Manchester Kettlebell Open 2013 – done and dusted!

What a fantastic day yesterday.

Fantastic performance by Yorkshire Kettlebell Club in Manchester (4 golds, 4 silvers and a bronze), and it was a pleasure to be a spectator at such a friendly, superbly-organised event. Thanks Steve and everyone else at Manchester Kettlebell Club who made it happen, and happen so smoothly, and thanks to all the people we met who made it such a friendly day. I wait to see whether Mrs G’s biathalon debut will be followed up by further competition entries….

Photo processing underway and I suspect they will start to appear on Facebook in the next hour or so, to be continued over the next day or so.

In the meantime, here’s the Yorkshire Kettlebell Club team from yesterday:

Manchester Kettlebell Open 2013

Time for another kettlebell competition

It’s nearly that time again, this time for the Yorkshire Kettlebell Club team to head to Manchester Kettlebell Club on Saturday.

However, rather than the two of us being photographer and assistant as we were at Glasgow, this time it will be photographer and competitor as Mrs G is entering the ladies’ biathalon competition.

Looking forward to watching her and the rest of the team compete, and hopefully grabbing some decent images of what I’m sure will be a memorable day.

In the meantime, here’s one from Glasgow:

Celebrating one of the performances of the day

First photos from Glasgow now online

I’ve imported and distilled the 1600 shots that were taken yesterday in Glasgow.

The first images of Yorkshire Kettlebell Club members, before and during their jerk sets, are now online.

All the images will be added to the YKC Flickr group, which is located here. I’ll process and post the rest over the next 24 hours.

Fantastic Yorkshire Kettlebell Club performance in Glasgow

What a fantastic performance from YKC team members: 2 bronze medals, 2 silvers and a gold.

Well done to everyone who competed at Glasgow today, it was a pleasure watching you demonstrate the commitment, focus and technique required to get through those events.

For anyone interested in seeing some photographs, I’d expect them to be posted either tomorrow evening or Monday. ¬†For anyone we met who’d like to keep in touch then our personal Facebook pages are here (for Simon) and here (for Sam).

Yorkshire Kettlebell Team entering Glasgow competition

We are travelling to Glasgow on Friday evening along with the other members of the Yorkshire Kettlebell team.


However, whilst they are putting themselves through the strain of competition on Saturday (see here), we are restricting ourselves to photography and support.

Looking forward to cheering on our fellow team members, and editing then posting the images on Sunday.

First Explore

There was much excitement yesterday morning when I realised that one of my photographs had made it onto the day’s Explore¬†on Flickr.

Pink Rose

A very enjoyable first experience of Explore, and some lovely comments from my fellow Flickr users.

Slightly ironic that this shot took around 60 seconds to set up, three exposures were taken and I simply chose the best, applied a slight crop and border, and posted to Flickr. ¬†Perhaps there’s a lesson in there that sometimes less is more.

Thanks everyone for showing your appreciation for this image.

Welcome to

The first posting on the blog.  Welcome, and thanks for reading.

This site will be our vehicle for anything creative that we do outside our day jobs.  Photographs, cards, crafts, etc are are on our horizon for 2013.