All Change?
(I wonder, eh?)

I've frequently heard it said that the optimist is the person who believes we live in the best of all possible worlds, while the pessimist is the person who fears that this is true.

Count me currently with the pessimists. Even without the Covid pandemic of the last two years (and counting…), and all that it has meant by way of closed training facilities and restrictions on who can do what with whom, it has been difficult enough. I personally have had a battle with my physical and mental health, on top of injuries, for over three years now, and the motivation to carry on has waned at times.

Nevertheless, I made my return as a trackside photographer at one of the first major Masters Athletics events in the UK in May 2022. Talking to many athletes on the day, it was good to learn that relatively few had fallen foul of the Covid virus, and that those had mostly made a pretty good recovery. However, there were not many athletes who felt they were in anything comparable to the kind of form they'd have achieved by May in a normal year. Several pointed to the effect of the increasingly eccentric weather we seem to be suffering in the UK. A real issue to contend with while indoor training facilities were closed, or otherwise restricted. A double whammy.

This site hasn't had much attention lately, but I'm back "on the case", as it were. Let me know if you find anything that you don't feel is working as it should.


And stay safe, still.


Welcome to my web site

There's a load of useful general stuff here.

If you want my
Masters Athletics work, it's here.

If you want an overview of my other galleries, it's here.

Maidstone Parkrun photos are linked from here.

If you want a link to
my two blogs, click here.

If it's my
Great Dolomite Road project you want, it's here on its own web site.

There's stuff here about buying from me.


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