10,000th runbritain Facebook like wins Sennheiser headphones

Reward RunningMartin Hawkins - a Cambridge Harrier with a runbritain handicap of 10.1 - is the lucky winner of Sennheiser headphones for being the 10,000th ‘like’ on the runbritain Facebook page!

Richard Frank, who just missed out, gets an honorary mention for being so close! He’s still to claim his free runbritain handicap score though, so sign up now Richard Frank!

You too can win Sennheiser headphones through our monthly Reward Running competition, while we’ll be offering additional spot prizes from time to time on our Facebook page.

In case you don’t know, Reward Running is our free monthly competition where runners can win a prize if they reduce their handicap score by the largest number of points in the month. At the end of the month, the runners who are in the Top 10 of the leaderboard that month will win a prize - an adidas miCoach for the winner, and Sennheiser headphones for the rest.

The top 10 consists of the runners who have improved their handicap the most in that month (make sure you’ve claimed your free runbritain handicap first!), but within the top 10, one place is reserved for the most improved in each of the four handicap categories:

1: 5 or under
2: 6-12
3: 13-20
4: 21 or above

There is also one place reserved for the most improved runner that has run at least 10 races in the year before the competition month.

The April edition of Reward Running will shut down in a few hours, but don’t worry, you can sign up for May Reward Running as soon as the clock strikes midnight and in addition to all of the above, we have three spot prizes for May which is another bigger and better bonus month!

If you’ve not already claimed your runbritain handicap score here are five great reasons to get involved:

1. It’s a unique handicap system for running. Just like golf you get a handicap from 0.0 – 36.0 giving runners of all abilities the chance to benchmark their progress and compare their results across a range of terrains and distances. The score automatically updates each time you race (once you have claimed) and rewards regular racing as well as automatically factoring in a degree of difficulty on races that are multi-terrain, hilly or windy.

2. You can be part of the National Running Ladder and check out where your handicap puts you compared to every other runner in the UK, e.g. does your 5k time put you higher than your friend’s half marathon and marathon times?

3. Be part of ‘Reward Running’ and be in with a chance of winning an adidas mi-coach or Sennheiser headphones if your score shows the greatest improvement - it’s free to enter too

4. Find out where your times put you in the official UK road rankings

5. And finally...log your training mileage, watch your progress graph rise and check out head-to-heads with your training partners.

All the information you need is on the runbritain rankings site.