Monday, 12 December 2011

Reindeer Race


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.

10 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny Freckles. Another Yorkshire Lass for me to follow. Came to you from AJ.

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  2. Thank heavens for committed charity fund-raisers. Well done, you, for getting the photographs.

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  3. It warms my heart when people give time or cash to good causes. My gifts this season will be limited to charitable donations. Lovely captures, despite the less than ideal light. :-)

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  4. Reindeers have funny faces in your part of the world! :o)

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  5. But did you happen to see the reindeer with the most shiniest nose of them all? ha! I see your grass is still rather green over there. ~Lili

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  6. Very cool. I walked in an American Heart Association walk on Saturday. Even though I made a donation, the motivation was selfish. It is good for me.

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  7. Thanks for your "Sensuous Nude" comment on my blog. HaHa..

    I wanted to get the free make up bag and samples, so bought myself the perfume, so I could get the freebie. I had a little sample of the perfume and really likes the fragrance.

    Enjoyed your post today!

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  8. I don't see you running Jenny! Which one ARE you? Sorry I can't give you any shortbread. You'll have to pop in first...

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  9. Wish I could have been there. In regards to our snow, yes we are high in elevation. Depends on where you look some sites have us listed a little or 7200 feet and others say we are over 7500 feet.

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