The 100 medal quest

By the time I'm 50

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27/10/2007 at 14:08

For want of a better place, I'm starting this thread to state as a matter of public record that Muttley Jnr (13 and 11/12ths years old) has challenged me to a bet. A fiver of his pocket money says that I can't make it to 100 medals by my 50th birthday in May 2010.

I've been racing since 2000 and have about 50 to date. I'm a non-motorist so many races are out of reach to me, but I still reckon I'm in with a good shout.

I got a medal today at the Burnham Beeches 10K (woo-hoo!), next up is the Grand Union Canal half marathon on 11 November. On the horizon are the Goring and Woodcote 10K, Wokingham Half, Goring 10K, Reading Half, Bracknell Half .... and I'm sure I'll find a few more in between.

That fiver's got my name written all over it already ...

Wish me luck! 

27/10/2007 at 14:11

Muttley get your self and muttley junior to Man V horse next year. You can do the relay team race and do 7 miles but still get the bling medal.

Train to south wales but I'm sure you can jump on the transport that will be arranged this end.

Good luck in your quest.

27/10/2007 at 14:12
Hope you do it   go on son
27/10/2007 at 14:48
Good luck with that Muttley,
27/10/2007 at 16:20

I'm off to count my medals now.

BTW if you want to race the train, man vs horse, the beast, the Snowdon run (not marathon) or  Roman Run I go past your neck of the woods and woulld be glad of the company. As long as you keep your veiws on Helly Hansons use of real fur to yourself.

Maybe you could complete your quest with a 100K?

27/10/2007 at 16:25

Does that mean you will only run races that give a medal now?

Robin Hood has a nice chunky medal for both half and full. 

27/10/2007 at 20:54

Right, I've done an audit and the current count is 57.

8 marathons, 12 10Ks, 34 half marathons and 3 other distances. Total racing distance 750 and a half miles.

Forty-three to go in 30 months. Easy .... 

27/10/2007 at 21:01
Do mugs, tankards, tee-shirts, glasses and the like count?
28/10/2007 at 07:43
Ah, that's a slightly contentious issue. I've got a few T-shirts and glasses but haven't counted them because the whole bet is centred specifically on medals. (It's a running joke in our house that all my medals get hung round the neck of a large Muttley cuddly toy). But I have counted a small plaque and also a couple of medal-type brasses in presentation wallets. They're not on ribbons so can't be draped round the sniggering hound's neck but I say they're medals. Muttley Jnr disputes this and is trying to backpedal, but I'm having none of it!
28/10/2007 at 07:45
How many of yours did you count, RM? I seem to recall that some of yours are not just for turning up and lumbering round the course ...
28/10/2007 at 10:28

Sorry Muttley, I'm with Junior on this. Plaques, horse brasses and the like do not count.

Just face it, you started running too late. Medals are sooo last century!!

Mind you, did Jnr specify if you have to run for them yourself? I have a couple of hundred I could sell you .

30/10/2007 at 22:32

<blows a loud raspberry at Muzzy>

I'll drill holes in the plaques and insert ribbons to turn them into medals

06/11/2007 at 21:07

Medals are a waste of time, they lie in a shoe box.  And you ask what is the point in a womens only road race!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06/11/2007 at 21:26
Do I get a medal if I run in your race? If not, then I'm not interested!
06/11/2007 at 21:34
No you don't sorry, but you can get a t-shirt, a memento, a bottle of wine, bottle of shower gel and other things in the goody bag - now do you want to run!!!!!!
06/11/2007 at 21:38
Erm ... there are two spherical reasons why I wouldn't be welcome among the sistaz
06/11/2007 at 21:41
11/11/2007 at 15:55

Grand Union Canal Half Marathon this morning = medal (and a really nice one )

Tally now 58 ...42 to go in 30 months. Easy ....

11/11/2007 at 19:21
Hmmm I just went and counted my medals - 82. Gulp.
11/11/2007 at 19:24
Maybe we could cut a deal ... Muttley Jnr's not to know ...
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