Winter

With the road cycling season on winter break, and not living near Girona or Calpe, my attentions this winter turned to the more British sports of running and indoor athletics. From a photography point of view (and also from a heat/wind/rain point of view) the two couldn’t really be more different.

Athletics: crouch here, shoot this, wear a t-shirt. Or go round looking for some non-standard shots, but still wear a t-shirt.

 (Andrew Peat)

 (Andrew Peat)

Laura Muir is encouraged by Jenny Meadows (left) in the 1000m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham at the NIA, Birmingham, UK, on 18 February 2017. Muir set a new British record in the event. (Andrew Peat)

Cross country: shoot what you like from wherever’s sensible, but wear a coat.

 (Andrew Peat)

 

Senior men's bronze medallist Sam Stabler (right) is pictured following the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, UK, on 25 February 2017. (Andrew Peat)At some stage I’ll shoot a whole series on cold/sullen-looking dogs seen at cross country meetings, but for the timebeing here is a picture of the cutest dog ever (who was also at a cross country race). It was shot one handed and unsighted so isn’t framed or focused to any meaningful extent. But it’s a dog. And cute.

competes in the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, UK, on 25 February 2017. (Andrew Peat)

Toddler in puffer jacket provides scale: the dog was about hamster sized, the little girl not much bigger.

Andy