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Which of you was the guy i saw round the back peaking through the gap when i was on my way to the start pen?
Another reason not to use female urinals!
Sorry to be dense, but...........................female urinals?
Erm, how do they differ from "normal" loos?
(It's been a while since I raced, as I'm sure you can tell)
I don't know, i didn't go in there, but i did notice some of the ladies were holding cardboard cup type things as they were waiting in the queue.
I can't imagine they're the easiest of things to use, but at least they can't be as unpleasant as what i came across in the portaloos yesterday
I've used one at an outdoor concert - it was certainly better than queuing for twenty minutes
It had metal troughs at about thigh level, and you used a cardboard gizmo to direct the wee into the trough.
Easier with trousers than if wearing a skirt, I should think.
I've been trying to find a picture, with no luck.
Wilkie wrote (see)
I've used one at an outdoor concert - ...I've been trying to find a picture, with no luck.
I've used one at an outdoor concert -
Those funnel things are called P(ee) Mates. I think I got one in a pre-VLM goody bag last year.
Never used it as I'm guessing it gets messy.
I'm sure I heard some anti feminist the other week saying that "they'll be trying to pee standing up next".
Seems we're there already
runnerman wrote (see)
How the hell can you fit a funnel up your backside.
Not too hot on female anatomy, Runnerman? That's not where pee escapes........
I did notice the female urinals but thought how odd. How the hell can you fit a funnelup your backside. Couldn't you all do a Paula Radcliffe. Oh and it wasn't me looking.
The clue is in the word URINAL, runnerman.
For number twos you'd have to queue for the portaloo!
The queue for the female urinal was a complete joke. Literally HUNDREDS long with less than five minutes to the start. I think people were curious about peeing like a man.
I abandoned all hope off getting to a loo and weed along with half of my pen right behind the advertising hoardings just by the start! I hope the helicopters enjoyed the view!
I don't care who saw my arse - if you can't get enough loos for people to use then dn't blame them when they're desperate and about to run 26 miles,
Here you go. Thats how you use one. Its a she-pee in the diagram above, which is a plastic reuseable version of the p-mate, which was available at VLM. It has been for the previous 2 years too.
I've been using one for a long time, having discovered them at an outdoor show some time ago. I'll admit to testing it out in the bath (and then cleaning it, obviously, though urine is sterile) The p-mate is made of cardboard and you tuck the top section underneath you and the wee flows out through the funnel. You do have to tilt your pelvis to ensure it flows the right way. And not pee too fast...
Its actually brilliant when you are wearing lycra. You can pull down the front, pop under the funnel and wee without revealing anything, other than to a hedge.
Its not for everyone, I'll admit. My sister is scarred for life after the woman at the urinal backing up to her got hers the wrong way round (trousers round ankles for peeing too, most entertaining!) and wee'd on lil sis' shoes. I did laugh.
Wotsit wrote (see)
This is hilarious, what next, putting some fake balls down your pants, growing a moustache and talking in a gruff voice?
Stevie G . wrote (see)
Wotsit wrote (see)This is hilarious, what next, putting some fake balls down your pants, growing a moustache and talking in a gruff voice?
LWJ - At least you k now I'm innocent of said "peeking" as I was stood next to you!!
not in the urinals I might add.................