August 2017

August 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

My sports photography was a little quieter in July than I anticipated but I have to say that was no bad thing since I was able to crack on with pulling my panel together for my Royal Photographic Society assessment in September...many an hour has been spent deliberating about which photos to use and where in a 10 photo panel.  Yet more time has then been spent slaving over a computer and printer trying to get those images absolutely perfect.  I have to say, I hope it will all be worth it!

On the 8th July I went to Cambridge parkrun.

 

On the 16th I was invited to the 3rd anniversary of the Cambridge Junior parkrun.  I freely admit to loving the taking photos of the juniors and it was good to experience an alternative junior event.  There was a large turnout and some some very keen athletes...so many approaching the finish so very concerned with their times...At their age, I do hope they will not lose enjoyment from running in the effort to go faster.

After a very brief, as their were so few riders, session in my village taking photos of the latest Team Cambridge cycle time trial, it was back to Wimpole for the junior parkrun on the 23rd July.

This time, probably due to it being the school holidays and the fear of a downpour, not many children attended.  However, the rain did hold off and I understand the boy shown above broke the course record with a time of only just over 7 minutes.

On the 4th August I was in Fulbourn for the final of a pre-season tournament (Terry Wilson Memorial cup).  The match was drawn 2-2 with Fulbourn winning on penalties.

My final trip out before writing this blog was to London and the World athletics Championship.  I was hoping to see Bolt winning in his last individual race but that sadly didn't happen.  It was good to see Laura Muir and Jess Judd in the 1500m however...Laura progressing to the final.

Looking forward, I am still planning on going to Cambridge parkrun on the 12th August but I will be delaying my visit to Wimpole for the junior parkrun until the 20th as I am taking some photos of a foal day at a friends on the 13th.  I will be at the Southern Athletics League meet at Wilberforce road, Cambridge on the 19th and will try to take in a cricket match somewhere on the 26th.  I am with the Cambridgeshire Hunt Pony Club for the Gosling Cup on the 27th. The local football season kicks off in August and I note that Comberton are playing at home on the 15th, 22nd and 29th August.  I will probably not go to all three matches but I shall go to at least one.

Looking even further ahead I have the following dates pencilled in my diary for September and I will make a special mention about the 10th September.  The Hardwick playparks fun run is taking place for the second time on that date and I am looking forward to seeing a good number of the local and park runners there...Entries are now being taken!  

2nd   Cambridge parkrun and Comberton v Chatteris (football)

3rd   Cambridge Autograss club at Stretham

9th   Comberton v Linton (football)

10th Hardwick playparks Fun run

16th Comberton reserves V Haverhill A (football)

17th Royal Photographic Society Assessment day - If I am successful, I may issue an extra blog showing my panel.

23rd Comberton V Cherry Hinton (football)

24th Wimpole Junior parkrun

30th Gransden Show - Horse section

 

John

 

 

 

 

 


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