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 DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!...... April's Member of the Month is..... Amy Clark! Amy is a regular contributor to this page so you probably are familiar with her already and I'm sure she needs little introduction! She joined MM in September last year driven by a desire to lose weight and also improve her mental health. Her story of being a busy ...
Enter text here "Good morning!" Called two jolly male joggers as they dashed past.It wasn't a rhetorical question. It wasn't even a question."No," I replied, more to myself then to my fellow runners. No, it was currently not a good morning.Unsurprisingly, my bizarre response acquired puzzled looks.Wait – were they men jogging, or were they two gino...
When I signed up to run a 5K back in December 2019 I never imagined I would run a half marathon. Here I am just over a year since I started running and I've just completed my second half marathon. Six weeks ago I saw a message on our work's internal social media saying they had just been offered some last minute charity places for the (virtual) Roy...
My 2 year old loves Paddington and today the 2 of us finished the 10k virtual Peru to London challenge. I can’t wait to receive the Paddington suitcase medal to give to him. He will be so happy. 
Enter text here After one week into my new running journey, today was HARD!! The air seemed colder, heavier and lessmanageable. Especially in my legs actually I’d say from the top of my legs to the tips of my toes. Managed one mile no stopping. Gain some rhythm in my arms and pacedmyself although I’m sure I s...
Hello everyone, I hope everyone is staying well. I can't quite believe that we're into 2021 now! Let's hope this year is better than 2020! One of the things I've always been very aware of since becoming a runner is my safety, so today I thought I'd share with you some of my tips for staying safe, especially since the mornings/evenings are dark...
So I'm a couple of weeks into my Ambassadorship for MedalMad and I am absolutely loving it!! Seeing the love and support for everyone is amazing and I am so proud and so lucky to be part of such a fantastic group of like-minded people ❤As an Ambassador, I'm really enjoying interacting with all of our fabulous members. Seeing all your achieveme...
Possibly the most eventful run I've ever had. Eventful 10 miles. Started off fine, legs were aching a bit but I was ignoring that. First incident: Garmin didn't pick up GPS until I'd done my first ½k. This I didn't realise until I'd finished. Second incident: crossing the road, no cars so I didn't press the button. 2 steps into the r...
​'Workout completed. Distance: 21.1 kilometres. Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes, and 21 seconds.'Slowing my pace, I beamed, ending the workout on my phone. The feeling of accomplishment was unrivalled. My legs felt somewhat disconnected from my body, and I had a piercing stitch that I had talked myself into believing was an appendicitis for the past hour...
​I first rode a horse at the age of 4, and fell in love with them. 26 years later that love has only strengthened. Aside from their beauty and elegance, it's the freedom of galloping with the wind in your hair, the closest to flying you can feel on terra firma. This is why I love running. Besides the health benefits, I love the freedom you feel out...
​So back in September I spent my birthday in hospital. I been admitted and diagnosed with asthma. While nobody mentioned my weight I knew they were thinking if I lost weight it would help. So after recovering I decided that enough was enough and I needed to lose this weight. My husband, my kids and my dad needed me. I knew before being admitte...