To celebrate the launch of Saucony’s "Geometry of Strong" range, we gave 20 lucky readers a pair of the range’s ProGrid Guide 5 shoes. To win all you had to do was tell us how you “"FIND YOUR STRONG" in 15 words.
We were inundated with great entries and we picked five favourites each week. Each week's best entry also bagged a Saucony technical tee with their 'strong' printed on it.
The winners and inspiring “FIND YOUR STRONG” testimonies are below.
Main winner: Paul Barrett (Maghull)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Inspiration comes from strange places. When you have it, keep hold, and keep going.
Tim Miles (@mylo10K)
FIND YOUR STRONG: By remembering each day I #run I am fitter than the previous.#findyourstrong
Pat Donlon (Chatham)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Running in to a head wind, driving rain and freezing temps, feels like I’m alive
Keith Harris (Warrington)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Feeling alive, breathing hard, life’s road is long, no worries, I have my strong.
Wendy Marks (Harrogate)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Going long is my strong - ultras here I come!
Main winner: Alex Martin (Bromley)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Chasing down one more person in that final straight, gaining just one more place. Strong.
Tess Riley (London)
FIND YOUR STRONG: By breathing deep, visioning far, and knowing that success is every step you take.
Zoe Randall (Essex)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Evening group runs, hard work, but with healthy banter and fantastic team encouragement
Julia Goyer (Orpington)
FIND YOUR STRONG: My mind. Physical strength and fitness alone doesn't take me 26.2, I do.
Neill Boddington (Milton Keynes)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Knowing I am part of a dedicated, friendly and special worldwide running family.
Main winner: Elizabeth Middleton (London)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Knowing that with each step stresses fade away and I become more relaxed.
Karin Hall (Perth)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Just looking at my running partner - it's sheer determination not to give up first
Hayley Pegg (Brentwood)
FIND YOUR STRONG: I find my strong through other peoples words and stories on Twitter. A tweet by another runner gets me out running.
Martin Wray (Hull)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Once I'm in "the zone" and running feels effortless ... I know I'm STRONG
Karen Ray (Cromarty)
FIND YOUR STRONG: It took me 30 years to learn how to run, so I value every minute I have left to enjoy the best feeling in the world.
Main winner: Cat Wynne (Nottingham)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Ignoring the voices that say “you can't”, and repeating this mantra: “I can. I can”.
Jon Lawrence (Surrey)
FIND YOUR STRONG: My motto on my running shirt: "Go strong or go home".
Claire Campbell (East Cowes)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Every run I run for those who can't, whether through injury, illness or circumstance.
Tarlok Mehroke (Hounslow)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Photo of myself before I started running. I never want to look that wobbly again.
Jan Davies (Cornwall)
FIND YOUR STRONG: Running for charity - what I enjoy is being passed on and means I stay motivated.
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Find out more about Saucony’s "Geometry of Strong" range.