Photos of Aberystwyth Race for Life Event 2009; Elsie Mae Goes for Gold!

Shevaughn took part in this year’s Race for Life Event at Aberystwyth in memory of friend Melanie Davies who died last year at 34 unable to overcome a brain tumour.

Despite the threat of rain 1600 runners took part in breezy sunshine. For photographers this is a ‘must attend’ Ceredigion event; an all female cast, many with poignant stories to tell, plenty of blue and pink, the promenade an excellent stage, they are almost certain to bring home some great images.

Luckily for me I have multiple excuses for a poor showing; pushchair, umbrellas, bags with drinks, snacks and so on do not make for easy movement in the crowds of supporters.

Anyway included here is a picture of Elsie Mae sporting a medal which I’m proud to say she blagged without running more than 10 yards; as Shevaughn and friend Rachel approached the finishing line Elsie ran out and joined the race. Triumphantly crossing the line (“faster, Mummy, faster!”) she got her very own medal.

Elsie Gets Gold in Aberystwyth

And here’s the full photo story.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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2 Responses

  1. Anji says:

    I saw your comment on dru’s blog. Great pictures of agreat event. Elsie Mae’s medal is a lovely touch by the people at the finishing line!

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