The 2012 Basingstoke half marathon is now live and online here:
With an awesome 1:04:09 winning race time from Kenyan Andrew Lesuuda the course record was well and truly beaten and set to a level that will be extremely difficult for it to be broken in years to come. Over 1300 runners took part in this years race, which was up into the misty mountains to the south of the Town as the sun gradually burnt off a very heavy early morning fog. Perfect running temperature.
Just to add to the excitement of the day Agnes Chebet took the womens race course record in 1:19:20 so with both these new records it firmly cements Basingstoke as one of the half marathons in the south for some serious record challenges to be laid down.
The 2012 Rowers revenge is now live and online here:
Over 140 competitors lined up on the Ergos to take on the non-swimming triathlon of the year. Now in it's 18th year it proved as tough as ever, with the 4000m long row course taking the winners Hugh Mackenzie in 1:07:45 and Ingrid Robinson closed it out in 1:22:24.
XT Duathlon and XT MTB Enduro
If you're wondering where your dose of free download images are this week - then you need to have a quick look here:
The XT MTB Enduro from Saturday with 4hrs of mud splattered hill and trail riding - they are here:
And if you fancied the XT duathlon then the the race pictures are here for you to download for free.
Toby at allabouttriathlons.co.uk the race organiser sponsored the race photos this year - so if you like his events - why not go to his facebook page and give him a like there in return for the free photos !
The ETL Badger half marathon will be indexed and put online tomorrow here just as soon as the team in the office has finished going through them all and checking for numbers:
Right, it's late and I need to go to bed, here's a few quick shots from two of the events - see if you can spot from which event they belong to:
|pushing it out on the ergo|
|As the poster says: Faster, smarter|
|Rocket power back up the hill|
|Always enjoy the finish|
|concentratey tounge out face|
|What it was all about|
|If you have the same surname as me, I put your photo in the blog|
|Correct YMCA finish|
|not too competitive then|
|Guns out for the finish|
|Hard training for the london commute|
|IF only he really had pursued a fitness campaign back in the 1970's|
|I'd scream in pain like that with those five-finger feet things too|
|see, those five-finger feet thing do nothing but mischief to you|
|Bannanas. In Pyjamas. But you knew that.|
|I bet they're wearing five-finger feet things too. You can see the pain.|
|Double thumbs up - not wearing five-finger feet shoe things. Hence happy.|
|left foot and right arm, not right foot right arm. Running is difficult.|
|check this chaps photos out on the gallery - we need to animate it #1508|
Enjoy the galleries, and until next time