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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Canterbury Half Marathon, and Free downloads for Arundel 10k and REP Adur swim 2014

Just a quick one as we are all working to a 4 day weekand we need to keep this punchy and to the point !

Race Gallery link
Canterbury Half Marathon 2014 results:
Arundel Castle 10k 2014
Free Downloads

Raw Energy Pursuits - River Adur Swim 2014
Free Downloads

So that was the end of the summer wasn't it ? Saturday's race was a lovely meet at the River Adur with Raw Energy Pursuits for their  2.5km and 3.5km swims - the sun shone, people swam, everyone smiled. A great outing with the REP team and with excellent safety backup as ever. Their last race of the season is the 10k and half marathons at Firle - really these are races you should not miss out on.

Mick checks the swimmers know what they are doing

Sunday was a perfect temperature for fast Arundel 10k running, and with the extra hilly loop to make up for the drawbridge being closed to the castle (a bit wobbly at the moment apparently),  that made for the perfect extra location to get some shots with the tower in the background. The course does go around some scenic valleys - but at 7k the field still hasn't split up enough for good thorough coverage of all the runners so we spared you shots of people suffering up the steep slope...
Up and around the grounds of Arunde Castle at the 1k mark

Results and information is here:
448 finishers this year - so numbers looking good as ever, and James Baker took it home in 34:16 - the hill work in training paying off as ever for him.

The ladies winner Maria Heslop (38:44) was busy on Monday at the Canterbury Half Marathon... doing a good impression of first lady there in 1:25:18

The river along the road I sat in most of yesterday at Caterbury. It was only raining a bit.
So Sunday was officially the last day of Summer, with the first day of Autumn and temperatures below 16degreesC all day, rain all day, and hardy people starting the Half Marathon season.
The Results for the Canterbury Half Marathon are here:  where you can get your race number to search for your race pictures (it is also on the Nice work blog site, but the column width is too narrow to show you the bib number column).

So, having just seen the latest post by Basingstoke half marathon on their return to the office after the bank holiday - as I predicted last week - get your autumn race entries in - as now everyone else is starting to do that too - so avoid the rush and don't miss out !!

Half and Marathon Races to Enter this Autumn
Here's a quick list of half marathons you should be considering - and a few major ones you shouldn't be missing out on. Major races are more than 1500 people and they will sell out - so don't miss out and get in before the back-to-school rush kicks in.

Coming in September - entries sell out soon
7th Sept: Purple Patch Maidenhead Half (Major area race, closed roads) NB will sell out

14th Sept: Events to Live - Bacchus Half and Full - off road trail + wine NB has sold out
14th Sept: REP Firle, sussex, Half Marathon (free photos) - off road trail

21st Sept: Farnham Pilgrim Half and Full - off road trail
21st Sept: Run Reigate Half Marathon (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out

28th Sept: Ealing Half Marathon (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out
28th Sept: Tonbridge Half Marathon - some closed roads

5th Oct: Basingstoke Half (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out
12th Oct: Chichester Half - road and trail
19th Oct: Abingdon Marathon (flattest and fastest with PB potential)
25th Oct: Beachy Head Marathon (not flat, not fast, offroad) NB will sell out
8th Nov: Bexhill Poppy Half Marathon
9th Nov: Purple Patch Grand Union Half Marathon NB will sell out
16th Nov: Brighton 10k (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out

Dancing towards the water

making sure you look good for your coroners photo
Marshals having fun at the swim exit

mind your step ! - miraculously didn't go over

It's a family affair !

Straight up the hill and out the top

Round past the tower on the way out

Back in after the 7k hill (again). Doesn't hurt.

Monty Python Holy grail dance, or is it a Mobot fest ?

This is not Paula. It's Kathryn.


Ed made it round in a respectable 51:10

This is not Daniel Radcliffe.

The unique "scorpion shadow" wave
No Surrender at Canterbury

Good to see a Run Reigate Half Marathon Tshirt - don't forget to enter !

1 k into the race,  jazz hands going well

Best double thumbs up of the day for the win at the finish !

He can't believe it either !! Excellent finish at Canterbury

 In other news we now have been asked to provide coverage for the Hastings Half Marathon 2015 and the Fleet Half Marathon in 2015, so we are naturally delighted to have been invited and look forwards to seeing you there in the Spring Half Marathon season...
Get your early entries in here:
Entries for Fleet open in October....

So - well done to everyone who competed at the weekend, really lovely to see you out and about as ever !
Good luck to everyone in the Nuts challenge on the weekend - I hope you're prepared for it - it's going to be a muddy one !!

Until next time

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