Archive for February, 2011
20th Feb 2011 Posted in: Sport 0

One of our photographs, from the free weekly 5k run at Bushy parkrun is in the current issue of UK magazine Triathlon Plus.  They were looking for an image that represents parkrun – free, all inclusive running in beautiful open air surroundings. This is what they went with…

Triathlon Plus - March 2011

Triathlon Plus - March 2011

The funny thing is that of all the photos that they has to choose from, the one they went with was one taken with some of my ‘older’ SLR kit – a Canon EOS 20D with 28-135mm lens.  I just need to get a few more photos like this with the gear I have now…

4th Feb 2011 Posted in: Blog, Sport 0

Last Saturday afternoon saw me braving the cold winds in Hampstead Heath, London (although I expect no sympathy as I was fully wrapped up in thermals!).  This was the day of the South of England Cross Country Championships and I went along to both support the running club that I’m a member of (Ranelagh Harriers in Richmond) and also get a few shots of the runners who were racing in distances up to around 10 miles through the hills and mud of Parliament Hill Fields.

Senior Men reach the top of Parliament Hill

Senior Men reach the top of Parliament Hill

The racing was great to watch and I made sure I was at the top of the daunting Parliament Hill which everyone has to run up within seconds of the start of each race.  The recent dry weather meant that there wasn’t as much mud as in previous years (the course is famed for its ‘mud fest’) but there were still a few messy spots out on the course based on how some of the runners looked as they came past later on in the races.

I ran the senior mens race here in January 2008 and had a great time (once I’d finished that was!).  Maybe next time I’ll be in front of the camera rather than behind it…