Do YOU Pity the Fool?

Here at RW, we've amassed quite the medal collection over the years (and in the case of triathletesworld.co.uk Editor Alison, massive great cups from the North Pole as well). And we wholeheartedly pity the fool who doesn't.

But who has the best bling? Who could rival Mr T in the neckwear department? And can any of YOU beat the RW team?

If you think you're up to the challenge, we want to see you show off your medals! Send your photos in this October and we'll add them to the Pity the Fool gallery - with prizes on offer for the runnersworld.co.uk readers with the most outrageous bling.

How to submit your pictures
Email editor@runnersworld.co.uk with the subject line 'I pity the fool!'

Submit your photo to our facebook page

or tweet @runnersworlduk with the hashtag #pitythefool

And now for the T&Cs:

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First up is James Barnard, Multimedia Designer on runnersworld.co.uk and triathletesworld.co.uk

Best piece of bling: Great North Run 2011 - I got a PB (1:41)

Kerry McCarthy, Runner's World UK Senior Writer

Favourite medal: Volcano Half-Marathon 2010, Montserrat. I've never had to work so hard for a medal, and it's made out of ACTUAL VOLCANO.

Dominique Brady, Editorial Assistant Online, runnersworld.co.uk and triathletesworld.co.uk

Best of the bling: Bupa London 10000 2011 - it was an unforgettable race (even though I ran it carrying an injury)

Andy Dixon, Runner's World UK Editor-in-Chief

Favourite medal: Boston Marathon 2011. This is my favourite medal for three reasons: Boston is the most historic modern marathon, I got a personal best time there, and I just think it's an aesthetically very pleasing object – from the unicorn logo to the colours and the thicker-than-average ribbon.

Alice Palmer, runnersworld.co.uk Editor

Favourite medal: The Cyprus 4-Day Challenge, 2009 (I'm holding it up in the picture). It's big, it's heavy, and it took four whole days and 30 miles to earn!

Alison Hamlett, triathletesworld.co.uk Editor

Best bling: New Orleans Marathon 2007 (green and purple ribbon, at the front). It was the year after Hurricane Katrina and it was a crazy race - there was still debris everywhere, the city wasn't quite back on its feet. And because I came third lady, and first in my age group!

North Pole Marathon 2006 (the massive cup) because I came first lady - and it was the North Pole!

Andreia Rola, Advertising Executive

Best bling: Silverstone Half Marathon 2010, my first ever race pacing for RW, I felt so proud that I had managed to help so many runners reach their goal.

Check out your inspiring #pitythefools photos, or if you haven't joined in the medal-toting action yet, check out  the amazing spot prize up for grabs this week if you send in our favourite snap.