Well its getting near the end of another year and I have just realised that I have not written a blog update for some time. Unfortunately Cambridge parkrun at Milton country park just didnt rematerialise. For those runners that still want their 9am Saturday fix, there are now a few options around Cambridge, its just that I have not visited them...yet.
In May I made a trek to Ramsgate for a Kite Surfing Competition having enjoyed watching a few people from the Mersea club the previous year. Unfortunately the wind would not participate though so it was really a bit of a write off so far as photography was concerned. Later that month, I had an outing to Burghley House but all I managed there was a little high jump fun...
In July I didnt do any sport as I was involved with other things (I enjoy studio photography when Im not doing sport) but in August I had a trip to Wyboston Lakes for a Jet Ski competition. Where you could go round the lake was very restricted but I feel I still managed to capture a few good images from the outing.
August and I was at Tough Mudder (Midlands). What a wonderful friendly event, both from the organisers and indeed the competitors points of view. Many teams went out on the course and did indeed get very muddy and wet most with a smile on their faces. Getting electrocuted just before the finish line though was the master stroke!
At the end of August I was back to Silverstone for the motogp and a probable farewell to Rossi, the multi world champ.
Whilst there I had to take a look at a cycle display team giving a demonstraton...(Dont look down!!)
September and I was back at Gransden show doing the equestrian arenas. This event was cancelled in 2020 and whether that effected the crowds this time I wouldnt like to say, but it was certainly very well attended. I shall be back in 2022 if they will have me.
November and it was a trip to Brands Hatch. I was invited along by a good friend and it seems I may well be following her and the CMMCS around the UK in 2022. Brands Hatch was very dull and wet. There was an unpredicted downpour halfway through the meet that had all of the teams dashing to change tyres but there were some spectacular spins throughout the day. Because of the poor weather, the racing continued well into the dark. Racing around Brands hatch in the dark at the sort of speeds these cars were doing, must have been quite an experience for the drivers and it was also quite a challenge getting images.
There was just one final sporting event in my diary before Christmas but it was a good one...The British Figure Skating Championships in Sheffield. Keep a good lookout for these at the Olympics next year...
Happy Christmas everyone and I'm looking forward to photographing some more good sport in 2022.
Keywords: Brands hatch, British Ice Skating, CMMCS, Gransden Show, Jet Ski, Motogp, Rossi, Tough Mudder
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