What with the second national Covid lockdown and the uncertainty for event organisers of organising a race that can be cancelled at the drop of a Government ministers fedora, it’s been exactly 3 months and a day since I shot my last sports event.
It’s been so long in fact, that high summer has been replaced by the first chilly tentacles of an autumn that is due to make a proper head-on assault any day now. Of course, that’s the weather I love shooting in, with flat light and clouds to add a splash of gorgeousness to what in summer can be a pretty harsh landscape to work in after 8:00 in the morning.
Anyway, normality has been temporarily restored with the staging of the Harvest Trail Run by Dirtopia, who laid on a typically beautiful and hilly course at the Muratie Wine Estate. With a 7km and a 12km route that satisfied most runners tastes, it turned into a morning of trail running stoke and smiles which you can see in the photos. If you are keen, you can run at Muratie 7 days a week, just buy a permit at the trail centre and hit the single track.