I spend a lot of time running. Maybe because it’s one of the cheapest and most time-effective ways of working out. Maybe it’s the endorphin hit you get after a long distance trip. Whatever the reason, I’m addicted to it and will try to rip through as many miles as I can till my ageing knees give up the ghost! Here is a collection of five images taken whilst on various runs over the last couple of years, that capture different aspects of the experience.
Well this is my current favourite running venue! Richmond Park is undoubtedly the best place to head to in London. One whole lap is about 12km, so that’s a great distance for anyone wanting a challenge, but the whole park just looks lush…
This shot was taken in the warm-up queue of the 2012 Nike Run To The Beat half marathon which took place in London. Thousands of yellow clad runners queue up on a freezing Sunday morning near the Millennium dome getting ready to eat up some serious miles. Strangely, they seem to be all women! Can’t explain that. Maybe I got in the wrong queue!
Nearly totally wasted this little fella, as I was bounding through The Prince Of Wales Park in Bingley, West Yorkshire. Managed to turn him into a photograph rather than a footprint though!
In the spirit of funny animal photos, had to throw this one in. This character was taking advantage of a shadow on an unusually hot September day in Richmond Park.
Well running’s not always nice and pleasant. This photo is a pretty good summary of my boxing day run yesterday through St Ives Park in Bingley. One and a half hours of rain, mud and tripping over hidden rocks. By the time it got dark, my hand was starting to go numb with the cold. Yeah…. running is not always fun!