Tuesday 26 March 2019

Colchester Half and Hastings Half Marathons 2019

A few of our favourite Henfield Joggers enjoying the sunshine

Another weekend for big races - the Colchester Half and Hastings Half Marathons - all covered in glorious sunshine, even if the air was a little on the chilly side, we're starting to pack the suncream into our kit bags.. (there you go, winter will be back next week).

Join the winners and get your race photo memories today ! - Galleries and future events listed below

Date Gallery results website
Sun-17/03/2019 http://sspimg.com/Richmond-Half-2019-Gallery http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Richmond%20Half%20Marathon/4016
Sun-17/03/2019 http://sspimg.com/Leicester-TownandGown-10k-2019-Gallery https://www.chiptiming.co.uk/events/mduk-leicester-town-and-gown-10k-2019/?
Sun-17/03/2019 http://sspimg.com/Brentwood-Half-2019-Gallery https://results.sporthive.com/events/6511237009933569792
Sun-24/03/2019 http://sspimg.com/Hastings-Half-2019-Offical-Photos http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Hastings%20Half%20Marathon/4021
Sun-24/03/2019 http://sspimg.com/Colchester-Half-2019-Gallery http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Colchester%20Half%20Marathon%20/4004
- Future races and Events
Sun-31/03/2019 https://www.kingstonraceday.com/
Sun-07/04/2019 https://www.adidascityruns.com/ Free race photos !
Sun-07/04/2019 http://bit.ly/Paddock-Wood-Half
Sun-14/04/2019 www.HONC.co.uk
Sun-28/04/2019 http://www.7oakstriclub.co.uk/our-events/triathlon Free race photos !
Sun-28/04/2019 http://stormthecastleduathlon.com/ Free race photos !
Sun-28/04/2019 https://rawenergypursuits.co.uk/bluebell-trail-run-angmering-2019/ Free race photos !
Sun-05/05/2019 http://bit.ly/3-Forts-Challenge
Sun-05/05/2019 http://bit.ly/southampton-half
Sun-05/05/2019 https://rawenergypursuits.co.uk/steyning-triathlon-2019/ Free race photos !
Sat-11/05/2019 http://www.london-revolution.com/ Free ride and run photos !
Sun-12/05/2019 http://www.townandgown10k.com/oxford/
Sun-12/05/2019 http://www.london-revolution.com/ Free ride photos !
Sun-12/05/2019 https://velobirmingham.com/ Free ride photos !

good work at the high-five station

highland fling five station

find a fire station

This isn't a very good fancy dress from the film Grease to be honest

ladybirds ?

Hulk Angry

wish I could run like this still....

Bert for the win !

Nuns on the run


It can all get a bit busy at the start

Floating down the last of the hill and in for the finish straight (2 miles...)

Well done Ernie...

We had a teacher at school who's nickname was Kermit. Kids are so cruel, but so was he so there you go. 

Endangered !

I'd be concentrating too part way up the climb

Big respect !

Hello !

Multiple charities - hopefully opt-out will help with increased donors

Eric's in charge

"what do you mean you've left me?" texting - such sweet sorrow at a finish line.

My, what big hands you have !

Big Bird was out on the course

For the win !!

Meanwhile at Colchester

for the win!!

Kevin had a good day !

double badda-bing badda-boom

two things you don't usually see in Chelmsford high street

Rachel harnessed the wind on the way round

Don't talk to me about brexit !!!

Jim for the Win

Smells a bit like teen spirit ?

Time for a live Vlog ? probably not...

Time for a cold spell...

X marks the spot

If Laura Ashley did running kit... (or Kath Kidson for that matter)

Top at sitting down sports

Europeans get one in pre-brexit, whilst they still can...

Leave it all on the racetrack

Super Batman ?

Off to the land of pain...

Ahh, if only we could all looked so relaxed and not in pain at 13 miles eh !!
right, that's it until Richmond this weekend, enjoy the entertainment channel on BBC Parliament whilst the comedy show unravels, and get out there for your training runs to sort it all out !!

Until next time

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Brentwood Half, Richmond Half and Leicester Town and Gown 10k 2019 galleries now live

Welcome to this weeks blog news - a busy one with three  races over the weekend - Richmond, Brentwood Halfs and Leicester 10k - and all fortunately not cancelled due to the cold weather from the Beast from the east like last year !

So were you at these races this weekend ?, was it a first time ?, are you regularly one of the teams out there raising money for good causes with your hard work ?
Check-out the galleries and events below to get the proof and your winning photos !

Recent past and future events:

Date Event Gallery Results
Sat-02/03/2019 http://www.thenutschallenge.co.uk/ http://sspimg.com/Winter-Nuts-Sat-2019-Gallery http://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16269&RId=1009&EId=5
Sun-03/03/2019 http://www.steyningac.co.uk/ http://sspimg.com/Steyning-Stinger-2019-Gallery http://www.steyningac.co.uk/stinger-2019/
Sun-03/03/2019 http://www.thenutschallenge.co.uk/ http://sspimg.com/Winter-Nuts-Sun-2019-Gallery http://racetimingsolutions.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16269&RId=1009&EId=5
Sun-03/03/2019 https://cambridgehalfmarathon.com/ http://sspimg.com/Cambridge-Half-2019-Gallery https://resultsbase.net/event/4707/results
Sun-17/03/2019 http://www.townandgown10k.com/leicester/ http://sspimg.com/Leicester-TownandGown-10k-2019-Gallery https://www.chiptiming.co.uk/events/mduk-leicester-town-and-gown-10k-2019/?
Sun-17/03/2019 http://bit.ly/Brentwood-Half http://sspimg.com/Brentwood-Half-2019-Gallery https://results.sporthive.com/events/6511237009933569792
Sun-17/03/2019 http://bit.ly/Richmond-Half http://sspimg.com/Richmond-Half-2019-Gallery http://www.sportsystems.co.uk/ss/results/Richmond%20Half%20Marathon/4016
Sun-24/03/2019 http://bit.ly/Hastings-Half
Sun-24/03/2019 http://bit.ly/Colchester-Half
Sun-31/03/2019 https://www.kingstonraceday.com/
Sun-07/04/2019 https://www.adidascityruns.com/ Free Event Images
Sun-07/04/2019 http://bit.ly/Paddock-Wood-Half
Sun-14/04/2019 www.HONC.co.uk
Sun-28/04/2019 http://stormthecastleduathlon.com/ Free Event Images
Sun-28/04/2019 http://www.7oakstriclub.co.uk/our-events/triathlon Free Event Images
Sun-05/05/2019 http://bit.ly/southampton-half
Sun-05/05/2019 http://bit.ly/3-Forts-Challenge

Otherwise here at SSP towers we're on business as usual - I'm off camera duties with a doctors note having had my wrist chopped up and tendons repaired (TFCC if you're interested) and a bone spur removed from my radius too. Nothing too serious, but just had another plaster cast put on for another 4 weeks, so I'm potentially out of action until the 15th April,  so I'll miss quite a bit of the fun half marathon races over the coming months which is quite annoying, on the other hand - the early sunday mornings for a while will be on the back burner and I get to do the parenting instead...

So with no further ado, here's a few pictures from this weekend... can I just say 1)the captions in no way represent the opinions of those in the pictures and anything that might is purely coincidental and 2)I'm saving myself for Brexit themed captions until next week...

Mario flies in and past carrot stick man

He's been tango'ed

ahead of the pacers, that'll do !

six legged record attempt went well

all busy at the start and good charity teaming up

why why why !

After brexit they won't be allowing st.Patrick over here, making life more fun for everyone

Top team ready at the start

Imperial ? where's the stormtrooper helmets ?

top family effort fun

a whole new world of "how do you like your eggs?" genre of questions. A: "Runny"

top work Jan !

high score !!

proper imperial stormtrooping

excellent finishing

made it all the way around !

top little wave from the left of good luck
ok everyone - who is actually looking where they are going ?

the winner had a bit of a lead at leicester

Peter Parker getting in a bit of essential cardio

close run finishes are the best

pushing on for the finish

goal achieved !

probably waving quite a lot to friends all the way around - could have gone faster, but why if you're having so much fun ?!

all ok. I think.


I don't think this is a brexit tshirt slogan?

always a smile across the line

best high fives ever

this brexit fancy dress pose won the competition

this is not a brexit fancy dress outfit

thirsty anyone ?

the pacer unfortunately had wandered off course last october - but eventually found some runners and finished a different race this week. probably needs a rest?


slightly surprised, but seems ok

happily can't hear our photographers encouragement with headphones in

this is the "I'm with westminster" hand signal ?

Churchillian victory finish

waterstation goes business class

actually so light just floats around the course

all going *defiantly* ok

"look on the brightside, I saved you money and got you off the Leave means leave march"

it's a good place to race really isn't it !

"Boats for hire". Noted.

Spring is here, so get those charity vests on and working for you !

So there you go, if you are into your ultra runs and distance events there's still time (and plenty of spaces) to join the Pro-Brexit Sunderland-to-London enduro. I'd put a link here but seriously am unable to find one !!! ("Biiig success"says D.Trump)

but if you fancy a mass participation event with no entry fee - then this is possibly the one for you - but we're not doing the photos (as there are no numbers) https://www.peoples-vote.uk/march

Good luck all and have a great time at Hastings or Colchester this weekend !! weather looks near perfect...

until next time

PS oh yes, multiple facebook reports this week for people using copyright licensed watermarked images instead of buying them - it seems Grant from FB support was having a bad day and also closed peoples facebook accounts as well as just removing the unlicensed illegally used images - so be careful out there. Hopefully Grant is having a better day today...and perhaps don't test their terms and conditions...