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26/10/2018

Miles & Daughters | Online Donations

For Gareth’s funeral, we have chosen close family flowers only. However we would love to try and raise as much money possible for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance as they were actively involved in trying to save Gareth’s life.
Donations can be made through Miles and Daughters funeral directors at any of their offices or via the following justgiving page
http://www.milesfunerals.com/donations_2.php.
Just enter Gareth Jones and the link will become available.

Thanks The Jones Family

milesfunerals.com Please enter the name of the person in whose memory you wish to make a donation and click on the "search" button. When the name appears, please click on the link (URL) next to it. This will automatically take you to the fundraising page for that individual. On our fundraising pages you will be able....

[10/25/18]   Thankyou for so many kind wishes - they have been a great comfort to Morgan, Rhiannon & myself (Sally). Today we arranged Gareth's funeral, which will take place Thurs 8th Nov at 10:30am at Easthamstead Park Crematorium RG40 3DW nr Wokingham, then we will move on to Burrattas (formerly the Royal Oak) in Twyford RG10 9JN for some nibbles, drinks and a celebration of Gareth's life. Please join us at either or both, if you are able, to give him a fitting send off. An idea of numbers would be helpful.

21/10/2018

It is with unimaginable sadness that I announce the sudden death on Thursday 18th October of Gareth Jones. As Gareth WAS Sports-alive, the photography business will no longer be trading. His son, Morgan with his own young family, daughter Rhiannon and wife Sally (that’s me..) are all reeling from the shock. We hope that everyone who enjoyed both Gareth’s photos and his company, will remember him smiling, having fun and being a lovely man.

08/10/2018

All the images from the Wessex round 4 CX at Standlake are now online at http://bit.ly/standlake

07/10/2018

Great day out at the Oxonian CC round of the Wessex Cyclo Cross league at Standlake today. Here's a few highlights of the day. All the images will be avaiable tomorrow, and you can pre-register to be notified when they're available here http://bit.ly/standlake

27/09/2018

#tbt Carnage corner at the Bill Higson memorial CX two years ago. Won't be like this on Sunday given the dry weather - or will it??

25/09/2018

Another great night at the Twyford Together awards at Burattas. Here's the link to the images that can be download, though please take note of the licensing at the top of the page http://bit.ly/ttawards2018

17/09/2018

Photos from yesterdays #WessexCycloCross round 1 at Newbury Racecourse are available online here http://bit.ly/wessexCX1 We haven't got everybody, we concentrated on quality, not quantity! Lots of great poses over the hurdles too. Thanks to #NewburyRC, Banjo Cycles Newbury., Palmer Park Velo and EventRex - Sports Events for putting on a great event.

16/09/2018

A wonderful day at Newbury Racecourse for the Wessex CX round1, hosted by Newbury RC. Here's a few highlights. The rest of the images should be available tomorrow.

12/09/2018

Just had a dig around in my archives for the 2007 TdF prologue and found these two images of Geraint Thomas taking part in his first Tour. He was quite late in the start list, fortunately as it wasn't until the last 30 or so riders that I found a really good position to shoot from, low and between two barriers giving an unobstructed view and also a chance to catch the riders faces (though not here!!). This was some of the first road cycling photography I'd done, and I learnt a lot from that day.

29/07/2018

This is an awful case of big company bully boy tactics. Hopefully a large social media reaction will help the good guys here..share away!

So our lovely friends at Monsta Pizza from E24 Reading have been taken to court by Monster Energy Drinks over their name which is ridiculous, one small pizza company with a completely obviously different name and proposition bullied by a massive corporation, well now another 10,000 people know about this, make your own mind up!

28/07/2018

Congratulations G - Draggi says cheers. #geraintthomas #yellowjersey #tdf2018 #itv4cycling

20/07/2018

A couple of weeks ago I learnt of the passing of Commander Keith Evans, at the age of 98. He's been an almost permanent fixture at the Falklands Islands Memorial service held at the Chapel in the grounds of Pangbourne College over the last few years that I've photographed the event. He became a minor celebrity last year with his stories of Prince Philip, told when the Royal couple visited the college (https://sports-alive.com/2017/the-queen-at-the-pangbourne-centenary-service/). You can read more about Keith Evans long and eventful career on the Old Pangbournians website (https://www.pangbourne.com/community/old-pangbournians/obituaries)

This is my last photograph of Keith, he will be missed next year.

18/07/2018

A great day's racing to finish the Southern XC - EventRex series at Matterley on Sunday. We've finished annotating and processing the photos, and they're all available here http://bit.ly/matterley2018 As usual, you can search for name or Bib number - but be aware some couldn't be read because of positioning or sunlight.

16/07/2018

All the images from the Suki Aerobic Gymnastics Club IAC/RAC competition in Gosport have been uploaded. You can view them here http://bit.ly/SUKIiac18

14/07/2018

@suki_aerobic_gymnastics_ iac/rac compétition underway in #Gosport #aerobicgymnastics #aerobics

13/07/2018

Trailer washed & packed, new assistant briefed. Time fto relax for a while before my 0530 start!

13/07/2018

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09/07/2018

Thanks for the assistance folks - think we're sorted now....

I'm in need of a printing assistant in Gosport on Saturday for an Aerobic Gymnastics competition. At the British Championships a number of people expressed an interest in being able to help out - but I didn't get their details. And a lot of people were disappointed when they didn't get prints on-the-day. You'd get trained up (it's not that hard) but you do need to be fairly handy with computers. Great customer service to deal with the mums and Dads and some patience. PM me for more details, renumeration etc. I may be looking for two people - one printing and one to mount the prints, bag them up etc

09/07/2018

All the images from yesterdays Basingstoke Gymnastic Club festival have been uploaded. The link is http://bit.ly/basingstoke2018 Hope you like the images and have cooled down a bit since yesterday!

07/07/2018

The end, sunset at @pangbourne_college #stillhot

07/07/2018

Cricket in a glorious summer day @pangbourne_college founders day

07/07/2018

Back at @pangbourne_college for Founders day. #hot #marching

04/07/2018

All the images from the Bracknell Samaritans 5/10km run last Saturday have now been annotated and uploaded to http://bit.ly/samaritans18

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