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Knaresborough Bed Race 2019

Even the drizzle did not dampen the spirits at the 54th Great Knaresborough Bed Race. In fact, someone was clearly looking down on us, as a chink of sun appeared just in time for the start of the race.

An annual fixture in the Knaresborough calendar, this slightly quirky but ever popular community event attracts visitors from far and wide. With 630 runners and passengers, 250 volunteer marshals and an estimated 1000 local people involved in decorating the beds, the race epitomises the wonderful community spirit which exists within the town.

This year, race organisers, The Knaresborough Lions, had chosen a Yorkshire theme and the entrants certainly did not disappoint. From a brilliant Great Yorkshire Show entry by Kingston White Opticians to various Gothic inspired Whitby beds, all the businesses and groups taking part had clearly spent a lot of time and effort decorating their beds. However, the coveted ‘Best Dressed’ award this year went to Richard Taylor School.

90 teams took part in the gruelling 2.4 mile course around the picturesque, but decidedly hilly, market town of Knaresborough. I decided to capture them just as they started the ascent of one of the most difficult climbs on the route.

Congratulations to the fastest men’s team GH Brooks, who completed the race in 13 minutes and 40 seconds – an impressive result given that they had to cross a rather swollen River Nidd at the end of the course – and the female champions, Ripon Runners 

Well done to all the teams who took part and a big thank you on behalf of the Knaresborough community to all those who worked so hard to make the event a success.

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ERT magazine cover wins top publishing award

Earlier this year I was commissioned by ERT magazine to photograph Julian Richer, founder of the national Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and TV retail chain, Richer Sounds for their July issue. My photographs were featured on the front cover and also in the lead article.

I am very excited to announce that my cover photo is now award winning after winning ‘Cover of the Year (Business)’ at the national 2015 PPA Independent Publisher Awards in London earlier this week.

Julian Richer

The brief was not without its challenges, especially as ERT’s head of design had a particular creative style in mind. However, the judges remarked: “It was a really striking cover with a great back story. The use of one of the least photographed, but most influential figures in ERT’s market, was an absolute coup and made it a compulsive must-read issue for anyone in the industry. Add to that a fantastic cover line, and you have the perfect cover for this relaunch. It flatters the reader, flatters the brand and exercises its power to brilliant effect.”

Mr Richer commented “I’m hugely surprised that a picture of me would win a prize for anything, but I’m delighted for ERT and Charlotte the photographer”.

ERT Magazine have issued the following release:

Business Magazine Cover of the Year

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ERT Cover Shortlisted for Business Magazine Cover of the Year

Earlier in the year I was commissioned to photograph Julian Richer, founder of the national Hi-Fi, Home Cinema and TV retail chain, Richer Sounds for a cover story for ERT magazine. I am delighted to announce that this issue of ERT magazine has been shortlisted for ‘Business Magazine Cover of the Year’ at the 2015 PPA Independent Publisher Awards in December. Fingers crossed and thanks to Julian for being an excellent model!

Julian Richer ERT Magazine Business Magazine Cover of the Year 2015


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