Swims, Runs and Triathlons all this weekend, with a mixture of weather but not nearly as bad as it threatened to be !
The Raw Energy Pursuits swim along 3.8km of the River Arun went off smoothly with perfect weather and safe flowing water. The Summer Breeze Running festival took place with the Half marathon and 10k run almost entirely in the woods around Wimbledon common - we left early as the enduro overnight 12hr race got going. Sunday was an early start for the Mid Sussex Triathlon, and the Events to Live Polesden Lacey 10k - the only race to suffer a mild drizzle all weekend.
Across the wider racing calender where we have seen reports from the weekend of people doing their stuff - there was the South Downs Way 100 mile race (Winchester to Eastbourne on foot anyone?), a 615km ride around and over Wales in one go (only 60 finished) and the UK Ironman Tri, Windsor and Blenheim Triathlons to compete for everyone who wasn't at the Mid Sussex Tri - a far more personal and enjoyable event !
Here are the gallery links - and at the bottom of this blog there's a discount code for a race next week.... so don't forget to look at that !!!
REP Arun Swim
Mid Sussex Tri
ETL Polesden Lacey
Yes - two of the events this weekend - the REP Arun Swim and the Mid Sussex Tri both have free download galleries for their races, included in the race price. All are at screen resolution - perfect for facebook (other social media experiences are available) and email - and if you want a higher resolution to make your own prints, or make a product, or you want to buy a high resolution print, then you can do that too.
In the free download world the next level up is using Pic2Go. This allows events to post your individual photos directly to your Facebook page live during the event, which means your friends and family online can also get involved whilst the event is going on !
Hopefully we will be bringing the full Pic2Go experience to some major races soon.
Raw Energy Pursuits Arun River Swim 2015
|Pre-tri preparation from the Mid Sussex Tri Club - they went for a swim together|
|Ever heard one of those "it's this big" stories|
|Jim's is this big|
|dynamic bunny-ear lunges as a warm up|
|The three armed hands, bunny ears, thumb nose shot of the year|
|no pre race nerves|
|The start line Washing machine in full "on" turbo mode|
|The Marshals make last minute adjustments and checking for any topping up required at the finish line|
|1st place, overall, again. Beating everyone. How good is that !!|
|Ready for the rest of the field|
|For the win|
|excellent support crew|
|It was fun all along the Polesden Lacey 10k - just a few hills up to Ranmore common|
|Turn to camera for the pic !|
|All OK so far|
|Still headlight o'clock|
|Brings a whole new meaning to back seat passenger|
|All ok here|
|Enjoying it far too much|
|Top effort into the finish|
|Top victory wave|
|Always good to see club members at the finish|
|All go for the summer breeze|
|If we put bullets in our cameras, this is what all our pictures would look like|
|Running around the pond and Wimbledon common what could be better ?|
|Always fun when the camera catches those unseen moments of BIG hair|
|Some sort of new Wagnerian soap opera going on here|
|"If only they had pic2go on this event we'd have our pictures on here already"|
|The crowd resorted to smartphones when they heard that the event didn't have pic2go technology|
|Yes, He's the Daddy !|
|Pushing it smoothly to the finish|
Sunday the 21st June
Back to the Trenches - The Big Push : And a discount code !! : BACKTTTPHOTOS
Saturday the 27th June
Leeds Sprint Tri and Junior Aquathlon: http://bit.ly/Leeds-Castle-Tri
Sunday the 28th June
Leeds Standard Tri :http://bit.ly/Leeds-Castle-Tri
Marlow River Sprint Tri :http://bit.ly/f3-events
Capital to Coast Cycle Ride :http://bit.ly/C2C-ride-info
I'll put links to these next time, but don't forget we also have a Brutal Frith Hill, Chichester Tri, Bewl 15, RPAC10k, Badger Half, High Wycombe Half, Phoenix 10k, F3 Half Tri, Oxfam Trailwalker, REP Worthing Tri, Purple Patch DTUF Half all coming up in July.... so get in early before the end of term catches you all out.
So until next time, enjoy a bit of summer,