Test Video Footage

I’ve just found this video footage, which I’d completely forgotten I had, in the private section of my Youtube page. I recall making quite a few tests to see if speeding film up would have the same outcome as making a dedicated time lapse film (err, it doesn’t). Bits of the footage were ultimatly used on my Fellraisers vid.

Anyway, I’ve decided to put them here on my blog, with no sound, for no other reason that I quite like them.

I’m also in the process of making a real time lapse film using thousands of individually snapped shots. Possibly a Fellraisers Two in the making.

Watch them in HD. Play together.


Sierre – Zinal 2015

I’ve raced Sierre Zinal before, but decided to enter the tourist version of the event, which starts a few hours before the race.

Ten months after back surgery, with a limp, an extra two stone and an ego which completely underestimated what I’d got into, it was nearly my downfall. I only managed to scrape round in just over eight hours. The cramps I endured were incredible, the first ones starting 7 Km into the route. On finishing the event I found myself wandering around aimlessly in a world of my own, unable to find my hotel, which was situated only a hundred yards or so from the finish line. My head was in bits. I was having an episode.

Never again I told myself. Well, never again in that state. I’ve entered 2016 along with a few friends. Camping this time round too on a three day in and out campaign.

The film footage here captures both walkers and runners. I have put together random footage which may, to some, seem odd. I don’t recall any of this in order when I think about it generally. So in a way, this depicts the way I think about the event.