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The School Run

By Tonyd3  
Taken at todays Toughguy event where over 5000 people took part. Held in Wolverhampton they come from all over the world to do this one event which is the most diffucalt. running over 10k over assult coarses,tunnels, mud, thick mud and frezzing cold water and Fire as seen here. to me he looks like he is just on the school run in his uniform.

This area is known as the killing fields most looked dead by the time they got here.

Meet loads of Photographers and some epz's today hope you all got great images too.

This is full frame, no crop 800 sec f2.8 fill flash on Auto FP

Tags: Photo journalism Flash and lighting Toughguy 09 Sports and action

Voters: Lilac, Grifoto, pendo and 143 more

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Grifoto 12 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 3:46PM
Cracking image, great colours and composition.

Lilac 14 33 England
1 Feb 2009 3:46PM
Super capture

rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
1 Feb 2009 3:49PM
Surreal looking image.
Superb capture, really captures the pain the guys going through.
dwarf 13 52 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 3:58PM
they must all be mad great image like the composition and the facial expression
colin beeley Plus
18 1.2k 10 England
1 Feb 2009 4:08PM
well caught.
DOGSBODY 12 1.4k 30 England
1 Feb 2009 4:26PM
There are fools and there are mad fools. I prefer a more sedate way of life so I may be a fool but I'm not as mad as this chap. Nice one, it captures the toughness of the event very well. Andy
rickie 16 100 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 4:30PM
excellent shot,love the tones in this
JouŠo 17 56 Finland
1 Feb 2009 4:32PM

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
1 Feb 2009 4:37PM
Superb moment Tony. Ron.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 4:42PM
Thank you very much for your comments

It was very cold this has started to warm me up alittle

Thanks again
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 4:56PM
Quality ! deserves an award mate

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 4:58PM
Thank you Dave.
1 Feb 2009 5:01PM
Fantastic capture made me laught.
comma 13 108 6 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 5:04PM
A great image
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 5:41PM
Fabulous timing and composition, the fence gives a hint of the Great Escape. The school uniform adds an unusual, surprising element of humour to a seriously good action shot.
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 5:51PM
pleased to make it a rc and i guess it wouldnt suprise me if it gets some award or other, clever and creative work
Melanie_M 15 168 9 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 6:02PM
The emotion on your subject's face along with his pose relays the effort he is putting in. I love the 'v' created by the positon of his body and the fence. It is an outstanding composition and capture.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 6:06PM
Thank you all very much, i am so pleased this has an RC

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
1 Feb 2009 6:11PM
Excellent action shot.He looks knackered.
Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Feb 2009 6:30PM
smashing comp .....with the fence and him on his knees..

really nice work

MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 6:35PM
This is one of the most exciting sporting images on here for a long while. It has humour,dedication and shows the guy has tremendous effort,
Gets my award for the last week,

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 6:42PM
Thank you very much Mike for your award its much appreciated
It was hard work taking the images it was so cold.

Thanks Again Mike
1 Feb 2009 6:53PM
great shot, love the expression and very good technique : )
Hoffy 16 262 16 England
1 Feb 2009 6:56PM
Quality image, they must be mad.
Tony, you have a winner here, well done......Joe
Richsr 14 91 223 England
1 Feb 2009 7:32PM
Impressive Tony you certain have captured the pained expression well.
Regards Richard.
martin.w Plus
19 607 28 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 7:53PM
Brilliant capture of a surreal moment Smile
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 8:11PM
Gary Thank you also for your award, its much apprecaited

hi Nice one

Ian-Munro 13 200 15 Wales
1 Feb 2009 8:31PM
fair play, great image.

Hi Yes great day stopped for a bit after you all left found an old shed with a lot of old 2CV rotting watch this space

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 8:52PM
I will look forward to seeing them Mike
Eviscera 14 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 10:17PM
congrats mate !

well deserved

Diana 14 2.0k 19 Netherlands
1 Feb 2009 10:22PM
well done Smile

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 10:43PM
Thank you very much to Pete and the PA team i am really pleased with this one

Thank you so much.

Piks 12 6 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 11:04PM
great image Tony, it's paying off persavering with that lens.
2 Feb 2009 6:47AM
Cool, congrats...
2 Feb 2009 8:29AM
Great shot,
LesF 14 182 9
2 Feb 2009 8:40AM
You have caught a wonderful image here the shear look on his face says it all, contrats on the PA

MarkT 16 119 2 England
2 Feb 2009 9:22AM
Great capture Tony and congrats.

Hoffy 16 262 16 England
2 Feb 2009 9:46AM
Well done on the PA award, woth every bit.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 10:24AM
Thank you all very much for your comments

SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
2 Feb 2009 10:54AM
Super image. Looks like he's about to flake out. The fence makes for a good comp.
Morgs 12 20 62 Wales
2 Feb 2009 3:34PM
I thought when I saw the thumbnail that this was a digitally manipulated image, but I can see that other then the post processing it's not. This is a wonderful capture of a great event and sums up the pain that some push themselves through in order to achieve their personal goals.


MickyMc 13 8 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 5:27PM
Really tremendous, great story telling image, amazing effort on his face. The fence really makes it too.
Geraint 14 715 34 Wales
2 Feb 2009 5:51PM
So much impact. The composition is spot on. I really like how you've placed him close to the edge of frame: it accentuates the feeling that he wants to escape his ordeal! Congratulations on the PA.
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 5:59PM
Thank you very much Geraint for your user award it is very much appriciated, and thank you all for your kind words it was well worth the effort of braving the cold yesterday.

Best regards
wyatturp 15 2 England
2 Feb 2009 7:13PM
ToothPilot 14 50 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 11:09PM
very effective
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 11:50AM
The angle you've chosen accentuates the effort. Well done to you for taking it and also to everyone who took part. A very original image.
Hi Congratulation on the 100

Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 3:00PM
Thanks very much mike and for the TEXT....
SurreyHillsMan 13 27 2 England
4 Feb 2009 4:36PM
Superb.... well deserved PA... great title

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
4 Feb 2009 8:02PM
Great shot and post processing work here
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
10 Feb 2009 9:16PM
top notch
27 Feb 2009 10:52PM
Great shot, it's very effective.
JuliaB 16 110 2 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2009 5:36PM
On the money honey!
very good capture!!!
IanFlindt 16 740 21 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 5:26PM
Superlative-exhausting quality.
Nick_Hilton 16 599 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2009 5:26PM
I like the addition of the fence
5 May 2009 9:47PM
Another stunning image - Tracey
seanslevin 17 9 Ireland
19 Jul 2009 8:30AM
Fantastic Tony , well done on the Practical Photography win .

Sean .
Tonyd3 16 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2009 2:20PM
Thanks Sean, im pleased this won too.

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