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1st Of A New Set!

My initial reason for signing up to a virtual race was to help keep me motivated during my training runs. To help me to meet set distances in training and to go out in the wind and rain when I really didn't want to (as a runner you will know exactly what I mean!!!) The first race I ever signed up for was the Harry Potter House medals. I loved that ...
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The One with the Medal

Could I BE any happier? Things I love: 1.Friends (the TV show) 2.Running 3.Medals 4.10K distance This medal ticks all of the above points. Whilst out running my 10K to earn this medal, I made sure the Friends theme tune was on my playlist – had to be done right?! ØA kilometer for each season – genius ØA medal that looks like the Central Perk sign –...
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Run, Forrest, Run

  Forrest Gump is known as many things, one of them for being an ultra marathoner. I'd signed up for the Run, Forest, Run 10km medal but due to my lost mojo recently it wasn't my greatest triumph!  I've been doing a bit of background reading about the Forrest Gump film and found this fascinating article about whether his run, that took 3 ...
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Running is like a box of chocolates

I'm pretty confident in thinking that any runner will agree that there are a range of run types. Some are amazing, others are awful from start to finish. You get your PB runs and then the ones where you question why you even run at all. We run in the glorious sunshine and the horrific wind and rain. The snow, the dark, the sun, up hills, through fi...
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"A goal without a plan is just a wish"

Recently, I've been having a wobble with regards to my running. When I'm out there doing it, I still love it, but I've been lacking the motivation to get out there in the first place. Throughout March, my longest run has been 5km which is very unlike me not to run further, and I've been taking plenty of walk breaks which is also unlike me on shorte...
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Fairy tale series; Part 3 of 4

  Whilst running for my 3rd of the Fairy Tale Series medals, I spent the 5K thinking about why I run. Here are 14 of the reasons that went through my head: Because I've got all the gear!Eating guilt free after a long run.Food - oh wait, I've already covered that one!One run can change a bad day to a good one.Races - practice makes me better at...
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Look like a beauty run like a beast challenge

This was the 2 nd of the Medalmad Fairytale series. The previous was the Mirror Mirror challenge and both were 5K. If you've seen any of my previous blogs you'll know that for me.. Parkrun and fancy dress go hand in hand. So why not dress as the hulk as part of the Tilgate Parkrun Superhero event to mark our 300th Parkrun. It was amazing running al...
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Running Buddies

  Hi All, This post I am going to write about running buddies..more specifically my two year old running buddy. I started running when my little boy was six months old and he came with me every week to running club. He even got good at wiggling his feet when we were warming up. When he was a dink he used to sleep about ten minutes into the run...
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Before Midnight: A Modern Fairytale.

Enter your text here ... Once upon a time there was a girl named Runderella who just loved to run. She wanted to complete a Medal Mad virtual challenge and earn a medal called 'Before Midnight.' Alas, she was unable to, as her trainers were old and worn; they kept threatening to injure her each each time she wore them out on a run. Whatever would s...
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​Heyyou guys…. Cheers!

So Craig has already asked our horse Hercules to write a Medalmad guest blog, so it's only fair that his wife gets to do one now. I'm Melissa, 'trouble and strife' of Craig - your usual blogger.The first reason I wanted to write this blog was firstly because Craig bought me the 'Hey you Guys' 10K Medalmad Challenge for my Birthday, and the second r...
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These Girls Can Run The World

When I saw this challenge I thought it was just a 'girls only' event but like all things at Medalmad they are always inclusive! In fact if you are regular reader, you'll remember that even my horse Hercules has taken part in one of the challenges (and even wrote the blog). That one was meant to be about running with your dog (I don't have one), but...
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The Pursuit Challenge 13.1M Section

  It seems that I Just can't say no.Every new challenge Medalmad launch - I want to take part in. So, when I saw the Pursuit Challenge - it just had to be done. I'm not running a marathon this year, and to be honest I am really enjoying just staying half marathon fit. One of the halves in my diary this year, (after thoroughly enjoying it last ...
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Emerald City

  My last blog was about some steps back I had while training for the London Marathon. I explained how after a few weeks of taking it easy and doing some cross training, my shin splint was able to heal. Which brings me onto my next challenge.  I had a 10km race booked three weeks after my shin splint had caused me problems. Having not ran...
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My Running Journey So Far

​ Hi all. I'm Becky, a Brand Ambassador for Medal Mad. I thought I'd recap on my running journey so far, as I know that we have had lots of new members joining Medal Mad since the National Running Show in January. I completed the Couch to 5k program in April 2016 with the view that I would run the entire 5km distance in the Race for Life run I'd en...
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Fairy Tale Series Part 2 of 4

I'm already half way there. I now have 2 of these beautiful medals. I'm telling you, you need these ones in your collection. Not only are these medals great, they are also a nice, comfortable 5K distance. I found running through my first love of OCR (obstacle course racing.) Last summer I decided to focus more on my running times as I want to impro...
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5K as Beyoncé

I challenge you to read the title of my latest medal without doing it to the tune of the popular Beyoncé song. My new, shiny pink medal is called "These Girls Can Run The World" (world, world….) We've has some beautiful mornings during February and so it's been great to get out there and cover some miles. As a busy mom of three and one who works, I...
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Hey You Guys

I have wanted a Goonies medal in my collection for quite some time. I saw one a couple of years ago (before I found Medal Mad). It was from a virtual run company in the U.S.A, which meant that the shipping costs were expensive and so I didn't go for it. I've been on the look out for one ever since. I was thrilled when Medal Mad announced that they ...
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Positive Mental Attitude

  Today I would like to waffle about PMA… Positive Mental Attitude as this goes nicely with the These Girls can run the world challenge. I find that when I come across issues in my running it's 10% physical and 90% mental. I am so good I can convince myself that the tiny twinge in my calf will burst if I carry on! Today we decided to do a 7km ...
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August Marathon Training

  Hi all, We are still in pre training for the Marathon in August, our actual training plan starts in April and I am scared to say the least! We are trying to get our 5km times faster but at the minute it's just hard work! We are running 5km in about 45 mins which means our marathon time currently stands at about 7 hours! We really need to get...
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2 MedalMad medals achieved!

  Two consecutive days, two MedalMad medals to run for and two very different 5km runs.  On Saturday, I set out to run for the 'These Girls Can Run' medal. It was one of those runs where it just feels 'right.' My legs felt strong, my pony tail was swishing, Beyonce was belting out 'Run the World' through my headphones and I smashed out th...
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