|Race Logo||Race Gallery link|
|The Ride of Hope |
|The Bewl Triathlon |
|The REP Adur Swim - Free downloads |
Future races you might be interested in... it's almost the start of the half marathon season...
|Next Races||Race Gallery link|
Saturday 17th of August
|17th of August : The 10th Pride 10k |
The most running fun you can have near to the Olympic park...
Unfortunately - SOLD OUT !! (still a good race to go and watch though if you're not running - lots of laps and a lovely park too).
Saturday 17th of August
|17th of August : The Brutal - Minley |
Minley - "The Dry One" - no mud, just hills
|The Arundel Castle 10k |
Sunday 25th August
|http://bit.ly/arundel10k-entry - Free race downloads |
The only chance you get to run through the castle !
|Canterbury Half Marathon |
Bank Holiday Monday 26th August
|http://bit.ly/Canterbury-half-marathon-entry - Rolling hills through the Canterbury countryside|
Then a little further into the future:
|These races go through September to November - so have a click on the links for more information and get entered before they fill up.|
|September Races |
|ETL Bacchus Half and Full Marathon||http://bit.ly/ETL-races|
|Maidenhead Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/PP-Maidenhead-Half-entry|
|Pilgrim Half and Full Marathon||http://bit.ly/Pilgrim-Full-Half-Mara-Entries|
|Firle Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/REP-Events - free race photos !|
|Chestnut Tree House 10k||http://bit.ly/Chestnut-10k-coast-run-entries-2013|
|Tonbridge Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Tonbridge-Half-Marathon|
|Ealing Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Ealing-Half-Marathon|
|Folkestone Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Folkestone-Half-Marathon-entries|
|F3 Henley Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/F3-Henley-half-marathon|
|October Races |
|Basingstoke Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Basingstoke-half-marathon|
|Clarendon Half and Full Marathon||http://bit.ly/clarendon-marathon|
|Chichester Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/chichester-half-marathon|
|Maidstone Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Maidstone-half-marathon|
|Abingdon Full Marathon||http://bit.ly/Abingdon-marathon - race full|
|Beachy Head Marathon||http://bit.ly/Beachy-head-marathon|
|November Races |
|Grand Union Canal Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Grand-Union-Half-Marathon|
This weeks blog gallery is the Ride of Hope...
Well Rick decided to organise it and asked us along - the whole idea of a 12hr spin cycle sounded like a very long time in a washing machine drying out, but in fact it was 12hours of hard static cycling to raise money for Cancer Research.
So 12 Spin classes, in the Brighton Centre, back to back, to raise money for Cancer research.
DId you have to do all twleve sessions ? no ! - some people turned up and did the first 2, 4, 1 or 6 hours. Others came and did a quick wizz in the middle, others did the last two sessions. So far over £8000 has been raised - check out the website facebook page for the latest updates https://www.facebook.com/TheRideOfHope
I'm not sure how Rick did it, but he got the Brighton centre for free (!!), the spin bikes for free, hand cranks, intructors, staging, etc etc - so everything raised went to the charity. Actually, you just booked a place by donating to the charity - so he had to do it for free ! awesome - something I've never seen done before.
At only £5 per 1hr session - so probably the cheapest spin class you'll ever get too !! book yourself up for next year now.
Also big respect to the 13 who managed to ride through all 12 sessions of full on spin. Drip trays next year under those bikes !!
Also - many thanks to the team at Studio57Clinic who patched my shoulder back together with tape - 12hrs of holding the camera started to take it's toll, I couldn't have done it without you !
So there's a few shots of that cycling, hand cranking, charity fund raising madness:
|This is Rick Goodchild, it's all his fault ok !|
|Hand crank anyone ? Standing up, or...|
|you can Hand Crank sitting down|
|Kaz at Ride 1, doing ok !|
|Hours of silly happyness, and endurance|
|Elle, reattaching someone's leg for charity|
|The view from the left|
|and the view of the hall from the right.|
|All ages, all types, gave it their all, all day|
|Mum (left) forced her along, but she enjoyed it !|
|You can smile and exercise !|
|He ground it out for 6 hours on the bike and the hand cranks|
|Top table team - getting the heart rates behind them up to the yellow zone|
|Friends rode together|
|Mascots were allowed !|
|Intense instruction, no easy spins in this lot|
|Thumbs up, but it was only spin 2 !!!|
|Smiling away, the view from the handlebars|
|Great AV set-up for good music and effort|
|Friends taking a break encouraged others to keep turning|
|It became all too much for some as cramp set in|
|Many people wisely brought a change of clothes through the 12hrs|
|Hit 98% effort on the HR monitor and you too can look like this !|
|The international instructor team, the charity, the stage was set|
|Rick rides the last session, and it starts to sink in|
|A busy setup for the last ride|
|Raffle winner - yes she won the bike !!|
|The full 12hr entrants take stage front|
|Ricky does his Rocky|
|Entry Registration, from just £5 a ride for ROH#4 next year if you get in early|
|Even Brighton Bootcamp had a go and got stuck in !|
So if you're going to need something to do next year - check out their website and get entered http://www.therideofhope.com/2014.html (or just donate).
The Bewl Triathlon started early on Sunday morning, at 7am, so a 4:30 alarm call and off to Bewl Water to join Team lifestyle for the second ever running of this race - with over 400 entries on the day.
Perfect conditions on the full reservoir, with transition and the finish moved to the top car-park to allow more space away from the waterside Dam.
|Out on the ride - the gaps show the no drafting rules seemed to be all in order|
|yes, very flat around the reservoir, not hilly at all !|
|Fast out of the water on the matting|
|high-fives into the finish|
|good pace out of T2 for CPT and out on the run|
|Time to find a parking space|
|The face pain of running after a hard ride|
|Good to see a 7Oaks team making it round to the finish looking strong|
|Run hard, and still not managed to wipe that look of his face|
|It's a really nice place to go for a swim, but you can only do it as part of this tri !|
Well done to Tom and the Team Lifestyle team on another great event - you can enter their next race the Big10k at Bexhill on the 29th of September.
Mick and the REP put on their second Adur 2.5k and 3.5k swim races on Sunday, timed for a nice 2:45pm start to coincide with the tide times. Perfect blue skies down at the cost down on Shoreham shore at the Adur Outdoor Activity Centre made for a lovely event with a close friendly atmosphere.
|The start of the 3.5k, out to seaward direction and then back.|
|out under the bridge to Shoreham and then back up the river|
|Nick Finch, (white cap) leads the 3.5k swim past the waiting 2.5k starters and gets a round of applause|
|Nick Finch, in for the win, even his friends Dog wants a piece of him|
|Anthony made a good race of it for Tuff Fitty|
|92 Nikki Gatland 2nd overall in the 2.5k swim for Tuff Fitty and no wetsuit..|
|A Dad takes on his sons congratulations...|
|a good clean exit from the clear waters|
|Waving thanks to the Marshals on the canoes|
|Crowds lined all along the bridge to watch the action|
|Clean tasting fresh water|
|Nikki gets the thumbs up to call the harbour master and give the all clear after the race|
|The race centre, slipway and the 2.5k swim getting ready to go in|
Well done everyone on perfect weather, good racing and yet another boutique event - only for the well informed and wise of choice !
p.s. Thanks to Tam for the Oat Hut flapjacks - delicious.
Right, that's more than enough blogging for one day, bills to pay, people to see, and plans to make.
Hope to see you at the next races sometime very very soon, and hope you've enjoyed some of the summer and had a bit of a break.
Until next time,