Shooting CycloCross, a few pointers to great shots

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

Last weekend saw Sports-alive shooting CycloCross (CX) at Sparsholt College, near Winchester. It was the fifth race in the Wessex CX league, and it was an excellent day for photographing this type of event. The ground was dry, the sun was out and a large proportion of the course was in open areas that would enable the use of natural …

Samaritans 5/10km charity run

gareth Event, Sport

  A dull but warm Saturday morning saw the Bracknell Smaritians 5/10 km fundraising run at Easthampstead Community Park school on the edge of Bracknell. After a highly motivating warmn up, the race went ahead, through gently undulating parkland. Rssults from Rogue Racer are here All the images for this event can be found here

Southern XC round 3 at Crow Hill

gareth Cycling, Event, Sport

A stunning summer day for the third round of the SouthernXC series at Crow Hill in the New Forest. The course had some new sections, and was praised by the majority of riders at the end of the day.   The Images All the pictures we took on the day are published in our Gallery here The Galleries are searchable by …

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. …

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 …

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 …