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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

This FAQ is about uploading evidence to our app. We have broken this down showing screen grabs for each stage you will go through. *Please note this is just information uploading via the app - not using the tracker - this FAQ will follow. Please make sure when signing in you put in your full email address Type in your password&n...
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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...
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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 r...
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FAQ - When Will My Medal Arrive?

When Will My Medal Arrive?  Here at MedalMad we post out four times a week - A Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Any evidence submitted Thursday (after 11am) Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be verified and despatched out on the following Monday. We do accept early evidence for any of our races - but the medals are n...
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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 b...
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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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Who Is Your Wonder Woman?

September brings the start of our Wonder Half virtual challenge, this got us thinking at MedalMad HQ, about the inspirational women in all of our lives and who is your Wonder Woman?  Maybe your Wonder Woman is a runner, athlete or famous person that inspires you to do and achieve more?  Whether you ...
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Motivational Running Book Reads!

​September has arrived and  the evenings are already getting darker. ( how did that happen?  )  M otivation 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 c...
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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...
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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 Fas...
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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 weigh...
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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 ...
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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 MedalMa...
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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  R oarsome 'Hakuna Matata' 5k challenge, have no fear this challenge is now avail...
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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 sceni...
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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. Rol...
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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 ...
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