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Transvulcania in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Congratulations - we have a prize winner and our top 10 runner reviews for September

01-Oct-15

Last updated: 25-Oct-18

By Luke Jarmey

We're pleased to announce that we have another lucky prize draw winner for September 2015. We feature our top ten runner reviews for September and a chance to be a winner of a great piece of kit. 

Many congratulations to Malcolm Cox (@malcolm_cox) who is our lucky prize draw winner for September and will receive a box of Bounce Balls.

Every month you have a chance to win a box of Bounce Balls when posting a race review. There's also still time to take part in our exciting prize draw to win an Inov-8 running jacket - see deadline below.

Here’s Malcolm’s review for the Transvulcania race which is held each year in La Palma (Spain). Racing is about winning, losing, finishing, not finishing and taking part. Malcolm gives an extremely detailed and often humorous account of his participation and DNF. Most of us racers have or will experience DNFs and we applaud Malcolm for taking the time to explain how it happened and also give some fantastic insight for prospective Transvulcania runners. 

Many thanks to everyone who posted some great race reviews on the site last month. Here are some of the best runner reviews but let us know which ones you think are the best of our highlights below:

Many thanks to Sarah Ridgway (@runsnowdonia) for her informative account of the tough rocky scrambles of the Lakes Sky Ultra in which she was 1st Place Lady!

We also liked this detailed review from Shaun Faulkner (@faulkner368) about volunteering at the 10 Peaks Brecon Beacons race in Wales. He paints a very informative picture of just how tough this race is in the famous SAS training terrain; a must read for anyone interested in running it.

We really enjoyed this memoir styled account from BBC Total Sport host Simon Pryde (@SimonPryde) on the Al Andalus Ultra Trail in Andalucía, Spain. He gives a real insight into his thoughts and feelings throughout this epic race.

The Rat Race Man vs Mountain is a race with an interesting twist. Check out Stuart Nevin’s (@StuartoNevin) review of it and his fellow ‘Green Gazelle’ like racers!

Thanks to Mark Mattson for his glowing review of the Wildcoast Wildrun™ Race in South Africa. This sounds like a race for the bucket list!

The Thames Path Challenge is a hugely popular event and Michael Macpherson (@LivtaDream) gives a great account about his step up to the 100K route, after completing the 50K option last year.

Many thanks to Marcus Barton (@MarcusBarton) for reviewing the famous swimrun Ö Till Ö race in Sweden. It was his first time and in his words, ‘A-ma-zing’!

Running your first trail race at an Ultra distance is always a memorable experience. The combination of interesting terrain and distance is addictive! Read Jenni Ortman’s (@skidoorn2000) review of the North Country 50 Miler.

Finally we enjoyed reading the review from Robin Lewis (@TheWelshWonder) on the first edition of the THHN City to Sea. It sounds as if the organizer, Brian did a first class job!

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to share your views. 

Your chance to be a winner

There is still 2 weeks left to enter our new prize draw to win a Innov-8 runner jacket so don't miss your chance to win some great kit. Closing date for prize draw is 12 October 2015.

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