Chris, I agree that many photos are not good, but we are back to the point about what is the incentive for the photographer. To sort through photos and process them into decent images takes time, a great deal of time, plus the fact that you are at event from registration through to the bitter end in all weathers. As a competitor I would love more photos of me running or wobbling along on my bike but refuse to pay the hideous prices that large event photographers charge. I would happily contribute a pound with race entry even if I then choose not to download. Photography is a hobby I don't deny it but my hobby is actually landscapes, wildlife and macro photography. I do events to help out race directors who I know and who are trying to avoid the much higher cost of a professional photographer.