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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Lewes Easter 10k and Fun Runs 2012



The gallery for the Lewes Easter 10k and fun runs is now live and online here:

http://bit.ly/Lewes-10k-2012-Official-Photos

Full race results can be found here: http://www.lewesac.co.uk/results.php

It was a damp and windy day down at the Lewes AC track on the Easter Monday. Traditionally a day which leads to family picnics on the grass whilst different ages have a go at the different races through the morning, the turnout remained strong, although the picnics went into the sports hall and resorted to the tea queue.

This year saw the introduction of a dream mile race - ideal for those who don't want to do the 2 mile race and too old for the toddler two lap trot. This was well received and likely to make a bigger return next year by the looks of things.

This was the first time that my eldest daughter (now 4) had made it round the two laps without assistance or cajoling, or being carried, although she did confess to holding someones hand after one lap for a little while as a bit of a help. Most impressively she didn't sprint off like a crazy and then run out of go, she paced herself very evenly all the way round. #prouddad. Third time she's done the fun run, and the first time for her sister (2yrs) and although she did get carried round most of it - she did run in for her chocolate at the finish !

In the 10k Robbie James of Lewes AC closed a 34:52 to win and Gemma Sharp of Arena 80 held a 40:35 to win the womens race.  Patrick McManus managed an 11:27 for the 2mile race with Maddy Smith kicking at the end to take the womens race in 12:17 and fourth place. The 1 mile and toddler trot races are not timed - in case you were wondering.


As a quick heads up - 2011 Barns Green Half and Beachy Head marathon photos are going to be archived and taken off the gallery next - so please make sure if you were thinking of getting one - please act quickly to get them
http://bit.ly/barns-green-race-pictures-2011
http://bit.ly/Beachy-Head-Marathon-Official-Race-Photos-2011


We get about three requests a month from archive image hunters but the priority has to be on current orders and events, so please don't leave it too late as it's cheaper and faster to get them whilst they are online.

Here's a few pictures from the Easter Monday action:

Remember - smiling makes you run faster !

The 1 mile race had a good crowd of supporters

Flying in at the end of the 1 mile race

Darren did his best Van Halen at 9k

Only one Bolt impression all day

how else to spend easter with friends and family ?

Closing in at the finish

Driving out at the start of the 2 mile race to win in 11:27

Robbie pushed out at the front of the 10k from the off

Finishing in 34:52 Robbie James puts in the speed at the finish

40:34 for the Race Director, Martin and 24th place.
As these things happen - we had a camera failure on Monday - the cameras exposure control just gave up and started to overexpose everything, which isn't very helpful. These things happen and we plan for them - so whilst it was "just a switch of cameras", that's probably the wrong end of £250 to get a 1DMk3 fixed at Canon this week. Only missed a few at the finish whilst swapping cameras, but that's the difference between amateur (game over) and pro (carry on regardless).

I hope you all had a good Easter Break, the kids are behaving and it's a good return to work for everyone else, personally I need a rest. Next weekend we have the first of the F3 Events Cycling Sportives that is still open for entries and the last of their Duathlon series, and then it all starts to get busy again as we run into May.

Here's details of a few races for you to enter that have not yet sold out:


Guildford:
April 21st http://bit.ly/Clandon-park-run-entry-2012

Sussex:
April 22nd http://bit.ly/REP-Bluebell-Run-entry-2012

Cambridge:
April 29th http://bit.ly/Cambridge-town-and-gown-2012-entry

Sussex:
May 5,6,7 - http://bit.ly/Sussex-living-race-series-2012
May 6th - Three Forts Half and Full Marathon http://bit.ly/Three-Forts-entry-2012

Watford:
May 7th - http://bit.ly/Watford-10k-entry-2012


Until next time
Anthony














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