Monday, 12 December 2011
Steady heavy drizzle didn't seem to deter the runners (and walkers) who took part in Epilepsy Action's annual charity 5km Reindeer Stampede in Roberts Park on Sunday. The rain nearly put me off going out but it seemed a shame not to document the event (I missed it last year). The light was so dull that I had a bit of a fight with my camera to get shots that weren't blurred! Note the long lens the pro was using (bottom left) - I think he was probably from the local newspaper. Runners seemed glad to reach the finish line by the bandstand, to collect their medal and a rather soggy mince pie! I'm not sure what the resident alpacas thought of all the 'reindeer' running by... I do salute those who organise and participate in such events, in order to raise money for good causes. In these times of government cut-backs, volunteer action is even more important to support those whose lives are, for whatever reason, made difficult.