Race Medals & Mementos

How Do You Display Yours ????

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03/10/2002 at 16:11
I realise that few of us are racing for 1st 2nd 3rd place but we are obviously proud to receive medals/mementos as recognition of our participation and achievement in finishing races regardless of time taken or position in the results column.

Boringly my medals are currently hanging on a hook in the kitchen and I was wondering what original/unusual ways you all have of displaying yours.

Do you have so many that they now end up discarded in a drawer ?

Are they hanging round the neck of your favourite cuddly toy ?

Do you fashion them into wind chimes to annoy the neighbours ?

I’d like to show my medals off somehow without being too showy. Any ideas ?
03/10/2002 at 16:17
A very similar thread came up on the old old forum, way back in the days when, if more than 5 messages a day went on, it was busy. I revealed that occasionally, I put them all around my neck and stand in front of the mirror. I seem to remember that there were some rather humerous replies as to what other people do with theirs.
03/10/2002 at 16:28
I have only ran 2 races. The first one I got a plastic pen, my 5 year old was very happy. Second race I got a bottle of shower gel, on display in the bathroom.
03/10/2002 at 16:39
I have one second place running trophy & 2 London marathon medals that sit proudly on the mantle piece above the fire, surounded on both sides by shelves of countless cups & trophies that Mrs P has won at national Tae kwondo competitions ....... one day one day.

I was once part of a team that won a cup the size of the FA cup & was allowed to keep the cup for 3 months. Just before I had to give it back I got all of medals from their shoebox & had my photo taken with the lot
03/10/2002 at 16:43
My medals hang over the end of the bannister, so that anyone entering the house can see them as they come through the door.

Always assuming there isn't a coat hanging over them (which is usually the case).

I have 2 china coasters from the Nairn triathlon 2000 and 2001, which are proudly displayed in the kitchen.
03/10/2002 at 17:24
Mine all hang off my wine rack. Whenever I reach for a bottle of Blue Nun, they serve as a poignant reminder of what can be achieved despite my enormous consumption of wine!

My pride and joy though is my race numbers. I keep them all and when I have enough, put them all in huge clip frames to create a rather eye-catching montage which hangs above my stairs!
03/10/2002 at 17:26
Major ones - PBs, FLMs etc are on display on a notice board - must get a display cabinet/clip frame. I tend to keep race numbers too.

Others I'm not that fussed about - generally sit in a drawer.

Iain
03/10/2002 at 17:45
Mine I'm afraid are in my knicker drawer .. with the numbers. So if there are any good ideas ??
03/10/2002 at 19:40
Mine are hanging on a hook in one of the spare bedrooms (mine are not for any 1st/2nd/3rd placings though... they're ust for participation!!!).. Anyway, not touting for business here, but my hubby has his own picture framing business and regularly makes display type frames for medals - they're very attractive, in a box type frame, mounted on a velvety material...oh so how come he hasn't offered to frame mine then???!!!!
Michelle x
03/10/2002 at 20:09
I hang my medals on the kitchen notice board even the ones I got way back in 1984 (Before children). My race numbers I put the date and time ran on the back and file away in drawer, my favourite in from the Great Cumbrian Run (1983) which is made of grey slate.
03/10/2002 at 20:18
I keep the ones from races of half marathon or longer hanging from coat hooks in the hallway. Plaques and statuette wotsits fill up spare space on book shelves.

After 15 years' running and racing the medals from shorter races don't seem so important - altho' they did at the time - they're in a box somewhere I think. Or they may have been chucked out at divorce time (by me - not ex - got a bit deranged).

Save numbers too but don't know why - just keep 'em in a file, with the pre-race instructions and results. Sounds a little sad doesn't it!

richk
03/10/2002 at 20:40
Mine are in a drawer in the desk in the spare room, which I think is a shame as I'm proud of them! I think my Windsor HM one from last Sunday will have to come out though as it was my very first HM and I was so pleased with my time - my husband's dislike of 'clutter' can be overruled on this occasion! I like the wine rack idea.....
03/10/2002 at 23:17
What would Life Laundry make of this thread?

03/10/2002 at 23:26
Chucked them all in a box somewhere (except this year's FLM 2002 "22nd London Marathon which is still hanging in the hallway)
03/10/2002 at 23:56
Hanging from a notice board in the kitchen next to the menus for the local chinese & indian, window cleaners bill and other vital info. Don't seem to get as many nowadays, mainly teeshirts. What d'you all do with them? also what other weird & wonderful momentos have others received? Key fob, clock, flask, towel and bugger all (from the east hull 20) are amongst my collection (or not!)
Trogs    pirate
04/10/2002 at 00:41
Mine are currently sat in a box along with relevant photo's, race certificates, numbers, etc. The plan is to get them framed for display somewhere discreet like the downstairs loo :)
04/10/2002 at 08:42
Mine (and the missus' too) all hang over the central heating thermostat - however, I am a touch concerned that, having done quite a few events now, there's a risk that the thermostat may not have the strength to support them all soon!
WildWill    pirate
04/10/2002 at 08:46
I wear the t-shirts for training in

And the wife puts other stuff, such as meddles engraved glassware etc on a dresser in the spare room
04/10/2002 at 11:30
Currently hanging over the corner of the bookcase in the study behind me. However they are becoming numerous........
hang on I'll go and count them .....

21 + 5 London and 1 NY medal in my 'junk' drawer. However as there are now too many I saved my last Asics shoebox and this will become my treasure chest.

Never kept a running number , however Jane M I'm impressed your favourite is made of slate , didn't that make running hard ?
04/10/2002 at 11:54
We have a weird but strangely useful place for all the medals we have acquired over the years, our bathroom door does not have a lock so all the medals are hung over the door knob and when the sound of a very loud wind chime is heard then we know that someone is in the bathroom.
I really should fix that lock!
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