I am linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice, Erika at MCM Mama runs and Patty at My no guilt life for Tuesdays on the run where today’s topic is Race medals, maybe you own it maybe you covet it.
To all you American runners, let me just say this…. you are so lucky to have such great race medals. There is no comparison with what we get here in France. Seriously. Nada. Maybe its less important ? Maybe people are not as interested ?
I covet this !
You only get decent medals at very big races (20 000 + people), like the Paris Marathon. 2016 is the 40th anniversary, so check back on April 3rd and I will show you the medal that will be hanging around my neck! I am hoping that for the 40th they do something very very special. This was last year’s which I find spectacular :
I also covet a Disney medal. The Disney races have finally come to France, the first half marathon is the weekend of September 25th… the weekend my niece is getting married. Their website here in France taunts me :
I own it !
Here are a few medals that have special meaning for me.
- The medals from La Parisienne. It is a 6,7K race I do every year with my colleagues, 100% women in and around the Eiffel tower. I have been doing it since 2010 but not all medals are shown here because a couple are at work (2012 & 2014).
- This one has special meaning because although the race experience was awful (pouring rain, wind, cold) it was my first ”long distance”, one of the iconic Parisian races, the Paris 20K.
- And finally, this was from one of my favorite races from 2015, another iconic Paris race, Paris Versailles 16K. The front is kind of odd because it says ”2015 International year of the ground” but on the back the information is completed with ”The grounds nourish us and allow us to run. More than ever we need to protect them.”
The rest I have are very basic and not photo worthy.
Tell me, what medals do you love or covet ?