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15 miles & 5 star toilet break!

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02/09/2002 at 10:13
completed my longest run EVER of 15 miles on Saturday, in the run up to NY. Running like the lunatic that i am all around London - The best part was my "tiolet break" it coincided with being on Park Lane so I popped into the Dorchester hotel, sweating like a trooper and looking vile. Think they were way too scared of my appearance to tell me the hotel facilities were for "guests only"!
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
02/09/2002 at 10:17
Nothing but the best for members of the URWFRC!!!!
02/09/2002 at 10:21
Sorry, but using the Dorchester lav will in no way prepare you for a marathon. Next time, find an overflowing portaloo with no bog paper.

Congratulations on your run!
Ratbag    pirate
02/09/2002 at 10:24
Laura,

Isn't that supposed to finish'....preferably with two gendarmes looking on.'????

;-)
02/09/2002 at 10:26
Thats what I like - a runner with class.
Congrats on the 15 miler.
02/09/2002 at 10:54
Laura - laughing..and how right you are! But served it's purpose in that the whole situation made me laugh so much that the miles home flew by!
Welcome back Ratbag!
02/09/2002 at 12:19
Beats my usual nip into the woods and behind a tree.

BTW - does anyone know how to keep their bog roll dry on a long run? Mine always ends up a soggy mess (still better than wiping your rear on a handful of leaves).
BK
02/09/2002 at 13:02
Martin. Sandwich bags

NR - Conratulations on the mileage. I did 11 last night and felt terrible. So whats wrong with Portaloos anyway?
02/09/2002 at 13:09
NR, well done, a bit out of my league. I did my longest run ever Saturday (around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens) of 8.6 miles (two laps) and after just being diagnosed as having asthma, but I took my medication before and after, which definitely helped! I feel much more confident about the GSR (10 miles) this Sunday now! I'm with you with the toilet break at the Dorchester, that's class.
02/09/2002 at 13:17
Well done NR and good luck for NYC! I'm training for New York too. Managed 16 miles on Sunday round the mean streets of Camberwell. Got a 'Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work...' heckle in Brockwell Park, which as far as heckles go I really didn't mind!
02/09/2002 at 13:27
well done nr - the bristol half will seem a breeze! can I recommend the Marriot at the end of the first lap, its only just off the course, and by far the classiest toilets you'll find en route.
02/09/2002 at 13:34
Or the Watershed? Stop off for a beer while you're there!
02/09/2002 at 13:38
does that seems like a good after run watering hole?
02/09/2002 at 13:39
Sorry NR, stealing your thread a bit there!
02/09/2002 at 13:43
Ref the question about keeping the loo paper dry until needed - i use one of those little bags from the Bank for small change. They are FREEEEEE!!!
(and such a convenient size)
02/09/2002 at 13:48
I was thinking that Buckingham Palace is open for visitors right now...who know which great establishment I will grace with my presence next weekend!
02/09/2002 at 13:51
LOL - if you're in the area - you could try the top floor of the London Hilton - fantastic views!
Ratbag    pirate
02/09/2002 at 13:51
I've never heard it called 'presence' before. :-)
02/09/2002 at 15:18
Ran my first ever marathon on Sunday, Cardiff. Bit gutted at missing the 5hr mark, but half way in 2hr 35 and not really a negative split marathon runner yet!
Considering I was a 17stone ex rugby boy who had never run more than 3 miles in my life, it proves it can be done.
Not only that Ive really caught the bug.
Bit sore today but feel better after 26 miles than after some of my 15 mile training runs, though hardest of all was my first 4 miler.... it nearly killed me and was only 3.5 months ago!!
Its well worth the effort! Ive run a marathon !!!
02/09/2002 at 15:18
LOL!!!
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