Your pictures: Amateur sport

image sourceJames Clee
image captionEach week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "amateur sport", and we begin with this picture by James Clee of a game of volleyball in the Himalayas in Nepal.
image sourceChris Chen
image captionChris Chen: "French climber Caroline Sinno leaving her feet behind and climbing the classic boulder problem, Resident Evil in Joe's Valley, Utah, on a month-long trip to the United States."
image sourceChris Tuck
image captionChris Tuck: "Recurve archery shoot in Glasgow. There are over 1,240 registered archery clubs in the UK and 34,000 Archery GB members."
image sourceChristian Thwaites
image captionChristian Thwaites: "A wheelchair competitor in the Vermont City Marathon (Vermont, USA). There was a brutal uphill but he was cheery and in the spirit to tough it out."
image sourceJustin Grant
image captionJustin Grant: "I took this picture at the start line of the Hillingdon marathon. I wanted to show the feeling of speed at the beginning of the race."
image sourceJane Barrett
image captionJane Barrett: "Oliphant and Hazelwood, a couple of young competitors, taking part in the GB selection trials in the C2 event, negotiating one of the gates at Lee Valley."
image sourceAnna Sobotka
image captionAnna Sobotka: "This picture was taken at Kitty Hawk State Park in North Carolina during an exciting lesson in hang-gliding."
image sourceKarl Hsu What
image captionKarl Hsu What: "Downhill mountain biking in Atlanta."
image sourceLarane Sullivan
image captionLarane Sullivan: "I took this picture at my son's archery club, Rushgreen Bowmen of Witham, Essex, in June this year. They were raising money for a local charity."
image sourceJenny Downing
image captionJenny Downing: "A lone ice hockey player perfects his puck control on a patch of ice that's been swept clear of snow. The temperature is so low that his breath has turned his moustache into an icicle. That's what I call dedication."
image sourceStephen Arrandale
image captionStephen Arrandale: "Taken at Cenarth Falls, in Cardigan, west Wales, of a local canoeing competition."
image sourceConor Beary
image captionAnd finally, a photograph by Conor Beary from a series he is working on about the world of boxing. The next theme is "dance", and the deadline for your entries is 7 October. If you would like to enter, send your pictures to Further details and terms can be found by following the link below this gallery.

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