48 hour treadmill record

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Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 14:25
I don't know if anyone will be in the Leeds area up to this Saturday noon, but my friend Paul Shields is currently running on a treadmill in the Asda in Morley aiming to beat the record mileage over 48 hours on a treadmill. He is running to raise noney for Mencap, and would appreciate any encouragement, as the general public seem to think he's a bit mad.
06/09/2002 at 14:31
Hi Monique,

Good for him and the best of luck too. How many miles does he have to run to beat the record?

06/09/2002 at 14:34
Is there a contingency plan for power cuts? What's the existing record.

Shame I'm nowhere near Leeds. It is mad ! but an excellent fundraising idea.

Very best of luck to him.
Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 14:58
He has to beat 128 miles , and may well have done it, he was on 70 this morning after starting 12 noon on Thursday, but was having a bit of a bad patch, a bacon sandwich should have sorted him out by now. I'm doing the graveyard shift 11 till 6 am tonight.
Funny you should mention power cuts but the electric socket they were using packed in yesterday, he has a back up treadmill and second back up would involve dragging mine across the car park!
06/09/2002 at 15:02
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:03
It not the general public that thinks he is mad, I am afraig that I agree with them. He is barking... This is nearly as bad as the idea I saw and thought would be good for a laugh on the FLM Forum.

Do the Paris Marathon, spend the next week running from Paris to London, then run the London Marathon. Any of you here up for this madness?
Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:06
Hmm, I'll think about it, it might be just the motivation i need!
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:07
Thanks Monique, you have just mad me feel vaguely sain again.
06/09/2002 at 15:10
Good luck to him, sounds like he is going to need it. That must take a serious amount of mental toughness to do that.

One of my personal favourite "stupid things to do" is the Enduroman. A guy is hoping to make a race out of running from Marble Arch to Dover, swimming the channel then cycling to the Arce de Triomphe. He has done it himself so it is possible!

Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:13
Wow I like the sound of that, may have to increase my 4 length maximum though. I can feel my mojo rising already, so to speak.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:17
I think you need to get on the sexual fantasies thread Monique then
Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:19
Been there, done that, got the stains on the t shirt!
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:20
So what is the milage now Monique, When did you get the last posting? We need to know these things
Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 15:25
I am trying to ring him as I type, got him , he is on 94 at themoment and had a period of throwing up earlier, but he's recovered a bit and is plodding on.
Monique    pirate
06/09/2002 at 16:59
Just bouncing this one up to say bye and I'll let you know Monday how it all went.
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
09/09/2002 at 07:48
How did it go Monique? We want to know, we have the right to know
09/09/2002 at 08:49
Come on Monique
Did he make it?
09/09/2002 at 08:58

Is he still alive?

Does he ever want to see the inside of an ASDA again? Probably not.

09/09/2002 at 09:12
SB, I like your Paris-London idea. Anyone done it before?
Monique    pirate
09/09/2002 at 14:47
Hello everyone, sorry about the delay I have to do some work now and again!
Well Paul is now the holder of the 48 hour treadmill record with 137 miles, he passed the old record at just after 4 am on Saturday morning, went to hav e acouple of hours sleep, but couldn't get his trainers on again after, the heat from the running deck had made them swell up so the last nine miles he did in his slippers!
Don't yet know how much he's raised for Mencap, I'll let you know.
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