Over 67,000 photos from Sundays first Ealing Half marathon are now live and online here, for you to browse, buy, share and keep for a lifetime - so you can say "I was there !" (or when you're a lot older) - "I ran in the first one, EVER! back in 2012..."
And here's your proof:
Well done to everyone who took part - from the marshals, medics, management and medal hander outers, to the road closure, sponsor enhancing, chip removing, banner waving, runner supporting, cheering crowd, waving and ofcourse race running people involved !
the new course.
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Over the years we have gone to many first time events, and when we do we usually make sure we are super prepared, because inevitably - somethings not happened and with our knowledge of events we can quite often help out a bit. From this perspective this race was a bit boring - we had nothing to sort out anywhere, everything was expertly sorted out. The marshals were all doing a good job, the finish funnel was organised like an amazon warehouse at christmas and the banners and side barriers were set out exactly as they should be (thats with the side support triangle layout to ensure they don't blow over with the banners). Even the finish arch (as longtime readers of this blog will know - a health and safety favourite of mine) was so solid not even a tornado would have blown it over (it had large lumps of concrete at the foot of the towers). So - big congratulations to Kelvin and Alan the main organisers and creators of this race - you did it !
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And did we mention the official race charity ? Monies raised from the sale of photos will be going to the official race charity Epilepsy Action - so help us to donate as much as possible by buying your photo today : http://bit.ly/Ealing-Half-2012-race-photos
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Folkestone Half Marathon and the Reading 10k will be online later today (Wednesday).
The Folkestone Half Marathon 2012 - will be here: http://bit.ly/Folkestone-Rotary-Half-2012-Official-Photos
The Purple Patch Reading O2O 10k 2012 - will be here - http://bit.ly/Reading-O2O-10k-2012-Official-Photos
|Jonathan Stead sets the course record at 1:09:51 for Herne Hill Harriers - an age grading of 85.4 - the best of the day across all entries.|
|Ganbatte All Nippon Airways Team ! Domo Arigato Gozaimasu !|
|The Pre-race casual look|
|The Start queue back into the park|
|The LARGEST headphones ever seen at a race|
|"Exactly why did you enter this race ?"|
|Bananas. Clearly. All for Good causes !|
|The Xempo time pacers did an exacting job around the course|
|BBC Tech correspondant Rory - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/correspondents/rorycellanjones/|
|Hi Mum !! (always wave to your supporters)|
|Ready to Rock the course !!|
|The lead runners at about 200m, chasing down the lead tuc-tuc for a lift|
|Ealing Runners bossing the course|
|Flying the flag|
|Flying into the finish - Gabriel Carnwath winning in 1:23:43 from Altrincham and District AC - best female age grading of 78.59|
|Down, but not out.|
|Correct finish technique !|
|Always wave to your friends...|
|Yaay for charity fundraising!!|
|Always involve the kids|
|Here our lovely assistant points out the hills and landscape that makes Ealing such a nice place to be|
|Excellent mobot technique|
|Look into the lens, not around the lens... classic photobomb|
|double thumbs up, we just needed the Evian sponsor logo to show and that would be perfect for the PR team|
|Ichiban Sensei desu|
|Apple IOS6 maps wern't the help he had hoped for|
|Top effort all the way round !|
|When Mobots go wrong. Valiant effort though !|
|Ciggies and phone - in the front pocket, all ready for the finish!|
Until next time, perhaps see you at Basingstoke at the weekend ?