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Speed king

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 20 March 2013 in Sport & Recreation.

On a miserable, wet, Sunday morning, Reading held it's half marathon. This chap, Phil Hogg was way ahead of everyone else. It was a good 5-7 minutes before I saw the next athlete, able bodied, or not

At this point he is taking a breather, having just climbed the 20 metres from the startpoint to here, around 3Km away

I've just read this...
"Andrew Lesuuda won the male elite race in an unofficial time of one hour, four minutes and 15 seconds - almost a minute ahead of his nearest rival.

Compatriot Emily Biwott took the female title in an unofficial time of 1:12:14.

Phil Hogg won the wheelchair race ahead of fellow Briton Jade Jones in an unofficial time of 59:15."

Canon EOS-1D X 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 1600 200 mm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

Wow, he is really fast.
Great shot!

20 Mar 2013 6:21am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good capture

20 Mar 2013 6:56am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture Chris

20 Mar 2013 7:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent action shot Chris

20 Mar 2013 7:33am

Devi from Chennai, India

Bravo !!! And a fantastic shot !!!!!

20 Mar 2013 7:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


20 Mar 2013 7:58am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb photo ! We can see the effort !

20 Mar 2013 8:18am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Well done Chris, this frame freezer is excellent, love those little splashes of rain flying off the back of his chariot.

20 Mar 2013 8:22am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Well captured action shot. His being a disabled (this able) person makes the photo the more meaningful.

20 Mar 2013 8:42am

k@ from Paris, France

Impressive on many levels !

20 Mar 2013 8:45am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

You have captured his determination, I see a winner!!

20 Mar 2013 9:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic action shot - your depth of field brings out all the intensity of the race.

20 Mar 2013 10:15am

tataray from france, France

Extraordinaire. 5*****)

20 Mar 2013 11:24am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Outstanding, full concentration

20 Mar 2013 11:29am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Great bit of info about the race, it's amazing how much upper body strength guys like Phil have. Nothing but admiration.

20 Mar 2013 11:46am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

wow... amazing action shot . super !

20 Mar 2013 12:14pm

Phil Hogg from United Kingdom

Great race photo, in very poor conditions.

20 Mar 2013 1:50pm

@Phil Hogg: How cool of you to join the community. Your performance............respect is due

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

This is a wonderful action shot of a fellow who is definitely ABLE-minded and dedicated to his health and well being.

20 Mar 2013 2:23pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine sehr dynamische Aufnahme.

20 Mar 2013 3:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

admirable dedication and incredible stamina, obviously!

20 Mar 2013 4:00pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une superbe image et une magnifique leçon de courage!!! ***** Bonne soirée.

20 Mar 2013 4:40pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A really great shot, full of tightness just like the racer here..Thisis wonderful, Chris!

20 Mar 2013 4:54pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Admirable , he gives lessons .........

20 Mar 2013 6:48pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This really is a top class image, fantastic

20 Mar 2013 7:09pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture

20 Mar 2013 7:19pm

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Beautiful capture, a lesson

20 Mar 2013 7:31pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Great shot, he even has streamlined hand protectors.

20 Mar 2013 7:48pm

pete from blue mountains, Australia

Awesome effort, and an equally awesome effort not to give up on life after experiencing a life changing incident / accident. & Chris ur documentation is spot on!

20 Mar 2013 7:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a fabulous image!

20 Mar 2013 7:56pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Great clear action shot!

20 Mar 2013 8:06pm

David from Avranches, France

Great capture Chris. Glad to see the weather didnt dampen the competitive spirit.

20 Mar 2013 8:48pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic action shot. I love how you captured the flying raindrops. A wonderful portrait!

20 Mar 2013 11:51pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Great crisp portrait and touching too.

21 Mar 2013 12:55am

L'angevine from Angers, France

on prend de la vitesse

21 Mar 2013 8:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations pour le Spotlight. Bonne soirée.

21 Mar 2013 7:52pm

@Tede: I've only just noticed that I got a Spotlight, thank you for your kind words

Blind Owl from Southern California, United States

Very nice capture! Excellent detail!
Congratulations on Spotlight!

21 Mar 2013 7:54pm

@Blind Owl: Thank you so much

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Really super !

21 Mar 2013 8:18pm

@Mariana Maoduš: Thank you!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hoorah = Congratulations Chris - VERY richly deserved :-)

21 Mar 2013 8:19pm

@Denny Jump Photo: How very kind!

David from Avranches, France

Congratulation Chris.

21 Mar 2013 9:27pm

@David: Cheers, mate

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Yes, great catch ... Congrats !

21 Mar 2013 10:11pm

@Eric C.: Thank you

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

So happy to see this in the Spotlight, Chris ... CONGRATULATIONS!

21 Mar 2013 10:51pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: So very kind, thank you

omid from Iran

Congratulations! :)

21 Mar 2013 11:03pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! Well deserved!

22 Mar 2013 12:36am

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congrats on the well deserved spotlight!

22 Mar 2013 12:36am

@Ana Lúcia: What a lovely comment to read

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great action shot....Congratulations on the Spotlight.

22 Mar 2013 3:20am

@PRASHANT: Thank you, Sir

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique image de ténacité et courage !! bravo pour le spotlight!! amitié

22 Mar 2013 7:04am

@jean pierre: Bien Merci

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Very good shot! Congrats!

22 Mar 2013 7:17am

@Kazimir: Thank you

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

22 Mar 2013 7:46am

@Aubélia: That's very kind, thank you

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Hey Congratulations!

22 Mar 2013 8:06am

@Curly: Cheers mate, your turn next!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

great shot, I admire these athletes*

22 Mar 2013 8:11am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch.

22 Mar 2013 8:27am

@Heinz: Thank you!

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

a fine action shot, water and all..

22 Mar 2013 11:07am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A excellent action shot and superbly captured. Congratulations on your Spotlight !

22 Mar 2013 12:08pm

@Laurette: Thank you!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

...and congratulations on the spotlight !

22 Mar 2013 4:39pm

@Mhelene: Merci!

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Great capture! Congratulations!

22 Mar 2013 6:55pm

@Marilla: Thank you!

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb! Congratulations!!

22 Mar 2013 8:24pm

@john4jack: Thanks!

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Superb action shot! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

23 Mar 2013 12:10am

@Denise: Thank you

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Chris!

23 Mar 2013 12:35pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Congratulations :)

23 Mar 2013 3:41pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well Done Chris

25 Mar 2013 9:58am

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Canon EOS-1D X
1/640 second
ISO 1600
200 mm