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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Great Yorkshire Run 2009

Today I have been mostly shooting.....people running! It was the Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield and my next door neighbour Hazel was running along with her friend Ed. I tagged along and took photos. I stood a short distance from the finish opposite Primark and got some photos that I was happy with but I managed to completely miss both Ed and Hazel as they ran past. I also managed to miss the winner of the Elite Women's race. Just as well I was doing this for myself and not an agency! Anyway, on to the photos.

The one above is of Ida Nilsson who came 9th in the Elite Women's Race. Amazingly she ran the 10K course in 34 minutes 44 seconds. I reckon she would have beaten me by at least an hour!

This is Hazel & Ed before the race:
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 - Hazel & Ed

Eloise Wellings who came 11th:
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (2 of 21)

Eliud Kipchoge, who won the Men's race. Not surprising as he is an ex-World Champion and current Olympic silver medallist at 5000m.
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (3 of 21)

Moumin Geele who came 2nd followed by Shawn Forrest who came 3rd.
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (4 of 21)

Shawn Forrest
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (5 of 21)

Mustafa Mohamed who came 4th
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (6 of 21)

What time is it? Sam Farah is the athlete.
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (7 of 21)

Enough of the elite runners. There were 8000 runners taking part in the race and not all of them were as serious as the elite guys and girls. Like this bloke, called Dean Jones, dressed as a red indian:
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (8 of 21)

3823 is a guy called Simon Gilbert. His family were cheering him on but forgot to take a photo. I thought I'd post this here in case they want one!
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (9 of 21)

The guy dressed as an Indian didn't have the monopoly on costumes, there were also these:

Stephen Parry, Thunderbirds are GO!
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (10 of 21)

Elephant Man
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (12 of 21)

Banana Woman aka Hayley Jane Martin
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (15 of 21)

Sumoman aka Luke Allwood
Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (16 of 21)

You can see more photos of athletes and runners in my events pages here. If you ran in the race click and perhaps you'll see yourself. Although obviously Hazel and Ed shouldn't do this as you won't see yourselves running!

Annoyed with myself for completely missing Hazel and Ed I got them to pose at the end of the race with their medals. I also almost managed to cock this one up too. I didn't realise that my lens was set to manual focus by mistake. I took the shot without adjusting the focus. Thankfully the focus was just about OK and at this size looks fine. At 100% it doesn't look too decent but it will have to do!

Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (17 of 21)

We then all headed off to The Fat Cat for a slap-up roast lunch. And very yummy - and cheap! - it was too:

Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (18 of 21)

Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (19 of 21)

Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (20 of 21)

Great Yorkshire Run 2009 (21 of 21)

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