|The start of the 3rd Surrey Half Marathon 2016|
What a busy running weekend that was ! Apart from all the races we were at there was the Bath, Silverstone, Liverpool and Inverness Half marathons to add to the mix - a very busy weekend for road running. Timelines on facebook should soon be full of running images and medal shots...
All the latest galleries are now live here:
Surrey Schools XC Champs
The Surrey Half Marathon
ETL Spitfire Tempest
Not forgetting last weekends events
|Date||Event name||Gallery Link|
|Sat-05/03/2016||The Nuts Challenge||http://bit.ly/Winter-Nuts-Sat2016|
|Sun-06/03/2016||Berkhamsted Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Berkhamsted-Half-Gallery-2016|
|Sun-06/03/2016||The Nuts Challenge||http://bit.ly/Winter-Nuts-Sun2016|
A few shout outs and mentions -
Firstly to the very kind people at Trigger Trap who supplied a cable in super quick time - if you're interested in all sorts of remote trigger photography have a look at their website here: http://bit.ly/trigger-trap there are some fascinating things you can do !
Secondly - do you blog too ? I do like to share other peoples blogs where they have used race photos we have taken - so the next two make good reading - and if you have written a blog and would like it to reach more people - then please let me have a link to share !
1. http://bit.ly/canterburyCCUni - It's the one about OCR racing at the Nuts Challenge in the list of articles
2. http://bit.ly/Toms-story - about his achievements to date and fundraising for United Response
There were simply too many events at the weekend for me to do a very in depth gallery this week - and my caption humour is running low as I have man flu, so please put up with this reduced selection...
First up the Brutal Borden:
|One of us is very wise|
|What do you mean go through there ?|
|come on, just use your legs|
|no elbows !!|
|No the tape won't take your weight.|
|Rowing across the mud with an old tree ?|
|some days the commute is hard work|
|Time for a quick wash and rinse|
Meanwhile over at the Dunsfold Airfield (that one they use on Top Gear when they are not burning up Westminster) the Events to Live Spitfire 20 and Tempest 10 went off smoothly around the country lanes and past the aircraft
|All go at the front of the field at the start|
|Some very picturesque lanes|
|Airfield negotiated safely|
|on the way out of the airfield on the first lap|
|Don't surrender, but do apologise for using a race belt, which as you can see - renders your race number un-readable (ban them all I say)|
Meanwhile over in Woking at the Surrey Half Marathon...
|undeterred he had to get that candy crush high-score|
|This is how you make it look easy !|
|Excellent Work from Victoria in the driving seat for Harrison|
|Nice to see a good victory salute down the finishing straight !|
|Would you like a banana with your photo ?|
|Remember to run around the marshals on the course, but you can go either side of these two...|
|That Retro portable CD player / discman look|
|Excellent work from Anita and Emma|
|Good fundraising efforts|
|Tony the fridge enters the last yards|
|Dear Barnes Runners, are you happy your club members enter races with fake numbers ?|
|It was a wonderful finish line atmosphere and great support|
|Julies going faster now she's allowed to run and not just walk|
|excellent fundraising work|
|It's ok, she was just having a rest, although it had me fooled for a moment...|
|Steph got the answer to his gender wrong AND wore a race belt. humph.|
Meanwhile over in Colchester, the weather was just as good
|Krypton factor challenge|
|Bob was at the Steyning Stinger only last weekend|
|Escaped from the zoo, but made good time all the same|
|Read that Tshirt carefully|
|Bear with me on this one|
|Oops Forgot the sunscreen|
|An excellent win in 1:09:53 by Adrian Mussett|
|Helen Davies returned in 1:18:17 for the win|
|how they don't pull a hamstring I don't know|
|Lobster on the run|
|possibly not the most comfortable shoes then ?|
|Correct finishing speed reached|
|tight finishing across the line by everyone|
Also if you were wondering how well the website was standing up to the traffic after this busy weekend - you can see when one of the post-race emails went out !
|Web traffic on the site around 7:30pm Tuesday 15th March - 20 pages per second being served up|
At the same time, about a quarter of visitors were taking unlicensed watermarked copies off the website, or at least trying to... shame on them !
|"image on mousedown" = right click copy attempted|
Next weekend is another popular weekend for half marathons with Brentwood, Fleet and Hastings Half marathons as well as the Cranleigh 15-21 marathon training race...
Here's the full future list for you to consider
So that's it from the Blog for this week, it was a fantastic weekend of running and hard work from everyone from Marshals, Volunteers, event organisers and dare I add, our wonderful team of photographers many who were up before 6am on Sunday mornings to make sure they were in location and in the right place to capture the action.
Also a big thank you to the team here in the office that's been working double shifts through the last few days to get everything online as fast as possible despite a flu virus sweeping through.
And on that note, I desperately need to get some rest, so until next time, keep healthy and keep fit