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Shortlist for the RunUltra Blogger of the Year Award 2017


Last updated: 08-Mar-19

There is no doubt that the quality of blogs this year has been outstanding. After much deliberation, and it was a very daunting task, we have chosen the shortlist for the RunUltra Blogger Award for 2016. 

A big thank you to everyone who nominated a blogger. We received a total of 108 bloggers nominated from every corner of the globe.

Interestingly we had a 32% female bloggers and 68% male split for nominations (excluding our couples that blog) and 37% female and 63% male in our final shortlist which is shown in alphabetical order below with a link to their website.  Many congratulations to all those who made the list.

The quality, dedication and passion for ultra marathons and trail running shines through brightly in much of the writing from the bloggers that you nominated.

We had a strict scoring criteria in place as explained in our recent forum post and the bloggers were scored out of a total score of 60 on the following criteria.

  • Consistency
  • Quality of Imagery 
  • Quality of Copy
  • Creativity 
  • Promotion 
  • Authority
  • Usability
  • Engagement 
  • Overall Impression

We’ve included social pages as a form of microblogging. Please note this is a ‘blogger' award not a ‘blog' award.

We have a total of 62 names on our shortlist (that’s how difficult it was as we did not want to exclude some great blogs, given the high standard of nominations). Voting is now open until 23.59 on 15th January 2017. The final selection as to who wins the award and fabulous Suunto Spartan Ultra Sports Watch is now in your hands. 

We have a special voting logo below to help our shortlisted bloggers with getting their votes.

To download the badge just right click on the image and press “save image as.”

Contact us if you’d like the badge in another format.

We will announce the final winner and our blogger finalists on 19th January 2017.

Next Steps

Please vote now using this voting link. Please note that voting is now finished and our winners are announced here.

Blogger Blog
Alistair Flowers Alistair Flowers
Andrew Murray Doc Andrew Murray
Audrey McIntosh Audrey McIntosh
Ben Mounsey Ben Mounsey
Charley Radcliffe Digital Steak
Christopher McDougall Christopher McDougall
Dane Raushenberg See Dane Run
Ellie Greenwood Ellie Greenwood
Emilie Fosberg Emilie Fosberg
Emma Timmis Emma Timmis
Eric Schranz Ultrarunner Podcast
Ethan Newberry Ginger Runner
Gavan Hennigan Gavan Hennigan
Giles Thurston Ultrarun
Hollie Woodhouse The Adventurous Kiwi
Ian Corless Ian Corless
Jason Friedman A Muddy Pair of Heels
Jeff Browning Go Bronco Billy
Jeff McCarthy Run Eat Repeat
Jeff Pelletier Jeff Pelletier
Jill Homer Jill Outside
Jo Meek Jo Meek
Joe Grant Alpine-Works
Kate Driskell Relentless Tenacity
Kilian Jornet Kilian Jornet
Lenka Istvanova Runista
Liam Martin Ginger Running Man
Linda Doke Rockhoppin' Trail
Liza Howard Liza Howard
Lucja Leonard Running Dutchie
Majell Backhausen Majell Backhausen
Marcus Barton SpeedyLizard Racing
Marcus Scotney Marcus Scotney
Mark Rochester & Tim Major Project Ultra
Mary Pearson A Healthier Moo
Matt Frazier & Doug Hay No Meat Athlete
Michele Gonzalez NY Running Mama
Nicole Bunyon Running Mums Australia
Nuno Giao Off The Beaten Track
Randall Wharton RandRuns
Robbie Britton Train As One
Roger Thomasson I Run Offroad
Rory Coleman Rory Coleman
Ryan Sandes Ryan Sandes
Sage Canaday Sage Canaday
Sally McRae Sally McRae
Samantha Gash  
Sarah Booker Dreaming Of Footpaths
Sarah Lavender Smith The Runner's Trip
Scott Dunlap A Trail Runner's Blog
Scott Jurek Scott Jurek
Sean Conway Sean Conway
Sophie Radcliffe Challenge Sophie
Stephanie Case Ultra Runner Girl
Susie Chan Susie Chan
Tanya Sylvan All In Stride
Timothy Olson Timothy Olson
Tobias Mews Hard As Trails
Tom Goom Running Physio
Will Cooper Will Run Longer
Wouna & Gerry Le Roux Jog Around The Block
Zach Bitter Zach Bitter

Please find here a quick guide to our #RunUltraBlogger Award 2017 Contest explaining all our key dates, Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for finding our winning #RunUltraBlogger.

Follow the hashtag #RunUltraBlogger and our forum thread for updates and runner comments.

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10:13 05-12-16

Hi JM, thanks for your comment. The voting actually takes place over on this link: http://woobox.com/bcwjz6. So if you could give Dane a vote over there, that would be great. Cheers! Luke

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04:05 05-12-16