Linford Christie at Swindon Street Athletics Competition

What a nice guy Linford Christie is. Today he brought Street Athletics to Swindon and it was a big success. There were lots and lots of young runners who signed up for the chance to race with the possibility of running in the finals in Manchester later on in the year. It is all part of a nationwide search for new talent.

Linford was so good with everybody, spending so much time talking, laughing and joking with everybody and spent hours signing T-Shirts and anything else people could find to get his autograph on.

This is only a very small selection of the 400 images I took today. If you were there and taking part I probably have an image or images of you, if you are interested give me a shout.

Great fun, great weather and a great guy.

Swindon a lovely day for a run

No photos today but I just wanted to make a comment on how friendly everybody was on my run yesterday.

It was sat morning and the weather was just perfect for a run or a bike ride. As I am competing in the Swindon Half Marathon in two weeks time I thought I would go out and run the course again. Firstly the weather was bright and sunny and clear which made the views up on the downs absolutely stunning. It was an absolute joy to be up there. Secondly and I dont know if it was because of the weather, fall out from the Olympics or what but everybody smiled or said hello or at least acknowledged me as I was running. Cyclists and runners all saying hello. Now I have been a runner, cyclist, triathlete on and off for 40 years and I have to say it hasnt always been like that. I have lived and worked in many places around the world and ran in most of them. Not everybody is that friendly, in fact in Saudi I have had rocks thrown at me, cars swerve to run me over and in one case one of the other runners got shot at and took a round in his leg!!!! So, it was an absolute pleasure to run around Swindon with happy people on such a lovely sunny day.