Congratulations sportspeople on another great weekends running and tri-ing. Less than ideal conditions at Clandon Park with the rain made things tricky underfoot - but almost near perfect conditions (if a little chilly on the bike without the right tops on) made for some fast times and good racing at Sevenoaks.
Latest Race Galleries
|Sat-16/04/2016||The Clandon Park Run||http://bit.ly/AAT-Clandon-Park-Run-Gallery-2016|
|Sun-17/04/2016||The 7Oaks Tri - Free Race downloads||http://bit.ly/7Oaks-Tri-Gallery-2016|
The current survey (it's still on the gallery front page at the moment if you want some input) said some of you like the discount corner - so here it is, more to be added soon...
|Date||Race||Event link||Special SSP Discount code|
|6 June||The Hurt (5k, 10k, 20k)||http://bit.ly/the-hurt-entry||SSP10|
|26-Jun-16||Harry Hawkes 10||http://bit.ly/HarryHawkes||SSP10HH|
|25-Sep-16||Royal Borough of Kingston Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/kingstonhalfmarathon||SSP10RBK|
Don't forget the ones you said you were going to check but forgot about...
Last Weekends Galleries
|Sun-10/04/2016||Warrior Run - Free race Downloads||http://bit.ly/Warrior-Run-April-Gallery-2016|
|Sun-10/04/2016||HONC - Hell of the North Cotswolds MTB||http://bit.ly/HONC-Gallery-2016|
and don't forget the entire 2015 gallery is here http://bit.ly/SSP-2015-Gallery-Archive
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A few photos
As you can see - at 6:15am on a Sunday morning - the Sevenoaks Sports Centre is the place to be
|First team get ready for the swim and to start the Triathlon season off. It wasn't cold at 6:15am. Honest.|
|Race referees getting ready for their serious faces|
|Fully pumped and ready for the challenge of T1|
|3 minute penalty for giving yourself own bunny ears|
|Arthur Brown got his knees up on the apples and pairs into T1|
|Kids supporting. Up before 8am. Mum got proper shouted at to go faster.|
|Excellent work for two medals|
|Quick wave to his fans on T2 exit|
|Bring the whole family|
|The new faces of social media and race commentary in the 7Oaks 'hood|
|This was originally less awkward than this, but at least this team looks as if they know each other|
|Here, take some gels, you'll get a sugar rush and feel amazing for 10 minutes now you've finished.|
|Crystal Palace Tri Supporters waited patiently|
|Feeling strong after her run in at the finish|
|put in 100%, have nothing left. That's the general idea !|
|DJ Searby on the wheels of carbon|
|Top finish line marshalling|
|Waving the last runners in|
|Stopping for a shot in T1 might slow you down a little bit,|
|Battling on through T1 - no time for photographers|
|It's a lovely park for the run|
|nicely graded paths and downhill runs|
|the traditional OK sign|
|Double chain-oil thumbs up|
|Correct celebration arms|
|The exertions of wisdom as youth looks on|
|tight racing in a the finish|
|All shapes and sizes catered for|
|I am your father !|
|double thumbs up at last|
|two more hills to go? yes|
|Overall Women's winners|
|Overall Men's Winners|
|Your super-duper race sponsors|
On Saturday the Clandon Park run took part in quite a bit of rain, mud and waterlogged grassland - but by all accounts it was still good fun. The finish was a turn right after the railway underpass instead of a turn left - which isn't quite a scenic to be honest !
|The small log jump still awaited in the woods|
|proper plane making|
|I'm Alive ! and other positive motivational statments|
|Although Spidey had run out of silk, he kept trying whilst running along.|
|only a bit muddy|
|left or right of the camera, just not straight on - there's a tree behind him|
|It seemed quite nice at the start. If you're a duck.|
|excellent junior racing - raising money for their new science block|
|sprinting in at the finish - a lovely sight|
|always got to fly in at full speed|
|great finishing speed|
|anyone can race, you just have to want to !|
Upcoming Races and events
Its going to be a busy weekend with friday afternoon, friday evening, satruday morning, saturday afternoon and then two events on sunday morning. Fortunately it doesn't get this busy very often !
Looking forwards to see plenty of old friends at the Running awards, and several thousand of you at Southampton half and 10k on Sunday.
Finally - very good luck to all of you at London Marathon on Sunday - wrap up and keep warm - but don't overheat, take some sacrificial layers (bin bags?) to keep you warm for the start.
until next time