.co.uk/|
For now enjoy these free downloads: http://bit.ly/REP-Bluebell-10k-2012-Official-photos
all the best