How do you display your marathon vests and medals?

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01/05/2013 at 17:19

Now im getting a collection, so far 4 charity vests and 4 medals for London and New York  marathon im thinking of maybe  displaying them, just wondered  how those of you that have done the same have done it.

Feel free to share pics.



01/05/2013 at 17:27

Vest get used for decorating  medals in a plastic bag under the bed 

01/05/2013 at 17:38

Medal rack for medals  

Tech tops usually given to my mum for the gym , cotton ones for sleeping in or as dusters... I saw a company that would make cushion covers out of old running tops. 

01/05/2013 at 17:56

Corner of a dusty bookshelf. I've gone for the 'casual' look.


01/05/2013 at 19:21

I hang up my medals for the year (from the kitchen door) and put them away on 1st jan and start again. All the old ones are in a cupboard. However, myrace number and medal from my first marathon last year are still up for every visitor to comment on  

T-shirts become either:

To paint in

To run in

To sleep in 

To give to the charity shop

Edited: 01/05/2013 at 19:22
01/05/2013 at 19:30

My medals get hung round a candlestick  on the mantlepiece for a while then put away in a tin.

My t-shirts get worn around the house at weekends when they are new and worn while I'm colouring my hair when they're old.

01/05/2013 at 19:44

Not quite the same thing but I've got a t-shirt from the 4th plinth "One and Other" project and I never like to wear it in case it looks like I'm fishing for comments... my only medal is tucked away in my watch drawer.

01/05/2013 at 19:54

Medals go on a shelf to collect dust. T- Shirts get put in the gardening / painting pile. 

01/05/2013 at 20:12

Medals in a carrier bag in a cupboard somewhere..(except a few on a shelf in my bedroom some category wins which are few and far between......even   couple of county medals ..when the fast ones were obviously on holiday or injured )

I keep some tee shirts..marathon finishers ones and some others that "mean something' although not sure what  screwed up in a drawer under the bed...and some decent technical teeshirts that you may get ..rarely

I was wearing one at a fitness class 2 weeks ago and didn't even realise what it was till the intstructor pointed out it was about time I treated myself to some new was 2009 !!!!..Snowdonia marathon 

Edited: 01/05/2013 at 20:13
cougie    pirate
01/05/2013 at 20:38
Medals in a drawer or a doorknob. I did see a nice London marathon rack at the expo though.

I don't get charity tees so I run most of my races in the same top.
01/05/2013 at 21:49

i have a 2ft chrome towel holder pole thing from ikea on the wall of my gym room at home, i put my bibs in clip frames too, 9 fit in an A0 frame perfectly, theymake for a colourful and (i think) cool looking wall decoration in a workout room, 

02/05/2013 at 05:55

Medals in a drawer. Vests in back of cupboard. T-shirts sleep/decorate/if nice occasionally wear under jumper etc.

02/05/2013 at 08:32
cougie wrote (see)
I did see a nice London marathon rack at the expo

Nell McAndrew?

02/05/2013 at 08:35

Apparently if you're quick enough you can sell them on Ebay and get enough to cover your entry and accommodation!

02/05/2013 at 09:29

Medals in the sock drawer (sock and medal drawer I suppose), t-shirts often become bike rags.

I may make an exception when I receive my UK and England Marathon Championships (VLM '13) winning team medals. They can stay out. 

02/05/2013 at 09:33

I have numbers from significant races (not just marathons) stuck on my fridge.

I stick those medals that I keep (which is very few) in a drawer.

02/05/2013 at 09:54

Medals are hung around a Mooses' head in the wifes study (dead, stuffed, and fake) .. Moose is also stuffed and not  real.

02/05/2013 at 10:13

Thinking about the moose, it is starting to get a bit loaded up with medals so I need to go and bag myself another one.


I started taking it seriously as a medal display recently. It used to wear an 80's Limal wig that I came home with one night, and that seemed to belittle the medals.

Edited: 02/05/2013 at 10:16
02/05/2013 at 10:23

Quality!  Get a deer with massive antlers.

02/05/2013 at 10:24

Feel free if this is against the forum rules as advertising but seen this and throught it was agreat idea.

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