Southend Half Marathon 2017

This year – as in previous years – I will be taking photographs of Southend Half Marathon on Sunday 9th July on behalf of the event organisers Havens Hospices.  As in previous years I will be doing this on a voluntary basis to support a very worthwhile local charity.

Unlike previous years I will be a little more organised!  I plan to have a gazebo as a base – although I won’t spend much time in it – where I will display samples of what people can expect if they chose to buy photos after the event.  A proportion of the cost of every print purchased will go to Havens.  All the shots I take will be available for free as lo-res for social media only use.

On the basis that the run starts at 9am I will be there nice and early and plan that between 8am and 8.45am I will be located somewhere in the corner of the event village to take group or individual photos of anyone/groups who would like such a photo – so plan your timings to suit if that is you!

I will be shooting alone this year which is quite an ask for such a big event but I should have it covered.  I plan to shoot the mass start then hot foot (or bike) it down the course to around the 3 mile mark to catch you all passing by before hot tailing back to the finish to catch the winners return and then everyone else cross the finish.

I cannot guarantee that I will get everyone but I will try my best.  I am not a professional events photography outfit but a keen amateur tog who likes to support local charities. So don’t complain if I don’t snap you!

If you are unfamiliar with my work then checkout my shots from last weekends HARP24 at

Find out more about the Half Marathon and Havens at

Below is a couple of samples of the prints that I will produce for people.  Prices to be confirmed but likely to be around £6.00 for an 8″ x 6″ and £15.00 for a 16″ x 12″ print only in a cello sleeve ready for framing.  Probably 30% of price to go to Havens.

If you have and questions or requests then leave a comment below or email me at

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