I have worked with the Dynamic Sports Academy, and their close friends the London Blitz American Football club, on several occasions in the past, and approached them with an idea for a shot of pulling the weight sled, which I'd seen their before and thought would make an interesting subject matter for a shoot. I wanted to combine flash and daylight, and make use of the running track with it's simple, uncluttered background and big skies.

To shoot Mike from a low angle as he pulled the sled along the track I sat on a longboard that was pushed along at the same speed as he was moving (which, as he is extremely fit, was surprisingly fast!) as my assistsants ran alongside with the lights and battery packs.