July 2017

June 30, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

On the 21st May I was at the river bank just outside Cambridge for the Champion of the Thames RC 8's.  The river was running with a reasonable flow, no doubt due to recent rains, and there was certainly enough of a wind  to make it difficult for the crews, especially on long reach.  Unfortunately I was not able to get there this year in June for the bumps.

I also managed to get roadside for the Team Cambridge cycle time trial on the 24th May.  The previous weeks event having been called off due to the weather.

A couple of days later I had to go into Cambridge so I thought I would try to finish my Cambridge Bridges project.  It has been incomplete on my website for ages but I really wanted to get it out of the way before I pressed on with my Royal Photographic Society panel project.  Whilst I was able to capture images of most of the missing college bridges, Kings College bridge is still needed before I can finally say that the project is complete.  Below is the Bridge of Sighs (St Johns College).

My next trip out was to Ireland, or more specifically the "Ring of Kerry," for some land and seascape shots...Whilst the weather wasn't great the scenery certainly was! 

 I was then at Cambridge parkrun on the 10th June when, as usual, over 500 runners of all ages took part.

The following day I went on a day trip to the Camden Lock area of London with a camera club.

and then it was back to sport with the Wimpole junior parkrun on the 18th June.  What a really hot day!!  No doubt that was why numbers were down from the norm.  This however was a shame because the National Trust gave out medals to each runner and there were some additional sports for the children to try out after the run.  The photo below shows some runners getting wristbands.  These are awarded when they have completed a certain number of runs.

The trial sport above proved to be very popular...orienteering!  Other sports available for the children to try on the day were tennis, archery and horse-riding.

To round off this blog and June I went to Birmingham on the 24th to watch and take some photos of the Aegon WTA tennis.  I had tickets to the semi finals and below is Petra Kvitova, who was the eventual winner of the event.

Looking forward. I am planning to watch some motor racing at Stretham tomorrow (2nd July).  I have not been approached about taking photos at the Wimpole Belts 10k or Girton 5k, both of which take place during this week and for whom I took photos last year.  As a result i am not sure if I will be going to them or not.  Anyway, next weekend will be my parkrun weekend (8th and 9th July)...I have also pencilled in the 12th and 13th August for the following one.  There are some more Team Cambridge time trial cycling coming up and I have some tickets for the World Athletics championships on 5th August. There is a Southern Athletics League meeting in Cambridge on the 19th August and I shall be with the Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club on 27th August for the Gosling Cup (a large one day type event for all the eastern region clubs).  Like last year I shall be taking photos at the Hardwick playparks fun run on 10th September and I shall be covering all three horse rings at Gransden Show on 30th September.   Although I don't have any actual dates sorted, I am still wanting to take some cricket photos this summer and I also need some more photos for my Royal Photographic Society project, as the assessment date (17th September) is drawing ever closer.

Already a few amendments.  I could not get to Stretham, Wimpole or Girton events and my planned parkrun weekend has also now changed.  I am still planning on going to Cambridge parkrun on the 8th but Wimpole junior parkrun has been cancelled for two weeks due to other events taking place at Wimpole.  As a result, I am now planning on going there on the 23rd. I  have also been invited to Cambridge junior parkrun on the 16th.

John

 


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