What do you do with your medals?

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25/03/2009 at 10:51
I have been doing 4 or 5 races a year now for the past 5 years and have accumulated quite a few medals (which are now lying in a drawer at home).  Some runners must have literally hundreds of them, does anyone display them at home, and if so how?  Would be interested to hear everyones thoughts on this.
25/03/2009 at 11:04
Finishers medals I don't tend to keep - anything like a winners medal or whatever (not got any for running surprisingly) I put away safe somewhere.
25/03/2009 at 11:15

I chuck mine in the bin.  

25/03/2009 at 11:21

I put them in a tall vase on the shelf. Holds loads and all the different coloured ribbons make for a nice visual effect.

My marathon medals are in a little wooden display box that was a couple of quid from Ikea and my marathon numbers are framed on the wall with the times underneath.

 Celebrate your achievements guys!

25/03/2009 at 11:36

I've thrown some away - some are so naff!  Others I've kept, but in the back of a drawer. 

I've got the numbers from significant races stuck on my fridge.

25/03/2009 at 11:41
Don't interest me, therefore I  bin them or even better avoid getting one in the first place.
25/03/2009 at 11:44
I only have 2 so far but I think my wife is going to get all art and crafty and do me up a nice box/ album for them all to go in
25/03/2009 at 11:51

finishers medals and place medals for minor races are all in a shoe box. Trophies are on a couple of high shelves in the lounge with regional, national and 2 international medals hanging off them.


I haven't raced for ages so they are looking down at me ............ frowning

25/03/2009 at 12:05

I have my medals hanging from a rubber plant. I call it my tree of success. It does look rubbish though!

I like medals and always feel a little disappointed if I don’t get one after a race.

25/03/2009 at 12:05

How can anyone not love medals?


I keep mine (all 75 of them, yes I do keep a count) round the neck of a large plush version of my alter ego. And I refuse to accept that it is in any way sad, so there.

25/03/2009 at 12:15
I give them to the kids, they take turns in getting them, and the girl NGL was gutted this weekend when I got a hoodie instead of a medal. (They didn't get my IM medal though and probably won't get my FLM one)
25/03/2009 at 12:26
I give them to my dear old mother who makes wind chimes out of them ....ahhh
25/03/2009 at 12:43

Hi everyone

my daugher use medals playing with hers barbies. Medals are not importan for me . Running to feel  well and joking with my friends are important when i met them for ours training sessions  . Mybe i prefer t-shirt that remember my the contest . I can use during my session training or my sons to go out with their friends , too.

good run



LIVERBIRD    pirate
25/03/2009 at 12:53

Mr LB wants to get some sort of a display case made for his 5 world marathon major medals. We saw somewhere in the US that did them but shipping was more expensive than the actual case!

If anybody DOES know somewhere that does this, I'd be interested....

Other than that, they're all flung in a drawer.....

25/03/2009 at 13:00

Mine used to hang off the sides of mirrors when home was a Batchelor pad...strangely enough seem to be on show in the bottom drawer in the bedroom now.

still have some trophies on show properly (well sort of) from when I was kid - just to show that at some point that I did manage to blag some.

Not many medals given out these days around these parts.  Its all chamois leathers (sorry T-shirts) or lumps of cheese!!

LIVERBIRD    pirate
25/03/2009 at 13:02
stuart72 wrote (see)

  Its all chamois leathers (sorry T-shirts) or lumps of cheese!!

Nighties in this house.......
25/03/2009 at 13:06

I haven't got the legs for nighties.  got the moobs though !!

ImRio    pirate
25/03/2009 at 13:11
My first FLM one is in a special box with every bit of paperwork, charity tshirt etc but everything else is slung in a bag (including subsequent ones) at the bottom of my wardrobe
25/03/2009 at 13:17
I used to keep them in a drawer but now have them hung on a wooden shelfing unit that I made *beams proudly* with various other trophies and medals in the auspicious position of .... the utilitly room.
25/03/2009 at 13:29

Not all trophies are bad . Some of mine t-shirts (good cotton and colors) of last old M i use for my training . Other friends do it ,too. If the cotton is bad i don't use .certanly.



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