Thursday 25 September 2014

Pilgrim Half and Full Marathons, and B2TT No Man's Land 2014 now online

It's a week of very brief blogs, because it's very busy here and the team are giving me the dagger eyes across the office...

So, after the perfect weather of last Sunday we managed to get Reigate online Monday, the Pilgrim races online Tuesday, and the Back to the Trenches No Mans Land online Wednesday.

That's a total of over 112,000 images online, all captioned so you can search for them nice and easily (unless your number was on your back, or ripped off, or covered in mud, or of course on a tri-belt - [because they don't work]) in which case you're going to have to go through the 000 (that's three zeros) search results and enjoy the challenge just like we do !!

Here's the gallery links !
Race logo Race Gallery link

Back 2 The Trenches - No Man's Land
The Pilgrim Half and Full Marathon
The Run Reigate Half Marathon

This weekend is the Tonbridge Half marathon, and also the third running of the Ealing Half Marathon.  but I think they are both sold out - go and have a quick check if you want !!

We are busy planning where we are going to see you on the day - please can someone remember to book the nice weather ?!

Pilgrim 2014
These are the people that make your race happen

We think there was some crazy background music playing somewhere

Can't beat a bit of cool purple leopard print

The BHR salute - full width horizontal

The BHR salute again... but no thumbs - must be optional

See, Fleet have a different style. Ok you don't see because he's carefully hidden himself. I didn't photoshop in the others. Honest.
and a bit of Race director corner...
Hello Heather !

Hello Hillary !

Hello Dave !

Yes, he just ran up and down that hill that he's pointing to

One for the insurance claim

Honestly, running along the coutryside. It doesn't get any better than this.

well, the marathon runners were all smiling when they left...

Back to the Trenches - No Mans Land
Tim and his nice shiny new shoes. Looks like he forgot to buy a top though. Now where could he try ?

Who has time for Kung Fu in an obstacle race? This man.

Air shot, All in syncro. Even Sy managed it. Smiling ? Are you sure Sy ?

Who ate the curry ?

Meanwhile Wilma Flinstone seemed to be enjoying it.

Surprisingly the water was only about 18inches deep.

You were allowed to wallow about in it if you wanted to

Just mind your friends joining in unexpectedly

Up and over at the start. Clearly too much bouncy energy here.

Very well done everyone - it was a glorious weekends racing !
The team are flat out here in the office getting through requests, questions, caption corrections and orders - it's been very busy and we are working at it really quickly, so please bear with us if it's a bit more than 24hrs for some of you. Your Order confirmation email should have the full details in there for you. And as Monty Python didn't say - always check your SPAM first. It's lovely. Just in case.

Until next time

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Adidas Run Reigate 2014 Half Marathon gallery now live

A short punchy quick one today,

The Race Photo Gallery for the inaugural Adidas Run Reigate Half Marathon is now live and online, with almost 73,000 images online from the race.

Race Logo
Gallery link

The full results can be found here on: Sport Systems

Congratulations to Dave and the team on a great event

Perfect weather for a race

A big win for Andy Govus in 1:10:29 almost 4 minutes ahead of second place

Emily Gelder won in 1:26:48, and enjoyed it too !
The legend that is Ron Hill gave out the Prizes and the Trophys
Best age graded runner was Jane Davies #735 , in an 88.67 and 1:39:16 gun time, from Epsom and Ewell - ahead of the winners 84... no mean feat !

Very well done to Dave and the entire team at Run Reigate on a very well organised and incredibly well delivered event, notably for their first ever race. Some great comments about the stalls on the park afterwards as well as the entire atmosphere along the route. The weather was pretty good too !

Here in the office we are now working through the Pilgrim Half and Full marathon images, and then crawling through the mud to see what we have from the Back2theTrenches - Over the top. We are going just as fast as we can, so please check our twitter feed on @UKSportPhoto and also follow our facebook page for the fastest updates, than kyou for your patience.

Apologies it's a short update, no time for the funnies as usual, got to get back to the indexing,

until next time, soon I hope

Monday 15 September 2014

Alice Holt, ETL Bacchus, REP Firle Races and Falmer Tri 2014 all live

A busy weekend across the Saturday and Sunday with four races around the Surrey and Sussex Counties starting to really mark the Autumn Running season has really started to move along, and the weather was once again - perfect.

Race logo Race Name Gallery Link Gallery Notes

Alice Holt Races

Events to Live Bacchus Half and Full Marathon

REP Firle Half, 10k and 5k Free downloads and pic2go

Brighton MultiSports Falmer Triathlon Free Downloads

Upcoming Races 

Get your final entries in for Reigate, and Ealing. They are all excellent races and ones you really should be planning for, as well as Basingstoke 

21st Sept: Farnham Pilgrim Half and Full - off road trail
21st Sept: Run Reigate Half Marathon (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out

28th Sept: Ealing Half Marathon (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out
28th Sept: Tonbridge Half Marathon - some closed roads

5th Oct: Basingstoke Half (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out
12th Oct: Chichester Half - road and trail
19th Oct: Abingdon Marathon (flattest and fastest with PB potential)
25th Oct: Beachy Head Marathon (not flat, not fast, offroad) NB will sell out
8th Nov: Bexhill Poppy Half Marathon
9th Nov: Purple Patch Grand Union Half Marathon NB will sell out
16th Nov: Brighton 10k (Major Area race, closed roads) NB will sell out

Pic2go Barcodes - 
Some of you will have noticed that we had these galleries online considerably quicker than usual - for example Alice Holt was live on Saturday (same day), Firle and Falmer Tri were live on Sunday (same day) and Bacchus went live at 2:45pm Monday - when it would have been the first event live on sunday evening, and then the other three being made live late monday and tuesday lunchtime.
The technology is expensive, but it does give us the time advantage of getting the pictures and galleries online to you faster than ever before - so I hope you are enjoying seeing galleries on the Monday as opposed to Tuesday and even Wednesday.
If you have any questions or can think of any innovative uses for the technology, (make race numbers smaller ?) then please get in touch, we have a facebook page and twitter feed for the technology - and  if you want to follow those too that would be great !

Future races with Pic2Go barcodes
We are still a little behind with getting in touch with future events to get them on there, so my apologies to all the race directors who are organising labels onto race numbers instead of getting them printed in the first place - but thank you ever so much for sorting it out. If you are a race director and reading this - and thinking - eh? he hasn't got in touch yet !, please do get in touch - your timelines might not be the same as ours and yours are more important - so please give me a ring.

A slight downside of the barcodes is we don't necessarily see all the completely strange and dodgy images for the blog that I might otherwise try to use (before I get moderated by the boss) - so you heard it here first - if you want to avoid being spotted in your moment of fame (some do), make sure your pic2go barcode ( "pictag" if you like) can be seen clearly, and we will probably wizz past you in the rush.
Basically this means most of my comedy material will come from anyone with a tri-belt (frankly if you use them you are deserving of this), because THEY DON'T WORK to hold your number so it is visible to the front, anyone in fancy dress (you were asking for it anyway), and people with particularly flappy hands (Magnus Pike, T-Rex) or anyone who can't use four pins, or event clips to secure their number properly.
Don't say I didn't give you a fair warning...

Some pictures from the weekend...
A few less than usual as I'm in a bit of a rush and not doing this at 1am in a sleepy haze...

Some from Alice Holt races - 10k, 5k, 3k, 1k...
All go at Alice Holt

I made it here about 10 seconds before they made it here...

Always good to see the Farnham Runners regulars

that concentratey look - flying back up *that* hill

The rage of running
The REP Firle Half
Lewes 10k race director making the most of the hills

Hello Claire !

Everyone was impressed with the cool Towels

Cathy put in a good turn

Run Happy, finish strong

Always listen to the commentator - for the word "food"

Proof that race belts DONT WORK

Make your own destiny

strange, it all looks very flat...
Brighton Multisports Falmer Triathlon
Full race briefing

Mitchell sneaks off. again.

The calm before the storm

tip touch end to end


strong into T1

He made T1, probably a bit early on the celebrations, but good work out of the swim

*THE VIEW* over Ditchling Beacon, despite the mist. Probably the most unique shot you've ever seen up the Beacon of a bike race. Almost.

Ditchling in the the background

Easy climbing

A nice wizz around the hills 

Correct expression of how you should feel

high 5, oh

big wave finish

at least someone looked in control

A good turnout by Brighton Tri Club
 Meanwhile at Bacchus...

Chaaaarge !!! The Romans made a head start

I told you, I love running

Victory for the ducks

Joan tries the new Steyning AC club kit

Will run fast for it too...

Good team work 

Heidi enjoyed the hills

A good way to work up an appetite for a nice Chianti

I literally have no idea what on earth is going on here

Rubics photobombed by the lederhosen. I never thought I'd type that.

"Stop citizen, your number is faulty" Batman helps again !!

"BUT I just want to see my two children". Mrs Vader takes no crap from the latest Fathers for Justice member.

You would be forgiven for thinking Horrible Histories were filming

You would not be forgiven if you actually thought Lynda Carter was awaiting you at the finish line. Well done Alan !
So that's it for the weekend, now go and get your entry in for The Run Reigate Half Marathon - it's going to be fantastic.

Until next time,