MedalMad Virtual Run and Challenge Blog

The MedalMad Blog for Virtual Runs and Challenges

A bit about why I'm here

 Hi there, my name is Ashley and I have joined the challengers for a very personal reason. 5 years ago I lost my daughter due to a cardiac arrest. She had battled with heart disease for 21 years and hand undergone numerous open heart surgery's with her last one prooving to be too much for her body to handle. I owe so much to the British Heart ...

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First challenge completed!

Matthew (10), Tilly (9) and I have just completed our first challenge, the 7 mile Samurai Challenge. We may have added an extra 2 mile detour to the german burger wagon. 

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New Challenge - Dragonfly 50 Miles

We have released a new virtual challenge to help you stay motivated. This challenge includes this stunning 95mm medal. Made 5mm thick it shows the amazing detail not only on the dragonfly but if you look closely the lilly pad below as well. The challenge is 50 miles which you can break down into smaller parts that suit you. Upload your evidence as ...

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And so it begins...

My mother has been on my case to get moving for a long time now. During a recent conversation, she mentioned a 5 Km challenge that I had completed and how chuffed I was with myself. "But I got a (virtual) medal for that!" was my protest. I really thought that when she realised that I won't do anything without reward, she would drop the issue. "Then...

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MedalMad Champion 2022

Hi my names Lynda and this is my beautiful boy Tuppy. We live together in our little flat. I have a spinal problem, two dodgy hips, I have Asthma, diabetes and a few more health problems that I'll not bore you with. I use two crutches to walk and a mobility scooter for longer distances. When I first signed up to do the Platinum Jubilee Challenge I ...

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THE IRON LEGS FUNRAISER

Enter text here The Iron Legs Project is a support for my mum to get a private surgery as she got tumor and also a prosthetic legs and physiotherapy. I will be running a marathon to support her. I never run before and im 20stone when i started the project. You can follow the story on facebook or [email protected] ​ 

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MedalMad Champion January 2022

 We are delighted to introduce Donna our first MedalMad champion of 2022. One of Donna's amazing accomplishments was running a mile every day in 2021. Since then Donna has gone on to complete a number of 10KM runs.  Donna joined MedalMad in March 2021  with her first virtual challenge being the March Hare 3KM. She has then gone on to...

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New MedalMad App for the New Year 2022

​MedalMad has gone through so many changes since we began in 2015. In fact we have had three websites and now two apps. Our aim in each was to grow a community that supports each other to reach their running and fitness goals. We all know the medal is important, it is why we have our own designer, in house, working on concepts and so many...

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The Olympians Virtual Fitness Challenges NEW for 2022

 ​For 2022 we wanted to create a new virtual challenge that would push people to work towards and achieve their fitness goals. We know that this is something that cannot be achieved overnight, or just in one month, and so we wanted this to be an ongoing challenge that would motivate people for the duration of 2022, not just January and Februar...

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Become a Virtual Runner in 2022

 Do you want to make running your new hobby? Running is a great way to improve your health, but it can be difficult if you don't know where to start. One of the best options for beginners that are looking for an achievable goal is virtual runs. Virtual runs or challenges allow participants to run in events without having to physically go anywh...

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