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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Veteran Car Run 2014, B2TT Big Push, and Thetford MTB winter series galleries now live


A busy weekend with some Muddy races on foot (Back to the Trenches) and bike (Thetford MTB Winter Series 1) and our annual coverage of the prestigious London to Brighton Veteran Car run as the official photographers.

We have seen lots of things change over the past 11 years of covering the Veteran Cars.This year they went down the Mall in front of Buckingham Palace, instead of down the side of St James Park on Birdcage Walk - so that made for some different shots with the palace and the Victoria Memorial Statue just glowing in the early morning light.

This year was one of the more challenging years with heavy showers travelling up the route getting everyone drenched at least once - where depended on how fast they were going and where they had managed to get to at the time.

This year there were four well known celebrities driving on the course - Ben Ainslie the Sailor/Yatchsman, Sir Steve Redgrave (Rower), Paul Holywood (Chef), and Ross Brawn (Motorsport and F1)
You can search for their images by simply searching on their surnames in the gallery http://bit.ly/LBVCR-2014-Photo-Gallery 

It's not a race, it's an endurance event - and having clarified that small point for insurance purposes, it wasn't a surprise that Ben Ainslie made it to Madeira Drive first...
Ben Ainslee - passengered the last bit on the first car to finish at Madeira Drive in Brighton

Race Logo Gallery Link
Back 2 The Trenches The BIG PUSH 2014
http://bit.ly/B2TT-Big-Push-Nov14-Photo-Gallery
Thetford MTB Winter Series #1
http://bit.ly/Thetford-MTB-1-2014-gallery

The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014
http://bit.ly/LBVCR-2014-Photo-Gallery

The Running Awards
vote vote vote (for this this this) - Please remember to vote for this Blog here and see if we can win something (not actually sure what) and finally have something to brag about...

In Pictures:
The Back2theTrenches team had a fantastic day in the perfect weather for getting muddy, challenged and generally "tested" across the landscape.
Just one way to go down a slide...
all washed clean

The fire jump poses are getting better
Train Slide !!
Good to see a race director putting themselves through other races and a bit of "market research"
Louise makes it through the barbed wire crawl 
Its all about the teamwork

New mud pack for the arms - made it through the crawl
Some Veteran Car Run Highlights
It never ever rains on the Veteran Car Run day

Paul Hollywood in his cake tin and a soggy bottom

Relief at not having had to row through the rain for Sir Steve Redgrave

Ross Brawn finishes and heads for the Pits for a slightly longer stop than anticipated

Sir Steve Redgrave hides his relief at finishing

Ron Commentator explains something quite important

It gets busy as they all have a quick chat at the finish with the commentators

This still counts as finishing ok !

Tony flashes a car full of young ladies

Everyone gets stuck in to fix stalled cars

Double thumbs up at the finish

Cuckfield didn't suffer the usual traffic problems

Just a touch too much heat for this one

Thumbs up for finishing with that rain and wind behind them out to sea

Enjoying the london views

Look Dad, no seatbelts !! as they cruise past the home of British Lawmaking 

When it did rain, some members of the public stayed out to watch

The relief of finishing, even if it was after sunset and you were last - you still made it !!
Right, please don't forget to give us your vote and see you at the Purple Patch Grand Union Canal Half Marathon on Sunday as there are still some entries left on the day...

Until next time !
Anthony



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