Cool, seems weird to have a different route in the library advertising it but that's going to be fun. Run past the end of my road at around 16 miles... I need to way up the pros and cons of whether to run the route frequently in training as it would be around 14 miles and once the dark nights are here much of that is my normal training routes.
How is everyone elses training going? I'm roughly where I want to be and improving. 4 days away and on the piss seems to have rejuvenated me rather than broken me!
Yeah I did the Run Through Wimbledon Half Marathon a couple of weeks ago and was really pleased to see all of the official photographers photos were just posted up on Facebook without watermarks etc. I think it's a much better model for the organisers to add on a pound or so to the entry fee and hire a photographer at a flat rate. IMO race photos are a much better freebie than a medal or t-shirt that will probably end up in the bin when you get home.
I've never bought a photo at the usual rate of £10+ but I can see why a photographer would want to charge that much to try to make it worth their while.
I've done Run Through events and thought the same thing. Conversely I think it was Run Hackney where the pictures were shit and they wanted a small fortune.
I think the business model for race pictures is totally flawed. We go to clubnights like Torture Garden and Anti-Christ where outfits are a huge part of the night so pictures are alwatys popular. The club pay photographers the pictures end up on Facebook, they get shared, the clubnight gets promoted, the photographer gets promoted (just a small watermark rather than one that obscures the pic) and if you want a high resolution one you can ask for one. I think the same would work with running (and cycling for that matter). The quality of most pictures quite simply aren't worth paying for. I take better pictures than some so called professional photographers.