Tuesday 30 June 2009

For Goodness Shakes Sprint Tri

The For Goodness Shakes Age group Sprint Triathlons 2009

Well done to everyone who took part in the FGS Sprint Triathlon races on Sunday at Dorney Lake.

To see your official action shots on the swim, bike and run then the gallery is now available here:

Once you are in the Gallery just use your race number in the search box (top right of the page) to find your photos.

If you can't find them straight away then you might need to go back to the gallery page and have a read of the search instructions (scroll down a bit). There is a fair chance you didn't have your number showing at the finish or on the bike, so you might have to search through on 000

And as far as we can tell the results are here:

Well done to you all and remember to get your photos to remember your day, email your friends and post into your blog. No bragging without the proof !

Monday 29 June 2009

Great Walstead Sports Day now live

The great Walstead Sports Day photos are now live and online.

Go to the passworded gallery by clicking here http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com

Find the GWS Sports day event (scroll down a bit to 25th June 2009) , click on it and enter the password to view the pictures.

If you don't remember the password it was on the back of the programme, or contact the school office who will be able to share it with parents.

All the events have been sorted out by event number, distinguished between Junior and Senior Sport Days. Simply scroll down the page to see the event folders and then click through on them to the event you want to see.

If you can't remember the event you want to see - have a check of the programme running schedule - which is also available here.

Once you've found the event either page through the thumbnails or view the first picture and then start the slideshow (the slideshow button is below the large preview image).

To order pictures just add them to the shopping basket by clicking the order button - don't forget to select the size or type of product you want.

Well done to everyone and the parents for a great days sports and excellent competition.

Saturday 20 June 2009

Brighton Marathon April 2010 Launches Tuesday

The 2010 April Brighton Marathon

For those of you that way inclinde - the Brighton Marathon April 2010 opens for discount early entries on Tuesday at 10am.

It's been three years in the works and finally the route has been signed off by everyone involved.

For more information go to the official website: http://www.brightonmarathon.co.uk/

It's sure to be a great event and support race to the other obvious april marathon - london. One thing I'll say - the weather is better down here !

Monday 15 June 2009

Mid Sussex Tri Live for Downloads

Mid Sussex Sprint Triathlon 2009

Photos from the Mid Sussex Tri are now available online here:

Remember - you can download the photos for free - just follow the instructions shown on the page linked to above.
Images are 800px on the longest side (which is half the size of our medium resolution images) - so this is a great opportunity to start your race photo album !

Well done to everyone on organising a great race, booking the weather and a fab mornings triathlon...

The hard working early morning team from Mid Sussex Tri Club

Powering through the swim

Fast T1 exit, don't foget to put the shoes on...

Push the return back to T2

And Finish with Style !


Friday 12 June 2009

New Events, developments and updates

The Mid Sussex Tri
With a forecast for overcast but not quite rain down here in sussex for the weekend it looks like almost ideal conditions for the Mid-Sussex Tri Clubs Sprint Triathlon on Sunday.

Full event details can be found here: http://www.midsussextriclub.com/

The fast and popular race is now full, and for this year the MST Club have commissioned us to cover the race for them - which means that everyone will be able to download any photos from the event for free from the online gallery ! cool or what ?!?

We'll be taking photos in the pool, on the bike and at the run finish, so after that along with your race medals you can come over to the gallery and get your free photos... or of course you can get your friends photos and post them up on tri-talk for all to see...so don't forget to smile !

The race gallery will be here by Tuesday at the latest, fully indexed for your delight and download:

and don't worry - you will still be able to buy the usual highest resolution images and prints from us too if the free downloads arn't enough for you !

Saturdays Charity endurance effort:
If your sleep in on Saturday didn't work or you've already done the Hove Park ParkRun (http://www.parkrun.com/bhtt_home.aspx) and fancy some entertainment and something awesome to watch then get yourself over to Ditchling Beacon for 10am.

One of our friends who we see out and about at the triathlons who has finally, I mean already, at such a young age, qualified for the triathlon world champs in Hawaii.
Lizzie Brama is the person due some respect and on Saturday she is going to cycle up (and down) Ditchling beacon 10 times from 10am. (Ditchling Beacon is according to my OS map a 130m climb from top to bottom on the roads alone)

More information can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/elisabethbrama
10 consecutive reps of the Beacon by car would be hard enough, but by bike ?!. We're confident it can be done as she completed the Austrian (not very flat) Ironman a few months ago.

And anyway, if you do go and give Lizzie some support, you can enjoy the view from the top too ! She doesn't know we've blogged this, so it should nicely overwhelm her to have some support.

Unfortunately we can't be there - we're working at our local school fete to raise funds for the PTA, but you probably can - so please go give her a shout of encouragement !

New Triathlon Races we're covering this year:

We are pleased to let you know that we're going to be the official photographers at three new events this year, and thought you might be interested as they are all top-notch for taking part in. We're very proud to have been invited to cover all these events and hope to be able to add some great memories to them for all the competitors.

In order of taking place (click on them for more details)

June 28th - The For Goodness Shakes Sprint Triathlons - Dorney lake

July 19th - The Autoglass
Bedford Classic Triathlon - Age Group World Chaps Qualifier

September 6th - The 21st Newbury Triathlon - almost full already

I think that just about covers it all, have a great weekend !


Worthing 10k photos now live

The rain kept away for the popular mid-week Sussex Road Racing Grand Prix event, the Worthing 10k.

The photos are now online and you can view them here http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=2w2zegg

Results are available here http://www.chipresults.co.uk

First place went to James Baker of Chichester Runners

Julie Briggs of Arena 80 was the first lady

A strong finish from the first u17

Grand National winning jockey, Liam Tredwell, a former Worthing Harrier was in attendance to present the prizes.

Thursday 11 June 2009

F3 Triathletes World Mid Week Tri #2

It was with a heavy sky that this months gathering took place at Dorney lake, but fortunately the rain had passed through earlier, and despite the hold-ups on the A4 out of london and the tube strike, most people managed to make it to the event.

This was the second running of the event this year, a basic sprint tri but with the open water swim and the safety of the private Dorney Lake Roads so no cars !

For Goodness Shakes were there too with their recovery drinks for after the race and plenty of them were downed. My thanks to Sean and Martyn from F3 events for the coffee and muffins that kept the two of us going through the evening taking photos.

The photos from the event can now be found here:

The race details and results can be found here on Tri 24-7:

Video footage of both swim wave starts can be found here:
Wave 1 Start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNO3_i1o8dY
Wave 2 Start: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWT_Xop6uCI

Tuesday 9 June 2009

Seaford Half Marathon photos are now online

Following heavy overnight rain the sun shone for the runners and walkers in the 2009 Seaford Half Marathon organised by the NSP Lions. The event was well supported by local running club Seaford Striders who were out in force providing marshals and plenty of runners in the race too.

We had two photographers out on the day taking shots around the course, at the start and the finish. The photos are now available to view and purchase here

A field of over 500 took up the challenge and you can find the results here http://www.npslions.co.uk/halfmarathon/halfmarathonresults.htm

One of the Seaford Striders on the course

Another Strider at approximately 12 miles

All smiles on the cliff top

Last major climb completed and what a view with the Seven sisters in the background !

A quick stop for a group photo !

Monday 8 June 2009

Hove Park Races 2009

The Arena 80 Hove Park Races 2009

A great morning of competitive races where the sun held on and kept the rain away, and a good turn out for the west sussex fun run league meetings. We are also due to be at the Burgess Hill organised Wivelsfield wobble in July so we'll see you there later !

The race starts have been compiled into a single video, and that's available on the link below, or in the preview window.

The race photos can be found here: http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=35hzeg0
all you need is your race number to find your pictures - and if you don't know that - well go and have a look at the results on the Arena80 website here: http://arena80.tripod.com/Hove_Park_Races/Hove_Park.htm


The River Arun Ironman Swim

The Raw Energy Pursuits River Arun 3.8k Ironman distance swim, Saturday the 6th of June 2009.

The image gallery can be found here:

The REP event results and race report is here:

After a weather forecast that had predicted showers, rain, drizzle, cold and generall dullness it was a "famous five" element of excited adventure in the air as the rain held back and the busses shipped everyone up to the start line with witty banter hanging in the air.

Everyone disembarked across the road with the marshalls holding back the traffic, and walked through the camp site to the river entry point.

Standing in the holding area the race tactics were discussed (get in, swim, stay alive. seemed to be the popular one), team photos were taken, last rights were given, wills signed and the photos for the local news taken - "just in case" you understand.

After a few delays - mainly because the tide decided to turn later than scheduled everything started off at about 12:20. As the time ticked on the atmosphere between the self condemned turned more serious and sombre and tensions although well controlled got a teeny bit tighter...

Reassurance with the race organisers and support team was taken and the smiles were maintained to some degree...

Then began the queue to enter the water. The "Falklands war - counting them all out" for safety tracking of people going in and the level of concentration lifted to another gear.

The focus now was clearly on "getting on with it".

The advice was that whilst the tide was still coming in, keep to the right on the tight part of the bend - and everyone took to the start line with this in mind...

The early leader was the eventual winner - as they flew off down the river - have a look at the youtube clip : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uU0kDobQri4

Quite a lot of supporters chose to walk the route back with the swimmers

3.8km later by the RNLI slipway the swim exit beckoned - and expectant supporters and families gathered as the intrepid came round the corner from the bridge, avoided the dragon boats and were generally enjoying themselves in the sun.

Some people looked hard as nails out of the water - like the Vets winner..

Others clearly had enjoyed the challenge

Everyone was counted out safely - some a little weary from their exploits, others smiling far too much.
You can read the full race report on the REP website and Tri 24-7

Finally the whole event managed to raise money for the RNLI at Littlehampton which provided the base for the race !

Well done everyone !

The image gallery can be found here for you to find individual race pictures:

The REP event results and race report is here: