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2017 in medals

2017 in medals

As we are approaching the end of 2017 I collected all the medals from this year, ready to be put away. They are a great reminder of all the running I have done over the past 12 months.

I started the medal collection in February with a night run (in light snow and freezing temperatures) at Osterley Park. It was a fun and definitely different experience, running with head torches, and trying not to trip over the tree roots! The enthusiasm at this event of a particular person, Claudia, who was one of the personal trainers in my outdoor gym group was definitely infectious. Tragically she was killed in a cycle accident later in the year. We all miss her, and whenever I am doing interval runs I think of her.

Two half marathons (best time 2:00:37) and five 10k's (best time 53:41) later and I am very happy with the collection.

Although I haven't posted very much in this forum I have kept up with it, and followed everyone's running journeys with interest and many times with awe. The stories of runners overcoming mental and physical obstacles to achieve amazing things is always inspiring.

Happy New Year everyone, and I hope 2018 brings many happy adventures for you all. Keep on running! 🍾

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Sorry to hear about Claudia, how terribly sad :(

That's a great medal collection, and some fabulous runs! I must take a picture of mine, although I'm not sure I'm ready to put them away yet! May have to get one of those medal hanging thingies...

Happy New Year to you, I wish you all the running success in 2018 - what do you have planned?

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putting your medals away! That's a bit drastic. I am just gonna get another hanger!

Absent friends ey. Sigh. What sadness as we close the year and think about those no longer with us. I lost my running coach to a cycle accident as well. Young man with two young children. It's just heart-breakingly sad isn't it. We remember them often and hope they're looking down on us and cheering us on. We keep running for them, not just for ourselves.

Good luck for next year and may you run injury-free and win much more bling!

Here's to you! x

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Thank you MissW. I am sorry to hear about your loss too.

I put away my medals in a special wooden box my dad made for me when I was a child, shaped like a treasure chest!

I am looking forward to searching around for some interesting looking races, preferably with some pretty medals!

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Thank you Roseabi. I also stick all my race numbers to the fridge door with magnets - they come off too, and I throw them away, although it pains me to do it!

The only definite date so far for 2018 is the Ealing half marathon in September. I am going to a little bit of race searching this week!

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Enjoy! :)

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What a lovely collection! Why do they only do serious medals here? I love the Xmas one. Sorry to hear about your trainer. It's good that you keep her with you when you run.

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Thank you C3PO . Although it's a bit silly, getting that Christmas pudding one made sloshing through icy puddles for an hour seem (almost!) worth it!

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Sorry to hear about your trainer - that's a great collection tho'.

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Thank you ancientrunner - they hang on a kitchen door handle and there's a satisfying jingle whenever I open it!

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I keep my race number with a race photo and myasics plan and file them in a clear plastic sleeve Daft I know but it makes me happy. They are in a magazine holder on the shelf ☺️

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Wow! That is way too organised for me! Lovely to look back on though.

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I like that solution! I finally put up my medal hanger today, but keep my race numbers as well, and have been wondering what to do with them.

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Gorgeous Bling ! You definitely need a metal hanger . I love looking at mine , it makes me realise how blessed I am to be able to run and take part in events

Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2018 ! :-) xxx

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Thank you poppypug . I have thought about getting a hanger - maybe this year I will!

Happy new year to you too!

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You have done a great job loads of lovely medals. I might go for that Eastbourne one this year!

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Thanks! The Eastbourne run was good fun, go for it!

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