Week in Review: Sept 11 – Sept 18

It was a big week for FlashFrame with a good deal of amazing photos added and downloaded from our site. We wanted to start a week in review that would give us a few moments recognize all of the races that used our system this weekend and give a bit of praise to the photographers that make this site happen!

Two Rivers Regatta

In a first for FlashFrame, our dedicated photographer Tom Betts uploaded some beautiful photos from the Two Rivers Regatta in Bettendorf IA. While it may be harder to search for individual pictures due to the lack of taggable text in the images, many should take this as a blessing to enable them to look through the whole body of work and admire all of the wonderful images from the race. Big shout out to Tom who has covered many events and always seems to impress. Keep a look out for his pictures after the Marathon in the Quad Cities!

Ready to Run 20 Miler

Chicago runners began their final preparation for the Marathon on October 9th with the Ready to Run 20 Miler put on by Chicago Area Runner’s association. This long but rewarding race gave many the opportunity to get a long run under their belt in preparation for the marathon before they begin their taper. There was excitement in the air as runners streamed by the finish with big smiles for photographer Chad Marek. His photos should be available later this week so make sure to keep your eyes out for them, he’s extraordinarily talented and knows how to perfectly capture that finish.

Swinging Bridge 8K

Another CARA sponsored event this race was an 8K in Lake Forest, IL. The winning runner, Nathan, flew through in 29:13 to an amazing finish. The muddy trail course through the Open Lands Forest Preserve made for an awesome race and some great pictures by FlashFrame photographer Oscar. Make sure to check them out!

Larry Gnapp Invite

A fun High School Cross Country meet in a beautiful park led to fast times and great pictures. Many photos were taken by our FlashFrame staffers in their free time and are available for free to the high school athletes and parents. Promisingly some photos were also submitted by spectators happy to share their pictures. This was an amazing opportunity to grow the crowd-sharing model FlashFrame is hoping to continue expanding.