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Pearce Hire runs into sporting events production

The equipment used includes a stock of L-Acoustics speakers with the KARA line source elements and SB18 sub bass enclosures

Over the past year, Pearce Hire has witnessed a substantial growth in the demand for their technical production skills and teams to work on a range of running events.

Last year, the company supplied up to 20 different running events around the UK, including the Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon (Sheffield) and Marathon (York), almost a dozen 10k runs, the Great Birmingham Run and the Great Bristol Half Marathon.

“Sporting events provide a different dynamic and set of challenges from the outdoor events and festivals Pearce Hire might be better known for,” observes John Huson, project manager. “But in fact we have considerable experience providing distributed sound systems for sports events where the PA system needs to cover several hundred metres to provide the necessary information to the competitors, as well as keeping the spectators and supporters fully updated throughout the event.”

The equipment utilised by Pearce Hire for these sporting events are taken from the extensive rental inventory, including a stock of L-Acoustics speakers with the KARA line source elements and SB18 sub bass enclosures. These are ideal equipment for these events, stacked on 4x 4 litedeck and spaced out along the start/finish area to provide coverage for announcements and warm up prior to the race and then for commentary and music as the runners cross the finish line.

The company already has 14 events booked in for spring and summer.