Running at Lunch time

The joys and perils of running at lunch....

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13/12/2011 at 10:42

Anybody run in their lunch break? I have an hour to escape the office so hit the trail near where I work or if I have to take cheques to the bank the trainers go on and off I go. I am privileged to work in Bakewell in the Peak District so awesome to run in and easy to go out the door and be off road so very safe.

When I worked in Sheffield and Chesterfield it was not so easy and more hazardous.  Getting changed also has its problems with so many ladies in the office....................anyone got any good stories??

13/12/2011 at 10:44
Lunch break? What is that?
13/12/2011 at 11:20

You need to take one its good for the health and mind!!!

I worked in print for 20 plus years and never took one, now I am older and wise and take one, life is too short not to..................

13/12/2011 at 12:07
Shame - we only get 30 mins for lunch, barely time to eat let alone run.
13/12/2011 at 12:15

I guess I am lucky working for a European company who are good with their workers, they are putting a new shower in the office and there is only me that cycles and runs in at the moment. 30 mins is abit tough as you say Fiona not enough time to eat........true, I can eat while I work if I need to so some days I can run for 45 mins and then shower and start work again and have a butty when I want at my desk.

Time for a run be back soon!!!

13/12/2011 at 12:20
Used to work in Chepstow, and the company had flexitime so I could go out for a run during my lunch breaks, there were a lot of nice routes to run which was a bonus too. There was a shower too in the toilets but if you timed exiting the showers wrong, when someone entered the toilets the double doors did not stop any passer by in the corridor getting a good view.
13/12/2011 at 12:26
mcs wrote (see)

.  Getting changed also has its problems with so many ladies in the office....................anyone got any good stories??

Maybe you should use the gents toilets rather than the office?  

 If I run at lunchtime it's on the treadmill in the gym here, as running around central London would be rather frustrating, I think.  I couldn't not have a shower afterwards though

13/12/2011 at 13:42

My locker room has a very large window so I have loads of posters up on it to!!! The gents is rather small!!!!  Some of the ladies dont like lycra!!!!! Must be me I think.

Could do with a treadmill in the office for the snowy last year.

Just done a nice six miler time for some work!!

13/12/2011 at 15:26
Luckily they have flexi-time in our office and a couple of showers. A good few cycle in and a few others do a bit of running at lunchtime. I managed to get a good 8 miles in at lunch time today. Happy days.
13/12/2011 at 15:28
Just started running again and can fit it in during my Lunch break, luckily the offices are close to the River Lee so I can run up and down the tow path, we have a number of runners and cyclists here and we have showers as well.
13/12/2011 at 15:38

love a lunchtime run 4 times a week, have showers at my offices too which is essential!

Sounds like you have some ridiculously designed toilets if opening the door at the wrong time exposes you coming out of the shower!

Almost as bad as my old running club where the men's changing room had a massive window, no curtain, have a light brightening the room up in contrast to the dark outside,  so anyone literally walking past the window would cop a massive eye ful of saggy old man flesh!

13/12/2011 at 15:38

I run in my lunch hour at least twice a week.  Straight over the road to the gym, quick change and out for 3.5 to 4 miles depending on how spritely I feel.  In Leicester we have a pedestrian route up to a big park which is perfect for a lunchtime jaunt.   Then back, quick shower (luckily no hair to wash) and then back to work.

Feel invigorated and alive again, although that may also be something to do with copius amounts of coffee

13/12/2011 at 15:49

Agree on the coffee Martin, big Nespresso great boss bought the office a machine for xmas a couple of years back and its awesome, miss it at the weekend........I have to restrict myself to a couple a day or I am super hyper!!   Not much hair for me either as suppose men have the advantage when it comes to no hair to wash!!! Takes my no2 daughter three days in the shower when she is washing her hair................I do tend to be starving if I have jogged into work three miles and then run at lunch as well.....

13/12/2011 at 16:22


I've seen pictures of your work commute on the other thread, and in the nicest possible way you are a jammy sod for being able to run around there during the working day!.....

I try and run twice a week - and my office is right on the Thames in London, near Westminster Palace, so my routes are either along the River Thames or into the Royal Parks - it's a great way to spend 30-60 minutes, and the only pain in the a**e is dodging tourists...

We have a communal shower room  (with individual lockable cubicles) , so I regularly bump into female colleagues who have just been for a run. However, no interesting stories unfortunately....

13/12/2011 at 16:35
I train every lunchtime I'm in the office and we have showers as well which is excellent, wonderful variety of terrain and an understanding boss.  Although there have been shernanigans with the shower, people have moved my clothes and then the shower head went missing...very odd.
13/12/2011 at 19:08
How's choisty any news?
13/12/2011 at 20:02
Decent enough showers and free towels mean many people at my office cycle/run to work and plenty pop out at lunch to bag a few miles.

One of the best perks of the job!
13/12/2011 at 21:21

I run in my lunchtimes, either along river mersey and fletcher moss (work S Manchester), or in the gym depending on condtitions and type of training etc. My work pretty flexible so I sometimes take up to a couple of hours....and I haven't had any "official" complaints yet! Try keep my long runs to sunday morning though.

13/12/2011 at 21:53
Nervous, no news so far
14/12/2011 at 09:11
Killing me...........
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