The Queen at the Pangbourne Centenary Service

gareth Corporate, Editorial, News

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh today at the Pangbourne College Centenary service, held in the Falkland Isles Memorial Chapel located in the grounds of the college. The Queen and the Duke were guests of honour at a day of events celebrating the 100th anniversary of …

New Products and Facebook posts

gareth Gymnastics, News

We trailed these borders at the recent Aerobic Gymnastics Southern Championships, and now we’ve updated the collection to cover the popular combinations of images that our customers buy at events. There’s two oval cameos, with both horizontal and vertical cameos. There’s a new three image montage, with included text. And finally, we have the Mega montage which has a massive 5 …

Barnes Fitness Dinton Kids Duathlon

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A bright but surprisingly cold Good Friday saw the Barnes Fitness kids Duathlon at Dinton Pastures, a great event in it’s third year. The Duathlon format drew 175 young competitors to the venue, for an off-road run and cycle on grass around closed Golf Course. Four categories, from TriStars Start at age 8 to TriStars 3 for 13-14 year olds meant …

Southern XC round 2 at Hammonds Farm

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A bright but cold day saw the second round of the SouthernXC series at Hammonds Farm, Checkendon. Easter Sunday saw lots of bunny ears, but also some great racing on a very flat, fast dry course – which some riders even described as slippery. The first race saw some great riding, and a large field for the Men’s EC3 Open. …

Art Jam Studio Opening

gareth Corporate, Editorial, News

Last Saturday saw the long awaited opening of Art Jam Studio, an art space for all ages and abilities to come together and enjoy, create, learn and share ideas of arts and crafts. Sports-alive photgraphy was there in an editorial capacity to document the day. On a very warm day, the space was crowded with people of all ages enjoying …

Helping out at the Bignell Open Hunter Trials

gareth Event, Other

Sunday 9th April saw on of the hottest days of the year so far, and I was helping out another event photographer, Simon Coates, at the Bignall Open Hunter horse trials at Bignall Park farm near Bicester. This was a more relaxed day than some events that I’ve covered recently, and it was great to watch the competitors progressing round …

Twyford Tennis Club Open Day

Twyford Tennis Club Open day 2017

gareth Other, Sport

On a beautiful sunny spring day today Twyford Tennis club held their open day, and Sports-alive popped along to capture a few images of the club in action. There was some great action, and a colourful display of tennis taking part on the two courts dedicated to adult tennis, and lots of noise, shrieking and general fun sounds coming from …

Building for the Future Awards dinner

gareth Commercial, Corporate, Event

Building for the Future (BFTF) held their first Awards dinner at Sonning Golf club last Friday, 24th March 2017. On a star studded evening, the Guest of honour invited to present the awards was The Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Theresa May, the local constituency MP and a keen supporter of local charities. Theresa May has supported the charity since …

Aerobic Gymnastic Southern Region 2017

gareth Event, Gymnastics, Sport

The Southern Region aerobic gymnastics competition went to a new venue this year in Fareham, and it proved to be a fantastic success. A packed day saw 166 routines performed is RAC, NAC and FIG categories. Despite some teething troubles with the music, the new Venue worked well, with more room for spectators, and better vantage points with tiered seating …

Southern XC round 1 at Wasing Park

gareth Cycling, Event

A wet and very muddy course at Wasing for the first round to the 2017 SouthernXC made for some dramatic pictures, and many riders getting some walking practise on some of the most testing parts of the course. Even the Childrens race was a mud fest, and most of the competitors rose to the occasion and were determined to finish …