March $£1000 Giveaway

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No more entries accepted after the last comment by me, below. Sorry

Winner list will be published in a separate post and winners will be individually notified


It’s March so it must be GADGET GIVEAWAY month.

The eagle-eyed amongst you will have also spotted that today is National Old Stuff Day. Let’s put the old stuff to one side, however, and instead celebrate with 10 bits of new stuff with this running, cycling and triathlon-related giveaway totalling well over £/$1000.

How to enter

Simply leave a short description of what you’d like to get

I’ll assume you are interested in ‘all’ if no product name is left…

A Catch

To enter for the Suunto SPARTAN Sport you must use either the word SUUNTO or OPT-IN to consent to having your email passed only to Suunto. This was a condition of Suunto donating the prize.

The PowerTap free wheel rental is UK only.

Duration of loan TBC.

There might be a few companies added on eg since posting I’ve had SUNGOD and OURA Ring confirm .I’ve temporarily taken off STRAVA as they hadn’t confirmed.

A Bonus

The free race entries will also be available via some well-known tri- and running-forums. The more sneaky amongst you might be able to enter more than once.

Good luck!

I expect about 100 or so entries so you’ve got a good chance of winning.

The giveaway entry period will run from Monday 5th March to Saturday 31st March.  The giveaway item providers will be immediately notified of the winners’ details who will be selected at random. The prizes are provided jointly or separately either by the manufacturers and/or my partners – Power Meter CIty (USA), Cycle Power Meters (UK), New Running Gear (UK). Each of those partners offer 10% off most stuff deals, most of the time – if you take up one of these deals you also help support this site.


Checkout code for 10% off many brands – “the5krunner10

Checkout code for 10% off many brands – “the5krunner10



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221 thoughts on “March $£1000 Giveaway

    1. Obviously as a data junky I meticulously absorbs information, including the dates a competition is open. Oh wait…

      Does this still count add an entry?

  1. Would be interested in trying the Suunto, and of course the power meters and sensors would be lovely! I’ve also raced Hever a number of times, but not the gauntlet, so that would be nice to do. Thanks for organising!

  2. Runscribe plus would keep me out of mischief, but Strava premium would be a nice consolation.
    I’m guessing the runs are at Hever, which looks fab but I’m doing Medoc a few weeks before. 🍷 Cheers

  3. I’d like to get Suunto SPARTAN Sport. Runscribe Plus seems also awesome. Any of the two – I’d be happy.

  4. I’d love the sunglasses. They are so fly (as the cool hip teens in the states like to say). The oura ring also has peaked my interest since you reviewed it. HR arm strap is coming in third place but still an awesome prize. Too bad about Strava. Thank you and keep the great posts coming. I am a loyal reader via Feedly app

  5. The Wat Team Powerbeat is something i’d love to get my hands on as I am going to be training with my bike more this summer…and I don’t own a power meter at all.

    I will admit the Runscribe Plus Opt-in would also be extremely high on my list for things to use. Just from your write-up on it alone made me curious. I have a stryd; but the footstrike metric is kind of interesting.

  6. Oh wow, where to begin. Either the Suunto Spartan Sport or the Ultegra pedals and cleats.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. Runscribe or WatTeam or Ultegra or Sungod or Oura; hope my entry is valid! 😛 Thanks for your time on this site!

  8. Very curious about the OURA RING. I check my HRV in the mornings most days so having it measured nightly instead would be neat and save some time. Thank you

  9. I would love to get the Runscribe Plus, just transitioning from Triathlon to pure running and am going to miss all my data driven workouts 🙂

  10. I would be over the moon if I won the WatTeam Powerbeat. Since I have started training on a Smart turbo trainer I can really see the benefits of power based training and with the weather hopefully about to warm up it would be great to have power training sessions on the road.

  11. Ooohhh I would love the SUUNTO Spartan Sport. Lost my Ambit 3 months ago during a trip and have been tracking on my phone since 🙁 OPT-IN

  12. Would love to get Runscribe Plus to finally find out what’s wrong with my gait and stop getting injured every year.

  13. Im hoping Strava will join in on the giveaway so that I can win a premium membership… 🙂 If not, then the Ultegra pedals would be nice!

  14. I’d love to be entered for a chance in all the categories if possible. It’s all stuff that would be very useful.
    The Suunto would be partially useful as a means if getting away from the other big brand. Also, the Guntlet is just the right time for me in terms of other race plans. Many thanks

  15. I’d also be keen on the Runar Optical HRM armband, the SunGod PaceBreakers custom sunglasses or even that funky OURA ring 😉

  16. Runscribe Plus. My birthday is on March 31st so I must be the one who gets it. I’d happily pay shipping and import taxes to have it delivered in Brazil.

  17. Suunto Spartan Sport would be a fantastic pressie for the wife, she may be pleased enough not to worry about me getting a new bike (one can dream)

  18. I would love to get a SUUNTO Spartan Sport so that I can finally switch to proper running gear. Running with a phone and an app isn’t cutting it.

    OPT-IN just to be sure 🙂

  19. Would love to get the SUUNTO Spartan, it’s my birthday this month and my Ambit 2 Sapphire needs a new buddy!
    Also they older brothers Vector and Core would OPT-IN 😀

    1. If I don’t win the Suunto Spartan…Than I guess I wouldn’t mind the runscribe plus..!!cheers

  20. I’d love the Suunto (Opt-In), Runscribe, Runar HRM, Sunguard sunglasses, or the Oura ring! Pretty much anything but the races or cycling stuff. Thanks so much!

  21. I’d be happy to win anything that I don’t have to be i the UK to enjoy. Not planning on taking a trip across the pond anytime soon. OPT-IN (I, for one, welcome our new Suunto-marketing overlords)

  22. Suuntos Spartan Sport are aftet last upfates realy very good and exact sports watch. I would like to have one of them.😁.

  23. I’d love to win a wrist worn running computer as I don’t have one yet despite running regularly for a year now, so my choice is the SUUNTO Spartan Sport with Suunto Heart Rate Strap (I opt in). That would be truly excellent.

  24. SUUNTO all the way. Was a Mio HR user, then gone to FR 210 until its broken till the last part (start stop button broken until cant be soldered). Now using smartphone to keep track of my training.

  25. WatTeam Powerbeat as I don’t have a bike power meter yet. Of course all the tech is good news , so happily OPT-IN to the SUUNTO too!

  26. I would be very happy about one of these:
    – Suunto Spartan Sport + Suunto Heart Rate Strap
    – Runscribe Plus
    – OURA Ring
    – SHFT

  27. Hi – I would be very happy about one of these:
    – Suunto Spartan Sport + Suunto Heart Rate Strap
    – Runscribe Plus
    – WatTeam Powerbeat SINGLE
    – OURA Ring
    – SHFT

  28. Runscribe Plus would be great (can upgrade my pro runscribe pods). Lots of cool gadgets and sunglasses in the give-away! Opt-in, too hard to choose! Can’t find anything that wouldn’t be great!

  29. I wouldn’t mind a Suunto Spartan 🙂 The runscribe and shft gadgets look interesting too. The more data the merrier!

  30. ALL OF IT! ALL OF IT! wait, no that’s silly. I don’t own a bike and not sure if I can actually still ride one. So, could I throw my name in the hat for the other (including the SUUNTO SPARTAN SPORT) gear please?

  31. Thanks for the giveaway! I’m interested in all of it but especially the SUUNTO Spartan Sport + Suunto Heart Rate Strap (OPT-IN).

  32. Interested in Oura as I’d like to analyse sleep patterns and learn how to improve my fitness/running using it as a tool.

  33. Even being happy with my Forerunner 935 I’d like to win a Suunto Spartan Sport for my wife or another cool product for runners (Runar HRM etc.)…
    …never heard before about the Oura ring, looks quite interesting!

  34. I would welcome the SUUNTO Spartan and am happy to OPT-IN. Also Runscribe and SHFT to see how ineffective my running is! And OURA to measure everything else.
    Keep up the good work, I enjoy your reviews and your clear opinions.

  35. I really would like to get the Watteam powermeter as I don’t own a PM and for a long time I am really thinking about buying one.

  36. Hi guys! I would be interested in the Wattem powerbeat or in the OURA ring (I have never heard about it before but it seems like a cool gadget to have :)).

  37. I have my race calendar all planned out, but would love some new hardware. I don’t have a power meter outside of my trainer, but would appreciate anything. 🙂

  38. I’d like to get Runscribe, Suunto (OPT-IN just to make sure) and SHFT, because I like to run by the numbers, and also SunGod PaceBreakers custom sunglasses (because they are cool)

  39. I’m intrigued by the notion of running power meters, so I’d like to try the Runscribe. Not that I’d be averse to a Suunto so I”ll also opt-in.

  40. I hereby OPT-IN for a SUUNTO watch. I sold my Spartan Sport to upgrade to an Ultra but would love to have a Sport again as a daily wear watch, it’s better looking than the Ultra.
    I’d also be interested in anything else on offer, apart from the race entries as they are too far from home for me !

  41. Suunto Spartan Sport with heart rate strap OPT-IN

    I’ve been using Polar running “watches” for 15 years and am currently waiting for the successor to the V800, but if I win the Suunto Spartan Sport, the wait is over and I’ll more than happily make the switch.

  42. Closed? and it’s still 31 march in the UK?
    Guess you’re the one who needs a new watch 🙂

    Interested in all except the Hever slots, i think someone else would be more happy with them.

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