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Own Your Marks Winner: Jeconiah M

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Posted by Jeconiah M under Half Marathon Running on 3 February 2014 at 12:00 AM

Huge congratulations go to Jeconiah M - our third winner in the monthly #OwnYourMarks Competition! So what's the story behind this winning pic?

Jeconiah M running half marathon

This was actually my 5th Half Marathon. I ran my first back in September 2012. The weather was a bit overcast, just before the race started...with a slight drizzle. (The climate is usually HOT on race days, so I wasn't complaining). The weather remained that way, until I reached the 9th. Mile, of the race. 

That's when the sun came out, in all its glory. So I made haste to finish off the course, before things started to get really heated.

The kit I got, through the Kickstarter programme, worked wonders for me, during the race.

I definitely need to get me another pair of those Performance 5" Shorts. My former pair of shorts, would cause chafing at times, when I go on long runs. This time, it was reduced to ZERO. Plus I just love how those P5 Shorts look on me ;)

I was a bit skeptical of the LS Tech Tee, as I never ran a race, in Long Sleeves before. Like the Shorts, the results were most favourable with the LS Tech Tee. ZERO chafing, while looking good in the process. The materials in both pieces of clothing were soft, the fit was comfortable & lightweight. Movement felt natural, while on the run...making the kit ideal for the occasion. Not long after the race, I was dry in no time.

There are a couple more Half Marathons, on the 2014 calender. But I'm anticipating the University of the West Indies ( U.W.I ) Half Marathon, in late October. It's the biggest race event in my county. I've participated for the last the 2 consecutive years. I have the most fun at that event & it's well organized.

Jeconiah M kick boxingRecommended Challenges for Half Marathon runners:

I would recommend the Register For a Half Marathon Challenge, to any other Half-Marathon runners. Once you register, there should be no turning back. The Challenge motivates you to train, put in the miles, then you show up on race day...ready to pound the asphalt & give it your best. I would also advise to any of the Plank / Planking Challenges. Having a strong core is a must...and will certainly give an edge on race day!

Wishlist to spend the #OwnYourMarks prize money on:

Here in the tropics...the days are HOT & the nights are COLD. The Thermal Baselayer is certainly going on the list, because most of my training & long runs take place at night. As I mentioned earlier... I gotta get me another P5 Shorts ;) Another LS Tech Tee would also look good...both on me & in the wardrobe.

Enter the February prize draw!

Jeconiah entered his photos wearing Tribesports Performance Wear via Twitter & Instagram with the hashtag #OwnYourMarks or uploaded directly to Tribesports.com - and so can YOU! Become the face of Tribesports Performance Wear for February and enter the competition now!

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