THIS striking image of athletes caught mid-leap as they race to the finish line is our worthy Oxford Mail Camera Club winner.

Taken by member Ian Marriott for this week's 'action' theme, it perfectly captures the thrill of the competition.

PICTURES: Camera Club's best action shots of the week

Next week's theme is 'skylines'. A double-page spread of our favourites will appear in Friday's paper.

Join the Oxford Mail Camera Club Facebook group, which now has more than 1,500 members, to submit an entry.