Derby 10k

I'm normally up early on Sunday mornings for a run however the life of a commercial photographer is never routine. This  Sunday  I've been photographing the Derby 10k for Sporting Futures.  The race finishes in the iPro stadium as you can see from the photos it is a spectacular finish line.  It was a big race with 4000 runners taking part in the 10k event and a further 1000 in the 3k fun run.  I think also for the first time there was a wheelchair category.  There were at least two GB athletes competing in this, Phil Hogg who's time was the quickest on the day and first over all to finish and Baroness "Tani" Grey-Thompson, DBE.  Here are few photos that represent the different aspects of this event . . .the serious athletes, fund raisers, the effort and pain and also the great fun of taking part and been involved.  (I've also just found out that there were 5000 + runners taking part in the 10k race (Wed 9th). Updated with a few more photos from the day

Derby 10k finish line
Derby 10k finish line 2014
Derby 10k finish line 2014
Happy charity runnsers at the Derby 10k 2014
Happy charity runners at the Derby 10k 2014
Th Derby 3k fun run
3K fun run start
Derby 10k finisher
Sprinting for the finish
Derby 10k winner 2014 finshing
The Derby 10k winner 2014 Richard Weir, crosses the line in an impressive time of 31.17. Retaining the #1 vest for another year.
Panoramic view of the iPro Stadium
Panoramic view of the iPro Stadium and finishers of the Derby 10k 2014
Runner sprinting for the line Derby 10k
Runner Luke Beresford from Ripley Running Club sprinting for the line.  Luke is one of my running friends with load of natural talent.

Derby 10k finish line
Derby 10k finish line 2014
Phill Hogg Derby 10k 2014
A GB athlete and winner of the wheelchair race. I've met him a couple of times and he's a great guy.
Derby 10k runner
Run it flat out or just enjoy the experience.
Baroness Grey-Thompson, DBE  derby 10k 2014
Another world class athlete and true champion.
Derby 10k Charity team
Just one of the many charity teams before the race. This is a team from Clear Environmental Consultants
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