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What I've Learnt from 7 Months of Running

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is staying well. I can't quite believe that this is my 6th blog post as a MedalMad Ambassador! This last month seems to have flown by for me since being back at work. What I also can't believe is that I've now hit 7 months of being a "runner"! Before Christmas I would never have even considered running but now here I...
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New goals

Enter text here New goals means new shoes right!? ​​​So after being injured last year a couple times (stress fracture,heel problem and arm) my running wasn't what it used to be. I actually got scared of picking up the pace again..not that it was something I knew instantly,I just realized it after moths. I knew I wasn't running as much and my endura...
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Returning to a "New Normal"

Hello everyone! How are we all? How is everyone starting to adjust to life in a "new normal"? The last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic for me, having spent 3 months off work on furlough leave I was finally called back to work! I was so glad to be able to get out of the house again and get back to the place I love, but along with that came a...
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It is our 4th Birthday

It is our 4th birthday, and what a crazy 4 years. Thank you for all your support this year. It has been amazing and we have big plans for the year ahead. Use code MMBD20 for 20% off your next challenge or challenges 
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Check Out the New Medal Samples

We love a medal delivery as much as you. Deliveries that contain samples are just the best. This weeks delivery was amazing and check out the real medals for many challenges for the first time below. Click on the images to find out more about each challenge.So whether you are a virtual runner, walker, cyclist, swimmer or use the gym you c...
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Tips For New Runners

​Being there have been a lot of new runners join Medalmad recently I thought I'd put a few tips together for anyone who might be completely new to running.REMEMBER IT'S A MARATHONEven if you're not planning to run a marathon, you should take the slow and steady approach to your running activities. When you try to increase your mileage or speed up y...
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The Art Of A Bad Run

Disappointing runs: we all have them at some point!Whether it's a nasty stitch that forces you to pull over, or simply an early onset of shin splints half a kilometre in, admitting temporary defeat in something you actively want to do is hard.A few weeks ago, I set out for my usual 5k. It's a distance I am well practised in, and it was an easy, fla...
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Looking for a New MedalMad Team Member

We are looking for new part time member to join our small MedalMad team. MedalMad is part of the Active Connections Group of brands. MedalMad helps people reach their running and fitness goals via an online platform. So an interest in health, fitness and or running would be useful but not essential. We are a fast growing brand and need help to meet...
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Dealing with a Cancelled or Postponed Race

 Hello everyone! I hope everyone is staying safe and well, and a big welcome to all the new challengers who have joined MedalMad in recent weeks.Has anyone else taken up running in recent weeks/months? Can't help but feel like you've started running at the wrong time? Yep… that's me too… When I started running back in January I never for a sin...
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My First Marathon!

The morning sun peered through the overhead canopy of trees, gently stroking my face with its soft rays. All around me, birds tweeted, darting across my path in an array of vibrant colours. The path through the woods was all but empty, aside a few fellow early morning joggers in the distance.The world felt like mine, and mine alone. It was the esca...
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Virtual Re Runs for 2020 by MedalMad

You may have noticed an increase in the number of sell out challenges over the last couple of weeks, and the occasional slow down of our website as the number of members on MedalMad has surged to 30,000 active members. Due to may requests we have added in a number of challenges again later on in the year for 2020. We have listed below som...
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Taking on Virtual Challenges on a Treadmill

You can take on any challenge on a treadmill or any other piece of gym equipment that shows distance. So you can take on a virtual race or virtual challenge from home or even in the gym. If you wish to use a treadmill it can have a range of benefit over running outside.Whilst you can't totally replicate outside running inside, setting the...
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Life After Couch to 5K... Tackling that 10K Target

Hello everyone! I hope you're all staying safe and well in these strange times. And welcome to all of our new challengers! It has been so great to see so many people earning their medals in this time. Also a massive thank you to the MedalMad staff for continuing to post out the medals for us at this time! Since completing Couch to 5K around a ...
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Red Hot Chillie Stepper

So first things first…How amazing are the MedalMad team and their NHS Medal! As an NHS Key worker, I cannot express enough gratitude for the part the Medal Mad team are playing. I certainly speak for myself (and I'm sure many other key workers) when I say how grateful we all are for all the donations, be it money, time, toiletries no matter ho...
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Samples for July 2020 Virtual Challenges

We are delighted to show the samples for the upcoming virtual challenges in July 2020. They all look amazing and we are really happy with how they all look. Have you signed up to one yet? Reserve you place soon as we are experiencing a huge increase in sign ups and challenges are selling out very quickly. Click on the image to find o...
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Run Rabbit 5km 2020

Once upon a time there was a company called MedalMad who loved to inspire and motivate people to be active. They did this by creating amazing virtual challenges and awesome medals for people to earn…. Like this official Peter Rabbit medal!Sign up now and complete the Run Rabbit 5k virtual challenge by walking, running, cycling, swimming or using gy...
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The Power Of Exercise During Lock-Down

Cara Jasmine BradleyHaving previously suffered from an eating disorder, maintaining a healthy relationship with exercise is an imperative ingredient in my ongoing recovery. I have previously blogged about my past struggles with anorexia, whereby I described that any enjoyment found in exercise had been replaced by dread, as I started...
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The Brightest Rainbow 5km Virtual Challenge

'The brightest rainbows come from the darkest of storms', pretty apt right?!We are all looking forward to that extra bright rainbow right now and somewhere over the rainbow you might find this beauty of a medal!​We will be donating £2.50 of each entry fee to the Rainbow Trust. Please click HERE for details about the trust.All of us at MedalMad and ...
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I Smashed My Challenge! New MealKids Virtual Activity Challenge

 Smashed It! Activity Challenge 2020This one is a bit of motivation for all the mini superheroes and superheroines out there! We love nothing more than seeing the younger generation enjoying physical activity, in any form, so we have designed a new MedalKids virtual challenge with a bit of a twist….To earn this awesome medal our mini challenge...
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Keep Going!!!

Hello to all of the Medal Mad Family,I just wanted to reach out to all of you in these uncertain times to tell you, as an Ambassador, that you are all amazing continuing to earn your challenge medals in this difficult climate.It is people like yiu who are the inspirations to the running community because you're still pushing yourselves and I'm amaz...
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Dare To Dream 13.1 miles

'All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them?' said a wise man once, the inspiration behind this medal design.Through all the adversity in our lives, all the trouble and obstacles, you should always continue to pursue your dreams. Have the courage and the strength to move forward, push through the hard times to achieve someth...
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The Mini Gauntlet Challenge 20k

Due to the popularity of our Gauntlet 60k and numerous requests for a shorter distance version, also suitable for older children, so we have created The Gauntlet 20k virtual challenge!Use the power of the Gauntlet to motivate you to run further than you have before, starting with your 2k infinity stone and slowly building up your distances tic...
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Adventures in Wonderland 13.1miles Virtual Challenge

Do you often feel like you're in a world of your own? Do you dream of going on an Adventure in Wonderland? Well now you can!.... kind of…..with this 13.1 mile virtual challenge! Use this medal as motivation and take on a half marathon (after-all we're all mad here at MedalMad!).Now don't be late, you have until en...
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Staying Motivated and Keep going.

How to Stay Motivated and Keep Going.I had a couple of topics in mind for my next blog entry, but I felt that given the current global situation I thought I'd talk a bit about how I keep myself going and get my challenges done.Now given everything that's going on with the UK and many other countries on lockdown it and all the news being bad can be ...
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My Couch to 5K Experience

 If someone said to me 4 months ago I'd now be excited to get out for a run and that I can now run 5K I'd have laughed at you. This week I completed my Couch to 5K journey so today I thought I'd share with you some of the thoughts and feelings I had while working through Couch to 5K, as well as some tips I've learnt along the way. Please remem...
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Heroes of the NHS 5km

Support our NHS and sign up to our Heroes of the NHS 5km challenge!About this medalThis medal was first designed by our team in 2016 for Valentines day! The medal itself is a photo frame that you can use to insert any picture you like inside. We have chosen to re-release this medal for our NHS Heroes this time with a new blue ribbon instead of...
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Live and Let Run Virtual Run

Everyone's favourite MI6 agent is back and it's Time to Run!Your mission is to complete 007 miles by the 30th June, anytime, anywhere. Your mission won't be easy and you will need to use your super intelligence, wit and charm to get you through but at the end reward yourself with a martini (shaken not stirred of course) and this awesome medal!Compl...
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Look for the Good Spots in Life!

This quote feels so apt right now. Life feels so uncertain in this current climate with many of us feeling worried about what the future holds for ourselves and for loved ones. So look for the good spots in life! This medal was designed by our very own MedalEmma and we are all so pleased with how this one turned out. We always come up with the conc...
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Go Team Hempsted!!

Working with SchoolsOver the last few weeks (prior to school closures) MedalMad have been working closely with a small local primary school to help get more children running!By supplying medals and resources to the school for each participating child we have motivated 50 children to take part in the school morning running club. The children va...
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Running Through COVID-19

My children have been off school for over a week already due to showing mild symptoms and as a household we are now all in self isolation. We are usually a very active family, my husband owns a martial arts gym and myself and the children bother train their most days, so having to get used to staying home has been frustrating.A few days in and I de...
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Introducing the JUST KEEP GOING 5K!!

You know what you gotta do when life gets you down?Just keep goingJust keep goingJust keep going, going, goingWhat do we do we walk, jog, runOH HO HO How I love to runWhen you WAAAAAANNTTT to run you want to run….And this virtual challenge is designed to do just that, to keep you going through these current difficult times. To keep going walking, r...
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We all start somewhere...the beginnings...

​Since times began I have always struggled with my fitness and how I feel about myself. But...Don't we all??What better way but to take you through my journey on how I got here?!Grab a cuppa, blanket and let me take you through my last few years. 10 years ago I started with horrific back pain, not a "oooooo that hurt" as you bend over to ...
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How Times Change

​If you told a much younger me that one day, I would not only be a regularly active person who hates being stuck inside but also be an ambassador to a virtual race company then I probably wouldn't have believed you.As a child it's no secret that I wasn't the most active. PE was something that had to be done because I was told to and not e...
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What's you Run-spiration?

First of many blogs to come... Today I'm channelling my inner Carrie Bradshaw (except less alcohol, no where near such fab shoes but still the big curly hair!) and writing my first blog as a Medal Mad Ambassador! *screams*I'm watching 100 Kilo Kids: Obesity SOS (Channel 4) and it's giving me some interesting food for thought... pun intended.Ex...
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How Did I Get Here? Complete Beginner to Half Marathon

 Running was never something I enjoyed at school. I used to loathe sports day, I used to loathe when our PE teachers made us run around the whole school playing field... twice! But right now I'm training for a half marathon!I started running last year, but it only lasted around 3 months, when work got busy for me I stopped. I'm determined this...
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Shark Week: New Challenge for 2020

"Live every week like it is shark week".Be determined, be hungry and make the most of your opportunities. Cover 10KM to earn this amazing medal. You can do the challenge in parts or as a whole 10KM. Enter your time as you submit your evidence to be displayed on the Race Results.Challenge starts on the 1st of August 2020, evidence can be submitted e...
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MedalMad Reward: Runderwear 20% Off Voucher

We are delighted to have Runderwear partner with us to off the MedalMad community a chance to save 20% on their amazing range of active underwear. To claim you reward just head to our new rewards page and use your MedalMad points to claim your voucher. Points are earned when you complete a MedalMad challenge. Terms and conditions app...
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War Horses 5KM 2020 Virtual Challenge

We are delighted to release the fifth and final design of our Postage Collection Set. The design this year is in honour of all the animals that serve and have given their lives in the defence of us all. We felt this was a fitting design to finish this collection on. We hope you will take on the virtual race and set your own targ...
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Major New Updates for 2020

We have added some great new features for 2020.Rewards Points - Use your reward points to save on products and vouchers. More info HERE.MedalMad Personalised Member Medals - You can now claim your member medals with your MedalMad points. Starting from the 1st of February for all new levels reached from this date onwards. New Marketplace - Wher...
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Do You Dare to Dream????????

 Check out this latest challenge!! Do you dare to dream to run, walk, swim, cycle or use the gym to cover the 13.1 miles to earn this amazing medal? Take on this virtual challenge from anywhere in the world and join 10'000s reaching their running and fitness goals. It may be a virtual challenge but this amazing medal is real, an...
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New Challenges For April 2020!

​Take a peak at our newest samples to arrive at MedalMad HQ, for April 2020.Ranging from 5k up to 10 miles, maybe you could attempt all three? Put a spring in your step and start April as you mean to go on!  Rise Above 10 Miles  Moving Mountains 10KM  New Beginning 5KM 
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Happy New Year 2020

​Happy New Year!!!!!!​We hope you had an amazing 2019 and even more we wish you a fantastic 2020. 2019 at MedalMad was an amazing year with over 20,000 live members now part of MedalMad from across the world. We also moved into our own office and warehouse space to allow us to meet the demand for our challenges. Will we be slowing down in 2020...
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New For 2020 @ MedalMad

Well MedalMadders another year draws to a close. We hope you have had a great 2019 and that you will have a great time this Christmas. 2019 saw a fair few changes for MedalMad. A new home in our own warehouse was the biggest change, one that has allowed us to grow this year.So what is new for 2020, well a lot, so much in fact we are ...
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MedalMad @ National Running Show 2020

As 2019 is coming to an end here at MedalMad we are looking forward to an exciting start to 2020 with the National Running Show 2020 in Birmingham!The 2019 show was a big success and we loved meeting and chatting to many of you on our stand. If you are attending the 2020 show on January 25th or 26th 2020 then please visit us on stand D62! The compl...
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RED OR WED This January?

Looking to get 2020 off to a great start? Need that extra bit of motivation, other than our amazing medals? Well why not join either the Run Every Day virtual team or the Walk Every Day virtual team and see if your steps or strides can help the team to top the leaderboard. Join teammates from all around the world. We are having a bit of f...
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Jingle All the Way to Christmas 2019

 The Christmas break is fast approaching and many of us will be looking forward to celebrating with friends and family, drinking and eating all of our favourite things, snuggling up on the sofa and watching festive films that take us back to the days of our childhood. But how many of us keep up with our regular running / fitness regime over th...
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Black Friday Sale

 Welcome to our Black Friday Sale for 2019. One of our biggest sales of the year, designed to help you finish 2019 strong and set up a great start to 2020. We have some many new features to MedalMad which will make taking your virtual challenges with us the number 1 choice. Apart from the already amazing medals, excellent speedy serv...
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The Perfect Christmas Gifts for Runners!

Are you stumped as to what to get for the runner in your life this Christmas? Well look no further! Here is our Top 10 gifts for runners this Christmas, to suit all budgets (or maybe add these ideas to your Christmas wish list?!) . SOCKS – runners always need socks (well who doesn't?! where the flip do they go?!). There are many running socks on th...
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MedalKids Challenge Review!

Amelia and Jesse are so happy that they have their new medals from MedalMad they absolutely love them.Amelia had to run 3k to earn her medal and certificate. She really loves her Mad as a March Hare 3k medal. Jesse had to run 5k to earn his medal and certificate, he absolutely loves his You got a friend 5k medal.We love MedalMad ...
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Stretching, Do You Make Time?

Why is stretching good for Runners?We all know that we should stretch after exercise, that it's good for us, but we are also all guilty of going for a long run and then 'not having time' or 'forgetting' to do our stretches afterwards. So just how important is stretching for runners and how often should we stretch? Stretching is good for everyone, b...
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Baby It's Cold Outside

​Baby its cold outside -who wants to go out running?!Are the shorter days and the cold, wet weather making you ditch your trainers and instead snuggle up on the sofa in your pj's with a nice mug of steaming hot chocolate and binge watch that latest hit TV series? Who could blame you?! It's that time of year that we all start to feel like hibernatin...
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FAQ - Joining Multiple Challenges

How many MedalMad challenges do you take on at a time? We have so many amazing medals, choosing a race or one of our anytime challenges can be really tricky!  If you purchase more than one of the same medal in an order, by changing the quantity - only one challenge will show on your account - but the evidence you submit will rel...
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October Races Results

We hope you all had a great October of being active. Whether you ran, walked, cycled, used the gym or swam we hope your challenge kept you motivated.  See below the top of the running race results for Wings of Transformation, Scream if You Want to Run Faster, The Strength of the Wolf and So Serious.Check out the app for more res...
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November's Virtual Challenges

​Can you believe that it is November already!?! One big clue is that is colder and so much darker. Finding the motivation to get out and reach your running and fitness goals can be challenging. So this may be the time to find that extra bit of motivation. This month we have some amazing challenges with awesome medals. Check out which one may g...
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Darker Nights

Autumn is now upon on us and we will soon be in the grips of winter. With the days becoming shorter and the nights becoming longer many of us will soon be struggling to fit in our miles during daylight hours. When out in the dark we all need to take more care to ensure that we stay safe whilst walking, running and cycling. Read on for the MedalMad ...
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New Virtual Races for May and One for June 2020

 We have launched two new virtual races for May and One for June 2020. Early bird £10 for the first 50 challengers.You can take on these challenges as virtual runners, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and even in the gym. You can of course take on these virtual races in parts and work your way up.So take a look at these new design an...
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The MedalMad Shelf to 5k ‘How To’ Guide

Here are our suggestions on how to use our Shelf to 5k medal challenge with your Elf on the Shelf;​Decide when you would like to complete the challenge with your child and if this will be done in parts or in one go. It might be a good idea to check the weather forecast in advance!Print off our LETTER FROM ELF and ELF COLOURING TRACKER sheet from th...
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OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT - RACHEL ATACK

So here are a few of my medals, most are from MedalMad! And a few from the great north run and other achievements - 13.1 miles is a long way all in one go!I put my trainers on for the 1st time January 2018, the whole new year new me bull we tell ourselves, haha!I signed up for a challenge where I pledge to do so many miles that month...
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Movement of the Month - Deadlifts

Strength training is important to help improve your running ability; it helps improve your power, flexibility and stability whilst also helping to prevent injury.The deadlift strengthens the glutes and hamstrings whilst also strengthening the posteria chain – great for runner's stability, overall strength and injury prevention – creating an upright...
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New Virtual Races for April 2020

 We have launched three new virtual races for April 2020. You can take on these challenges as virtual runners, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and even in the gym. We have tried to cover a wide range of virtual race distances including a 5KM, 10KM and a bit longer 10 mile race. You can of course take on these virtual races in parts and w...
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FAQ - Can I do A MedalMad Challenge In Parts?

​Here at MedalMad we have challenges ranging from 5K all the way up to 1000 miles, now unless you are superhuman, 1000 miles in one go is a bit of an ask...!We allow challengers to submit evidence in parts for all of our challenges - whether it is a 5k, Marathon or 1000 miles, challenges can be done at your pace and split in to as ma...
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MedalMad Membership for 2020

 Set up 2020 for your best year of running and fitness.Join us on our monthly target challenges and earn your FREE, BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD personalised medals, perhaps even more. You can also earn you member stars from doing any of our challenges.Select your distance for each month by using the dropdown below. Select first 6 (Jan to June) for...
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Win a Garmin Forerunner 235 in Our Vlog or Blog Challenge

 Looking for a new running watch to set you up for 2020?Then why not enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a Garmin Forerunner 235 and £60 of MedalMad vouchers.To enter simply vlog or blog (with pictures) a MedalMad challenge, from start to finish. It can be any challenge that you are doing. We would like you to be as cr...
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September 2019 Virtual Race Results

Check out two of September's virtual race results. You can find the further results and other races from September and now October in the app under Race Results.Well done to everyone who completed the races and an extra well done to those who managed to get to the top of the table.  October Races
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End of September Beginning of October

 As the month draws to an end we hope you have reached your goals this month. Se below for what virtual races and challenges are coming up next month, what is closing on Monday and what is selling quick. We have some great challenges for you!Closing Soon   Starting Soon Selling Quick
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Hit My Target - September!

Well done to everyone who signed up for our September HIT MY TARGET challenge and completed their chosen miles! We hope you enjoyed this new type of challenge and love your engraved medal as much as Zoe in our office does! Zoe set herself the target of running 50 miles in the month of September and we are very pleased to say that she HIT her TARGET...
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Some Basic Running Tips to Get You Started

Getting started can be the first hurdle and where do you start? Running can be a great way to start your new fitness regime. You can start slow, walking, and build up. But here are some basic tips to get you started. Remember virtual running is only that name. Virtual running gives you the freedom to take part in challenges anywhere and anytime, bu...
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FAQ - How To Use The App To Upload Evidence

See the below guide on how to use the upload feature in the app. Should the app not upload or the connection stop please close the app and try again. This can happen during very busy time when lots of people are submitting evidence. So please check your internet connection and retry later. Please make sure when signing in you put in your full email...
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Lunge Your Way To Stronger Legs!

 The MedalMad Movement of the Month (MOM)This month we are focusing on Lunges.Regular strength training exercises can help with endurance, speed and injury prevention. Lunges help to strengthen key running muscles, the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes, whilst stretching others such as hip flexors. This will help to lengthen your stride and im...
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Virtual Race or a Virtual Challenge?

We have made some changes to the website over the last few weeks. So we wanted to explain the difference between a virtual race and a virtual challenge. We now have over 50 races and challenges you can take part in on MedalMad. Some are in the various virtual anytime challenges dropdown sections and others are in the virtual rac...
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Race Results for August's Virtual Challenges

Well done to everyone who took on a virtual race in August. We do hope you love your medal. Below you will find the results for the August racesIf you want to know where you finished please go to the app and click on Race Results. August challenge results will be available till the end of September on the app.The results be...
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12 Weeks till Christmas Challenge 2019

We are delighted to release our 2019 12 Weeks till Christmas challenge. Set yourself a target of how many miles you want to cover between the 30th of September and the 22nd of December, then use our free downloadable sheet to record your weekly miles. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, gym or a bit of everything. Just add your target in...
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Motivational Running Book Reads!

​September has arrived and the evenings are already getting darker. ( how did that happen? ) Motivation around this time of year - as the days start to get colder and darker - can be hard to keep.We have found an article on the top 10 motivational books to have a read of, we would like to think our challenges...
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Roald Dahl Day - The Fantasic 5k!

Roald Dahl was born in September, this year we celebrate all things Roald Dahl on the 13th September. If he were alive today, he'd be 102 years old!We have a number of book inspired virtual challenges to keep you active - but a couple inspired by the main man himself. The Fantastic 5K is one of them, and is now live for September - w...
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The Fastest And Furthest August!

 The Fastest and The Furthest!At the start of every month we will be showing you the Top 5 MedalMadder's who ran the fastest 5k challenge and the Top 5 who covered the furthest distance – Just for fun!!Data is collated for the previous month, for all challenges submitted through the app only. Here are the results for August! Were you The Faste...
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SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHELLE CARROLL

 I was always the girl who hated to exercise, hated to walk never mind run! I had put on a lot of weight and was extremely unhappy with myself.I started a weight loss program in August 2018 and just focused on my food intake. I had secretly always wanted to be able to run long distances, come Christmas 2018 I'd lost 2stone in weight ...
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September Virtual Races Are Underway

That's right September is here already!!! So if you have signed up for one of the September virtual races it is time to start clocking up those miles. Do not forget that the races have till the end of the month to complete. But with all out virtual races you can do it anytime and anywhere in the month of the race. You can of course take o...
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The MedalMad Gold Star

Who remembers the feeling of getting a gold star at school?? Well we have the next best thing, a gold star for being an amazing virtual runner, virtual walker, swimmer, cyclist or a bit of everything. As our community has grown to over 17,000 members so have the number of amazing challengers who have achieved the Gold Star in the MedalMad...
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This Roarsome Looking Medal Is Now An Anytime Challenge!

The new version of The Lion King has become the tenth highest-grossing film of all time. Released a month ago, Disney's film is a remake of its own 1994 animated film. If you've been Lion around...and you missed our Roarsome 'Hakuna Matata' 5k challenge, have no fear this challenge is now available ...
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Do You Have A Favourite Running Place?

 Do you have a favourite running place?Earlier this week the MedalMad CEO Mike Squire posted a picture of himself after a run in Bergerac, France, and asked you all if you had a favourite place to run?Mike has been on a family holiday in Bergerac but couldn't resist lacing up his running shoes for an early morning run in the beautiful scenic l...
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AUGUST SPOTLIGHT : PETE TOTT

Hey there fellow runners! I'm Pete, I'm 36 and I've been running for 4 years now, ironically I became a runner through drinking our favourite beverage... alcohol haha!A half marathon was my first official race, I threw myself into the lions den, finished my first half with virtually zero training plus being a chunky monkey in 2hrs 45mins. Roll...
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Anytime Challenges Have Grown!

More Anytime challenge are now available on our website and app!!! Yey!Virtual Running and Fitness Challenges are about motivating people to be active and stay active – anywhere, anytime anyplace! We also wanted to offer you more variety and more exciting challenges than any other virtual running site. So we thought, why limit you lovely ...
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Runners World

Take a look at September's issue of Runners World! An interesting article about virtual running – quoting MedalMad's very own CEO Mike Squire! Nice to read the positive comments about MedalMad. We love what we do here and will keep inspiring and motivating you all to achieve you fitness goals by bringing you amazing bling and exciting challeng...
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The Fastest And Furthest July!

 Introducing The Fastest and The Furthest!At the start of every month we will be showing you the Top 5 MedalMadder's who ran the fastest 5k challenge and the Top 5 who covered the furthest distance – Just for fun!!Data is collated for the previous month, for all challenges submitted through the app only. Here are the results for July! Were you...
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Race Results for July's Virtual Challenges

Well done to everyone who took on a virtual challenge and race in July. We do hope you love your medal. Below you will find a the top 12 for all of July's races and times. If you want to know where you finished please go to the app and click on Race Results. July challenge results will be available till the end of August on the app.The re...
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Can You Believe It? It is the End of July Already!!

 Wow! can it really be the end of July already?!!? Well the end of the month means two things in the world of MedalMad. 1) Evidence deadline for July challenges. Do not be one of those who misses out. Submit your evidence to claim your medal. If you are using the app just log back in and upload your evidence. If you are using the website click...
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A Squat Could Be a Runners Best Friend!

Most runners know that an element of strength training in their training plan is important to help with endurance, speed and injury prevention. But how many of us actually know or practice strength training exercises on a regular basis? And what exercises should you be doing?One of the most important strength exercises a runner can do is The Squat....
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2019 Big Challenge Discounts

As we enter the second part of 2019 we are offering 33% off our big distance challenges to keep you going for the rest of the year. We are also offering 33% off our new Hit My Target September challenge, where you can choose your target for September. It is a new type of challenge for us and we hope you enjoy it.So for £8 you can find an extra...
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A Little August Treat!

 With July almost coming to an end we thought we would give all our August challengers a little added motivation to complete their challenges... If you have already signed up to an August challenge or are thinking about it - DO IT!We are sending out 20% discount codes in each medal package that is sent during August, if that isn't en...
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MedalKids Free Downloads and Things to Do This Summer

​As summer draws near we thought we would put together some activities that you can do with the kids. Some at home and other events that we have found going on this summer, that would be great for the family. We have included in this blog the Bug Hunt and the Scavenger Hunt download sheets.  Bug Hunt ​The Bug hunt is a family favourite an...
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JULY SPOTLIGHT: DANIEL MILLER

Daniel Miller Since joining MedalMad, 5 months ago, I have made a lot of progress. I wasn't very active and I tried visiting the gym but things always got in the way and I lost focus. After completing my first ever 5K, without training, I felt a great sense of achievement. The medals are there to see each and everyday,...
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2020 Virtual Races and Challenge Bundles

As we head into the second part of 2019 we are already planning 2020 virtual races and challenges. It is 6 months away, but we all know how time flies. We also want to offer some great deals on members who sign up to multiple virtual races and challenges with us. As such we wanted to get our bundle offers out there, so people do not ...
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MedalMad's New Leaderboard

Please update your app to the latest version in your app or play store. See what changes we have made below;1.NEW LEADERBOARD FEATUREWe are delighted to launch our new leaderboard for the MedalMad app. This leaderboard is based on points you earn for completing challenges.Points are also awarded based upon the type of activity you have chosen to co...
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The Run Wild 25 Mile Virtual Challenge

Have you seen this medal? It's just arrived in our office ready for the 35 mile virtual challenge in November. Run wild and free to earn this amazing medal, one that would look amazing amongst your collection. Of course you can also walk, cycle or even swim to earn this medal or a bit of everything.Many will of course will take on this challen...
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MedalKids Challenge Packs

The MedalKids challenge packs are back in stock. Make sure you buy yours if you are looking to keep the kids active. We have four packs at the moment and we will be releasing more very soon. Click on the images below to go to the packs in our new marketplace, if you have earned some reward points through your MedalMad chall...
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Contender Ready, Worth Running For, SkyRunner and Runners of the Lost Ark Virtual Races

These are 2020 challenges, which is some way off, but the designs are amazing so we wanted to share them with you. We have looked at creating a number of challenges which have a big target to reach. So of course like all our virtual races you can complete these in parts. Click on the images for more details about each of these challenges. We do hop...
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The X-Run 10KM Virtual Race

Welcome to our 10K X-Run Virtual Race! Show us your super power by completing this challenge and earning this amazing medal. You can run, walk, cycle or use the gym to complete this challenge. You can also break it down and do it in parts. Take on this virtual race as a personal challenge or a race and add your time to the challenge ...
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Charity Virtual Runs

What You Get ​Dedicated account managerMedal design and productionPromotion on MedalMad website, social media and appGroup page on MedalMad websiteEvidence management and medal shippingCustomer serviceMonthly revenueAll you need to do is have an idea what you would like your charity medal to look like and what type of challenge. ...
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Get Back to Running Gets a Part II Virtual Race

We are delighted to have released our new Back to Running medal from 2020. Following on from the success of one of our biggest virtual races, Get Back to Running, we have released the next in the series. This one also comes with a the optional Back to Running Tech T-shirt. Launched for January 2020 to help everyone get back to t...
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Win a Garmin Forerunner 235, £50 of SportsShoes.com Vouchers and More.....

It would not be a Medalmad birthday without a giveaway competition. You could be in with a chance of winning a bundle of goodies including a Garmin Forerunner 235, £50 Sportsshoes,com vouchers, £36 of MedalMad vouchers, MedalMad top and MedalMad medal hanger. With this bundle being a virtual runner, walker, swimmer or cyclist cannot be easier.All y...
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