Saturday was misty rain, cloudy and very cool. That means it must be the annual Grandview Gallop. The 6th annual event was held on South Grandview in Dubuque, Iowa. The Grandview Gallop is a 4 mile run on the picturesque Grandview Avenue. The racers start at Murphy Park, do a 2 mile stint and then come back to the start line.
Last year the race was delayed almost an hour because of heavy rains and thunderstorms. Jeanne and I went to watch Angie and Ben run the Gallop last year and we were soaked. They actually ran the race in a steady rain.
So this year I was excited because the sun was supposed to be shining, it was going to be a pleasant 65 degrees and I would get to shoot some great shots of runners. Not to be, there was a lite mist during the entire event and the temperature was about 51 degrees. So I had to hold an umbrella and push the ISO up to 800 to get any kind of a decent shutter speed.
It was really fun when Angie and Ben came by. I had my camera on burst mode so I shot about 20 frames of them as they came into view and ran past me. Don’t they make a cute couple!
Then it was time to load up all the stuff and hike the half mile back to the car. I managed to bring enough stuff to camp out for a week. I wouldn’t want to be without anything in the remote case I might need who knows what. 🙂
The Grandview Gallop is a neat event and if you like running it is worth looking into. There was a new course record set in both the Men’s and Women’s division this year. There is a full news article in the TH Online. Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy your Sunday and as always be careful.