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Monday, 10 July 2017

Chichester Tri, REP Worthing Tri, Bewl 15, RPAC Summer 10k 2017 all now live

REP Worthing Triathlon 2017 - at least if you get lost at sea, there's something to swim to for a rest now...

The Chichester Triathlon 2017 Gallery was live and online Sunday evening - how's that for service?

Here's the latest galleries that you need to check - beacuse I was very bad blogger last week and didn't send out an update. You probably cursed over your cereal or commute that there were no witty captions to enjoy, or indeed critique, but alas I was shattered. Enjoy !

Latest Race Galleries
Date Event Gallery
Sun-02/07/2017 PP Spire Bushey Run
Sun-02/07/2017 REP Worthing Tri - Free Race downloads
Sun-02/07/2017 Bewl 15 - with Dame Kelly Holmes
Wed-05/07/2017 RPAC Summer 10k
Sun-09/07/2017 Chichester Tri

If you're thinking of what to do at weekends to avoid the kids once they are off for the school holidays - here's a little list of things to keep you occupied over the next months

Future Events
Sat-15/07/2017Race To The Stones - Free images with Pic2Go
Sun-16/07/2017The Little Welly - St Albans
Sun-16/07/2017REP Arundel Castle Triathlon - Free race downloads
Sun-16/07/2017Harry Hawkes 10
Wed-19/07/2017Wakehurst Willow 8k
Sun-23/07/2017PP DTUF Half
Sat-12/08/2017Pride 10k
Sat-19/08/2017Brutal PyeStock
Sat-26/08/2017REP Adur swim - Free Race downloads
Sun-27/08/2017Arundel Castle 10k - Free race downloads

Nothing else is really in the offing - I've somehow become the class rep for the school PTA for next year (How did that happen Ed ?), and have some other volunteer work to finish off for them which should keep me busy. The Race to the Stones is going to be another 36hr work day epic, breaking every single European Working Time Directive law in the process. At least Brexit will stop that happening. (Won't it ? ), and then I only need to do 4hrs on monday and can have the rest of the week off - YES !! (er no - Ed)

Chichester Tri 2017
tight riding early on the course

nice colour balanced visor to match the outfit

All going well on the way back in

all good at the finish

The taste of victory ?


For a moment I thought this was our photographer Hannah enjoying a day off #lookalikey
Storming in for the finish !
 Meanwhile last week at the Bewl 15, there was someone called Kelly Holmes - going on a training run, so they made her start from the back...

och aye, the march down to the start

So, where's wally ? 

Some People climbed up over the starters scaffolding just to get a shot of themselves with Dame Kelly

"did you get a shot of the starting scaffolding ?". Yes, but you built it in the shade. In the background.
Fetch me a ww2 searchlight Baldrick.

Starting duties done, the Greyhound was unleashed to catch the bunnies, wearing her famous Olympic number

Almost Matching tops, and matching sunglasses

Surrender from Hastings Runners

When too many people photobomb your running shot at the same time.
Thanks guys, she's never going to buy this one now is she ?

10 miles to go ? nope more than that...

everything looked quite nice out on the water

Everthing going well around Bewl water

The REP Worthing Tri 2017 - perfect conditions, flat sea, but strong currents

And they're off, 6:30am never looked so good.
yaay, the swim is finished

Tight racing on the Long Furlong

on the return leg
Triathletes. Normal as.

needs more salt

Top fancy dress finish  in on the run

All is well that ends well !!
Spire Bushey Run

Feeling strong at the start

ready for the second lap

good work finishing strong

Top Gymnastics and cheerleading Skills on display

finishing with friends is always good fun !

More matching sunglasses
The RPAC Summer 10k 2017
Took part in perfect Wednesday summer evening conditions for a run, almost still air, clear skies, and a perfect running temperature for forgetting all that bullshit from a day at work
All off at 7:30pm and safely away

Perfect conditions

He's not that short. Not from what we can see anyway.

ony those with double thumbs up

He's never Run the half marathon. He's ran it a few times though.

synchro pair waving

extra double thumbs up

That's it for this week, next weekend and Race to the Stones as well as the REP Castle Tri - which is an ITU standard World champs age group qualifier - so quite special, along with the Harry Hawkes 10 (a lovely riverside run in Kingston, let's just hope the last of the summer weather hasn't passed us by !)

Until next time, enjoy the trails

Friday, 30 June 2017

Race to the King, REP Arun swim, and the Leeds Castle Triathlons 2017 all live

click to see larger and download to use as a desktop wallpaper

Where to start ? such a busy weekend we're behind on everything here in the office, including the planning for next weekend, who gave Tony the week off eh ? - but I digress !

Here's a link to June's race galleries - which you will see has been pretty packed full of action

Specifically last weekend we saw the following races and events and some don't have a public gallery, but you can go to the website to find out more:

Date Event Website Event Gallery
Tue-20/06/2017 Big Ride For Africa - Lessons For Life
Free with Pic2Go
Sat-24/06/2017 Race to the King (Sat and Sun)
Free with Pic2Go
Sat-24/06/2017 REP Arun Swim
Free images
Sat-24/06/2017 Leeds Castle Junior Aquathlon
Sat-24/06/2017 Leeds Castle Sprint Tri
Sun-25/06/2017 Leeds Castle Standard Tri
Sun-25/06/2017 The Little Welly - Henley-on-Thames

Additionally we also ran the Pic2Go system at the Manx Telecom Cannacord Genuity Sportive  so it's been a busy one - again !!

Within all this business - on the bright side, I have a new desktop background, which I've put here on full resolution if you would like one too. It's about 46miles into the Race to the King on the SDW. Just click on the image to see it full size and then download it to your computer.

I'm minded to take some nicer landscapes for you to use over the next few weeks - let me know if you'd like some !

Also, whilst we were researching locations for the Race to the Kings, we discovered that a)there's been no google streetmapping of the SDW (South Downs Way) - they had the kit from google, but it didn't really work, but also b)you can use the google streetview app with certain 360 degree cameras and create and contribute your own streetviews !
So as part of our own interests (for race planning) and to put something back into the local area, we're going to do much more research and possibly invest in the kit to do this sort of thing and then hopefully be able contribute to the SDW area streetview data - which I know a lot of the events that take place along it will benefit from greatly.

Meanwhile at the Leeds Castle triathlon races
problem with the front wheel too light ?

which way ?

had the smoked haddock for breakfast ?

Someone waving to the front

They wave back

double thumbs up bad ?

just needs a picanse of salt to add flavour

oh no it's stuck

quite a good backdrop really

high fives at the finish

Top teamwork in the relay

REP Arun iron man swim
It's just a step to the left...

nothing to see here

Faye from Steps

and that was the last time we saw them m'lud

Into the washing machine for an hour at 15degrees

and out they come fresh cleaned and rinsed

strike your best catwalk stare pose

pure joy and relief


just a bit too much salt

Tragedy, steps style

'av it

Relief on the marshals faces when everyone gets out ok

those two crazies

and then there was the Race to the King  Arundel to Winchester
All go at the start up to Bignor Hill - follow the King

breathtaking views along the South Downs Way

The climb at Butser Hill

It was a bit steep for some

The crack PR photography team that make the awesome videos

Photobomb !

Pressure to get to the front for a photo, like Trump

nice forearms

picture with the cows ? er certainly.

Volvo support cars followed the photographer to get the best shot

be careful with those last steps

That bling

winners get a bit more bling

The Tyre Lady, on her way to 100 marathons

That finishing Hug reason

the other reason

always careful when playing with a spare sword

let the kids get into the action

I'm a queen and you will do as I say, ok.

Top Team on the course made the event what it is. This is just the finish crew !
So that's it for this week, next weekend if you want to get your celebrity fix, there's a VIP running the Bewl 15 apparently on Sunday, otherwise we have the village fun run here in Hurstpierpoint - scene of one of the olderst fairs in the world - at over 700 years. There's entry on the day, and it goes up wolstonbury hill - which is "a bit of a challenge". Race limit is 200 - so get in there ! (be aware of village road closures). I did very badly last year, and unfortunatley won't be doing it this year - due to other fair commitments...

until next time, don't get too wet in the rain,

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