Once again I left before sunrise, just as the sky was turning pink..
I passed lots and lots of people with race number on their vests heading towards Kew...hmmm odd
well, not that odd - I knew that there was a 10k run happening, although had forgotten when it was
Inside at 8am, I dodged the marshalls and took my usual first shot (Kew shot)
lovely blue sky and it was quite warm
the marshalls were casting shadows over the flower bed
I decided to try and avoid most of it... although that would prove impossible.
It was the Richmond Runfest, a 10k run
I headed for a look.. the start line and a gaggle of people limbering up
I heard them say the start time was 8.30
so I got cracking with my walk!
I thought I might get a good view of the start...
told you it was huge)
didn't go through, as you saw last week, they are starting working in this area, and several of the beds have been cleared
this is one of my favourites from today
It was now race time!
deliberately kept them out of shot!
I was going to head for the lake
it is autumn, so it is funghi time - I came across lots today
looks a bit like coral from the ocean!
still trying to recreate one of my best ever photos from Kew!
I've seen this guy here regularly, so they obviously know and trust him..
I decided to walk round the log walk..
it's meant for kids, and I kept to the paths, I wasn't going to walk along the logs...
in fact it came out half way through the bluebell area...
(coffee and a slice of banana and toffee cake again as it was so nice!)
so a few last shots
So, the next part of the double date, the craft show at Ally Pally... was there within an hour, was lucky with connections
but with such a beautiful day, I had to take some pictures of the view towards the city of London - you can see for miles from the top of the hill where AP is situated.
took time to put the longer length zoom on, I don't usually have it with me
Thanks for looking
I'm putting my feet up now!