We had a great time at this event! The Severn Vally Country Park is located a few miles outside Bridgnorth in Shropshire. This was an event that I’ve had in my diary for a few months now (reminds me, I must get an event photography diary app!). It made a change to the food and commercial photography that I’ve been doing a lot of lately. As always I went over to see the location and meet the organiser (Ed), who marched me around some nice spots on the hottest day of the year! We found a great spot in a flower meadow and I decided to shoot the 5k race there, and perhaps move somewhere else for the 10k, depending on the weather on the day.
this was our first event out with the gazebo and all the kit, there’s a lot to organise even before the shooting starts but it was all checked the day before so the only surprise was a stubborn gazebo which took a bit of grappling to get up – I can usually do it single handed but I ended up with Andrea holding one leg (gazebo leg) and me pulling like fury and dragging her around still hanging on 😃 anyway we got there in the end!
I was the photographer at a run last year and I have to say that I enjoy a run myself, having got back into it recently, so I watched with a bit of envy when the runners set off for the 5k and then walked down to my spot. The pace was incredible, no sooner had I got there than the front runners were appearing in the distance -the course record was actually broken for the 5k and the 10k. I got some fantastic shots in what turned out to be ideal weather, with some clouds and good sunshine. Looking forward to shooting this one again next year!