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FAQ - Joining Multiple Challenges

How many MedalMad challenges do you take on at a time? We have so many amazing medals, choosing a race or one of our anytime challenges can be really tricky!  If you purchase more than one of the same medal in an order, by changing the quantity - only one challenge will show on your account - but the evidence you submit will rel...
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October Races Results

We hope you all had a great October of being active. Whether you ran, walked, cycled, used the gym or swam we hope your challenge kept you motivated.  See below the top of the running race results for Wings of Transformation, Scream if You Want to Run Faster, The Strength of the Wolf and So Serious.Check out the app for more res...
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November's Virtual Challenges

​Can you believe that it is November already!?! One big clue is that is colder and so much darker. Finding the motivation to get out and reach your running and fitness goals can be challenging. So this may be the time to find that extra bit of motivation. This month we have some amazing challenges with awesome medals. Check out which one may g...
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Darker Nights

Autumn is now upon on us and we will soon be in the grips of winter. With the days becoming shorter and the nights becoming longer many of us will soon be struggling to fit in our miles during daylight hours. When out in the dark we all need to take more care to ensure that we stay safe whilst walking, running and cycling. Read on for the MedalMad ...
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New Virtual Races for May and One for June 2020

 We have launched two new virtual races for May and One for June 2020. Early bird £10 for the first 50 challengers.You can take on these challenges as virtual runners, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and even in the gym. You can of course take on these virtual races in parts and work your way up.So take a look at these new design an...
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The MedalMad Shelf to 5k ‘How To’ Guide

Here are our suggestions on how to use our Shelf to 5k medal challenge with your Elf on the Shelf;​Decide when you would like to complete the challenge with your child and if this will be done in parts or in one go. It might be a good idea to check the weather forecast in advance!Print off our LETTER FROM ELF and ELF COLOURING TRACKER sheet from th...
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OCTOBER SPOTLIGHT - RACHEL ATACK

So here are a few of my medals, most are from MedalMad! And a few from the great north run and other achievements - 13.1 miles is a long way all in one go!I put my trainers on for the 1st time January 2018, the whole new year new me bull we tell ourselves, haha!I signed up for a challenge where I pledge to do so many miles that month...
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Movement of the Month - Deadlifts

Strength training is important to help improve your running ability; it helps improve your power, flexibility and stability whilst also helping to prevent injury.The deadlift strengthens the glutes and hamstrings whilst also strengthening the posteria chain – great for runner's stability, overall strength and injury prevention – creating an upright...
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New Virtual Races for April 2020

 We have launched three new virtual races for April 2020. You can take on these challenges as virtual runners, walkers, cyclists, swimmers and even in the gym. We have tried to cover a wide range of virtual race distances including a 5KM, 10KM and a bit longer 10 mile race. You can of course take on these virtual races in parts and w...
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FAQ - Can I do A MedalMad Challenge In Parts?

​Here at MedalMad we have challenges ranging from 5K all the way up to 1000 miles, now unless you are superhuman, 1000 miles in one go is a bit of an ask...!We allow challengers to submit evidence in parts for all of our challenges - whether it is a 5k, Marathon or 1000 miles, challenges can be done at your pace and split in to as ma...
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MedalMad Membership for 2020

 Set up 2020 for your best year of running and fitness.Join us on our monthly target challenges and earn your FREE, BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD personalised medals, perhaps even more. You can also earn you member stars from doing any of our challenges.Select your distance for each month by using the dropdown below. Select first 6 (Jan to June) for...
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Win a Garmin Forerunner 235 in Our Vlog or Blog Challenge

 Looking for a new running watch to set you up for 2020?Then why not enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a Garmin Forerunner 235 and £60 of MedalMad vouchers.To enter simply vlog or blog (with pictures) a MedalMad challenge, from start to finish. It can be any challenge that you are doing. We would like you to be as cr...
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September 2019 Virtual Race Results

Check out two of September's virtual race results. You can find the further results and other races from September and now October in the app under Race Results.Well done to everyone who completed the races and an extra well done to those who managed to get to the top of the table.  October Races
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End of September Beginning of October

 As the month draws to an end we hope you have reached your goals this month. Se below for what virtual races and challenges are coming up next month, what is closing on Monday and what is selling quick. We have some great challenges for you!Closing Soon   Starting Soon Selling Quick
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Hit My Target - September!

Well done to everyone who signed up for our September HIT MY TARGET challenge and completed their chosen miles! We hope you enjoyed this new type of challenge and love your engraved medal as much as Zoe in our office does! Zoe set herself the target of running 50 miles in the month of September and we are very pleased to say that she HIT her TARGET...
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Some Basic Running Tips to Get You Started

Getting started can be the first hurdle and where do you start? Running can be a great way to start your new fitness regime. You can start slow, walking, and build up. But here are some basic tips to get you started. Remember virtual running is only that name. Virtual running gives you the freedom to take part in challenges anywhere and anytime, bu...
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FAQ - How To Use The App To Upload Evidence

See the below guide on how to use the upload feature in the app. Should the app not upload or the connection stop please close the app and try again. This can happen during very busy time when lots of people are submitting evidence. So please check your internet connection and retry later. Please make sure when signing in you put in your full email...
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Lunge Your Way To Stronger Legs!

 The MedalMad Movement of the Month (MOM)This month we are focusing on Lunges.Regular strength training exercises can help with endurance, speed and injury prevention. Lunges help to strengthen key running muscles, the hamstrings, quadriceps and glutes, whilst stretching others such as hip flexors. This will help to lengthen your stride and im...
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Virtual Race or a Virtual Challenge?

We have made some changes to the website over the last few weeks. So we wanted to explain the difference between a virtual race and a virtual challenge. We now have over 50 races and challenges you can take part in on MedalMad. Some are in the various virtual anytime challenges dropdown sections and others are in the virtual rac...
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Race Results for August's Virtual Challenges

Well done to everyone who took on a virtual race in August. We do hope you love your medal. Below you will find the results for the August racesIf you want to know where you finished please go to the app and click on Race Results. August challenge results will be available till the end of September on the app.The results be...
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12 Weeks till Christmas Challenge 2019

We are delighted to release our 2019 12 Weeks till Christmas challenge. Set yourself a target of how many miles you want to cover between the 30th of September and the 22nd of December, then use our free downloadable sheet to record your weekly miles. You can run, walk, cycle, swim, gym or a bit of everything. Just add your target in...
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Motivational Running Book Reads!

​September has arrived and the evenings are already getting darker. ( how did that happen? ) Motivation around this time of year - as the days start to get colder and darker - can be hard to keep.We have found an article on the top 10 motivational books to have a read of, we would like to think our challenges...
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Roald Dahl Day - The Fantasic 5k!

Roald Dahl was born in September, this year we celebrate all things Roald Dahl on the 13th September. If he were alive today, he'd be 102 years old!We have a number of book inspired virtual challenges to keep you active - but a couple inspired by the main man himself. The Fantastic 5K is one of them, and is now live for September - w...
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The Fastest And Furthest August!

 The Fastest and The Furthest!At the start of every month we will be showing you the Top 5 MedalMadder's who ran the fastest 5k challenge and the Top 5 who covered the furthest distance – Just for fun!!Data is collated for the previous month, for all challenges submitted through the app only. Here are the results for August! Were you The Faste...
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SEPTEMBER SPOTLIGHT: CHELLE CARROLL

 I was always the girl who hated to exercise, hated to walk never mind run! I had put on a lot of weight and was extremely unhappy with myself.I started a weight loss program in August 2018 and just focused on my food intake. I had secretly always wanted to be able to run long distances, come Christmas 2018 I'd lost 2stone in weight ...
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