Brixton Bolt Pounds Pope’s Road

The staging of the third Brixton Bolt 100m racing took place along Pope’s Road on Sunday. Local athletes from 3 years of age to over 60’s competed in a friendly, but competitive atmosphere to be crowned the faster man / woman / young / old person in Brixton.

Frances Yang won the women’s sprint in an impressive 14:22 seconds. Byron Robinson once again triumphed in the men’s race with an incredible 11 seconds flat.

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Everyone was a winner, really – even those that took the warm up incredibly seriously.

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The men’s heats get underway at the Canterbury Crescent end of Pope’s Road. Note the slight uphill start.

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Also note the NO SHOES with the incredible flying man leaping above Pope’s Road.

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The finish line down towards the Atlantic Road end of the race track.

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Checking names and times with the race officials. Once again the Brixton Bolt was run incredibly smoothly with some great local organisatio

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The crowds built up as the afternoon of racing continued.

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A big hug for a well-run Brixton Bolter.

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Signage outside the Rec. Many of the runners were familiar faces to Rec regulars.

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Face painting to add a little style to your sprinting look.

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Reaching for the line in another heat for the men.

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Calling the competitors to order.

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Giving the all clear from one end of the race track to the other. This chap with his hand in the air is a local star when it comes to Brixton sports. He also volunteers every Saturday morning to help out with the Brockwell Park Run.

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Checking out the performance on some snazzy sports app. Or perhaps just checking a text.

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A pause for breath ahead of the next race.

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Some races were easier than others. This chap had the race won after the first 20m.

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Friendly handshakes all round at the finish line.

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Checking that all important race time.

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Many families were racing this year – Mum’s cheering on the children, and then the children cheering on the Mum’s

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A young athletic achiever.

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Here come the kids.

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There was plenty of encouragement for every competitor as they crossed the finish line.

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Some rather stylish Brixton Bolt T-shirts.

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And another race gets underway.

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Our picture doesn’t do justice to the raising of the spirits that DJ B’Nize was able to pull off during the races. Fine work, Madam!

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The Brixton Bolt paparazzi.