June 19, 2009

Win A Princeton Tec APEX Headlamp, Right Here, Right Now!


With Western States just days away it's time to give my light sponsor, Princeton Tec some well deserved love!

During Stormy last year I used my Apex light for the night section, which due to a noon start time was the entire second 50 mile lap, and I also carried along an Impact XL to help with the low level lighting. This combo allowed me to charge through the very technical sections of the race without issue. I am honestly amazed at how many runners in these 100 mile and overnight running races seem satisfied with a small 'AAA' battery type light. The argument of weight is always brought up and all I have to say to them is this:

-You can't even feel the weight of the 'AAAA' Apex upon your head, and if you want to 'jog' trails at night with your low beam lights on, I'll gladly continue my 'running' with my high beam lights shining brightly upon the trail! You CAN NOT RUN what you CAN NOT SEE, and whether you choose the Apex or another equivalent, a 'AAA' light just does not even compare!

At just 279 grams and sporting a THREE WATT Maxbright LED, along with FOUR ULTRABRIGHT LEDs, you won't find a better light for under 100 bucks!

For Western States I'll be rocking the Apex and Amp 4 combo...although with a 5am starting time I'll be doing everything in my power to limit exactly how much nighttime running I need to tackle for this one:)

Funny side story here, I was out on a night run about a month back and came across a night rescue up on Grouse Mountain. The local North Shore Search And Rescue Team were out in full effect, and decked out from head to toe...and EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM was sporting the Princeton Tec Apex as they were dragging an injured hiker down the mtn...and NO they are not sponsored by P.T.!

Anyways, here's your shot winning one of my favorite lights of all time, and I'll even give you the choice of going with the straight up

-Apex MSRP $85

or the belt/backpack version of this light, the

-Apex Extreme MSRP $90

All you have to do is drop your name in the comments section before the start of Next Saturday's Western States 100, and I will draw one lucky winner shortly after I regain control of my bodily functions!

Oh yeah, here's a link to a fun Pre-Western interview done by Bryan Tasaka over on The MOMAR BLOG

GR

55 comments:

Tim Wiens said...

I'll enjoy watching your progress as the WS updates come in Gary. With the kind of mileage and racing you've been doing you are going to have an awesome 100 miler...that is, if you can manage to stay on course!

King Arthur said...

You give away the best stuff.

Stephen P said...

Good luck Gary. Hope the last few days go well for you.

MJ said...

Nice little giveaway here....

Hope you are enjoying your last few days before the big race!

Cheers,

Paps said...

Have a great time at Western States, Gary! Your blog has been both informative and inspirational to those of us who aspire to tackle WS some day. And thanks to you, I now see my collection of foam rolls, rubber balls, Strassburg Socks, ice packs, tensor bandages, Sticks and sundry other massage tools not merely as therapeutic equipment, but as trophies emblematic of my dedication to running really long distances... often in the dark, where I trip over things because I can't see where I'm going.

Best of luck!

Brad Cunningham said...

Anyone willing to run 100 miles deserves a comment! I will be following along - be sure to tweet from the aid stations before you lose fine motor control!

brad

The Chaser said...

MEMEME :)

Scott Brammer said...

Good luck Gary, Been following along with your Blog for quite a while. Always some inspirational reading. And you give away stuff too. how great is that!!!

Ron E said...

Yo Gary:

All the best at the Western States. We're rootin' for ya here in Squamish. Thanks for the PT light that I'll put to great use.

Ron

Michael said...

Good luck at Western States.

Anonymous said...

Good luck at western states Gary.

Keith Iskiw
kingston, on

Coach Weber said...

Hey Gary, Couldn't agree more about the lighting ... and, have an awesome run at WS.

Scott Corsie said...

Gary,
Unlike everyone else, I'm only commenting for the free swag... uhhhh... I mean, You give em hell at Western States. GO GARY!

Jeremy Hopwood said...

Have an awesome race next weekend and go hard!!!

Shannon said...

My hand is in the air, pick me pick me!

Eileen B said...

I'm a gear junkie. Great hook to draw attention to your blog. Have an awesome race!

Myke said...

Good luck at Western Gary.

davidultra49 said...

Good luck brother. I've got my fingers crossed. I hope Ryne takes care of you and you don't have to take care of him.

AmBeR said...

If a hot chick wins I'll know it's rigged....unless it's me haha!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the race!

Brendan Gilpatrick
Maine

HEATHERRUNS said...

Give it to your DAD ! If he fell down and 'broke a hip'.... oh, the guilt you would have to life with...all because he diddn't have the headlamp you were giving away for free.

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Brad Dean said...

Yeah free schwag!!

Have a great run, Robbins!! Show 'em how it's done.

Corri said...

I can totally handle 279 grams! All the best at WS!

Heidi said...

Maybe good lighting would make me less scared of night running!

Sonja Yli-Kahila said...

Good luck with Western States --
I look forward to reading your report.
And now as for the headlamp - please add my name to the list. :-)

Anonymous said...

Lara wants to win this.

Nicola Gildersleeve said...

I am in!! Good luck! Eat lots of corn nuts on the way home!

mo said...

I see a lot of the other top competitors at the Seattle Running Company. Hearing them talk about W.S. I smile to myself knowing you'll be taking home the gold!
Good Luck!
Don't take the bubble wrap off till you are on the start line.

Trevor MacKenzie said...

I'm game! Best of luck Gary. Enjoy the reward of all your hard work. Good on ya!

Kirsten said...

Gary, you are so ready to take on WS! You looked so happy and relaxed as you did the sweep today. Oh, and the headlamp would be perfect for my first 100 at Stormy!

Anonymous said...

Good luck Gary!
can't wait to read all about it!

Devon

Deb said...

Good luck Gary!!! I'm extra proud that you're a fellow Newfie :)

ThumbRunner said...

Good luck! I know tapering is hard, but good luck holding out til the start, and best wishes for an awesome race!

Sal said...

Good luck Gary - you have another proud Canadian cheering you on

Brent Chan said...

This just an excuse to show people that you really do have friends? ;-)

Good Luck Gary have a great race!

Brent

Will Thomas said...

I agree with you totally. If you can't see at night, you can't push 100%. A good light is the difference between night & day (literally).

Good luck at WS. I have you in my top 10. Go get er' done.

Tom said...

I would love for both of us to win, Gary. You win Western States and I'll win the Headlamp. It's literally a win win for both of us.

Clara said...

You can drop my name in twice, thanks! Good luck at the race- I know you'll kick butt!!

NeverNeverMiles said...

Looks like a tough field at WS this year - I'm sure you'll do well, though.

Colin said...

I never seen so many comments before. Good luck and WS and remember to charge you batteries before the race.

Cheers Colin

Adam said...

Funny how the comments suddenly increased dramatically ;) Kick ass at Western's Gary!!

AW

amy said...

Oooh, I'd love to try out one of those lights....best of luck this Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck and have fun! I'll be following along and I'm looking forward to reading the reports / hearing the stories.
Cheers,
Sarah

Anonymous said...

Good luck and have fun! Looking forward to hearing all the stories (in blog form).
Sarah in Alaska

Sunshine Girl said...

Yes please, yes please, yes please!

P.S 45 frickin' comments? That's a lotta' people blurking out there!!

Kristenn said...

Holy Crap I don't think I've ever seen this many comments on the blog of someone I know!!

Have a great run Gary, do your best on the day and enjoy it!!!

Cheers, kmag & the Island crew

Andrew said...

i like winning free stuff!

good luck this weekend.

andy
nyc

Jayme Frank said...

Have a great race Gary, good luck.

Heather Macintosh said...

Good Luck Gary! I'm sure you'll do great, even in the heat. Looking forward to hearing all about it!
And yeah, I'd like to win a headlamp!!

aringers said...

Good Luck Gary! Kick some butt!

Amber Ringers

Jeff said...

Good luck at States...

Sarah said...

GO GARY GO! Sending positive energy your way today...
GETERDONE!!
Sarah

Rob Timko said...

Good Luck!!!

Anonymous said...

like ure gonna give me the lamp if you draw my name! xD looks like you're holding up ok out there ... hope roxy has plenty of water and shade!