PRESENTING THE WINNERS OF ULTRA INTERVAL CHALLENGE NOVEMBER 17!
If you're one of the lucky winners, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contacts including address, phone number, and if appliccable your size.
During #ultraintervalchallenge everyone had the chance to win prizes from our sponsors, regardless of where in the world you live! Every interval had its own theme and challenge. Participants competed by posting a picture, video or text to the wall on the Facebook event, Instagram or Twitter on the hashtag #ultraintervalchallenge.
INTERVAL 1 - Be prepared!
Sponsor La Sportiva
The La Sportiva Trail Glove is a technical glove designed for trail running, ideal to wear in the cooler months.
Built in over-glove with integrated stow pocket for additional protection
Smartphone touch sensitivity in index finger
When taking on a big challenge, the preparations (or lack of preparations!) may be what makes the difference between success or failure. Show us how you prepare for #ultraintervalchallenge! Post a picture, and tag your post with #interval1 and #ultraintervalchallenge.
We like hill repeats. So when we saw that this was how Lena Hammarsten prepared we had a winner.
One of the main themes during this Ultra Interval Challenge was “The Ostkaka”. Jenny Svanlind was prepared.
2 winners get a pair of Trail Gloves from La Sportiva
(worth 440 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow La Sportiva on Facebook!
INTERVAL 2 - Going beyond
Sponsor Pace on Earth
Ultrarunning offers a different challenge for everyone. And to participate in #ultraintervalchallenge, you have to have a special kind of mental strength. In this event we can support each other to go beyond our limits.
Share your best experience, and tips and tricks for mental strength! Tell us how you manage this tough challenge!
Tag your photo, post or film with #interval2 and #ultraintervalchallenge
Winner is @pillanperry on Instagram who had different choices to go outside her comfort zone. She stayed inside and wins with her yoga post.
Gustaf Thorslund is also a winner with his 69 pics.
2 winners get the beautiful and environmental friendly bag “Loving the adventure of going beyond” from Pace on Earth (worth 219 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow Pace on Earth on Facebook!
INTERVAL 3 - Greetings
Sponsor Hydro Flask
“Colder. Hotter. Longer. Happier. The Hydro Flask TempShield™ vacuum insulated stainless steel bottles keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot, hour after hour”. www.hydroflask.com
This is one of our favorite contests! We want to get to know you and learn why you are doing this! Best case would be to meet you all, but the next best thing is a nice video message — send us your hello and tell us why you are doing the Ultra Interval Challenge! Don't forget to tag your post with #interval3 and #ultraintervalchallenge
@gianthillgritclub from Instagram who posted a video and tried to solve Dante’s inferno in life with Pace on Earth ultrainterval's inferno. We hope you succeeded.
Anton Duc Manh Nilsson also wins a Hydro Flask for his focus on inspiration and curiousity about our limits.
2 winners get a Hydro Flask with Sport Cap
(worth 420 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow Hydro Flask on Facebook!
INTERVAL 4 - Awareness
Sponsor Rad Roller
How do you manage to keep your focus and awareness during a long challenge? One trick is to really focus on how your body feels — and maybe give it a bit of extra attention if needed. Maybe a quick nap? Or some extra massage?
Tell us if you have trouble keeping your focus or not! Do you stay awake throughout the whole event, or do you take a quick nap in between intervals? Tag your post with #interval4 and #ultraintervalchallenge
Erika Hirvonen Svanberg didn’t think she had a plan for focus but she still had a lot of tips for keeping up a good spirit.
Henrik Larsson can be helped by his boss for best focus. Everybody should have a boss like that.
2 winners get a RAD Roller
(worth 299 SEK)
And don’t forget to like Rad Roller on Facebook!
INTERVAL 5 - Energy PLAN
Sponsor Picky Bars
Why choose one flavor when you can get them all? Picky Bars are gluten, dairy, soy, and GMO free. Balanced with athletes in mind, but great anytime.
Making your body move for 24 hours takes some skill. When you’re an ultra runner, finding energy that works for you is crucial. How do you manage your energy? Post a pic and tell us a bit about your energy plan (if you have one!). What’s your energy? Tag your post with #interval5 and #ultraintervalchallenge.
After binging on red pepper Magdalena Zem is worth some tasty PickyBars!
Malin Haglycke Fd Olsson obviously needs more energy than the emergency solution with sparkling water.
2 winners get a pack with 12 different Picky Bars
(worth 360 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow Picky Bars on Facebook!
INTERVAL 6 - YOUR FAvorite run
Sponsor Altra Running
Zero Drop, Foot-shaped Toe-Box and just the right amount of cushioning? That sounds like Altra!
And of course you should wear your favorite shoes when going on your favorite run! Show us (or tell us about) your favorite run! It may be the short trail close to your home, or a long adventurous run you’ve once made… It doesn’t matter, but what matters is why you love this run!
Tag your post with #interval6 and #ultraintervalchallenge
@sjowallulrika has the smart mental mindset that her usual running course is her favorite. And with every step on her daily run she gets closer to her goal.
The film from Kristoffer Jägestedt was technical, free and beautiful. To experience that run in a pair of Altra will be even greater. Please send us a new film when you’ve done that!
2 winners get a pair of Altra Running Shoes
And don’t forget to follow Altra Running Sverige on Facebook!
INTERVAL 7 - Best RECOVERY
“We never felt this good before walking around town, the days after a 50-hour-plus-race... OOFOS are great for recovery!”
—Ellen & Johnny after Diagonale des Fous, 2018
When you’re finished with this challenge, what do you look forward to the most? Is it a long bath, a good night’s sleep or maybe slipping into your OOFOS? Whatever it is, let us know! Share your best tips for a quick recovery!
Be creative and tag your post with #interval7 and #ultraintervalchallenge.
Maybe the picture from Andreas Tyllsmark wasn’t the most encouraging. But we think it illustrated what we felt at that time. A position as dead on the back can sometimes be the only objective.
Jan Jensen aimed for 10 minutes (!) in ice cold shower. We are impressed, but maybe he’ll only need 9 minutes the next time if he uses sandals from Oofos?
2 winners get a pair of recovery sandals from OOFOS
(worth 500 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow OOFOS on Facebook!
INTERVAL 8 - WE CAN SEE THE LIGHT!
Petzl e+LITE is an ultralight, waterproof and very compact little headlamp that casts 50 lumens and is a must in the emergency kit. This is the ideal “second headlamp” for all your ultralong races. It sports up to 70 hours of light and works well in -30 degrees C.
Wow, we’re almost there! We can see the light! No matter if you’re on your way to complete 80 k, or if you set a new personal best by completing 4 intervals — we’re all winners. This is worth a selfie! Show us how you celebrate! Post a picture, let us know what challenge you completed and tag your post with #interval8 and #ultraintervalchallenge.
Anna Malmborg is ready to run 80k each Saturday just to get spoiled by her husband afterwards. Watch out for this lady in upcoming races – she will have awesome training.
Ultra Interval Challenge is an opportunity to leave former borders a looong way behind. One newborn ultrarunner is Kristofer Bengtsson who managed all 8 intervals. Congratulations to your ability and congratulations to your new Petzl headlamp!
2 winners get a Petzl e+LITE
(worth 375 SEK)
And don’t forget to follow Petzl on Facebook!