UK Based Ultra Runner of the Year Polls 2012

The 2012 UK Ultra Runners of the Year are now official. Full result listings are below. Votes have been placed by the Ultra Community via the poll page, email and facebook over the last 7weeks. Head over to to view the discussion board page. For 2013 this will move to a stand alone website dedicated to highlighting the incredible performances that home based UK athletes continuously turn in week after week. More categories will be added to make sure the incredible stories and performances from the non-elite end of the field are recognised. The draw to win Compressport Gear for a lucky voter will take a place on the 25th November after CenturionRunning's Winter 100 race.

A special thanks goes out to all the sponsors that supported the event in its first year. Without the commitment from them, a legitimate poll could have been made. With them we have seen over 1000 unique votes- beyond expectations. Lets make this 2000 next year!

Centurion Running and Hardmoors110  have supported the polls by offering a free race places to the winners. The Female and Male winners in the UK Ultra Runner of the Year Categories will receive a free entry the cash prized Petzl SDW100 in 2013. The Female and Male winners of the Ultra Performance of the Year Category will receive a free entry into any one of the Hardmoors Race Series during 2013.

Mark Barnes at HFP Consultants has also offered Injinji Performance toe socks and Elete to all 4 categories. Mark has also been instrumental in securing Compressport as a sponsor who are providing 4 (1 for each category winner) of their patented and unique FORQUAD Guards.

HOKA ONE ONE are the official footwear sponsors and are the UROY winners a pair of their patented and highly regarded shoes.
Finally Montane have thrown up 4 of their uber light Lite-Speed Jacket. Matt at is the first online media resource to provide some coverage.
If you think you can help with spreading the message of UK UROY through 2013 than please email me at

Male Performance
Neil BryantTransEurope 62day Footrace201
Terry ConwayLakeland  19:50136
Terry ConwayWHW 15:3994
Daniel DohertyUTSW 19:3168
Gary MorrisonSpine Race Win36
Steve ThompsonSpine Race Win36
Scott BradleyHighland Fling31
Steve BirkinshawDragons Back Winner 200mi 43hrs29
Neil BryantHardmoors 110 22:4422
Jez BraggFellsman 11:0217
Adrian MarriottGloucester 50km 3:0013
Steve WayIau 50km World Trophy 2:5322
Ken FancettCenturion Grand Slam 4x 100miler10
Craig HolgateThames Path 100 15:117
Kevin DoyleCotswold 100 16:063
Female Performance
MIMI ANDERSON Fastest Crossing of Ireland on Foot WR 84hrs722
DEBBIE MARTIN-CONSANI GUCR145 28:01 overall winner689
Jennifer Bradley Race across America Trail. 80 Days116
MIMI ANDERSON Thames Path 100 18:5059
NICKY SPINKS Fellsman 13:3536
EMILY GELDER 24hr Race 148miles17
WENDY DODDS Dragons Back race finisher vets10
SHELLI GORDON Hardmoors 110 24:19 3rd overall4
RACHEL HILL Lakeland 100 28:472
NICKY SPINKS Fellsman 13:352
Male Runner of the Year
Terry Conway165
Neil Bryant127
Daniel Doherty41
Pat Robbins16
Craig Holgate5
Ken Fancett5
Female Runner of the Year
Debbie Martin-Consani661
Mimi Anderson644
Nicky Spinks17
Shelli Gordon9
Emily Gelder9

 Injinji Performance Toesocks


  1. You've missed Helena Whittaker nee Diamantides, who did win The Dragon's Back

  2. Thanks. Yes I think their are a few more legitimate candidates too. A facebook page has been set up now which will be used next year for people to nominate performances as the season goes on- this should mean that everyone can have a say and recommend the performances/athletes they deem deserved. This should be a "peoples" vote as much as possible.

  3. running insoles9 March 2013 at 18:20

    Do you need sports running insoles? to run long distance