To bling or not to bling ? that is the Question ! Silly question really, my policy is : No Medal No Race,
with the exception of Parkrun, but “they” say Parkrun is not a race it’s a run, really? yeah yeah! will talk about that another time 🙂
My first ever race was a 10k, Shrewsbury’s Seven Bridges Road Race on the 18th of September 2011.
My time was 46′ 23″ , finished 50th and got a medal. Was so proud. Next day I took it to a trophy shop and had time, name and position engraved on the back. It’s not the nicest looking medal I have but I’m really fond of it.
My biggest disappointment came at my second race , same year, day after Boxing Day in the Quarry, Shrewsbury. Was a 5k and ran my heart out , 19′ 59″ , ( didn’t manage sub 20′ again for 3 years!!! )
To my horror I found out that only top three places overall and top three in every age category got a medal.
And I finished 4th in my category 😦
This couldn’t happen again, surely it wouldn’t happen again…… But it did.
Ironbridge Half Marathon , 1st April 2012, my first ever 13.1 miles, the Hill from Hell mastered and 1 hour 42 minutes and 4 seconds later……. NO MEDAL !!!!!!! Grrrrrrrr
That was it ! No Medal No Race from now on 😀
And there they are proudly displayed on my Studio’s wall
RRR (beep beep)