Rave Run Photo Competition - Your Photos

The Winner

Posted: 10 September 2006

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The winning photo, by RW member Paul Gray. Wish you were there?
We had a fantastic response to our recent Rave Run photography competition. Deserted beaches, cliff-top tracks, glorious cityscapes – you sent us inspirational photos of you running all over the world.

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to our winner, Paul Gray from County Antrim. Paul wins the opportunity to take part in April's North Pole Marathon, a once-in-a-lifetime experience worth over £6,000.

You can also see his photo in this month’s issue of Runner's World magazine (January 2007 edition) – out now.

And Congratulations To Our Runners-Up


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Ive been having a look at the gallery-some fantastic photos here
but nearly all of them are abroad!!!!!

thee are some fab places in the UK, come on your photographers-lets be having those!
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 07:28

here here! Don't worry if they're not perfect, as long as they contain:

-- one runner
-- a setting that makes you want to go out and run!

Sean, RW
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 09:46

If i was any good at photography-id have taken some pics of lincolnshire on Sunday
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 09:48

nice photos, but why do some of them have the same notes with them?

Posted: 12/09/2006 at 12:06

I keep meaning to get a couple sent in but it's just a case of getting a camera up to where I run. Will do my best though.
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 12:17

I'm too scared of winning a marathon at the North pole - eek! ;-)
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 12:20

I went out on the hills last Thursday to get a photograph. Trouble is I couldn't find someone to take the photo, so I used the timer. The timer is only 10 seconds. So had to press the button, dash down the rocky track, turn round and time it so that the camera clicked just at the right time. Some of the photos had half a runner, the back of the runner, no runner, runner in mid trip. 51 attempts later, it finally worked, but it was nearly dark by then.
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:12

very, VERY good point;)
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:13

Good interval session there, HH!

Gosh - I missed this (note to self: look at the homepage more often). Must have a pootle somewhere scenic at the weekend. :o)
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:21

(second note to self: Show Mr Nessie photos of people running on honeymoon.....)
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:23

Happycat, ahem... just getting those notes fixed...
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:43

(I didn't even know Bath had a seaside!)
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 13:50

Global warming Hollywood, global warming.
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 14:48

Come on down to Sunny Cornwall PH - it's a lot nicer now the kids have gone back to school! Some of my favourite long runs are on the West Penwith moors - think Poldark, abandoned Tin Mines, stone circles, the Atlantic Ocean...

Must get someone to follow me at the weekend and take a snap or two.
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 19:42

I shall be visiting you for the Cornish marathon
Posted: 12/09/2006 at 19:50

Great stuff - see you there!
Posted: 14/09/2006 at 09:04

I sent in a picy of me running my the river Thames in the winter last year.....jolly nice!
Posted: 14/09/2006 at 13:14

Got one of me running local beach, taken by hubby but its not flattering. Am hot an beetroot like. But its lovely. Blue skies. Might just put it under a different name!!!
Posted: 14/09/2006 at 23:54

OOPs got my dog in it is that allowed?. Maybe should just take the dog, she is the better runner out of both of us after all.
Posted: 14/09/2006 at 23:56

i like this one of north downs poppy fields and yours truly
Posted: 16/09/2006 at 10:17

Excellent piccie Potting Shed!!

I have to say I prefer the UK ones - we have such lovely wild lush / barren amazing scenery - there cant just be one wimnner!!!!

I have some fab pics, but not ONE with required ONE RUNNER!!!!

eg. Cornish M, North coast, Fal estuary - & loads with ONE BIKE!!! (If I'm cycling somewhere scenic, I always make sure my bike's in there in the corner / in the shade ....
Posted: 16/09/2006 at 16:56

I really hope that RW don't make it a photography competition. There are quite a few photos entered so far that are defo more photography than rave run.
Posted: 19/09/2006 at 23:42

Will be getting mrs F up at scary o'clock on Sunday and forcing her onto a bike with her camera so we can enter.

btw: who has to run in the marathon? The runner or the photographer?
Posted: 20/09/2006 at 05:42

I was about to dig out the camera until i saw the prize! No way would i do a marathon, so little point entering!
Could they not have given a consolation prize of say any half or 10k in the country?
Posted: 20/09/2006 at 10:56

I might send in a photo but I defo don't want to win. Am struggling with 1/2 mara training this year.

((potting shed)) fab piccie.

I agree there are some fab places in britain to run. More british ones please.
Posted: 20/09/2006 at 10:59

I thought it WAS a photography competition.

My fave raves so far have been:
Dorset coast
North Cornish Coast
South Cornish Coast
Pembrokeshire Coast
Alderney loop including coast
Spot a trend anyone?

The difference between a run with good scenery and a great run I think is the way in which the scenery seems to change around every corner. A single photo cannot capture that. What does Sean want?

Oh. One more.

Race the train, Tywyn. Brilliant. Organisms of ecstacy.

Posted: 21/09/2006 at 23:42

I'm going to a rave at the weekend. I'll try to get a photo when we get chased by the old bill.
Posted: 22/09/2006 at 21:13

What a strange collection of photos. I've not been reading RW for as long as some of you (about 7 or 8 years) but since it started in 2003 (from memory) I always loved the Rave Run page because I though that it was of a runner on her/his favourite local training run. An opportunity for that runner to show off a little piece of local beauty. Something to make the rest of us think "Cor, I wouldn't mind having that view on my regular evening route".

But no.

On here, "rave run" clearly means something different. It seems to imply "send us a picture of you running. Hang on. No. Don't worry about actually running. If you're wearing your kit and standing near some tourist beauty spot - that'll do..."

Posted: 30/09/2006 at 14:58

..and no, before you ask, I haven't sent in a foto yet. But if there's a photo competition called "Rave Races", then I have plenty, even back to a school XC race circa 1978!!
Posted: 30/09/2006 at 15:00

Posted: 01/10/2006 at 02:06

If I enter, can I have a place in somewhere like New Your instead ? I don't really want to go to the North Pole.
Posted: 01/10/2006 at 15:30

Have just submitted a picture - the cycle path along Loch Lomond where I run fairly regularly as it's only about 20 mins from home.

I'd love to run the North Pole Marathon, what an experience (and I guess being Scottish might help a little - used to the cold and not much sunlight!!).
Posted: 02/10/2006 at 21:19

If not New Yourk how about Upper Cwmtwrch or perhaps Belgium ?
Posted: 02/10/2006 at 21:38

Some nice techie running gear would have been good. North pole MMMM not in my top 10 wanna go on holiday/run a marathon destination. Experience yes. One I want to go for - NO! I am a coward.
Posted: 02/10/2006 at 23:20

I'm surprised we didn't see more piccies of treadmills in interesting locations....
'here's me in the spare room'
'here's me in the garage'
'here's me down the local gym'

no imagination some people ;-)

is it too late to send mine in ??
Posted: 06/10/2006 at 16:54

Here's me on the treadmill halfway up Mount Snowdon. Apologies about the distracting backdrop.

Yeah right, Scotty
Posted: 07/10/2006 at 00:38

I was going to enter late on Friday night but they closed it in the afternoon. I have got an excellent picture of me getting abused by some hoddies who are hanging out of their souped-up shopping car :-)
Posted: 08/10/2006 at 19:37

Scotty, you have aged, though maybe grown more hair since I last saw you. Hugs!

Sean, you should have done this sort of thing two or three years ago.

BK (Mr Lizzy A)
Posted: 12/12/2006 at 22:41

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