Your favourite medal or other race memento

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  • Pretty chuffed with my Welsh slate coaster from yesterdays Snowdonia Marathon. 

  • my fave medal has to be my NDW , but my most useful momento is a thermos mug with club name from a local 10k!

  • Most useful memento I have is a thin hi-viz Ron Hill running jacket I got for marshalling at the WHW. Favourite medal would be the handmade wooden one I got at the D33 - my first ultra - last year.

  • Home made apple crumble, soup, sandwiches and cakes have been pretty useful and very well received in place of medals at events like Belvoir Challenge and Seagrave Wold Challenge too!

  • I have had a couple of useful items. A handy towel from the Cardiff Half that I use for spin sessions and a stylish buff from the Pensford 10K. 

    I've chosen to do the Avebury 8 because I'm told the pottery mug is very nice.

  • For me it's my first Ultra medal from the Lakeland 50... Very hard earned.
  • London Ultra 50K LARGE mug is very useful! All the running Ts are useful as well, of course. I do like my leaf-shaped wooden medals from Royal Parks Half 2010 & 2011.

  • i'm with RWD. I don't usually like medals but the wooden D33 one (courtesy of hurricane bawbag) was cute.

    i usually like mugs, flasks, etc. something i can use. i only want a medal if i WIN image

  • I have a wine decanter from the Marathon du Medoc.  Not very useful, but looks quite nice.

    I can happily live without medals.

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    My most useful memento is a rubbish sack from the eco trail de Brussel. It fits on my waistband and is great for putting empty gel sachets in.... as well the excellent sports bag I got from the medoc marathon.

    I love medals. That is all.

  • Old Colin wrote (see)

     

    I've chosen to do the Avebury 8 because I'm told the pottery mug is very nice.


    i think you get a momento of nice pottery from the Marlborough ultra too if i remember rightly.

  • I don't have a favourite really. I like to keep race numbers and the number from Lakeland 100 in 2011 is probably the nicest of the bunch image

    Dartmoor Discovery does a pretty good tshirt too!

  • sad as it appears i keep all my race numbers too-gawd knows why because they mostly look the sameimage i think my NDW is the most crumpled and dusty though, thats the best one.image

  • loulabell wrote (see)
    Old Colin wrote (see)

     

    I've chosen to do the Avebury 8 because I'm told the pottery mug is very nice.


    i think you get a momento of nice pottery from the Marlborough ultra too if i remember rightly.

    If you get mug for jogging 8 miles what sort of pottery do you get for a proper ultra? image

  • im not sure! erm..a pottery Garmin????image

  • I keep my race numbers as well, and write time & placing on the back. Which made it particularly annoying when the number disintegrated during the Croydon Ultra!

    I've also bought an engraver gadget from Lidl for £7.99, I think it was, so I can engrave the backs of the medals with my name, time etc. (including the name & date of the race, if that wasn't included on the medal).image

  • Debs, thats a nifty gadget to have. was that a while back ? anywhere else you know i can get one from?

  • I will give an honourable mention to the Greenbelt Relay T-shirts. Before I took part, I always thought tshirts were a naff memento, doomed to the rag bag. However, the GBR colours look good at mass gatherings image
  • slaneuk, i thought tshirts were a bit useless until i had that episode at NDWimage will always carry one with me now-even if its hacked down to sizeimage(p.s dont tell james ive wrecked the ndw oneimage)

  • i love the little square glass paperweights that are engraved inside.

     like the slate coaster at snowdonia as well..........and the towles from bala tri have been briliant.such good quality and a decent size

  • My Golden Running Shoe from the Llanelli Half wins for naffest Race Memento - its so ridiculous, I Love it!

  • Loula, you can get a Dremel engraving tool from various online sellers for about £14-£20. Or a battery operated mini engraving tool for about the same price - Sealey E532 - Mini Engraver 2 x AAA Cell. That's what I found by Googling for power engraving tool.

    It gave me a ridiculous amount of satisfaction to engrave the details onto the back of the medals - particularly because the cost of the engraver is less than it would have cost to get a single medal engraved in a shop. Pity my hand isn't sufficiently steady to use it to engrave the parkrun perpetual shields - will have to take those in to a proper place today.

  • UTMB finishers gilet. A garment that is practical and you feel proud to wear!
  • Loulabell, rofl - could have guessed you hacked your tshirts given what you were wearing for your 50miler!! Did you convert it into a complete outfit?image

    Should also mention I do like the medals that are unique to the event, rather than bought on mass from a catalog - they tend to make more interesting talking points!

  • slaneuk! thats a fab idea-i could get shorts AND a top out of a tshirtimage....even matching bandana.....

    ....ok , a step too far with co-ordianationimage

    i quite like my Oxford medal with the spires and a BMW miniimage

  • My best memento was the pint of coke and packet of salt & vinager crisps a fellow runner bought me in the pub after an ultra, I had forgotten my wallet.

    Medals are ok BUT  - memories  are priceless.....

  • Paul-G wrote (see)
    UTMB finishers gilet. A garment that is practical and you feel proud to wear!

    Yeah, i'd quite like one of those!

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