Saturday, 4 December 2010

Now there's something you don't see every day...

There are some days I'm pleased I took the bus rather than the tube, and today is one of those.

Never mind the temperature is only just above freezing in London today, as I was sitting on the top deck of a no.38 this morning, I saw this:


Yes, that's right. A whole herd of semi-naked men jogging along New Oxford Street, wearing only trainers, swimming trunks and hats (and smiles!). Sorry about the blurry picture, but I took it on my phone and I was laughing like a drain at the time - as were the rest of my fellow passengers. It caused quite a to-do!


Anyway, when I got home I did a little research on who these brave British lads might have been. (Never thought I'd have cause to type the words "swimming trunks fun run london" into a search engine in my life, but life often surprises you, doesn't it?)


It turns out this was the annual Smugglers' Run - link to a news article about it here. These brave/eccentric/barking mad (delete as appropriate) souls are raising money for male charities at the same time as raising female temperatures across the captial. Good on yer, lads.

6 comments:

Robin said...

Would you have preferred they'd been starkers?...lol

Fiona Harper said...

I think they went far enough!

Jan Jones said...

Crikey, that's a sight you don't see in Newmarket.

Blackeros said...

And this is precisely why I need to move to England.

Beth Elliott said...

Their bravery warms the heart if not the outer parts of the body. Bravo to them for cheering up a winter morning.

Fiona Harper said...

Well, they certainly cheered up the top deck of the no. 38 bus! I've never heard so many elderly ladies chuckle in unison.