It may seem a long time ago now but on New Years Day I was at Cambridge parkrun. Whilst I normally enjoy photographing parkrun, I have to say that this time the weather made it rather unpleasant. A drizzle at the start gave way to steady rain by the time the last few runners got to the finish line. A big well done to all the volunteers that gave up their time in such bad weather...and on a bank holiday too!
On the 5th I had a studio session arranged for some portrait photos. I don't get to do that sort of thing too often and certainly not in my own home using my own studio equipment, so I found this really enjoyable. If anyone else would like some portrait photos taken, you are most welcome to contact me.
On Saturday the 7th it was back to sport and I decided to take a look at my local village football team. My village, Hardwick, had a good win (7-1) over Foxton in a league match.
The following day I was at Priory Park, St Neots for busy day at the Cambridgeshire cross country championships.
On the 13th I had a much anticipated visit to a studio near Kings Lynn. The theme of the shoot was rock chick but I took the opportunity to also experiment with lighting gels. The lovely model, Althea Valentine, was a fan of Dolly Parton (hence the tattoo) so it seemed right to make the colours like a "Dolly Mixture" sweet.
I was originally going to go to Cambridge parkrun on the 21st but hearing that it was the 7th anniversary the following weekend, I decided to delay my visit by a week. I did however go to Wimpole on the 22nd for a very cold junior parkrun. Despite the freezing weather there was a great turnout.
So on the 28th I went to the 7th Birthday of Cambridge parkrun... Another 500+ runner turnout and some great fancy dress.
My camera will be going on holiday for a couple of weeks in early February but I am hoping to have a "parkrun weekend" on the 18th/19th. Cambridge on the Saturday and Wimpole juniors on the Sunday. For the final weekend in February I have the Horseheath point to point and Cambridge Hockey pencilled in. That said, it is also Wiggle "no excuses" cycle sportive so I am not sure which to cover at the moment. Lent Bumps start on the 28th February so I will try to spend some time on the river bank. Looking further ahead there is the Cambridge half marathon on the 5th March. I have another portrait session arranged and there are Champion of the Thames RC Junior Sculling races on the 19th March. Still further ahead, I am the photographer once more for the Waterbeach running festival on the 13th May. They have a 100m toddler race together with 2k, 5k and 10k races. (http://waterbeachtoddlerplaygroup.org.uk/event-details)
Keywords: Cambridge parkrun, Cambs XC champs, Hardwick football, Lent bumps, Waterbeach running festival, Wimpole junior parkrun, portrait photography
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