Sam Robson

Ultra Running Raffle

Fundraising for Epilepsy Society
raised of £1,000 target
by 62 supporters
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Ultra Running Raffle - 19th July 2014 

Many thanks to everybody that donated. We have raised a fantastic sum for the Epilepsy Society. The raffle was held on 19th July at my birthday barbecue between burgers and marshmallows! The winners are shown below, and I will contact the winners directly over the next few days. Thanks again!

Julie Freeman - Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra vest signed by Scott Jurek

Gary Dalton - Signed running gear from Mike Wardian

David Barker - Signed Mountain Hardwear race vest from Ellie Greenwood

Jacqui Byrne - Signed vest and swag from Mike Morton

Nicky Wall - Signed Inov8 X-Talon 212 trail shoes and 1 month free coaching with Robbie Britton

Steve Monaghan - Julbo sunglasses

Spencer Lane and Paul Ali - Signed copy of Relentless Forward Motion from Bryon Powell

Louise Ayling and Gary Dalton - Signed copy of Running and Stuff from James Adams

Stuart Bennet and Nick Thompson - Signed copy of Everything Will Work Out In The Long Run by Dave Urwin

Andrew Jordan, James Adams and Matt Poulson - Copy of the next edition of Like The Wind

Stuart Bennet - Entry to the South Downs Way 50 or North Downs Way 50

Ira Rainey and Matt Bevan - Entry to the Stort 30

Emily Schmidt - Entry to the Inov8 Plague 100 Km Roseland August Trail series race

Amanda Crozier - Entry to the Likeys Brecon Beacons Ultra

Steve Monaghan - Ultrarunning half day with Andy Mouncey

Julie Freeman - 1 hour heat chamber session at Kingston University

Andrew Cummings and Matt Poulson - Signed copy of Fat Man To Green Man: From Unifit to Ultramarathon by Ira Rainey

Gary Dalton - Hour long sports portrait photography session with Stuart March

Note: Please do not add Gift Aid if you want to enter the draw

This fundraising page is a charity raffle to raise money for the Epilepsy Society. As an ultramarathon runner and epilepsy sufferer myself, I am hoping to use my love of running to help this amazing charity in their work.

If you love the wacky world of ultra running, then we have lots of ultra swag up for grabs, including race entries, ultrarunning gear and apparel, and signed prizes from elite runners such as Ellie Greenwood, Mike Wardian, and Mike Morton. 

If you would like to be entered into the raffle, please donate towards this amazing cause through this Just Giving page. For every £1 you donate we will put one ticket into the draw for you. Winners will be drawn on Saturday 19th July, and the results of the draw will be announced in the June edition of the online ultrarunning magazine Ultra Tales, and on the blog

Please be sure to leave your contact details so that we can contact you after the event to let you know that you have won. Please note that delivery of prizes is limited to the UK only. If you are from outside of the UK and would like to enter, please be aware that we may require a contribution towards shipping costs.

Also please note that, if you would like to be included in the raffle, we will not be able to take Gift Aid on your donation. So please ensure that you do not claim Gift Aid if you want to be in the draw. 

Prizes currently up for grabs include:

- Ultimate Direction SJ Ultra vest, signed by 7-time Western States winner, 4-time Ultrarunner of the Year at Ultrarunning Magazine, and ultra running legend Scott Jurek (kindly donated by The Ultramarathon Running Store)

- Signed men's running gear from elite runner Mike Wardian, 4-time USATF Ultra Runner of the Year (2008-2011) and one of the most prolific ultrarunners in the world: 1x Pair of The North Face Single Track trail shoes (UK size 10); 3x The North Face Flight Series shirt and shorts (size M); 1x Moeben Badwater arm warmers (size M)

- Signed Mountain Hardwear Race Vest from Western States course record holder (having broken Ann Trason's long-standing 1994 record) and 2-time Ultrarunner of the Year (2011-2012) Ellie Greenwood

- Signed goodies from Comeback King and Ultrarunner of the Year 2012 Mike Morton, including the marker used in his 2012 Badwater win, and the singlet that he wore in his 1997 win at Western States

- Signed Inov8 X-Talon 212 trail shoes from winner and course record holder of the South Downs Way 100 ultra Robbie Britton, and one month's free coaching from the man himself

- A pair of Julbo Ultra sunglasses

- Two signed copies of iRunFar creator Bryon Powell's 'Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons'

- Two signed copies of "Running And Stuff" by James Adams, one ordinary man's extraordinary journey into ultra running, blogging, and a life changing run across the USA

- Two signed copies of "Everything Will Work Out In The Long Run" by Dave Urwin, the inspiring story of a runner who traded a life of drink and drugs for a healthier addiction to ultra running

- Three copies of "Like The Wind" Magazine, a new publication recounting inspirational, funny and sometimes moving stories from runners of all walks of life

- Free entry to either the South Downs Way 50 or North Downs Way 50 from Centurion Running in 2015

- Two free entries to the Challenge Running Stort 30 on October 26th 2014, 30 miles along the beautiful River Stort in Hertfordshire

- Free entry to the Inov8 "Plague" 100 Km Roseland August Trail Series Race (plus free camping and free beer) from Mud Crew Events

- Free entry to the 46 mile Brecon Beacons Ultra Marathon from the wonderful people at Likeys

- Ultrarunning Half Day worth >£250.00 with Andy Mouncey for your club, group of 4-12 friends, or your business/employer. Venue of your choice (you pay Andy's travel), or come to Andy on the southern edge of The Yorkshire Dales and he will arrange venue/accommodation. Itinerary tailored for you and can include: Practical coaching on the hill, corporate charity challenge and workplace team building, climbing and descending skills (inc. pole use), inspirational speaking, topic-specific workshops, trouble-shooting Q&A, race-specific preparation.

- Free 1 hour heat chamber acclimation session at Kingston University (perfect for hot races such as Marathon des Sables and Spartathlon)

- Two signed copies of "Fat Man to Green Man: From Unfit to Ultramarathon" by Ira Rainey, one man's story of training from fat to fit (and everything in between) to push himself further than he's ever been before

- An hour long sports portrait photography session with Stuart March in the South West of England

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If you would like to donate something as a prize for this fantastic cause, please contact Anything, no matter how small, will make a fantastic addition to our host of prizes on offer! 


Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the UK, with around 1 in every 100 people suffering from the disease. The disease is primarily categorised by the onset of seizures that start in the brain, although the severity of these seizures can range from very mild to extremely severe full body convulsions. The causes for this disease are still not well understood. The Epilepsy Society is the leading national epilepsy medical charity, and works on all aspects of epilepsy care and treatment, including supporting cutting-edge research into the disease, providing specialist residential care for those whose epilepsy is so severe and complex that they require round the clock support, and providing support and information for epilepsy sufferers, their friends and families, and the public at large. The work that they do is truly invaluable.

Despite the prevalence of this disease, many people do not know enough about the disease to know what to do if someone had a seizure. Would you know what to do? The Epilepsy Society strive to educate members of the public on what epilepsy is (and isn't). One of the biggest steps towards increasing awareness is to be open about the disease and to fight the stigma that remains attached to it. It is a frightening thought that there are many people who still consider epilepsy to be a form of demon possession. This charity means a lot to me personally as I am myself an epilepsy sufferer. Whilst I have been very lucky to find a treatment that works and allows me to live my life uninterrupted and continue to run, many others are not so lucky.

I hope that you will help us raise as much as possible for this fantastic cause!

So please dig deep and donate now.

About the charity

Epilepsy Society

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We conduct world class medical research projects. We diagnose and treat thousands of people with epilepsy every year. We do this and much more. We are the UK’s national medical epilepsy charity. With Epilepsy Society, you don’t have to deal with epilepsy alone.

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