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.
Everyone was a winner, really – even those that took the warm up incredibly seriously.
The men’s heats get underway at the Canterbury Crescent end of Pope’s Road. Note the slight uphill start.
Also note the NO SHOES with the incredible flying man leaping above Pope’s Road.
The finish line down towards the Atlantic Road end of the race track.
Checking names and times with the race officials. Once again the Brixton Bolt was run incredibly smoothly with some great local organisatio
The crowds built up as the afternoon of racing continued.
A big hug for a well-run Brixton Bolter.
Signage outside the Rec. Many of the runners were familiar faces to Rec regulars.
Face painting to add a little style to your sprinting look.
Reaching for the line in another heat for the men.
Calling the competitors to order.
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.
Checking out the performance on some snazzy sports app. Or perhaps just checking a text.
A pause for breath ahead of the next race.
Some races were easier than others. This chap had the race won after the first 20m.
Friendly handshakes all round at the finish line.
Checking that all important race time.
Many families were racing this year – Mum’s cheering on the children, and then the children cheering on the Mum’s
A young athletic achiever.
Here come the kids.
There was plenty of encouragement for every competitor as they crossed the finish line.
Some rather stylish Brixton Bolt T-shirts.
And another race gets underway.
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!
The Brixton Bolt paparazzi.