Best Medals

Where are the best medals to be found?

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10/05/2011 at 19:19
Hi fellow runners!! Having just done the Shakespeare Half on Sunday am very pleased with my medal (although it's not quite as good as the 2009 version) so am searching for another half-marathon event where you can pick up a quality medal. Has anyone done either the Coventry half-marathon or Swindon half-marathons? Just wondered if they were quality and what they looked like? My favourite ones are FLM and VLM, plus my medal from the Birmingham half that I did last year! Cheers
10/05/2011 at 19:26
I thought last years nottingham was very good, very chunky with nice detail.  I also did Stratford on Sunday and agree that  the medal was very nice!
10/05/2011 at 19:28
Is Nottingham half or the full monty?
10/05/2011 at 19:41
The VLM ones are my favourite too - they certainly sell well!
10/05/2011 at 19:42
Bupa do some pretty cool medals. I have the Great South run, Bupa 10,000 & Great City run (which they no longer seem to do in London). I'm guessing the GNR would be pretty good too.
10/05/2011 at 19:44
Swindon organise an 8k multi-terrain on the same day as the Half and all runners get the same medal, which is naff anyway.
10/05/2011 at 19:51
Nottingham is a half and a full, the medal I got was for the half.  Its in September if you're interested in doing it.
10/05/2011 at 19:51
I really liked my Berkhamsted half one until I got the identical medal for a 5k I did last month!

Edinburgh marathon relay marathon is my shiniest by far. Pretty chunky too.
10/05/2011 at 20:10
My favourite medal was for a 5K Santa run - a very shiny snowflake shaped medal
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
10/05/2011 at 20:19

My favourite medal was from the Sneyd Striders Christmas Pudding Run. It was shaped like an angry, running Christmas pudding.

Sadly they didn't do medals last year, but we did get a slate coaster with the same angry running Christmas pudding on

10/05/2011 at 20:20
*puts Santa race in diary*
10/05/2011 at 20:49

I can claim to know a thing or two about medals

Of my considerable collection, I think the best are from the Indian Queens Half (rectangular, weighs a tonne and in the form of the flag of St Piran) and the Eden Project Marathon (big enough to eat a pasty from).

But any medal is a good medal.

10/05/2011 at 20:57
Saw the medal for the Disney mara the other week, now that was a serious bit of kit...sadly to far and expensive to enter on the day....
10/05/2011 at 21:08
Your 100 medals before you were 50 inspired my own challenge Muttley, I'm trying for 100 before I'm 30.

I think I'm up to 36 running & 1 bike (which I don't really count). To keep me on target I need to get at least 20 this year, hence my status with how I'm getting on so far.
10/05/2011 at 21:10
Aha Flat footed got there before me. I was just about to say Disney. Both the half and the full marathon medals are awesome and weigh about a ton. It is a long way to go though (most fun one I have ever done though - flew by).
10/05/2011 at 21:14
Don't the Olympic medals have real gold, silver and bronze in them...?
10/05/2011 at 21:15
I thought the Olympic ones were only plated.
10/05/2011 at 21:20
This might help...

http://chemistry.about.com/b/2010/02/16/what-are-olympic-medals-made-of.htm


Mainly silver in the gold it seems!
10/05/2011 at 21:22
When I was little & used to watch the Olympics I always wanted to come 2nd because I preferred silver over gold!

I still don't like yellow gold but I'd definitely go for 1st place now.
10/05/2011 at 21:23
As that piece says, once upon a time silver medals were for winners. I gather from other sites that next year there'll be recycled plastic and computer parts in them...!
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