Running

Aldi Ashby 20 Sunday 17th March 2024

You can find a set of four photo albums, each of 250 portrait images, 1,000+ total in timed order – showing about 90% of the runners – they are on Facebook PhotoChippy.com, just click on the links below, with the times, as follows:

These Portrait photos were taken at the entrance to Packington village, at the end of the first lap of the 9-mile loop in Leicestershire countryside. The first runner came through at 10:53 am, that’s 9-plus miles in 53 minutes.. less than 6 minutes a mile. Phew!

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: Canon EOS R6m2
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

Brooksie’s Bash 2023 – Sunday 16th July

300 runners took part in the 10-mile trail race known as Brooksie’s Bash starting at 10 am on a dull sumer Sunday morning from Foremark in Derbyshire, England. A small number also took part in a 5km MiniBash at the same time. Later, the sun came out. Our main album was taken at the finish line with individual runner portraits for all but 6 of the 292 runners. Some 300 photos of finishers of the 10-mile Bash are posted on the Photochippy.com Facebook page here: Here’s one of them:

Journey’s end for this runner some 50 metres before the finish..

Also, photos of the pre-starts and of the two 10-mile starts are here on Facebook The first start was a “Gun-time” start, for the faster runners all to go together; ten minutes later, the main body made individual timed starts using the green Dibbing start sensors and transponders provided. SOme sense of the fun atmosphere may be gleaned from this albym, like this crowd below in their amazing fancy dress!

A Fun occasion.. a posed photo outside the Foremark main building with the small lake in the background.

Just 15 photos of the 5k MiniBash are on a separate Facebook album here:

The lead runner in the small 5k miniBash looks back from the finish at an empty funnel behind him

Conkers parkrun #582 Saturday 1st July 2023 – the Volunteers

At the FREE timed weekly 5km event of Saturday 1st July 2023, lots of volunteers enabled 435 people to walk, jog, run or even sprint the 3-plus mile route of the trails of Conkers parkrun. Here are photos of a number of the volunteers – apologies to those I missed!

A small album of images is on Facebook here

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  • Camera: DSC-RX100M7
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  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

Abbey Park parkrun #4 Volunteers 6th May 2023

On coronation day, 204 people finished the FREE 9am Saturday weekly 5km parkrun and parkwalk at the Leicester England Abbey Park recreation area. Many of the volunteers – who set up, service, marshal all the participants, time them in, issue tokens, process the results and times, and all the other things needed for a successful event – are shown in a short album here on Facebook

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  • Camera: DSC-RX100M7
  • Focal length: 11.52mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

LRRL 10km XC Race Sunday 19th February 2023 at Alton Grange

This new event venue hosted a near-10k cross-country race with a couple of hundred runners starting at 11 am for the Leicestershire Road Runners League. The Alton Grange venue made for a two-lap route through the nearby QE Diamond Jubilee Wood, DJW, planted by the Woodland Trust in 2012 to celebrate the 60th year of the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Since then the area has matured into a fine woodland leisure facility with a mature lake and birdlife.

The PhotoChippy cameras were at the South end of the route, adjacent to the lakeside. Two different cameras were used, one on each lap. Not all the runners were photographed due to handling issues, but a good selection of 477 portraits are to be found here on Facebook PhotoChippy.com

Visually-Impaired runner and guide
The volunteer marshals at the lakeside turn
Downhill to the lakeside on lap one – smiles…

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 80D
  • Focal length: 90mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600s

Conkers parkrun #562 11th February 2023

537 people finished the FREE 562nd weekly timed 5km walk / jog / run / whatever at 9 am at the Conkers Waterside’s parkrun course in Leicestershire, England on Saturday 11th February 2023. This was a special event, with the SDRR – South Derbyshire Road Runners – club members filling the volunteer positions AND providing 15 pacers labelled with times between 18.5 and 45 minutes. The PhotoChippy camera was positioned for most of these images about 50 metres beyond the start line, and from 09:07 over the next Three minutes took these 186 images of the participants now in an album on Facebook @photochippy.com

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX100M7
  • Focal length: 36mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

Conkers parkrun #523 28th May 2022

408 people finished the FREE 523rd weekly timed 5km walk / jog / run / whatever at 9 am at the Conkers Waterside’s parkrun course in Leicestershire, England on Saturday 28th May 2022. This was a special event, for the 4th Saturday “5k My Way” team helping those whose lives are touched by Cancer. Initially taking portraits of the volunteers from 8:30 am, the PhotoChippy camera was then positioned about 50 metres beyond the start line, and from 09:07 over the next Three minutes took these 145 images of the participants now in an album on Facebook @photochippy.com

Yes – as well as half of the tail-walk team, this photo advertises the new Canalside Cafe
The tokens team – over 210 years of experience amongst these three..
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  • Camera: Canon EOS 80D
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  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s

Aldi Ashby 20 Road Race 20th March 2022

Find a full album of 500 images here on Facebook PhotoChippy.com

Also, a further 56 images are here on Facebook showing the fun at the Normanton Water Station on the Ashby 20 route, where water bottles and toilets were provided for the runners. The station was manned by colleagues from Conkers parkrun

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: Canon EOS 80D
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s

Conkers parkrun #484 Saturday 28th August 2021

439 people finished the FREE 484th weekly timed 5km walk / jog / run / whatever starting at 9 am at the Conkers Waterside’s “Ennstone Trail” in Leicestershire, England on Saturday 28th August 2021. The PhotoChippy camera was positioned about 50 metres from the start line, and over the next Three and a half minutes took these 157 images of the participants now in an album on Facebook @photochippy.com at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=PhotoChippy&set=a.4568632376515267

The “5k Your Way” team in the light blue shirts set off, for their 5k, their way..

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  • Camera: Canon EOS 80D
  • Focal length: 70mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s