Winners of the Stone Mad Blarney Half-Marathon 2021

Damian Kenneally, Eagle AC
Damian Kenneally, Eagle AC
Linda O'Sullivan, Watergrasshill AC
Linda O’Sullivan, Watergrasshill AC

I spent a few hours photographing the runners finishing the half-marathon in Blarney today. There was a huge turnout.Weather was dire. Rain falling most of the time with gusts of wind to carry it into your face and on to the camera.

I don’t have any particular bad-weather strategy as I usually stay inside when the weather is bad but this time I took an umbrella, tucked under my arm to hold it up and a small towel to dry the lens and camera body when it inevitably got wet.

2000 photos later, 48GB of data and 65% of my battery gone and the last contestant crossed the finish line. I posted a few of the photos on the Blarney Blog Facebook page but there are more than 700 in total to post and I’ll upload them over the next few days and update this post with a link.

Focal length49mm
Shutter speed1/200s

By Donncha

Donncha Ó Caoimh is a software developer at Automattic and WordPress plugin developer. He posts photos at In Photos and can also be found on Twitter.

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