2009 In Photos

The Trunce

Thanks to all of you who sent us your running photos from last year and apologies that we weren’t able to acknowledge them all personally. We’ve now uploaded a selection of your submissions for your perusal, from mid-run action shots to beaming finishers, expansive rolling vistas to exotic coastal locations.

The winner? Haile unlikely’s dramatic photo of The Trunce (above) – look out for a £50 Wiggle voucher and RW goody bag coming your way …


Location Oxspring

Photo haile unlikely

Unknown runner caught in a torrential summer thunderstorm at The Trunce....

Rombald's Stride

Location Rombald's Moor

Photo Dibbers

Runners Liz Moyes and Adela Reperecki

A challenging 22 mile run over the picturesque Rombald's moor in February 2009, made more beautiful thanks to the previous day's snowfall.

Shincliffe Woods

Location Shincliffe Woods, Durham

Photo Em1500m

This is my husband running through the Shincliffe Woods near Durham in early May. The wild garlic was in bloom and the smell was amazing. It was a beautiful spring evening!

Honeymoon In The Maldives

Location Maldives

Runner Em1500m

My husband took this photo while we were on honeymoon in the Maldives in late May. Both being runners, we went out running first thing every morning before breakfast and did a couple of laps of the idyllic island - two miles in circumference. We clocked up 30 miles during our six-day stay - it's a stunning place to run!

My First Great North Run

Location Newcastle

Runner Kevin Lawton

My first Great North Run - passing The Sage in Newcastle!

London Marathon: Mile 25 Water Station

Location London

Photo Sharon Foster (aka JFDI Support Team)

Runners Gary Toner, Mark Foster, Max Ganderton

Taken at the Mile 25 Water Station. Two marathon virgins and an old pro!  Mark was running his sixth Flora London Marathon and cajoled Gary and Max round.

Royal Parks Half-Marathon

Location London

Runner Team Shooting Star

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Shooting Star Children's Hospice, I have signed up to run the Virgin London Marathon 2010. Until six months ago, I had never really run except a little at school 30 years (when I was always last in the field!).
 
This is me at Mile 7 of the Royal Parks Half-Marathon. Why the pose? My friends call me Dalt (short for Dalton) and, somehow, my daughter has started calling me "Usain Dalt" - I wish!

Wimbledon Common

Location London

Photo Jeremy Hemmings

A group of seniors at the front of the South of the Thames 7M Cross-Country Champs. I was covering the event for myself only, and like the white ground and the 'Scandinavian' background.

Autumn in Luxembourg

Location Luxembourg

Photo Janice Kallmeyer

An autumn run in Luxembourg.

Edale Skyline

Location  Edale Skyline, Peak District

Runner AndrewSmith (if you look hard enough)

Photo haile unlikely

Ironman 70.3, Clearwater

Location Clearwater

Runner Mike Rix

The finish line of the Ironman 70.3 World Champs in Clearwater. Why is it special? Well, I only qualified seven weeks before (at Cancun) and that was just seven weeks after bilateral groin repair, ouch.

Also, rewind five years and I was a 15 stone asthmatic with high blood pressure and no athletic background (always last round the 1500m track in school). That's why you can see the joy on my face.

Leeds parkrun

Location Hyde Park, Leeds

Photo RichK

Taken at a Leeds parkun in August. I like the colour and the movement and feel that the photo captures the spirit not just of parkruns, but of mass participation running events in general. A group of people sharing and enjoying the challenge of a 5K time trial on a sunny summer morning...

Vienna Marathon

Location Vienna

Runners (from left to right) Dan, Kate, Linda

This photo was taken following the Vienna Marathon earlier this year. It was my (Linda) and Dan's first marathon and Kate's ninth: we all finished with PBs! 

It was a really hot April day - in huge contrast to months of training through the cold English winter - so proved pretty difficult in places but it was a beautiful course with a stunning finish. Definitely my proudest running moment of 2009!

Stanford in the Vale

Location Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire

Runners Roan and Richard Stillion

This is a photo of my son Roan (5) finishing his first fun run at the Stanford in the Vale 2.8.   I'm in the background as he left me behind at the finish!

Central Park

Location New York

Runner Karen Choudhary

My 40th Birthday in Central Park last March!

Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Location Oissy Oiks (Osmotherly, North Yorkshire Moors),

Runner Biopup

I took this picture at a fell race that was part of the NEHRA Summer Series. My caption? The difference between a rock and a hard place.

Ladies in Paris

Location Paris

Runners Women's Running Network (Newton Abbot, Devon)

Fourteen members (13 photographed) of the Women's Running Network in Newton Abbot, Devon (plus two husbands) took part in the Paris Marathon 2009. This photo was taken straight after the race (our coach "Bossy" is on the far left). For six of the runners it was their first marathon, and many went on to complete the Dublin or Beachy Head Marathons in the autumn.


We call ourselves the Marathon GITs (Girls in Training sometimes....). We all have a good sense of humour, train together, support each other and always look forward to the post-race celebrations - it's the chemistry that makes us love to run.

Next year six of us will be taking part in the Virgin London Marathon, while the rest of us head to the Jersey Marathon in October.

The Beast

Runner RichardTaylor44

This is a photo from my first ever race. Known as The Beast, it's a 10-mile equine cross-country obstacle course. It was a brilliant event and I'm really looking forward to running it again in 2010!

Christmas in Oslen

Location Oslen (Hamburg)

Runner redcat

This is me on Chrismas Day 2009 in Oslen, near Hamburg. My family were having a proper Chrismas party and some of them told me that I was mad running in such weather conditions. My shoes got wet and my feet were completly freezing, but running is part of my life...

Captain Cook's Monument

Location Gribale Gallop Race, North Yorkshire

Photo David Aspin

This was taken near Captain Cooks Monument during the NEHRA Summer Series 2009.

Hob Hole

Location Hob Hole, North York Moors during the fell run (swim)

Photo David Aspin      

"Winner of the women's race Catherine Williamson passes a local trying out the new car wash...."

"The control description says “bridge over ford” but I’m sure that’s a Vauxhall"

Win Hill

Location Win Hill in the Peak District 

Runner Tonia Richardson (Tonky) 

Not an action shot but a great view taken from the top of Win Hill in the Peak District during my morning run. Behind me (from right to left) are Lose Hill, Back Tor and Mam Tor Ridge, with Kinder Scout forming the skyline in the distance.     

Happiness of a club runner!

Runner Paul Burchell

Cross-Country In Denby

Location Denby, Dorking

Runner Gemma Houghton 

Cross-country run, gale force winds, torrential rain, freezing cold... brilliant!

Lower Knapp Farm

Runner Nicola Key

Location Lower Knapp Farm, Devon

It was Christmas morning 2009 and a glorious sunny day. I only took a brand new pair of trainers with me (been living in the city too long, what was I thinking?!) and they got completely plastered in mud. It was really exhilarating running up and down the hills, soaking up the countryside and scaring off the falcons with my Father Christmas headband.

The Beast

Runner Richard Cash

Location The Beast, Worcester

Bircher Common

Runner Rachel Nelson

Croft Ambrey Running Club

Location Wigmore, seen from Yatton Bank, Bircher Common 

In a hidden part of Britain on the Welsh Marches (often bypassed in favour of holiday destinations in the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains) this is classic rolling English countryside at its best: both the intimate, rural idyll  and with wilder ridges and hills, dramatic views and testing climbs.

Winter Park Run

Photo Keith Jenkins

Prague Half-Marathon

Location Prague

Runner Jaroslava Rambouskova 

My photo from the Prague Half-Marathon in March 2009. It was such a nice race - the route shows runners all the beauty of Prague. I have already entered myself for this year.

Bolton Canal

Location Bolton, Lancashire

Runner  
Paul Willan (pwillan)

This is the canal where I live in Bolton, Lancashire, just after the snow fell.  The air was crisp and it was magical. Nobody was about and I had the world at my feet

The Dorset Coast

Location Dorset

Photo Steve Goodwin (Thongman)


Jolly Holly 10K

Runners Richard Bulmer and Family

Two generations of Bulmers doing the Jolly Holly 10K on December 28. Great fun, great achievement and good fundraising.

Mud glorious mud!

Runner Louise Smith

I have gone from being a non-runner to completing four half-marathons in the UK, Australia and USA for charity.

Dublin Half-Marathon

Location Pheonix Park, Dublin Ireland

Runner  Irfan Qureshi

400 metres to go in the Adidas/Lifestyle Dublin Half-Marathon in Pheonix Park, Dublin, Ireland on September 26.  My Personal Best, I finished in 1:29:07.

Thetford Forest

Location Thetford Forest

Photo Tony Lawrence

I took this picture at around 7:50am as the sun was coming up in Thetford Forest.

Father And Son

Location Oxfordshire

Runners Mark and Matty Seaden

Having decided to run the Long Wittenham 5K (Oxfordshire) at the last moment, seven-year-old Matty won his age group despite it being his first attempt at the distance.  Incredibly picturesque, and we will do it next year although we hope it will be drier!

Marlow Half-Marathon

Location Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Runner Ellen Goldsmith

Wet through, worn out and a PB! True elation!

Sunrise on Cintsa beach

Location  Cintsa beach, South Africa

Runners  Gillian and Chana-Lee Preston

Photo Janice Kallmeyer

Cateran Ultra Trail Race

Runner Mark Foster

"The most amazing running view I have ever seen"  

This is the view that greets you as you crest the final climb on the amazing Cateran Ultra trail race in Glenshee Scotland with just over a mile to the finish this realy fits the "if carlseberg did race finishes" caption.

I grimace – she grins!

Location Kilburn, North Yorkshire

Runner Alyson Hogarth

My friend Geraldine and I completing the Kilburn Feast 7 in North Yorkshire.