Fortunately the weather cooled off from the mini heatwave of the week - and whilst it was hot on Saturday, it was mostly cloudy and humid in the woods where everyone was running in the Brutal at Frith Hill. To be honest - the hills were the biggest problem for most.
Sunday started with a different story depending on where you were, if you were running too close and too slowly around Bewl Water on the 15 you may have seen the levels rising steadily... that is if you could actually see through the rain !
|First Hill at Frith Hill Brutal 2015|
|Race and Logo||Gallery Link|
Brutal 10 Frith Hill
Purple Patch Spire Bushy 10k
7Oaks Aquathlon - free race download gallery
Please make sure you pass any feedback to improve the event back to the organisers !
Just a few Things you must do before the weekend.
1. enter the Badger Half for Sunday - with the most iconic race T-shirt there is - as seen on the Apprentice, and then register your race number for your free race photos to be delivered directly to your Facebook page during the race - using Pic2Go technology on the gallery here http://bit.ly/ETL-Badger-2015-Gallery
2. Enter the RPAC Summer 10k on Wednesday night - it's a great race with a lovely atmosphere for a mid-week freshener and easy to get to from all over the place
3. Check the list of other events coming up at the bottom of this blog and make sure you get in before they sell out...
So a few action pics from the weekend...
First up - Brutal at Frith Hill
|You're supposed to take it out of the packet apparently, but this does add more fibre|
|no number = no easy search for photos. No pins you say ? Ah.|
|mind the hair|
|concentratey face up the first hill|
|tight racing into the finish - nothing like a bit of Brutal rivalry|
|Sydney Olympic Pentathlon Gold medallist Steph Cook started off the swimmers|
|If you can swim, you're in - some fantastic work and achievements by many of the competitors in their first ever Aquathlon|
|The most senior youth competitors enjoyed the race|
|Awesome Meddalists plus Kelly Holmes and Steph Cook|
|Even the marshals started to get a bit star struck, Kelly and Steph discovered new territory on the other podium places|
|The top team from Sevenoaks Tri who put on the event, with their groovy Marshal Caps #iwantoneofthose|
Meanwhile earlier in Bewl at Wadhurst, 15miles in a bit of rain
|Double thumbs up, despite the rain|
|Slightly firmer under foot at the 9 mile mark|
|All went splendidly|
|Double thumbs, and he likes Tough Mudders... so it must have been wet|
|not quite sure how good this makes it, but we're guessing it means the race was "ok" !|
|Hope John recovers soon, a nasty bonk on his right side. Hopefully the famous Hat provided some protection ! Get better soon John !|
|All going ok - exit the swim and enter T1|
|A quick T1 coaching Pep talk - "Run faster Mummy"|
|Strong form on the bike|
|Strong in at the finish with a sprint|
|For the win !|
|If you work hard at it - this is the correct finishing position. Leave it all out on the course.|
|It's just as well the PP arch is *THAT BIG*|
|What was Minn Dog doing in Watford we ask ourselves ?|
|If you enjoy running - you enjoy running. Never stop the flow.|
|Good racing into the finish from the Purple Patch team|
|Winning is fun, and worth the effort. Never let anyone tell you otherwise !|
As ever - don't forget that we do archive images off the gallery after 3 months and then after that they can go at anytime off to the more expensive place to buy them where you can't get collections at the super discount collection prices - so make sure you get your photos to remember your year by asap.
Go to the full gallery list here to check http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/libraryhome.tlx?events=all
The RPAC Summer 10k on wednesday the July 8th
The Surrey Badger Half Marathon (click here) at Dorking with Events to Live, including live Pic2Go images (so you'll get £19.99 worth of photos courtesy of the sponsor - Run to Live - during the race itself)
and then also the
High Wycombe Half marathon and 10k organised by the Handy Cross Runners.
I really ought to write some more copy about these next events - but their websites tell you all, and we still cover them - so frankly - they're great ! (so get entered)
Harry Hawkes 10 miles - http://bit.ly/HarryHawkes
F3 Marlow Half Iron Tri - http://bit.ly/F3-Events
25th/26th of July
Raw Energy Pursuits - Worthing Tri - Agegroup qualifiers - http://bit.ly/REP-Events
Purple Patch - Down Tow-Up Flow Half Marathon - http://bit.ly/PP_Upcoming_races
Oxfam South Down Way Trailwalker Challenge - http://bit.ly/oxfam-trailwalker
Right that's it, lets see if Greece is still in the EU by this time next week ?
Until next time