Paula - Pee or Poo



  • we may never know, but good on her
  • According to the BBC, she apologised to her fans for slowing down for getting a stomach cramp. I don't think that's what she was apologising about specifically!
  • fat facefat face ✭✭✭
    I would just like to announce that I had a sh*t this morning at the same time as Paula Radcliffe.

    I haven't got mine on video though.
  • mercurymercury ✭✭✭
    When she finished the race she was talking to the first person who greeted her ( before the snaps for the camera ) and she motioned toward her bot
  • tallbirdtallbird ✭✭✭
    I don't think she would have stopped to wee would she? I know other elite women runners, and have been told that having a wee on the run is quite common place.

    Also, I don't think you relieve stomach cramps by having a week.

    Regardless - good for her. not a particularly pleasant thing to have to do, but when needs must and all that............
  • UltracatUltracat ✭✭✭
    mercury I think she was asking if he could see anything amiss on her pants.

    My son thinks it was "disgusting" but not me, fortunately I don't have millions of people watch me have stomach cramps.
  • One suspects it was a poo. If it was, then congratulations to Paula for the fastest and most discrete on-course poo ever.
  • Yes, and congratulations to the BBC on the most gratuitous slo-mo action-replay ever! Funny how they cut mention of it out of the highlights programme. I wonder how long before it appears on What Happened Next?
  • Oh for goodness sake ! we're all being very English about this tonight. So she stopped for a dump or a tiddy ! so what ?
  • made the news tonight tho

    its better than crossing the line with poo streaked legs like some runners have done in the past
  • oiyouoiyou ✭✭✭
    anyone checked ebay yet? It can't be long :)
  • This is funny. I just saw it on the news and thought "I bet some sad person has posted a thread"!!!!

    Then just tapped in FLM to see if there was any congratulations threads to post a reply and saw this one!!

    When you gotta go you gotta go!

    Don't give anyone ideas!!!!

  • Well at least that's one thing I managed to beat her at - bowel control.

  • it was a blatant attempt to change the meaning of :
    'doing a paula' after the athens marathon.
  • I'm glad i wasn't the only person wondering about this (I'm not so sick after all...hoorah!)
  • SeelaSeela ✭✭✭
    Run a 5:23 mile and have a cr*p. What an achievement. It takes me longer to do either!
  • fat facefat face ✭✭✭
    Paula toliet habits seem to be causing a bit of controversy:-


  • I had the trots to but had to stand in at least 3 five minute queues to use those stinking portaloos. Can i just take 15 minutes off my time pleaase?

    Also, managed to miss the start - was in the queue for the ladies at the time. heard the claxon, thought run or poo - the latter won!
  • I don't understand why having a rather discrete wee by the side of the road has caused so much does seem people are being very British about this (i.e. on the BBC discussion forum). I'm sure if she had suddenly diverted into a portaloo, she would have been equally criticised for stopping.
  • She could have done a Catherina McKiernan and just kept going.
  • I curled one in a loo at 8 miles and the bugger wouldn't flush. So I apologise to the next person that visited that particular cubicle :-(
  • Surely this should be a disqualification offence. If a footballer was running down the wing and stopped for a dump a red card would be quickly produced.

    Lets face it, its disgusting and shouldn't be allowed. Paula has let herself and all of us down.

  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    LOL Blackers.

    Many of us have been "caught out" in training and in races. Mostly, we stop and queue for a portaloo, maybe having walked for a while before we find one.

    I have made use of a strategically placed bush on one occasion (fortunately in them thar hills, so no passing cars/spectators/TV cameras).

    Not really an option for Paula. She did what she had to, very efficiently as you would expect, and won the race.

    Wonder what time she'd have done if she hadn't had the cramps/poo?
  • Seems all us british folk do is build some one up to break them down, three London wins, world titles, probably the best female distance athlete weve ever produced. And what is the talk of the town "she peed/pooed in public" well whoopy do.
  • Goodness that grumbly sounds a bit precious.

    Personally I found it a kinky turn on. :-))))
  • Years ago when Charlie Speeding and I think Steve Jones were running side by side in the lead, one asked the other what to do, and was reminded that they were about to get to the underpace where the prying cameras wouldn't be able to see him. And she could have used the covered bits just before, when she first slowed at Canary Wharf. ..and if she hadn't been in the lead no-one (at least not on camera) would have noticed)
  • When one has gotta go, one goes! I for one have got caught short once or twice, luckily there has been a bush or a tree around...not the case in London! Queueing for a loo at that stage is agony anyway.
  • That thread with Grumbly on it was hilarious! Particularly liked the bit when someone said he 'sounds like a pratt'. Yeah, it was a bit disgusting, but we're talking an elite athlete in the process of destroying her competitors here, not Miss Jones from Woking having a jog round the park on a sunday morning.

    I think most people who enjoy watching sports appreciate that this sort of thing can happen - the BBC showed various athletes throwing up in the Athens marathon. Wayne Rooney spits, swears, s#ags prostitutes and possibly hits his girlfriend. Really, I don't think Paula's natural body functions are as offensive as that.

    It's just a sign of her athletic prowess that she can beat the Women's Only record, finish several minutes ahead of everyone else, AND stop to relieve herself on the way round!

    Good lass. Well done.

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