Best Medals

Where are the best medals to be found?

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10/05/2011 at 21:32
One of my faves is the one I got for the Brooklands 10K - in the shape of a racing car!!  Certainly original.
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
10/05/2011 at 21:39
Oh wow! Really? Might have to enter that one, suerunner!
10/05/2011 at 21:41
...via 2.09 events, was in March time last year.  The course was good fun too - round the old motor racing circuit!! 
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
10/05/2011 at 21:49
Just Googled it. Doesn't look like they ran it this year - that's a shame!
10/05/2011 at 22:43

Good luck with the challenge, K8

Keep us posted ... the Mundane Thread is probably a good place ... until you get close to the target, when it stops being mundane!

11/05/2011 at 08:11

I've had the pleasure of handling a gold medal from the Sydney Olympics - 'twas very big and heavy.

Unfortunately the guy that won it wouldn't let me keep it

I like the BUPA 10,000 ones best -  they always have London landmarks on the back.

11/05/2011 at 12:00
The Reading Half medal this year - was very nice (good quality & heavy !!)
11/05/2011 at 12:07
Hastings 1/2 do horse brasses instead of medals - and the one that finishers had for Hastings Marathon in 2008 could be considered very rare as that marathon was a one-off - 100 years after the last one. that one I will keep.

and Toughguy also do horse brasses - you certainly earn that one if you do the winter version!!
11/05/2011 at 12:20

I'm not very interested in medals, and the bigger and chunkier they are the less I like them.  I think the VLM one is even nastier than the FLM one was.  Looks like something Jimmy Saville would have worn.

Most seem to be very cheap and poor quality, don't even have the event name on the medal sometimes, and even if they have the name, they often don't have the date (means they can use any left-overs the following year).  British race organisers seem to think that as long as they get a medal out, it doesn't matter if it's crap.

Of the ones I've had that I liked, most have been from overseas events, rather than British.  The Amsterdam Half Marathon was quite nice, and the Transbaie race in northern France does a good medal. 

The Somme Poppy marathon medal is good - enamelled, with a poppy on it (surprise!).`

The nicest English race medal I've got is from the Burham Beeches half a few years ago.

gingerfurball    pirate
11/05/2011 at 12:35
Best medal...hands down...is the one from the Mooathon Half Marathon in Donegal.
11/05/2011 at 13:55
This thread is useless without pictures.
11/05/2011 at 19:37
Does anyone have pictures of these awesome medals?
11/05/2011 at 19:58

Best of mine was my first medal from the Longleat 10K last year. In the shape of a lion's head - fabulous, and also organised by 2:09 events.

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Sadly, this year's medal was naff to say the least - a bog standard use-anywhere medal, with race name & date engraved on the back  

Edited: 11/05/2011 at 20:16
11/05/2011 at 21:28

Disney by far:

11/05/2011 at 22:58

Brooklands 10K

http://www.bespokemedals.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/156x137/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/B/r/Brooklands.png

12/05/2011 at 00:10

The run to the beat HM  medal (2009) was nice, runners legs that were also musical notes. I also like the Eastbourne HM one but didn't think much of the actual run!

 Brighton 10K is by far the worst one I've had. Really cheap looking.

 I love medals. I was so disappointed at the end of Hellrunner not to get one! It's the one thing I keep from all my races. Only one missing is Brighton Half 2009 which I somehow lost.....anyone who diesn't like medals got one of those knocking about they'd like to get rid of?!

12/05/2011 at 12:02

Curses - can't see my photo. Will try again.

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/502743/gallery/medal.jpg?width=350


http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/502743/gallery/medal_0.jpg?width=350


Loving the Brooklands 10K medal -  jealous!

12/05/2011 at 12:19
shine on you crazy diamond wrote (see)

The run to the beat HM  medal (2009) was nice, runners legs that were also musical notes. I also like the Eastbourne HM one but didn't think much of the actual run!

 Brighton 10K is by far the worst one I've had. Really cheap looking.

 I love medals. I was so disappointed at the end of Hellrunner not to get one! It's the one thing I keep from all my races. Only one missing is Brighton Half 2009 which I somehow lost.....anyone who diesn't like medals got one of those knocking about they'd like to get rid of?!

Yep, the Run to the Beat 2009 was a nice medal
13/05/2011 at 13:15

My Favourtite by far is the Birmingham one from 2010. Great detail on it and quite weighty.

To the other extreme, Plymouth one last year was naff, Hope they are better this year.

People say that the Tewkesbury one is supposed to be good. Hopefully if I complete, I'll see it for myself next Sunday

13/05/2011 at 14:08
Race the train medal look like a train
http://www.bespokemedals.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/156x137/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/R/a/RaceForTrain.png

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