This weekend I ran a race that the reward, prize, whatever you want to call it, was a tshirt. It’s the first time I’ve run a race that didn’t have a medal at the end. I’ve got to admit I think I prefer a medal.
Now I get the thing of you put the medal somewhere and never wear it again. But mine have pride of place on my wall. I can see my various achievements up there.
A tshirt yes you can use that and wear it time and time again but as a woman I am quite picky about what I wear out training. I tend to prefer either vests or long sleeve tops. I don’t find tshirt styles very flattering. Yes I might be working out and gettig sweaty but I want to look good (that’s a whole other blog post, right!).
I would have thought also that medals would be cheaper? Although obviously I can’t say for certain they are as I’ve not researched that but i would guess if your bulk buying them they can’t be more than a fiver each or so I would have thought? A tshirt is usually nearer a Tenner at least especially of its a active material like dry fit type stuff!
I may have possibly come to the decision in future I would prefer to enter races that feature a medal at the end. Is that bad?
What would/do you prefer?