The Bewl 15 Gallery is live and online here:
The Sharper Eyed visitors would have noticed it was actually live on monday afternoon, but we're cracking through the Capital to Coast images still and I didn't want to lose momentum on the office work with the team here on getting all the editing done. Only a few thousand left to go there so I now have my chance to get this written...
651 recorded finishers at this years Bewl 15, which took place in near perfect conditions around a nearly full (91%)reservoir. http://www.southernwater.co.uk/Environment/managingResources/reservoirLevels.asp if it hadn't been for the wind - it probably would have been record making conditions all round.
The race results can be found on the Nice Work results blog here: http://niceworkevents.blogspot.co.uk/ and are currently still provisional. The overall winner was Daniel Anderson of Hastings AC in 1:31:08, whilst Tina Oldershaw from Paddock Wood AC won the womens race in 1:40:48
Passing heavy showers, the kind of thing you expect in April, made course conditions a mixed bag of dry/wet/dry, and the wind and warmth drying out the rain that had fallen within minutes on some of the paths. The strong south-westerly wind made the latter half of the course hard work as the wind crossed the valley towards the Dam and the route navigates itself around the waters edge.
|Ever had that feeling you were being followed ?|
|The nearby fisherman had just landed something quite large|
|no number, no race time, it doesn't matter what species you are|
|Thumbs up from crimestopper Paul|
|Purple Patch runners, running through a rainy patch|
|Winner Daniel Anderson meditating his way around the course|
|With the reservoir full, what else to do except run round it ??!!|
|Tina Oldshaw again dominating East Sussex and Kent races|
|Sam Alvarez putting in a sprint to get her second place|
So what next to run ? Where are the race entries still open ?
Wednesday July 4th
We have the RPAC Reigate Summer 10k on Wednesday evening - http://bit.ly/RPAC-Summer10-race-entry-2012 which includes free downloads with race entry - so get over to that one in good time : 7:30 pm start and a great way to break up the commute home if you suffer the M25 or M23 of a weekday.
Saturday July 7th
Try the Hurt 12k/24k, at the Hurtwood (real name, not made up), near Guildford/Dorking direction (in between) for a bit of off road fun. Views from the north downs across Surrey and Sussex, and a few hills. Big ones, mind. Proper challenging stuff, entries getting into the 300 mark !!
Saturday and Sunday
Saturday and Sunday - 7th and 8th July - The Sussex Triathlon weekend
http://bit.ly/Sussex-triathlon-info I think entries are still open - Sprint, Standard (sold out) and Middle distance races on a lovely private location for a race. Very popular last year - so if you fancy giving it a go - give it a go !!
Right, the last of Capital to Coast are just uploading - so give the narrowband a chance and we'll have them online this evening...
Until next time