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Police, Great North Run, South Shields

Policing the Great North Run

There were many policemen and women actually running in the Great North Run from Newcastle to South Shields, but these policemen were playing a more “supporting role” as outriders. Safety is always a great concern when 52,000 people take to the streets alongside many thousands of spectators, relatives, and friends.

This police patrol was taking a well earned rest behind the finishing line in South Shields. I imagine it is not easy keeping a large motorbike upright and steady for around 15 miles at little more than walking pace!

B&W conversion and blue tint added in Photoshop.

Camera details: Pentax K100D, 150mm lens, 1/500 second, f6.7, iso 200

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Written by curly

October 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

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