First launched in 2018, Winter Runderland competition returned in 2019 for its second year. We all know how motivation slips when the weather turns cold; it’s easier to choose the warmth of staying indoors than head out in the frosty air for a run. So, Winter Runderland really was the perfect companion for December running and with some fantastic prizes to be won, it was a runners dream competition.
We wanted to see you all clock those miles, get creative with our bonus challenges, motivate and inspire each other throughout December and you did not disappoint. So many of you got involved with a combined mileage total of over 2200 miles during 430 runs - that is an incredible achievement so give yourselves a huge pat on the back!
We had an array of prizes up for grabs throughout the challenge, race entries, shiny new tech, brand new kit and a case Erdinger Alkoholfrei. We loved seeing your bonus entries; you lit up like Christmas trees, drew Christmas themed strava routes and took selfies with your running pals! Bonus challenge winners included Liz Ibbetson-Bristow, Maxine Driver, Anthony McNulty, Lee Hayward, Helen Padgett-Smith and Nigel Moscardini. Well done to you all and to everyone who entered!
You may all be winners in our eyes but with only one season pass to giveaway, it all came down to that all important prize draw! For each week you completed, you bagged yourself a prize draw entry the more you ran, the more chance of winning our fantastic prize of a Run For All season pass. Our one lucky winner was Rosie Smith, we caught up with Rosie below to find out what she enjoyed most about taking part in Winter Runderland…
As a 2019 Yorkshire Marathon finisher, Rosie had found it hard to stay motivated, especially with the dropping temperatures, so Winter Runderland provided the perfect opportunity to lace up her trainers and head out three times a week, not only for motivation but with the chance of winning some of the fantastic prizes too!
Rosie’s favourite part of the challenge (aside from winning) was “following the challenge on social media everyone else’s runs and routes”. Taking part in Winter Runderland was great motivation for many runners like Rosie and they “give people a reason to get out and have something to work towards”.
With 2019 firmly behind us, we asked Rosie whether she had any goals or plans for 2020 – “to keep fitness up and increase my medal collection”.
Keep your eyes peeled for more exciting competitions to get involved in!