I caught up with my sister over Christmas and learned that my niece would be running a cross country race nearby, so I arranged to meet up.
The course soon became a challenge and even the non competitive areas deteriorated rapidly for spectators, but the atmosphere was exceptionally warm considering the cold and wet weather.
Having not photographed this sport before, I guessed the 70-200 2.8 would be my best tool - I was right, as on Av shutter speed varied between 125-500 at ISO 400 (7D)
That said, not all my results were keepers, as it is difficult to get a blur free image (leg/arm extremities) and the occasional front-on missing lower leg.
Still, a good day out with some reasonable results - including my niece's result enabling her to run for the County U15's and came away with a team gold medal.
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Congratulations to Abbey, Livvy & Libby on the team win and especially to my niece Livvy who will now be running for the county of Worcestershire in the under 15 girls at National level.
Apparently, there will be another race nearby next month - I think I'll give that a try too (hopefully it wont be as wet).