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 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...
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 ...
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...
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...
  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...
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...
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...
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...
  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 ...
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 r...