A very good friend of mine likes the kind of boats that appeared in my previous post about Guernsey – boats for sailing. She thinks I am a bit of a yobbo, but I like speed. It’s one of the few areas where I am aggressively competitive. This is why until recently my daily car use was an old car with acceleration measured in hours rather than seconds. I have to be first, if just to ensure that I am not stuck behind some imbecile who wishes to drive at ten miles per hour less than my good self. I don’t pretend to have a great love of the sea, but I have always liked the idea of having a speed boat as I love the exhilaration, and so it was with some envy that I watched the competitors in the Guernsey Powerboat trials a week ago….
These amazing people of all ages and genders took part in a 45 mile marathon (yes 45 miles) to raise money for The Childrens Trust and Teach Africa. These photographs were taken just seconds before the finish line and had I been a participant I doubt very much I’d have looked quite so chirpy and fit. At this stage I’d have been slithering along the towpath looking like something fit to be condemned. Their success was a massive feat of endurance.
At the moment I am based in the North of England for family reasons and my brother in law has got involved with Triathlon. He suggested that I get myself over to Liverpool for the morning last Saturday to check it out. I took the camera and wow! All ages were taking part on one of the hottest stickiest days of the year. People from teens to seventies were out smiling and putting their efforts into competing around Liverpool’s Liver Building and nearby docks. It was an impressive sight. Check out the photos.
Check out Cameron Matthews here biding time between bouts.
Photograph taken in Manchester, October 2012
I have been travelling about a fair bit over the last week or two. Having returned from Cyprus I was then off to the Channel Islands to photograph and film the Rumblemania Wrestling events in Guernsey and Jersey. Here are some photos from the event at Fort Regent in Jersey.
You may just recognise this guy; he played a small part in “The Only Way is Essex”. Fitter than most guys half his age he runs his own personal training in North London. So do you wanna get ripped? Interested parties can always message here and I will pass on your details to Paul directly.