The inov-8 #GetAPic Sport Photo Competition 2018
I’m delighted to announce, that the winner of the inov-8 #GetAPic Sport Photo Competition 2018 is…
For his beautiful photograph of a Bob Graham Round attempt, capturing runners as they climb the super-steep Steel Fell, from Dunmail Raise, in the Lake District.
A HUGE thanks to all those who entered, it was a very hard decision for the panels of judges to make. Of course, another HUGE thanks to inov-8 and James Appleton for providing the prizes and supporting the competition
Here are all the entries…
1. LEWIS DEAN – ‘Sheep are great on the descent!’
Underskiddaw, Keswick (6th July 2018)
This was my first visit to the Lakes, I was absolutely astonished. Couldn’t believe and kept saying to myself, this is on my doorstep. I was there as a result of supporting my first Bob Graham Round, I was doing legs 1 and 2. I possibly pushed myself a little hard on the climbs to get ahead of the other chaps so I could try and snap a few photos. I felt like a tourist, which I suppose I was, it was incredible. This photo takes me back to climbing Skiddaw and I just felt incredibly blessed. I took a few more, but this one truly resonates with me and takes me back to that very first time in the Lakes.
2. LEWIS DEAN – ‘Dark side of Blencathra!’
Threlkeld, Keswick (6th of July 2018)
Looking back and just seeing a silhouette of the mountain ridge looked incredible. Again, I feel a wave of nostalgia creeping over me as I look back on these photos. We were so lucky with the weather that day, no boggy terrain whatsoever, just dry ground underfoot making for an incredible descent. I was once again, having to speed up to catch the others as I was just completely overwhelmed by the beauty I was engulfed by as we made way into the ‘valley’.
3. LEWIS DEAN – ‘Be careful, disused mines ahead!’
Belmont, England (20th of November 2018)
I’m not great with self-navigation and especially when it concerns a map and compass. I was attempting to traverse with a map and compass and a little memory of the Rivington Pike Marathon route. Needless to say I got lost and wondered into heavy marshland where I felt at any moment I could sink under the ground and be lost for ever. It was particularly concerning when I hit a sign that warned me of disused mines ahead, I soon found comfort in the GPS of my phone and wandered back to a safe track. This photo reminds me of that moment, realising, I’m incredibly inexperienced and have a lot to learn. I would begin to think further about how I’d be truly out of my depth should I have been in a location further a field, lost in complete wilderness without the means to find my way back. It’s allowed me to truly sit back and reflect on how I’ll need to gain more exposure to events like that, being uncomfortable is truly the feeling of learning. Here’s to 2019 and the year I’m able to confidently and comfortably navigate using a map and compass!
4. FINLAY GRANT – Upper Swaledale Valley (30th August 2018)
Photo of the village of Reeth and the Lower Swaledale valley on a warm-up run of the course for the Reeth Show fell race, which I ran later in the day.
5. FINLAY GRANT – Reeth (27th August 2018)
Photo of me and the Upper Swaledale valley in the distance from the summit of great shunner fell on a training run to the summit and back again.
6. ADAM OLIVER – Helm Hill, Kendal (31st October 2018)
7. PAUL HAIGH – ‘One man and his dog’.
Luddenden Valley, Calderdale (16th December 2018)
8. PAUL HAIGH – The Calder Valley (18th October 2018)
Coming down from Crow Hill, Calder Valley, just after sunrise at 8am, with cloud still lingering on the hills.
9. EUAN BRENNAN – Scotland, 2018
10. EUAN BRENNAN – Scotland, 2018
11. EUAN BRENNAN – The Alps, 2018
12. STUART COWAN – Screel Hill and Bengairn, Scotland (17th December 2018)
Photo taken during a morning hill run over Screel Hill and Bengairn near Palnackie in Dumfries and Galloway. The view is looking towards the Solway Firth, Hestan Island and Auchencairn Bay.
13. STEPHEN SMITH – ‘The Mass Start’
Wainstalls Road, Calderdale (20th May 2018)
14. STEPHEN SMITH – ‘What’s that coming over the Hill?’
Skipton (11th February 2018)
West Yorkshire Winter League Race 4 hosted by Skipton AC, runners come over the hill following the climb up the golf course. It was a bit muddy!
15. STEPHEN SMITH – ‘Looks Like Snow’
Queensbury (4th March 2018)
West Yorkshire Winter League Race 5, Queensbury. The snow race, such a bleak day with the runners kit standing out amongst all the white stuff.
16. DAVE CULPAN – Hebden Bridge, Calderdale (1st June 2018)
17. DAVID GRIFFIN – Amalfi Positano Wine Trail (26th October 2018)
The gods parted the clouds on my recce run on the Amalfi Positano Wine trail race.
18. DAVE MIDDLEMASS – Sunrise on Latrigg (15th November 2018)
19. DAVE MIDDLEMASS – Panorama of Chevin Chase crowds (26th December 2018)
20. DAVE MIDDLEMASS – Kilnsey, Yorkshire Dales (28th August 2018)
Start of Kilnsey Crag Fell Race from the top of ‘The Chimney’.
21. BECKY RENDELL – Jurassic Coast (November 2018)
I wanted to recce a coastal trail route so grabbed a new running friend and me, plus a generation, AKA my mum, and headed to the Jurassic Coast on a sunny November morning. We ran along the undulating South West Coast Path from Lulworth Cove, passed Durdle Door and I snapped this picture (out of breath and on my iPhone!) of them climbing the hill nattering away and admiring the view! Just as well we did because when we came back for the race a couple of weeks later we could’t see the sea it was so misty!
22. BRYN EVANS – Sunset at the Round Rotherham (20th October 2018)
The nerves of my longest ever run were eased by a beautiful sunrise as the settled fog started to disperse. It set up a lovely long day of plodding.
23. BRYN EVANS – The Reward (28th December 2018)
24. BRYN EVANS – Goodbye 2018 my old friend (31st December 2018)
25. KAMILLA KONCZ – The Old Man of Coniston (28th December 2018)
This was taken when climbing the Old Man of Coniston, with my two children. It was a wet and foggy day, but still a very enjoyable climb.
26. KAMILLA KONCZ – The Lake District (28th December 2018)
The one with the gingerbread was taken on 28 December during a hike around Elterwater, Hodge Close and Little Langdale. We had Christmas in the UK this year so I made some of my mum’s Hungarian gingerbread for a little taste of home.
27. KAMILLA KONCZ – The Hebden, Calderdale (January 2018)
This one with the snow was taken during The Hebden in January. There was so much mud too! It took me almost 7 hours to get around! Still going again this year, though…
28. RICH BALDWIN – The Bob Graham Round: Leg 4 (July 2018)
29. RICH BALDWIN – Turner Landscape Fell Race 2018
The last climb, all downhill from here.
30. RICH BALDWIN – The Bob Graham Round: Leg 4 (July 2018)
Kilian Jornet flying past the summit of Kirk Fell and over to Great Gable on his way to break the record for the Bob Graham round in July 2018.
31. GERALD GRECH – Lost in Sestriere (29th August 2018)
The moment when I realised we were lost on a mountain bike trail in Valle Argentera, Sestriere, Italy at 2600m. The planned 2hour bike trip with 2French friends (father and son) who blindly trusted my guidance ended up in a gruelling 7 hour journey carrying our mountains bike through the woods including a very close encounter with an aggressive cow herd!
32. CHRIS MURRAY – Marsden Moor, Huddersfield (3rd February 2018)
33. CHRIS MURRAY – Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge (24th May 2018)
34. CHRIS MURRAY – Ogden Reservoir, Halifax (14th May 2018)
35. JEREMY DOUGHERTY – Cadillac Mountain, USA (1st January 2018)
I live in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, home of Acadia National Park which has steep, rugged, muddy mountains all clustered together, and surrounded by the ocean as we’re on a small island. You can get in a great 50k with 20k in climbing here in about fifty different ways.
This is a pic from last new years day with local friends climbing of the highest peak on the eastern sea coast of the US, Cadillac Mountain. It was 0 Celsius that morning and the surrounding ocean was full of sea smoke. Nobody was in the park, but we are year round runners and embrace the elements here. It gets real cold at times, but always beautiful.
36. JONATHAN COX – Sgurr Alasdair, Isle of Skye (June 2018)
37. JONATHAN COX – near Annecy, French Alps (August 2018)
38. JONATHAN COX – near Annecy, French Alps (August 2018)
39. JIM HARRIS – Pennine Way (2018)
40. JIM HARRIS – Haworth, West Yorkshire (2018)
41. JIM HARRIS – Steel Fell, Lake District (2018)
42. SIMON WALKDEN – Grindleford Gallop Fell Race, (17th March 2018)
This picture is of my friend, Chris Marritt, as he braves the side winds on Baslow Edge, heading towards Curbar Gap in the Peak District. The race took place during the Beast from the East 2 and I think this photo sums up quite nicely just how brutal the -10C windchill was during this section of the race!
43. SIMON WALKDEN – Blacka Moor, Sheffield (4th May 2018)
I captured this rare fogbow on my usual 6 mile pre-work run on Blacka Moor on the South West edge of Sheffield. I reached the perfect viewing spot at the perfect time and just stood for a few minutes marvelling at it. What a way to start the working day!
44. SIMON WALKDEN – Higga Tor, Peak District (21st July 2018)
This is a photograph from a rare run with my 13 year old son, Sam, who took great delight in showing his Dad how easy it is to run up the steep hills! Here he is, showboating, by leaping off a boulder as we ran along the top of Higger Tor on our way back to Burbage Bridge and Stanage Edge.
45. PAUL HAIGH – Westminster Bridge, London (30th January 2018)
This captures London in a nutshell. Went for a jog along the river after work and came up with this by chance. Love just fitting in running wherever I can.
46. JOCASTA FLETCHER – Sa Calobra, Mallorca (13th October 2018)
Boiling hot weather 100+km ride , 2000m + of ascent. What goes down – always goes back up in cycling. Glad I live in Calderdale as prep for these hills! If you can cycling in Yorkshire you can cycle anywhere!
47. JOCASTA FLETCHER – Northton, Isle of Harris (31st May 2018)
A morning run along the 5 beaches to the temple under the shadow of Chaipaval – off day during our family cycle adventure doing the Hebridean Way.
48. OLIVER BLOMFIELD – “Chasing sunsets”
Arthur’s Pike, (18th November 2018)
49. PAUL MYERS – UNKNOWN LOCATION (2018)
First outing in the inov-8 Mudclaws.
50. PAUL MYERS – UNKNOWN LOCATION (2018)
51. PAUL MYERS – UNKNOWN LOCATION (2018)
Just the perfect day for running!
52. JAMES WILLIAMSON – “Snowhere i’d rather be”
Skiddaw, Lake District (8th January 2018)
Dawn raid of Leg 1 BGR, heading for Skiddaw, looking towards Blencathra.
53. JAMES WILLIAMSON – “I see a little silhouetto of a man…”
Bob Graham – Leg 3, Lake District (26th March 2018)
54. JAMES WILLIAMSON – “Walla, walla, walla!…ooooh”
Walla Crag, Lake District (8th March 2018)
Walla Crag, looking over Derwent Water towards Catbells.
55. MATT KAY – Buckstones, West Yorkshire (2018)
A brief respite when the Beast from the East came. Nearly lost my fingers to get back home, but nice pic all the same. Wearing inov-8 Roclites too, if that gets bonus points?
56. MATT BARKER – Loughrigg Fell, Lake District (14th October 2018)
Taken on the climb out of Ambleside.
57. KRIS LEE – Andorra (19th February 2018)
Skiing in Andorra, my faithful Mudclaw 300s to keep me upright when not on my skis.
58. KRIS LEE – UNKNOWN LOCATION (2018)
A lovely summer run out in my inov-8 Roclite 290s.
59. KRIS LEE – Langdale, Lake District (13th October 2018)
Free shoe cleaning service at the end of the Langdale Horseshoe race.
60. CALVIN FERGUSON – “Three Wise Men on a Bob (Graham)”
Lake District (28th July 2018)
Myself (taking the photo), Andrew Britton & Stuart Russell supporting Mike Clayton on his Bob Graham Round attempt. Glorious views down the valley.
61. JON BURDON – Holme Valley (2018)
62. APOLLO KWOK – “Waiting for Kilian”
Great Gable, Lake District (2018)
63. APOLLO KWOK – Great Rigg, Lake District (2018)
64. APOLLO KWOK – West Wall Traverse (2018)
65. MATT KAY – Dovestones (20th October 2018)
Out on the tops and looking down on the reservoir below.
66. MATT KAY – Turley Cote Lane (10th June 2018)
Sunny recovery run, snapped this one when out taking my time and just enjoying the views.
67. ALUN WOOD- “Morning views”
The Lake District (12th May 2018)
Waking up to this on a recce of the lakes 10 peaks on 12/05/18. Between Esk pike and Great End.
68. ALUN WOOD- “Lonely Shepherd”
Gilwern Valley, Brecon Beacons (17th July 2018)
Looking toward Sugarloaf mountain (wales) from the Gilwern valley on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
69. ALUN WOOD- “Sunset Fan”
Pen-Y-Fan, Brecon Beacons (23rd October 2018)
Evening run after work up and over Pen-Y-Fan and Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
70. DAVID SEARLE- Old Man of Coniston, Lake District (2018)
This was taken descending the Old man of Coniston. Myself and a friend went to support another guy racing Lakeland 50 and he only went and won. We went for a run in the morning whilst waiting for the race to start and the clag cleared on the descent.
71. DAVID SEARLE- South West Coast (2018)
This was taken on the South West Coast path near Soar Mill Cove. It was a chilly moody autumnal day with a strong offshore wind. Very invigorating.
72. DAVID SEARLE- Devon (2018)
Running the ridge at Start point lighthouse in Devon at sunrise. Its one of my favourite spots to watch the new day break before a run. The coast path can be stunning and challenging at the same time.
73. MATTHEW BARKER- Lake Windermere (14th October 2018)
Lake Windermere spills over.
74. MATTHEW BARKER- Ruskin View (23rd June 2018)
Ruskin view after a steep-stepped climb to graveyard.
75. ANDREW BRITTON – “The Last Waltz”
Stair, Lake District (21st April 2018)
76. ANDREW BRITTON – Newlands Valley, Lake District (21st April 2018)
Anniversary Waltz 2018
77. ANDREW BRITTON – Stickle Tarn, Lake District (17th February 2018)
78. WILLIAM LAYE – L’Argentine, Switzerland (July 2018)
It was particularly striking as coming around into the second half of the loop, as you’re treated to a brilliant contrast of lush fields and imposing rock faces. An extra treat was my first sighting of a Marmot and the strange scream they give out when they see you! An amazing area to visit and so many brilliant trails to run.
79. WILLIAM LAYE – High Street, Lake District (March 2018)
Coming off High Street, completing the Kentmere Horseshoe route, whilst fending off the ‘Beast from the East 2’, in March. I’d never seen horizontal icicles before which completely engulfed cairns on the higher reaches. A route with a lot of bang for your buck, its just a shame I didn’t bring a sled to keep up with Emma! Perhaps even a bungee cord next time and she could pull me!
80. WILLIAM LAYE – Langdale, Lake District (March 2018)
Possibly my favourite place in the world – Langdale. First day out in sub zero temperatures with a fierce, biting wind. We traversed the modest Lingmoor, from the sheltered south side then quickly took cover behind that majestic wall. I’m ever in awe of the sheer beauty, quality and organic nature of Lakeland walls. A skill that’s thinner on the ground and a real craft that we shouldn’t take for granted. I love this picture as it captures all that’s beautiful in that area (except perhaps the warm retreat of the the Langdale pubs!) – Lingmoor, the perfect viewing platform.
81. DANAE DUMONTET – Upper Joffre Lake, British Columbia, Canada (4th November 2018)
A run through Joffre Lakes Provincial Park, eventually presented us with this unique perspective of Upper Joffre Lake’s emerald waters. If you look really closely, you can see two people paddle boarding down there!
82. DANAE DUMONTET – “Feeling on top of the world”
Upper Joffre Lake, British Columbia, Canada (4th November 2018)
83. DANAE DUMONTET – Cheam Peak (Mount Cheam, British Columbia, Canada (12th November 2018)
This steep trek in snowy, icy conditions rewarded us with stellar views of the Fraser Valley and North Cascade Mountains. (And left us feeling very thankful we’d packed the right gear!).
84. JAMIE MCILVENNY – “White out at the Hebden”
The Calder Valley, West Yorkshire (20th January 2018)
85. JAMIE MCILVENNY – “Summiting Stoodley on the Haworth Hobble”
Stoodley Pike, Calderdale (10th March 2018)
Another firm favourite of mine and a supporting role to my Wife on her first Ultra distance race. Fair to say she was finding it tough as we got to the climb up to Stoodley Pike but a chance to take an epic photo with last checkpoint village of Mankinholes beneath the clouds behind.
86. JAMIE MCILVENNY – “Sunset on The Fellsman”
The Yorkshire Dales (28th April 2018)
My main target race of 2018 and what a great experience. My camera was away for most of it to concentrate on the run but couldn’t resist a quick snap as the Sun goes down over the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, leaving the beast of Fleet Moss and Beyond into the night ahead.
87. JOCASTA FLETCHER – Grasmere, Lake District (2nd July 2018)