Category Archives: sport

Powerboating in Guernsey

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….

powerboating in guernsey

powerboating in guernsey

powerboating in guernsey

powerboating in guernsey

Country to Capital 45 mile run from Wendover to London

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.

country to capital 45 mile marathon from Wendover to London 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

country to capital 45 mile marathon from wendover to london 2014 photo by Simon C Bennett

Liverpool hosts the British Triathlon Championships

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.

British triathletes compete in Liverpool

British triathletes compete in Liverpool

British triathletes compete in Liverpool

British triathletes compete in Liverpool

British triathletes compete in Liverpool

British triathletes compete in Liverpool