January Competition Winners!
Posted by Cags R on 22 February 2012 at 12:00 PM
Meet our January competition winner and current Tribesports super-user Kaye D!
The competition was to make a new Challenge and to make it popular – Kaye won with her early bird’s Challenge to Go for an early morning run which was taken by 60 Tribesports Users! Kaye used the £200 prize money to get herself a Garmin Cycle Computer and some Mavic Espoir cycling gloves.
Runners-up in the competition were Vikash P (director at Duo You Plus Us gym) with his hydrating 2 litres of water a day Challenge and Alex H’s Set a personal best in 2012. Vik claimed an Adidas Track Top as his prize while Alex spread his £50 over a few items: The Ultimate Parkour and Freerunning Book, a Camelpak Dryer and Cleaning Kit, a mountaineering map for Brighton and Hove and his last £5 on some Tiger Balm.
We caught up with them all to find out what they’re going to be using them for!
What inspired you to create your Challenge?
Kaye: I love the idea of early morning running but am not too great at getting out of bed, I hoped the challenge would inspire me to run before work, I still haven’t completed it but am hopeful this will happen in the summer.
Vik: I wanted to get my body fat down to 7-9% by April and wanted to make sure I stayed hydrated during my extra training.
Alex: I was suffering from the usual post New Year slump and I'm not a fan of resolutions as they can be easily broken, instead I like to set goals, they're more constructive and you can strive to achieve them instead of trying to avoid breaking them like a resolution.
I noticed that there was no personal best for 2012 and I had a few personal best goals based around my running and rowing that I wanted to achieve so I set up a challenge to let me do that.
How and where do you plan to use your prizes?
Kaye: I have just bought a new road bike so plan to get a cycle computer, i have a terrible sense of direction and this will help me get home again after those long rides out.
Vik: I’m going to wear my top with pride at Duo Gym.
Alex: I've really been getting into my off road biking in nearby Tilgate forest recently and that is currently where most of my kit gets used.
Kaye: I am currently training for London marathon. Trying to train hard but smart to avoid injury.
Vik: I’m planning to do the Spartan Challenge :-)
Alex: Apart from my personal best times, I'm aiming to have adjusted to barefoot running (in Vibram Five Fingers) and be running my usual distances by the end of the year. I have also let a friend convince me to take my first parachute jump out of a plane this year too.
What challenges do you plan to take and complete using your prizes?
Kaye: All the cycling Challenges! Particularly those that keep you going; i.e. cycle 1000 miles in a year.
Vik: Goals for 2012 get body fat down to 7-9%.
Kaye: OOoooh probably the Livestrong Turbo Trainer.
Vik: Your biggest water bottle!
So what are your next purchases on your wishlist? Look out for more competitions from Tribesports where you too could be winning a little shopping spree!
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