Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Irish Website Reaches 20,000

For immediate release, the unique Irish website that combines photo sharing with athletics, this week celebrated the 20,000th photo uploaded to its galleries since the site’s launch less than a year ago. RacePix’s photo galleries contain thousands of photos from races around Ireland, which are uploaded by enthusiastic hobby photographers and athletics fans across the country. The person honoured with sharing the 20,000th photo with RacePix this week was Polish photographer Daniel Kowalczyk. The photo was taken at the BHAA Pearl Izumi 10km race in Firhouse, Dublin on Saturday 12th September. Like hundreds of other sidelines snappers around Ireland, Daniel uploads his photos to to share them with fellow photography fans as well as with the athletes he snaps.

Since its launch, the idea has been warmly received by race directors, clubs and athletics associations, all of whom are keen to have their race pictures appear online. When photos are submitted to, the website can record the racing bib numbers of any runners in the pictures. Runners are able to search RacePix for the specific photographs in which they appear simply by entering their racing bib number – an easy and unique way for runners and photographers to share those captured moments.

2009 has seen the community sharing photos from all kinds of Irish races - from local club races to mass participation races; cross country and mountain races to race meets such as the National Track and Field Championships in Santry. The website’s founder Darren Spring is not surprised by the website’s instant popularity among runners and photographers: “I’m a keen runner and photographer myself, and I was inspired to start because I wished such a resource existed for sharing race pictures. I reckoned that if I did, others did, and it seems I was right. The site is going from strength to strength and I’m receiving terrific feedback – those who use RacePix really value the unique service it provides.”

Any race directors that want to get involved and have their races appear on can simply sign up at and inform the site where they’ll be taking photographs.

For further information or images, please contact founder Darren Spring at - 086 325 8328 - Unit 6 The Old Sawmills, Ballymount Rd, Dublin 12


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