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Tuesday, 13 October 2015

The Brutal, Warrior, Herts10k and Chichester Half 2015 galleries from last weekend

A busy and hectic weekend, involving some sunshine, some mist, a rapidly relocated race, the instant uploading of images, and the grand prix results. You're in the right place to see an find your exciting event photos !

First off was the Brutal race that ended up at Newlands Corner - a swift relocation due to the MOD requirements (because the races all usually take place on MOD practise land) made for a different but equally difficult and brutal 10k of experience. Very well done to everyone involved in making this happen - it's not something we have seen in over a decade of races and the Brutal team and volunteers did a sterling job.
Dave explains which way to go at Newlands Corner
Next morning was an early start for Chichester Half, The Herts 10k and the Warrior Run, which despite it being only about two miles from our offices, was still an early start to recce the course, and get set up for the free pic2go images direct to peoples facebook pages.

#eatmymud team at the Warrior Run

There has been lots of lovely feedback about the speed of the pic2go system - but one of the nicest comments we saw on facebook itself was this one From OJ "I think Warrior Run and Sussex Sport Photography have taken race photos to a new level today! By logging your race number and linking to Facebook race photos are automatically uploaded to your Facebook page. They've used the QR system to identify you. And the cost? Free!! Well done both parties!!" which got over 165 likes and 20 follow-on positive comments. Thank you very much OJ !

If you are wondering - yes it does rely on the barcodes for the instant upload to your facebook accounts via the pic2go system, and yes they do get muddy and can come off (although many stay on!) and we will be manually tagging up the remaining images and putting them onto our normal image gallery (listed below) for you to see soon - this does take time, so please be patient - we will facebook and tweet as soon as it is live.

Just for a bit of fun - here are the stats from the Pic2go platform:
Images catalogued by Pic2Go to post to facebook: over 27,000
Competitors posting to facebook: over 900
Image impressions on facebook: over 1.3Million
Image likes: over 23,400
Image comments: over 3,400

If anyone has better facebook album open-graph stats from sharing their event - I'd like to know !! Interested in Advertising ? - if there are any brands or companies out there who would like to sponsor the pic2go service at a race and use it as an advertising channel (using the overlays on the images) to reach the runners and friends of runners - then please get in touch !! not limited to big brands or small !


James Baker extended his course record this year at the Chichester Half
Meanwhile in Chichester, the half marathon was won by James Baker taking his course record to 1:11:55. James has been a long time stalwart across the Sussex area and is based near Chichester, so for him this is his nearest half marathon run on his training area. It was perfect conditions on the day with a bit of mist on the South Downs. A small shame that the route across the top of the hill now doesn't allow us a view of the Goodwood Racecourse, but it is pretty spectacular all the same !

The longest journey for some of the team on Sunday was to the Herts 10k in Harpenden. A fantastic charity 10k race around the tracks and countryside raising funds for the Rennie Grove Hospice with over 1600 finishers this year in some of the best conditions we have ever had !
The big start at the Herts 10k 2015
With four of the team at the event, it was a good drive around the M25 and M1 to the race, rounded off by us not discussing the F1 race on the way home because one of us didn't want to know the result. Unfortunately for him, the game was up when the large screens at Cobham Services put Lewis Hamilton podium interview on the screens just as we walked past them... much discussion ensued...


Galleries
Here's a list of the recent galleries from all the races from this weekend - I've put the logos in for a few of them because that does make it easier to spot things - which is better from a user perspective - but it does take ages to get them from the websites and add them all the time and time is err, time.

Date This weekends races Event type Bitly Link
Sat-10/10/2015 Brutal Newlands Corner XC - challenge http://bit.ly/Brutal-Newlands-Corner-2015-Gallery

Sun-11/10/2015
The Warrior Run XC - challenge http://bit.ly/Warrior-Run-2-Gallery-2015

Sun-11/10/2015
The Herts 10k 10k http://bit.ly/Herts-10k-Gallery-2015
Sun-11/10/2015
The Chichester Half half marathon http://bit.ly/ChichesterHalf-2015-Photos
. . . .
. Last Weekends races . .
Sun-04/10/2015 Tonbridge Half half marathon http://bit.ly/Tonbridge-Half-Gallery-2015
Sun-04/10/2015 PP Reading O2O 10k 10k http://bit.ly/Reading-O2O-10k-gallery-2015
Sun-04/10/2015 Clarendon Marathon half marathon http://bit.ly/Clarendon-Marathon-and-Half-Gallery-2015
Sun-04/10/2015 Basingstoke Half half marathon http://bit.ly/Basingstoke-Half-Gallery-2015
. . . .
. Next races . Click through on the gallery link to go to the race websites and enter
Sun-18/10/2015 Chelmsford Marathon marathon http://bit.ly/Chelmsford-Marathon-photos-2015
Sun-18/10/2015 Abingdon marathon marathon http://bit.ly/Abingdon-Marathon-Gallery-2015
Sun-18/10/2015 Kellystore Guildford 10k and half marathon
http://bit.ly/Kellys-Run-Guildford-2015-Gallery

This will also be a free pic2go image event.
Sat-24/10/2015 Beachy Head Marathon marathon http://bit.ly/Beachy-Head-Marathon-Gallery-2015
Sun-25/10/2015 Cambridge Town and Gown 10k 10k http://bit.ly/Cambridge-Town-and-Gown-Gallery-2015
Sun-25/10/2015 PP Water of Life half marathon http://bit.ly/Water-of-Life-2015-Gallery

Here's a small handful of pics from the races - 

Brutal, Newlands Corner

All go at the start of the Brutal 

Slightly misty across the downs

Get on this Brutal Train - up the hill on the early slopes

Smiling at the top of the hill !

Flying through the woods

Strong work on the turns for the win

The canicross runners had a good run too !

Dave checks the new route instructions
Chichester Half

Taking in the view at the top of the hill

double thumbs in the sun

no surrender

getting to the end of the path on the way back in

almost home !

a good thumbs up at the end of the Fordwater road

Made it to the finish with a smile

Top work with the additional pack

solid time for the Half, almost sub 8min miles

That "not-quite-barefoot" look
Herts 10k
The local football club mascot Sainty got stuck in

For the win Peter Mackrell in 34:37 

solid performance and running to the line - what it's all about

A troup of scouts did the rucksack challenge - very well done to them all 

everyone needs a helping hand sometimes !

Mobot galore

A rare floating mobot !

Good teamwork to the end

Great high-fives from the crowds

First time I've seen anyone running and eating a lolly !

For the win !

Top team walking at the finish

Warrior Run #6
Warrior Images will be on the gallery later - we're finishing off the indexing and upload at the moment to the SSP gallery - which is a completely separate system to the pic2go service.
Flag battle commences

it's a bit like a delayed action divining rod that faces the wrong way.


Hanging tough

a bit splashy in the puddles

I literally have no idea what a blow up monkey has to do with this

The mudstacle team turned out strongly


relief at a bit of  a rest from the obstacles


slides are always fun


just don't get too splashed by the next person down


#chaaarrggeee

it's simple really - wade through the mud

just mind the concrete pipe somewhere in there that might trip you up


She suddenly realised it was a big trap and there was no getting out of the net at the end.
So finally - please get your entries in for the Kellys 10k and Half Marathon on Sunday, near Guildford or we will see you at the Abingdon Marathon or the Chelmsford half marathon instead ?
The weather is looking perfect for it !

Until next time
Anthony



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