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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Hursley 10k and Big10k galleries live

 Two more race galleries have been put online for previewing and ordering to keep your memories safe:

 
 
 
 Hursley 10k
 
Both galleries just need your race number to find your pictures simply and quickly. For the Hursley Junior Fun run - I'm assured you will be browsing through the folder for their races - as they didn't have race numbers. Just scroll down the event gallery page and click through the folders to preview them.
 
Both races were well attended on Sunday and the weather held up a bit of sun too...

At Hursley there was the fun of the air ambulance making a visit on the field, as well as one of the most challenging off road races in the calendar - even the winner Ant Gritton took a head over heals on his way to winning - check his knee...


The children had a great time finding out about the Air Ambulance helicopter

 A busy start with chip timing from Full on Sports

Part way round, and then he forgot.

Ant Gritton, missing out his usual swim and bike decided to make it harder by falling over, but still won in 36 minutes
The very scenic landscape at the finish run-in (on wideangle)
A very well attended fun run - made for a scenic sea of yellow
Sue Sleath was the first Female home in 44 minutes
Well done to everyone and the team at Hursley who put the race together to raise funds for the School which acts as the HQ for the race. With one off access to the grounds for the race it's certainly unique and represents a real challenge at the start of the autumn running season.

 Compared to the off road rough and tumble of the hills at Hursley was the smooth rolling tarmac of Bexhill and the view from the top of Galley Hill - which is considerably better than the view at the finish back into the sun - so the decision was made to go for it !

Good to see the regulars shaping up

a nice seafront stroll, before the hill

It's Sunday, so it must be fun !

David Bradford from Lewes AC won in 34 minutes

Taking in the view on the way up the Galley Hill

And coming down Galley hill is just that bit easier than going up !
Well done to everyone at Team Lifestyle for another great race, and for their consistently good weather so far this year at all their races !


Your Next race - next sunday:

We have our busiest day of the year next sunday with 5 events and 10 photographers working hard to bring you your race memories : Rowers revenge, Basingstoke Half Marathon, Wimbledon 10k, the Sevenoaks Junior Aquathlon and the Reading O2O 10k.

The only one we know taking entries on the day is Reading, everything else is closed or sold out !

So go here to read all about it and register: http://bit.ly/PP-Reading-O2O-10k
With phenomenally easy access via the M4 motorway I would have thought many of you south of Bedford could get to this one for a 9am start without too many problems !


Until next time then - I'll be seeing you at the Basingstoke Half with our Work experience student for the week.

 Anthony


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Tonbridge Half Marathon - now live




The gallery for the inaugural Tonbrigde Half Marathon is now live and online with over 13,000 images for you to search and buy from here:
http://bit.ly/tonbridge_half_photos_2011

The race results from SportSystems are available here:

http://bit.ly/tonbridgess

Huge congratulations to everyone involved in staging the inaugural Tonbridge Half Marathon, an excellent partnership between the Tonbridge Lions Club and Tonbridge Rotary Club.

Sunny conditions prevailed for the 820 or so runners as they raced their way round the traffic free roads of Tonbridge and the Kent countryside having been started by local double Olympic Gold winner Dame Kelly Holmes.

Dame Kelly gets them underway - stood on the timing car !
The race was sponsored by Porsche Centre Tonbridge and they also provided the lead car and sweeper vehicle.
The Lead car won the race !

The rolling hills of the Kent countryside provided a nice backdrop to the runners
Mike enjoying his run in the rolling Kent countryside whilst thinking about organising the 7Oaks Aquathlon

2 miles in on the traffic free course and the crowds were still chasing him

Purple is the new go faster hair colour


There was strong support for the runners at the finish with some great cheering to welcome the runners back from the one loop course.
The First lady finished in 4th overall
Strong finishing in 9th place

Great support at the finish


Having started the race, Dame Kelly Holmes remained for the duration and was there at the finish to welcome the runners home with a big smile and present over 700 of them with their medals before making the prize presentation to the winners.   The race was won by Thomas Fewster in 1:15:48 with an age grading of 78.69% and first lady home in 4th position overall was Tina Oldershaw in 1:21:55 with an age grading of 85.98%. 


All smiles from Dame Kelly presenting medals

Finishers queued up for their medals from Kelly who did a fab job

Dame Kelly with overall race winner Thomas Fewster

Best overall race age grade performance was 87.91% by Tonbridge runner Sally Musson, a national standard pace.
Well done to everyone who took part in this great addition to the South's racing calendar.  An excellent collaboration between the Tonbridge Lions Club and the Tonbridge Rotary Club in organising the race.  The race supports 3 local charities The Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust, The Hospice in the Weald and the Kent Air Ambulance so please go and have a look to see why.

Race results from SportSystems can be found here:
http://bit.ly/tonbridgess
The SportSystems team of Baz and Rob in action
 
The gallery for the inaugural Tonbrigde Half Marathon is now live and online with over 13,000 images for you to search and buy from here:
http://bit.ly/tonbridge_half_photos_2011
Until next time
Sally

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XTFestival - Downloads now available



Day 1 of the XT Festival 2011 was over on Saturday, with the Triathlons, Duathlons and Swim all complete in perfect weather conditions for all terrain competition.

The free downloads from the day are available for you here:
http://bitly.com/XTfestival_photos_2011

According to spam filter algorithms - putting Free Downloads in the body of an email adds quite a lot of negative points and increases it's chance of getting spam filtered - and it gets worse if I put an exclamation mark after it, also in capital letters. If I did that you'd get nothing in your email, so I'll be interested to know if you get this one.

The Triathlon was the National Age Group off road Triathlon Championships, so with national titles up for grabs there were some hefty competitors amongst the field.

The results and race information can be found here: http://www.allabouttriathlons.co.uk/events_xtfestival.html

Richard Stannard took the gold honours in the Triathlon - a chap you can often hear commentating on the Television triathlons, and someone I first met about 7 years ago when he did an aquathlon - giving everyone else a 15 minute head start across Bewl Water. He won that too.

Richard Stannard won the Main event

Competitive swim exit made for close racing

Tough concentration on the Bike stages

Some found the Lake crossing tricky

Racing is Tiring. Remember to rest if sleepy when riding.

Mass surrender before the swim start

Swim marshals took a corrective intervention policy

Richard Stannard with his O face

Some tough MTB riding in the woods

Great ride from Sally @ Sevenoaks Tri Club
The Gallery is here - 
http://gallery.sussexsportphotography.com/a.tlx?k=2mizh3n

High resolution and top quality prints are available as well as the download, so if you have a special picture you want to get at an enhanced quality record of, please get it whilst it's available.

Talking of available - I've now decided to delete pictures that people right click on. I'll give them a few days grace after they have been right clicked on just in case it was a mistake, and a warning message comes up as well. Hopefully this will discourage people - look for the files that have been archive flagged to see who's doing what, but be quick, they won't be there long !
 
More updates on the weekends racing to come later, including Hursley 10k, Tonbridge Half and the Big 10k.

Until next time,
Anthony




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