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It is not everyday you see Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Wonder Woman, Superman, Sponge Bob Square Pants and many other characters race each while sat in in a wheelbarrow, only stopping to down half a pint of beer in the process.
Step forward Kington Wheelbarrow Race. Over 30 barrows with some competitors in fancy dress, stopped 11 times for a drink as they made their way over a gruelling 1.5 miles.
Hundreds of spectators eagerly lined the streets of the Herefordshire market town to witness the fun and frolics, and it is one of my most favourite events to photograph.
It is also one of the most challenging, tricky light, fast moving subjects and the unpredictability add to the fun for me. And if that wasn’t enough it is also the town where I live, a lot of people know me so I have to do a good job!
I battle between using a wid eangle lens close up and telephoto to capture a good selection of images.
Here are just a small selection of the images from another eventful night, special thanks must go to Kington Festival Committee who make this event possible. Their hard work is most appriciated.