Swim around the world?

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17/11/2003 at 12:07
Oh how funny!!
17/11/2003 at 12:08
and now tim isnt anyone at all !

no wonder the site was down earlier

17/11/2003 at 12:08
Hey look, no names on this page only pictures!!
17/11/2003 at 12:08
Is that really you Ed?
17/11/2003 at 12:08
its like the twighlight zone or something..

mmmm. twighlights.. minty
17/11/2003 at 12:09
i'm just not sure anymore tim
17/11/2003 at 12:15

I am 'avin' an hidentity crisisis.
17/11/2003 at 12:16

got me name now - wasn't wukkin in FFF
17/11/2003 at 12:18
Oh help!

I went into Porkworld and turned into Bodjit!

(who's a very nice person, but not me!)
17/11/2003 at 12:27
Last person to post there before you?
17/11/2003 at 18:59
have a look on the web site below giving details of garsides other supposidly exploits, the yanks have really got it in for him, can't say i've ever heard of the guy before, he can run round the world but cannot manage over 70 miles in a 24 hour challenge before keeling over,

17/11/2003 at 19:27
I have been following Robert Garsides progress (or lack of it) for the past couple of years. A lot of what I have read has come from the site Paul has mentioned above - so perhaps my opinion is tainted. But I think the man is a complete fake - he avoided ALL runs with other ultra runners - his crossing of Colombia(may have been another S.American country) his average daily run was in excess of what Yannis Kouros was capable of - and Kouros is a God as far as ultra running is concerned - and to add to Mr Garsdies woes - he also carried all his kit - managed to video himself every 20 mins and drink water out of puddles.
If you have a few hours to spare - I suggest you read the Garside affair on the ultramarathonworld.com site - it is beyond believe if everything that is written is true.
I didnt think R.G could surpass his running endeavour - but this swimming lark is laughable. Good luck to him.
17/11/2003 at 23:12
i know a lot of ultra runners both in this country and abroad as well as top class road runners and nobody has ever heard of this guy before this stupid claim. with the times he has supposidly done before and during his round the world run he would be , without doubt, the british, if not the world no.1 ultra runner. yet nobody can find any race results to support this. you would have thought he may have at least entered 1 ultra distance event somewhere in training, yet the only one anyone can find is his failed 24 hour track trial after the event.
18/11/2003 at 13:11
Well I'd be the first one to congratulate him if he can swim round the world but it sounds v unlikely. Wonder if he's tried any other "marathon" swims yet - I'll dig around in the channel swimming "world" and let you know! (Don't hold your breath)
18/11/2003 at 13:29
If you want a laugh check out the RG website at

The first page you come to is an almost unreadible list of disclaimers, copyright notices and other terms and conditions.

I am intrigued as to why he thinks someone would illegally use his material- or does he believe that there are unscrupulous types out there! I mean if there are people out there ready to knock his valiant and undeniably true efforts to run around the world then who knows what else they can get up to.

I will rejoin the conversation when I have worked out how to get all his food, kit, video, video camera and mobile phone into a 7.5kg bag - I may be some time
18/11/2003 at 13:48
He has tracked a huge media list, but has not published any information about his training or running log. Looks like a cheat to me.

I read about Yannis Kouros. He is amazing, he did one of those Sydney->Melbourne races and only lost 500g!!!
18/11/2003 at 14:00
Couldn't read all the disclaimers coz of the dark image behind the text . . so I daren't enter the site in case I'm infringing some by-law or other . .

What's the point of all that?
18/11/2003 at 14:02
I'm perhaps talking out of turn here, but the Trick Cyclist who looks after Mrs FR knows of this guy - says he has all the classic symptoms of a serious personality disorder.
18/11/2003 at 14:05
Casper - thanks for the link - what an odd person he must be! However, the following which has been copied from his site might provide a little insight into why he has claimed to have done what most people seem to believe to be impossible:

"Synonymous with durability, style, innovation and practicality, the elegant Runningman brand name presents an opportunity for a developing sportswear manufacturer to sell a new line of clothing for any athlete. Interested corporations or their advertising agencies should bid on the sale of The Runningman logo by mail, the address of which can be obtained by contacting info@runningman.info. The closing date for bids will be 25 Jan 2005 and the minimum bid US$15M."

Yep - that's $15,000,000 - makes you think, doesn't it? Anyone can have my 'almostrunningman' logo for 85p
18/11/2003 at 14:06
Ho Richk - you going to start the bidding?
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