Wednesday 28 March 2012

Cranleigh and Water of Life Half - now live

Today's update for new galleries now live from the last weekend:

Now live and online :

PP Marlow Water of Life Half and 10k -

Cranleigh 15-21-

Brentwood Half and Fun Run-
Eastleigh 10k -
Wimbledon 10k -
F3 10k race 3 -
F3 Half Marathon -

Just the last 1000 to sort through:

F3 Duathlon race 3 -

It's been a massive weekend of action, with over 85,000 images being processed though by the team here in the office. Over 50 man hours have gone into getting these images processed and catalogued with race numbers for you to be able to search and see them quickly - it's been a massive task, but one the team has taken to well. We're looking fowards to seeing your choices and orders !

Next weekend is also big with the Sussex Marathon, Paddock Wood Half Marathon and the Bournemouth Bay runs - lets hope the weather sticks well for everyone ! And let's hope they never all end up on the same day too...

I'll put some gallery pictures from the weekend up on our facebook page here as soon as I've finished the F3 duathlon and organised next weekend !

Until next time,

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Quick Gallery Update - for 26th March 2012

Gallery update for the weekend of the 26th of March 2012

A quick check of the watches at the start
Hi There,
Just a quick update as we are still finishing off through the 78,000 images we took over the weekend, we're through most of them but worth a quick status update as some of you will be looking forwards to your pictures:

Now live and online :

Brentwood Half and Fun Run-
Eastleigh 10k -
Wimbledon 10k -
F3 10k race 3 -
F3 Half Marathon -

In Final Edit and upload:

Cranleigh 15-21-
PP Marlow Water for Life Half and 10k -
F3 Duathlon race 3 -

The current limit is uploading the images onto the gallery, and of course the volume we have to work through !

Right, back at it, damn this sunshine

Until later,


p.s. next weekends races:

Paddock Wood Half Marathon  (north west Kent)
Sussex Half and Full Marathon (mid-east Sussex)
The BHF Bournemouth Half, 10k, 5k (Bournemouth pier)
The Bolt Round the Holt - Half, 10k and 5k (A31 nr Farnham)

Wednesday 21 March 2012

ETL Tempest 10 & Spitfire 20 gallery now live

The gallery for the Events To Live Surrey Tempest 10 and Spitfire 20 is now live here: 

Full results can be found on the Sport Systems site

A race report can be found on the Events To Live site

Getting started in the sunshine
Over 1000 runners took to the road at Dunsfold Aerodrome for the Surrey Tempest 10 and Spitfire 20.  The first 3 miles of the race take place within the Aerodrome, which is also home to BBCs Top Gear, then head out to the surrounding country roads.

Here's some pictures of the action.

Synchronising watches
Leading all the way, first home winning the Tempest in 55:23

The chasing pack

Taxi-ing down the runway
Preparing for the turn

Static bolt in the countryside - broadband is slower out there

Airplanes visible in the county lanes
Gliding to the finish, first to complete the 2 laps with a time of 1:51:42

Dynamic bolt at the end of the first lap

A good walk spoiled?

Catering with a smile from the ladies of Surrey East Girlguiding

Well done to everyone who completed the events.   Excellent conditions for running and unlike the Spitfire/Tempest last time, no rain!  A big thank you to Alan, Nicky and the Events to Live team, and all the volunteer marshals who helped everything run so well on the day.

Next up from the Events To Live team is the Denbies 10 on 20th May, with some great views of the North Downs, plenty of hill and the great facilites of the Denbies Vineyard for the race HQ, start and finish.

If you're looking for something a little sooner....

April 1st Races still open:

Paddock Wood Half Marathon  (north west Kent)
Sussex Half and Full Marathon (mid-east Sussex)
The BHF Bournemouth Half, 10k, 5k (Bournemouth pier)
The Bolt Round the Holt - Half, 10k and 5k (A31 nr Farnham)
are all still open and taking places on Sunday April the 1st

Normal blog service will be resumed by Anthony next week.

Until next time

Monday 19 March 2012

Ashford and District 10k 2012 - now live

The Race gallery for the Ashford and District 10k is now live and online here:

Just make sure you use the whole race number that was on your number bib (some of the numbers had 1000 added to them when compared to the results). i.e. use 1877 - not 877.

Full links to results and race information on the Nice-Work website can be found here:
The results are here:

Rescheduled from the snow in february, totally different, near perfect conditions confronted the competitors and organisers on Sunday at the Sandyacres sports and social club. It made a pleasant change from the rain that has been about for the last few weeks.

IPCO chip timing being handed out at registration
The gentle walk up to the start at the top of the lane was a nice loosener
Off at the start, 570 made it on the day, down a bit no doubt due to the rescheduling
A gentle enough start down the lane
Good to see Ashford Tri Club doing some running

The fastest local pizza delivery you could wish for
Playing to the crowd at the finish
Marshals - where would we be without them ? Lost, that's where.
It's lonely out the front - Phil Anthony heading for a 30:55
37:09 for Tina Oldershaw, complaining of sleepy legs at the start, so she chose to hover all the way round
Remember you run faster when you smile !
Well done to everyone completing the race and enjoying the hills and undulations. Excellent conditions for running a 10k, about 14degC, and a slight breeze. I would have hoped for many course PBs on the day.

A big thank you to Martin and the Nice Work team, and Ashford & District Road Runners who made everything run so smoothly on the day, even holding the rain off until after everything was packed away.

Future Races

Next weekend is the busiest of the year so far with over 7 events.
Don't forget that the clocks go FORWARDS !
Perhaps worth a look if they are still taking entries at one near you:

Eastleigh 10k - full
Wimbledon 10k - currently still entries on the day
Brentwood Half Marathon - full
Purple Patch Marlow - Water of Life Half & 10k - full
The Cranleigh 15-21 - entries closed 4th March
F3 Events Half Marathon, - contact for entries
F3 Events 10k and Duathlon Race 3 - full

April 1st Races still open:

Looking a further week ahead for races with entries still open - then try:

Paddock Wood Half Marathon  (north west Kent)
Sussex Half and Full Marathon (mid-east Sussex)
The BHF Bournemouth Half, 10k, 5k (Bournemouth pier)
The Bolt Round the Holt - Half, 10k and 5k (A31 nr Farnham)
are all still open and taking places on Sunday April the 1st

Until next time,(Spitfire and Tempest races - currently uploading - ~4000 left to get onto the server)

p.s. there is about to be a lot of gallery archiving - so don't miss out if your race photos are about to be gone if you want that high quality copy !

Worthing 20 2012 Gallery now live

Race photos from the Worthing 20 2012 are now live and online here:

All go from the start line at Goring gap
On a day with perfect conditions for 20 mile running it was a fast last lap that made 1:49:10 for Mark Jenkin of Bideford, coming from several minutes down in third place on the third lap to get past James Baker (1:51:40) and Andrew Rayner who on the earlier lap had been in first place and several minutes up on Baker - who retained second place, with Rayner finishing in third in 1:52:30.
It's a shame there are no individual lap times, but the results show the 10 mile splits which shows Jenkin clearly won the second 10 miles by running a 54:27 compared to a 58:12 from Rayner. Baker probably wondered what was going on when he captured first place only for Jenkin to storm past whilst he was doing a sharp 57:21 for his last 10.

Full results can be found on the worthing race website here :

In the womens race Sarah Hill from Farnham Runners closed in on 2:11:07, with an almost even 10 mile pace split of 1:06:05, some one minute ahead of Karen Rushton with a 2:12:15.

Tony the starter didn't spot a head start
Fields of dreams

The Worthing ladies flagging down a taxi

Sarah Hill kicking in the finish line

The white flag of surrender from Graham to his team mates who organised it

 So, go and check out the action here -  and get your copy for your complete record and story of your training journey to Brighton or London Marathons in 2012.
Very best of luck for the Marathons,

next up Ashford 10k and the ETL Tempest 10 and Spitfire 20 from Dunsfold


Sunday 18 March 2012

Brutal 10 - March race now live

Another fantastically Brutal 10 race from the chaps that know how to make it hurt.

A great turnout for this the second race of the series in 2012, and whilst it was a bit less muddy than the last one, it was no less hilly or dry. Dave and Colin put some serious hard work through the competitors this time and the results spoke for themselves. Happy contented and challenged competitors at the finish.

Full race results can be found here:
Their facebook page is here:

And the official race photos are now live on here:

Here's a taster of the action - you'll have to go to the gallery to see the water crossing ! Enjoy and see you at the next one !
through the woods at 1k looking strong

one of the few flat bits on the course
can't see the woods for the watch - mind that tree !!

Canicross racing was just as hard work on 4 legs

Before the water crossing - nice and white

not a course for feeling faint on...

Just a small hill then

Correct hill attack technique

Victory on the last of the main downhills !

Happy to be descending

Spanish Cam Cream, not as effective as the usual UK MOD issue

Achieving is a good feeling

Not so white - after the water


Stretch Armstrong

Some started to hallucinate at the end from the lactic acid

The YMCA wave started at the back of this pack

Did your saturday feel this good ? Well I guess it did for the Welsh rugby team, but only just.

The water crossing. The first one. Shoes were lost in the second one...

Go to the full gallery here to see the rest of the water crossing and other images from the day, and get hold of your pictures so they last you a lifetime...

Otherwise - good luck to everyone at Ashford 10k, Worthing 20 and the Spitfire and Tempest races today (Sunday)..
Until next time, and remember - you run faster if you're smiling.


The old Galleries - going very soon
02/10/2011 7Oaks Junior Aquathlon 2011
02/10/2011 Wimbledon 10k October 2011
02/10/2011 Reading O2O 10k 2011
02/10/2011 Basingstoke Half 2011