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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Pride 10k, and London Zoo 10k Stampede 2012 now live

Hello Runners !

Just a quick update on action from the weekend and the galleries.

We're halfway through cataloguing the ~95,000 images we captured across the five races, Two of which are now live with The Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon likely to be the next gallery live and online on Tuesday.

Here's the current gallery updates with links to races from the weekend:

Date Event Name Event Description Details
16/09/2012 Pilgrims Half and Full marathon 2012 coming soon
16/09/2012 Maidenhead Half 2012 coming next
16/09/2012 ZSL London Zoo Stampede 10k 2012 now live 6006 files
16/09/2012 Chestnut Tree House 10k 2012 coming soon
15/09/2012 Pride Run 10k 2012 now live 10200 files

Next weekend we have the Tonbridge Half Marathon with Kelly Holmes and the Essex Half Marathon championships at Pleshy so see if you can enter them too !

Pride Race gallery is live here: 

Sir Ian counts down to the start of the Pride 10k race

Saturdays Pride 10k run was yet again started by a top celebrity, last year it was Garath Thomas the Welsh Rugby International, this year it was Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf and a few other famous roles) who started the race with a short thank you speach for the racers and organiser support of  the Albert Kennedy Trust which is opening its first safe house for young people later this year.
Voted the best 10k in London by Runners world magazine in Feb 2012 the Pride 10k was sold out and the three lap course of Victoria park, in the shadow of the Olympic Stadium was filled with runners for the morning. 

The winning times were Mehretab Solomon (#639) in a time of 00:32:39 from Victoria Park Harriers and Cathy Ansell (#992) in 00:35:00 from Herne Hill Harriers.

Futher pictures below...

The London Zoo Stampede Gallery is live here:

Martin Lewis with the Starting Hawk at London Zoo

The inaugural ZSL London Zoo Stampede was a sell out. Started by a Hawk Screech (although some of the starting hooters I've heard have seemed similar) the course started and finished in London Zoo itself with the course running out into Regents Park. Entry included free entry to the zoo afterwards. On another day of celebrity starters, Martin Lewis founder of the commission website Money Saving had the pleasure of meeting the Starting Hawk.

The winning times were Peter James of Clapham Chasers in 35:35 and Andrea Spaccatrosi in 42:01. Martin Lewis-Smith managed 50:01 - check him out on #848





Winner at Victoria Park on home turf

Team finish

a bit of fancy dress wigs

Only one K9 entry

great running

Winner of the wheelchair race

Running made happy

More fancy dress rock star wigs

Basically, a really great 10k race

Definetly a double thumbs up race

Right, some more indexing and then bedtime, at 1am. 
In order will be - finish off Maidenhead and make it live, Chestnut Tree House 10k and then the Pilgrim Half and Full Marathons.

Until next time,

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