Photographed the Grimsthorp half marathon today for Runner’s World Magazine. This was a beautiful setting to work in and I am pleased to have discovered the wonderful Grimsthorp Castle. http://alexorrowphotography.photoshelter.com/gallery/Grimsthrop-Half-Marathon/G0000ISlXW6Tn2mc
Mark Kleanthous has competed in over 1000 races worldwide including 400 triathlons, 20 ironmans, 2 double ironmans, 1 triple ironman and 70+ marathons. He was one of the first to start competing as a triathlete and in 1985 entered the Hawaii Ironman event. He his hoping to beat his own time this year again at the Hawaii ironman. Mark has a fantastic website www.ironmate.co.uk the site is an incredible resource for training tips and advice for novice and professional triathletes.
Mark Kleanthous Triathlete Portrait - Images commission by Triathlete's World
Images from this event are now no longer available.
Go Beyond’s Mud and Mayhem off road Duathlon was as you would expect a little like that, except without the mayhem the whole event was very well organised! For instance free tea, coffee and jelly babies were my points of interest. The event began with heavy snowfall and then almost continuous rain throughout in freezing temperatures. I did keep warm by running between the cycle and running sections of the event but I still could not get ahead of the very fittest. It was great to meet some of the competitors and see them all in action, especially those who were competing for the first time. I am looking forward to returning in March at the second Mud and Mayhem event.
All the photographs were shot as RAW using D3s with either 80-200mm f2.8 or 24-70mm f2.8 with KATA rain jacket. Processed and uploaded to PS using Lightroom. To see all the images from the event hit the slideshow above.