Of Mascots, Runners, Rugby And A Whole Lot More

Well, first of all a big apology, no blog for what seems like a very long time. This time though ickledot has very good reason. Since the last post there's been a such an amount of things going on. First there was ickledot's foray into the world of headshots, then a trip to Doncaster to photograph the Knights latest victory. The day after, Sunday, ickledot photographed a ten mile run followed immediately by a quick drive to Wetherby for the annual Mascot Gold Cup. And on top of that came two evening sessions of Tag Rugby League and another annual event, the White Rose Schools Rugby Finals. And a monthly edition of Blues in Britain to layout! So as you can see there's been no hanging around!

Try Coming for Latu

ickledot's written about a number of these events before so he won't go into too much detail about them now. Suffice it to say they were all hugely enjoyable and for once the weather behaved itself. As usual, more pictures can be seen on the Flickr photostream but here are a few highlights. Above you can see Knights' forward Latu Makaafi moving in to score against Bedford Blues. Love the expression! The Knights have had a great season and it's been a wonderful experience to document some of their ups and downs. They're into the play-offs now and the Premiership beckons.

Sunday morning was bright, clear and cold - ideal conditions for running. The ten mile run was centred on an airfield near Rufforth in East Yorkshire. Here's a shot of some competitors warming up.

In Readiness

Faller At The Last

There were fifty or so mascots of all shapes and sizes to compete in their annual Gold Cup at Wetherby. Organised to raise money for Sue Ryder, the shot above shows the leaders at the last fence. The bear was uninjured by the way.

Just to finish off, a couple of shots from Try Tag Rugby and the White Rose Schools Finals.


Flies Over The Try Line

The bottom picture was taken during the U15 girls competition, this team being the eventual runners up.