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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The Mid Sussex Tri, Mighty Hike Thames Path, and Race to the Tower 2018 all live

Top Swim action in the Mid Sussex Triathlon 2018

An excellent weekend full of action, adventure, challenges and not a lot of sleep (if you were doing an overnight shift, or like my kids, getting woken up for work at 5:45am on a Sunday).  Interestingly - everything we did this weekend can be downloaded for free from the various methods - either Pic2Go for the live events (a simply wonderful service for Events and sponsors that helps participants share their achievements), or from the gallery for post-event free downloads. On the flip side - it's been strangely peaceful in the office for a tuesday morning as everything was done Sunday - Monday was just sorting out the various backups and uploads associated with that.

So without further ado - here's this weeks table of events, and then some action pics:

Date Event Free Images Event Website
Sat-02/06/2018 The Hurt
Sun-03/06/2018 Dorking 10
Sat-09/06/2018 Race To The Tower Pic2Go live
Sat-09/06/2018 Mighty Hike - Thames Path Pic2Go live
Sun-10/06/2018 Mid Sussex Tri Free Images
Sun-17/06/2018 Hampshire Hoppit Free Images
Sun-17/06/2018 Shrewsbury Half Marathon Pic2Go live
Sun-17/06/2018 Run Central 10k Free Images
Sat-23/06/2018 REP Arun Swim Free Images
Sat-23/06/2018 Race to the King Sat Pic2Go live
Sat-23/06/2018 Leeds Castle Sprint Tri
Sun-24/06/2018 Race to the King Sun Pic2Go live
Sun-24/06/2018 Leeds Castle Standard Tri
Sun-24/06/2018 Harry Hawkes 10
Sat-30/06/2018 Mighty Hike - Jurassic Coast Pic2Go live
Sun-01/07/2018 Bewl 15
Sat-07/07/2018 Mighty Hike - South Coast Pic2Go live
Sun-08/07/2018 REP Worthing Tri Free Images
Sat-14/07/2018 Race To The Stones Pic2Go live
Sat-14/07/2018 Mighty Hike - Lake District Pic2Go live
Sat-14/07/2018 Trailwalker
Sat-21/07/2018 Mighty Hike - Northumberland Coast Pic2Go live
Sun-22/07/2018 PP DTUF Half
Sat-28/07/2018 Mighty Hike - Peak District Pic2Go live

Mid Sussex Tri 2018
Perfect weather, fantastic Club event put on with passion and organisational skills and a cheeky smile and a wave. Entries lower than last year - no real reason why as this event gets better and better each year - don't miss out next year...
The race directors race briefing was livestreamed on facebook - here which is always a reasonably good example of how to do these things - apart from all the detail - the one thing this always has is a good loud clear voice !:

Because of the unique pool swim arrangement it means we can organise ourselves to get pictures of everyone on their way through - and because of the good arm numbering - we can pretty much work out who everyone is (when combined with the start number data) enjoy the unusual images from the swimming...
Lots of lengths up and down the pool

Top speed swimming for swimmer 101

Job done and off for a bike ride
Pushing it on the bike, so getting the air in is important

The joy of a finish - where they look up your race number and cheer you in by name !!!
Macmillan Mighty Hike - Thames Path
A nice walk from Windsor to Henley, along a very picturesque bit of the Thames ! A marathon long walk - which is a major challenge especially in the heat ! You can still enter future Mighty Hike events - just go here to see some glorious scenery : - all with free photos powered by Pic2Go.
All confident before the off

Good to go !

Eaton Bridge in the background at Windsor
Along the path near Dorney Lake and the Locks

Dave in disguise near Marlow so as not to be recognised and therefore walk faster

Quick Stop for a photo op
It's Prosecco O'Clock for the ladies...

It's Prosecco's all round chaps ! wait what ?


Dangly Carrots

Sticks (if only there was a sort of social image sharing technology about ?)

Muscle cramps can lead to the default "underground commuter" position taking adverse hold.
The Threshold Race to the Tower #RTTT2018
56 Miles along the Cotswolds way - straight through or stop for a nap and a chat... a very tough and special event with full route support as the first race of a series of three Race To.. if you fancy a go - sign up here: 

Major Sponsored event with full support along the way - first of the three race series

Follow the yellow brick road, sort of, but get going !

I take back all my comments about drone pilots, they are very friendly helpful people.

Wings from the first trig point of the day

Artist impression of Eric Cantona on the route

Some say the challenge is more mental than physical

Stick carrying mistake #1056 - what's your race number ?

Always add a sprint section race to the top of a hill to beat your friends

Top work from Team HEINEKEN 

Working at it for Lillys Charity

err - What gives you wings ?  Buzz Lightyear ?

SWARM SWARM SWARM !!! we were all ok thankfully

When your legs finally say no, yet so near the half way finish.

Day two - misty start

Up near Bishops Cleeve on top of the world

Cotswold villages are jolly nice you know

Race Support, everywhere, literally...

woo hoo FINISHED !

Finishing at night with friends is a special moment

Done it !

The Tower at Broadway - worth a visit when you're not on a run too !
Next weekend is a fantastic Shrewsbury Half Marathon - powered by Pic2Go, the New Adidas 1hr city run, and the Hampshire Hoppit - with free download galleries after the event for you to share happy memories from your day !

So, have a  good weeks training - don't get too hot and see you at the weekend (for which I'm missing my brothers 50th birthday party for - so any suggestions of what to get him as a present will be most welcomed - ideas to with the subject "50th present". Free high res collection to the best idea I end up getting him. 

Until next time

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