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|
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The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run 2014
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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|
|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 !!|
Until next time !