I went to Cambridge parkrun on the 31st March, my first visit since the previous September and received a warm welcome. I will be returning but perhaps not on the monthly basis that I have done in previous years. It was very wet underfoot and there was a fine drizzle throughout...far from ideal conditions for me but it seemed that the runners had fun.
In the afternoon, I went over to Horseheath for some point to point racing. From the photography point of view, I must say that it was far better than Cottenham as you could get closer to the action and there were no distracting adverts on the fences. I will be returning towards the end of the year.
On the 11th April, I raced home to catch the first of the local cycle time trial events of the year only to find that it had been cancelled. Hardly surprising really as you could barely see more than 100 yards, so it would have been far from safe. There are a few more similar events during the course of the summer so no doubt I will catch at least one of them.
I had a "Film noir" style studio shoot on the 20th April and then on the 21st April I had a trip down to Lee Valley White water centre for world championship qualifiers in extreme canoe slalom. An interesting and exciting event with men and women competing on level terms and in 3's or 4's over a knockout competition.
The Cambs Hunt pony club hunter trial on the 29th April was postponed until September as there were fears that the large quantity of horseboxes would result in many of them getting bogged down in the mud. However hard standing for a smaller number allowed a rally to be held instead. It was another grey April day but at least it didn't rain. As for the participants, some had a chance to practice over the fences whilst for others it was a chance to take their ponies through water, perhaps for the first time.
Here are the future events I am intending to attend either officially and unofficially. Nothing next weekend as I am away but then I hope the weather improves for you can see I have quite a busy time ahead.
May 12th - Waterbeach Running Festival... I also have some prints exhibited at the Bottisham and Burwell Camera Club annual exhibition this date.
May 13th - Cambridge Autograss Club meet at Stretham.
May 16th - Team Cambridge Cycle time trial
May 19th - Southern Athletics League meet at Cambridge
May 20th - Blancpain GT Endurance cup at Silverstone
May 23rd - Team Cambridge Cycle time trial.
June 15th - University May bumps
June 16th - Netherhall Archers
June 17th - Stewartby Lake Triathlon
June 23rd - 40th Birthday party - studio shoot.
July 1st - Caldecote x-country
July 4th - Eastern Masters Athletics League at Cambridge
July 6th to 8th - British Grand Prix at Silverstone
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