Medals or no medals?

medals only for the higher placed positions?

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21/11/2012 at 13:19

I enjoy my finishers medals. I bought an engraving tool (under £8 at Lidl) and I engrave each one with my name, time, pacing, age-group placing (and name and date of the event if it's not on the medal). I get a certain amount of pleasure in the visual reminder of my achievements, whether it's a 10K or a 50-miler. And when (hopefully not for many years) I can't run any more, it will be nice to have these mementoes.

Every race will be someone's first race, or their first at that distance, or a PB, or whatever, and will be the one THEY want to remember.

I still run parkruns, and other races without medals, but I like the mementos, and do use find that they trigger memories.

07/12/2012 at 21:04

That's a good idea, might have to get myself an engraver. I love medals. Would not do a race if it did not have one. The parkrun Tshirts are great motivation as well, getting the 50 shirt was a great feeling

09/12/2012 at 17:37

Debra....I agree, I like the visual reminder of my achievements too, especially when I see the ones I'm most proud of. 

I don't have children yet, but I imagine it's always nice to see at the end of a race how proud a child can be wearing mummy or daddy's medal round their necks.....and at that age I can still bend the truth into making them think I got it because I'm good, not because I finished! 

09/12/2012 at 20:06

i would give you a steak pie pete with chips. grow up.

10/12/2012 at 11:37

I did a x-country last week where there were medals for the first 3 in each age category and a Xmas cracker for everyone else.  I came 2nd*, so got a medal.










*there were only 5 in my age category, shhh don't tell anyone

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