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RunUltra Instagrammer Awards 2019


Last updated: 17-Jan-19

By Kathryn Bullock

Thank you to all of you who took part in the voting for the 2019 Instagrammer Awards. Ultra running has really grown over the years and as testament to this we had over 8,700 visits to our voting page,  who took part in our contest.

We have 14 very deserving winners out of our shortlist of 50 ultra running Instagrammers.



Firstly we'd like to announce the six finalists in alpha order who are as follows:

Our Finalists

Jon Baguley

Lucy Bartholomew

James Dunn

Hannah Leith

Therese Sjursen

Tom Wake

We are also pleased to announce our regional winners as shown below:


Asia Pacific Winner

Lucy Bartholomew  

Asia Pacific Finalist

Hollie Woodhouse

Europe Winner

Therese Sjursen

Europe Finalists

Kilian Jornet
Emelie Forsberg

North America Winner

Sally McRae

UK Winner

Hannah Leith

UK Finalists

James Dunn

Jon Baguley

Roddy Riddle

Sam Wilkes

Jen Scotney

And our overall winner is…..   drum roll please!

And our winner overall is Tom Wake for his Instagram page who had the most voters for his page.

Many congratulations to Tom who wins a fabulous Suunto Baro 9 Sports Watch and is the overall winner of the 2019 RunUltra Instagrammer Award. 

You can read all about Tom’s story and his ultra running adventures in his blog here.   

Tom started running in 2008 but has only started doing ultras in the last couple of years and has already completed over 25 marathons. Tom’s most recent ultras last year include the Race to the King, Stour Valley Path, Jurassic Quarter and Lakeland 100 plus he ran the Berlin and Dublin marathons.

Congratulations to our overall and regional finalists and other regional winners as follows: 
Lucy Bartholomew (Asia-Pacific)
Therese Sjursen (Europe),
Sally McRae (North America).

We encourage you to explore each of the Instagram pages from our entrants and finalists who have shared some amazing stories and photos of their ultra running adventures. The quality of their Instagram pages has been very high so do check them out.  We enjoyed viewing your pages and fabulous photos and we wish you a very successful ultra running year.

Congratulations to the winning voter
A big thank you to everyone who took part in the contest, and to our thousands of voters. Many congratulations to voter Chris Swain  who wins a Suunto 9 Watch in our prize draw for voters.  Run Well!

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