|The Tank Wallow. Scared of the cold ? go round the edge !|
That's the last race for the year !
The Brutal Longmoor Gallery is live and online with a fully searchable gallery with almost 20,000 images for you to enjoy.
Another great race from the Brutal Team, with over 500 runners on the day across the two distances - including over 100 on the day entries that obviously felt the need to shift a spare mince-pie or two. I think they probably succeeded if they did the 16k course.
If you want to get more of a feeling for all things Brutal - get over to their facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/brutal10 and give them some great feedback !
|Now live almost 20,000 images from the Brutal Longmoor 2013 : |
Last chances !
If you have not got some of your 2013 memories yet - then these galleries are still live - but they are going to be archived from the oldest first (at the bottom of the list), so don't miss out. Once they are archived we can only retrieve them with your race number and they will cost more - so get yours now !
Free download races are not free once they have been archived - so get those now too, in ten years time you will appreciate that you got them now when you could - don't regret it later !
New Races for you to enter in 2014
|Call for entries:||Race Entry links for selected races:|
|some of these still need filling in !|
|1st Wednesday - Serpentine NYD 10k||sold out|
|5th Sun - Sussex XC Champs @Bexhill||http://www.sussexathletics.org.uk/forms.php#form149|
|18th Sat - G3#1 - Guildford||free race gallery downloads|
|19th Sun - Fred Hughes 10miles|
|25th Sat - SEAA XC Champs Parliament Hill|
|26th Sun - Epsom Perch|
|26th Sun - Canterbury 10|
|2nd Sun - Watford Half|
|2nd Sun - Ashford and District 10k|
|2nd Sun - ETL Bookham 10k|
|9th Sat - G3#2 - Guildford||free race gallery downloads|
|9th Sun - Deal Half Marathon|
|15th Sat - Brutal - Windmill Hill||http://bit.ly/Brutal-10-homepage|
|16th Sun - (Brighton Half Marathon)|
|23rd Sun - Hampton Court Half Marathon|
|Sat 1st - G3#3 - Guildford||free race gallery downloads|
|Sun 2nd - Berkhampstead Half Marathon|
|Sun 2nd - Steyning Stinger||http://bit.ly/The-Steyning-Stinger |
free race gallery downloads
|Sun 9th - Roding Valley Half Marathon|
|Sun 9th - Surrey Half Marathon||http://bit.ly/Surrey-Half-Marathon-entry|
|Sun 9th - Lydd Half Marathon|
|Sat 15th - Brutal Bordon||http://bit.ly/Brutal-10-homepage|
|Sat 15th - F3 Dorney Half Marathon|
|Sun 16th - Colchester Half Marathon|
|Sun 16th - ETL Tempest 10 and Spitfire 20|
|Sun 16th - Cranleigh 15-21|
|Sun 23rd - Richmond 13.1 and 10k||http://bit.ly/Richmond131-half-marathon|
|Sun 23rd - Back 2 the Trenches #1|
|Sun 23rd - PP Water of Life Half Marathon|
|Sun 23rd - Brentwood Half Marathon|
|Sun 30th - Warrior Run #1|
|Sun 30th - Paddock Wood Half Marathon|
|Sun 30th - BHF Bournemouth Half Marathon|
|more to follow...|
Having read the above fixture lists thoroughly, posted your feedback on the Brutal 10 to them on facebook, you may now enjoy the selection below :-)
|It's just like Lourdes, only err, cooler.|
|Helpfully lending a hand to keep her hair dry|
|Double thumbs up man of steel|
|It was not that cold, or *that*deep|
|Ok, perhaps it was *that* deep|
|Brutal Runs offer contemplation, self finding, and discovery of the soul.|
|Puddle smashing fun !|
|Getting water out of ears after a quick swim|
|1 foot to touchdown|
|Bravehearted crossing of the 16k ditch|
|Just walk across the water, it's far easier and drier|
|Fantastic bouquet from the course treats|
|His best "Running Free" Face|
|So cold, he turned blue...|
|Free from Santa for another year he enjoyed himself in a special way...|
|OK, who put this sand here ?|
So, that's it for 2013, compared to 2012 we have covered almost the same number of races (150), and seen roughly the same number of competitors (just under 100,000) but have put up over 1.8 Million images, 30% up on last year, all fully searchable and quality checked before being put online !
Almost 180,000 of those images were free downloads - something we know gets great feedback and is always appreciated by everyone at events, and something we love to do too - so thank you to the sponsors and event organisers who have helped us to do that for you over the past year. If we can do more we will - and if anyone has suggestions on how, please get in touch !
Unfortunately, like this year, we won't be at some races that we have covered in past years. Are we getting too big for our boots and not covering the smaller races ? No - Not really - some of the smaller races are excellent for us to cover - it simply comes down to which races sell enough images so that the minimum incremental costs of putting a gallery online is met (which consists of salaries, kit, fuel, office admin, etc the incremental business costs). So our apologies to all those races where we won't see you next year, it's been a blast and we hope to see you at any of the other 150 races we cover.
We already have a very full calendar for the first half of 2014, and we are now limiting ourselves to four events in any one day - this is so we can manage things effectively and get things online quickly and accurately - if you have 20 photographers working on one day it needs a bit of organisation to get all the images back (sometimes over 100,000 images in a day) and into the right places on time, let alone organise the teams to be in the right place at the right time...
Finally a big thank you to all of you who have ordered or downloaded images legally from us this year - without you we would not exist ! Thank you for the likes, ratings, and shares on facebook, the re-tweets, replies and comments on twitter, all the emails, and all the shouts at races as you go past ! - they all are very valuable to us and motivate us to do more and do better every time we cover an event. They all mean a great deal to us.
Thank you !
Anthony and on behalf of the entire Sussex Sport Photography team Have a Happy New Year and 2014 !
|Cheers and Happy New Year for 2014 !!|
(alcohol free beer, and summer silly hat/protective equipment)