You Win You Choose – Giveaway Winner!


It’s time to draw the winners of last week’s ‘You win, you choose!’ giveaway.  This was the first time I let you pick your own prize, whereby you got to raid the pantry for whichever device you want.

The name of the game this time was listing out the instructions for a workout in the coming seven days.  As expected, the workouts varied quite a bit.  However I was somewhat surprised at how many workouts involved rather intense gym sessions.  I guess I always assumed this was more of a swim/bike/run crowd (plus a few other sports).  Cool stuff though.  If you’re ever at a loss for a workout idea, consider that now the worlds largest database of workouts.

Here’s a few of the workouts you planned to do:


Ouch, that sounds painful!


Congrats to Krystyna on a Top-10 AG finish!  Very solid!


Hmm, maybe I’ll check this hill out next week in person…


Yes, now that’s my kinda workout!


Woah now, the above just makes my head hurt.  Though, I’m a fan of the step #4.

Now unfortunately it comes time to narrow down the list from the 2,783 entrants on the page, plus the 9 Active Duty folks makes it a total of 2,792 total folks entering.

From there, I wander on over to and have it pick it out a winner.


Off I go to look-up comment #1483


Congrats to Gae!  Both for winning, and for completing their first half-marathon on Sunday (well, hopefully anyway!).

Thanks to everyone else for entering as well.  And finally, thanks to Clever Training who supported this giveaway and is giving the $500US credit to the winner to pick-out a device of their choosing!  And of course, even if you didn’t win, you can still swing over to them and save the usual 10% off any device with DCR10BTF (which, supports the site).

Thanks all!


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  1. Lachlan Brown

    Heartbreak Hill in Sydney is the run up along New South Head Road from Rose Bay to Vaucluse. It is the hardest part of the City to Surf fun run, but I don’t think it will pose too many problems for you

  2. Tim

    Heartbreak Hill: link to

    And in looking that up I discovered that my next door neighbour has the third best time on it on Strava. Small world.

  3. Steve Knapp

    Would be great to hear how Gae’s first half went!

  4. Ian

    Another vote for a guest post from Gae!

    If you have time in Sydney the City2Surf route is definitely worth doing for the views, especially from about 2/3 the way up heartbreak hill. There’s also a good burrito place once you get to Bondi…

  5. I confirm Laura did not run up the hill. Its really not tough Ray, she is just a beginner. She / we opted for a nice 5km loop around the Botanical Gardens. Lots of great running routes to be had, have a great couple of days here.

  6. Champ

    Rey, when are you coming to Sydney?

    If you have time and would like to go for a run, check out this website link to

  7. Jon Rose

    Congratulations Gae. Hope the run went well. Give us a brief update on it.


  8. Also want to know about Gae’s half and what prize is flying her way… I was thinking of a GoPro… (I’ll keep saving)

  9. Gae

    wow ! I cannot belive I won the prize. Just checking who was the winner and i found my name. By the way I’m an italian man and yes I finished my first half marathon: Roma Ostia. So happy for both things, thanks Ray, thanks everybody for asking.