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​MedalKids was set up due to the demand for challenges for the younger runners out there. But our aim is not to develop runners for the future, its not even really to help develop running kids. Our aim is to help children to love to be active, to explore the world around them and develop confidence through being active. It is these factors tha...
The Running Hat Virtual run is a challenge for 2019. A total of 50km has to be completed to earn the medal and all the tie charms.  The challenge can be completed by running, walking or cycling. Challenges can also be done in parts and broken down to a level that suits medal and each tie of this virtual run is earned by completing 10...
Living in Portsmouth, it's always been an ambition of mine to run the Great South. Over the years I watched it on the TV and said... "next year". ​ Well this was the year. I've now been running for 16 months so thought that it was the best time to do it. A few weeks ago I did a half marathon, and, if one more person says to me 10 miles is easy if y...
I'm a big fan of the Spice Girls. I have fond memories of dancing around in the living film with my sister and a couple of our friends. I think we may even have done a performance in assembly once! Anyway, the less said about that the better lol. I've decided running is a bit like the Spice Girls: Scary - that moment when everyone starts crossing t...
I'm sure you'll all agree that the mental aspect to running can be as challenging as the physical side, sometimes harder. If you've read my other blog post about the Disney medals you'll know that this is number 3 of a set of 4. That's 75% of them are mine and just 25% to go. That would seem like I've done most of the hard work and only got a bit m...
 I did Berlin too!!! So in the month that Eliud Kipchoge set not only his own personal best but also a world record, I too was setting my own marathon best. And I got a nice shiny Berlin themed medal for it too. I've never ran a marathon (my first one will be London 2019) but I am now two thirds of the way to completing a set of virtual marath...
A little running event took place in London in April. I've followed it on TV since I was young and have been up to watch it live a few times. Yes, of course I am talking about The London Marathon. Like so many others, so far my ballot entry has been rejected, so when I saw that Medalmad were doing a London Underground Marathon Medal I signed up and...
Motivation is one of the mysteries of the world. It is a fluid, variable and fluctuating part of us. What motivates us changes every day, week, month and year. What motivated us in our teens would probably not be so high on our agenda now, well maybe for some. Or what will motivates us in the future will not be what motivates us right now. The firs...
Many of us will have seen or heard people talk about how running 'keeps them sane' or that they would 'go crazy' without it. There is also scientific evidence that agrees! Running does have a positive impact on mental health. The science says that running releases the happy hormones called endorphins, which help us feel good. I'm sure I'm not alone...
This week we are looking at injury and how to cope with it, check out the blog post from our very own Mike who is struggling with injury at the moment. We have a new medal release and some important information for the parents on the benefits of running. MedalMad Team Running with Plantar Fasciitis I have to admit I am not one of those that needs a...