Oxford Town and Gown 10k
Photo Gallery is now live here: http://bit.ly/Oxford-Town-and-Gown-2012-Official-photos
Deal Half Marathon
Photo Gallery is live here: http://bit.ly/Deal-Half-Marathon-2012-Official-photos
The last gallery to get online will make it up the broadband will be the East Grinstead Triathlon in the morning - its on the FTP overnight because Seb and Simon took waaay to many photos (which is technically not really a problem). I'll tweet it just as soon as we get them online - twitter @uksportphoto is the fastest way to know, then we update our facebook page, and then this blog.
If you missed them earlier:
The Staines 10k gallery is now live and online here:
The Marlow 5 race gallery is now live and online here:
The Deal Tri - Half Marathon
The latest news on The Deal Tri website about the Half Marathon is here: http://www.dealtri.co.uk/news/news-03-05-2012-14-12
Basically - it was a lot warmer and better than the weather last February when compacted ice and snow on one corner was just about manageable - but then it started snowing even more and you just couldn't tell where it was. As good a reason as any to cancel. Plus it was very cold and wouldn't have been that much fun !
This time with better weather (how lucky were we with the weekend and no rain!) the sun did shine on the course and Gareth Robb from Paddock Wood decided that a hilly 1:16:46.35 was a good idea to win. His Team mate Tina Oldershaw won the womens race in 1:24:04 which again was also good enough to be 10th overall.
Well done to Jo and Jill on reorganising the whole race and getting it all sorted again - and unlucky to everyone who entered that couldn't make the re-run - it looks like you missed a cracker of a run around the Kent countryside !
|The Men leading at 2miles|
|Tina from Paddock Wood out front|
|Good solid running around the hills of Kent|
The Oxford Town and Gown 10k - organised by Muscular Dystrophy
With Christine Hamilton setting off both races and presenting the prizes, the Muscular Dystrophy Town and Gown 10k run went of with a massive 2361 entries completing the course. On a perfect day for a 10k the town went orange with the official Tshirts and lots of balloons and banners about the place.
Adeo Weliy won the race in 29:27 - in his first race in the UK since arriving from Ethiopia earlier in the week on a graded performance rating of 91.23 - which is international standard. Sophie Carter winning the ladies race in 37:11 - a respectable 30th place overall and an age grading of 81.94
Profits from sales go to the Muscular Distrophy campaign - so help us to donate more by buying your copy today - live here: http://bit.ly/Oxford-Town-and-Gown-2012-Official-photos
|Christine Hamilton strikes her Charlies' Angels pose ready for the start|
|Fast running at 2 miles|
|Paul took the young'un for a spin|
|Nobody asked if he crossed the road|
|Adeo flew back into the park|
|Bugs Bunny had a good run|
|The Mary Poppins team made a clean sweep of the course (sorry)|
|Adeo out in front early on|
|Good orange Teamwork|
|The formal race look|
|Brave man - he's wearing a cambridge rugby club top, in Oxford...|
|This is what Success looks like|
|looking good into the finish|
|Sweet sweet victory|
|flying in at the end, coming in to land|
|that's a big YES|
|Double thumbs up|
|Christine got stuck in with finisher water|
|Three Cats on the course|
|Starting something was never so much fun for Christine|
|He carried this wine all the way round then drank it at the finish|
|Ready for action, Christine had her finger on the horn|
|Ghostbusting - could be a busy one round the town|
|All done in a good cause|
|All smiles as Adeo collects his prize from Christine and the Race director|
Right it's 2:30am now and I'd better get some sleep ready to make East Grinstead Tri live first thing in the morning, well a bit later on once it's uploaded.
Until next time