Are you an event organiser, a member of a running club, a member of the local community centre?
Running a marathon , a half marathon or a fun run?
It’s happening everywhere and no wonder
Marathon running is getting more and more exposure on TV, the internet and in print with icons like Paula Radcliffe who 14 years on is still the current world record holder for the women's marathon, which she set during the 2003 London Marathon with a time of 2:15:25.
Then there is Kenneth Jones aged 83 who has run every London marathon since 1981.
The London marathon has the highest number of applicants for any marathon in the world.
The 2018 London marathon received 386,050 applications for a running place by the registration cut off date on 5th May 2017.
327,516 applications came from the UK and 45% of these were from women.
However the total applications from the UK represented a 29% increase on this year's (2017 ) applicants.
Beyond his wildest dreams and maybe next year; yours
With the extra TV coverage and live reporting comes inspirational examples of people of all ages who complete the course, of those that achieve personal bests and exceed beyond their expectations like Josh Griffiths at the 2017 London marathon, who on his first marathon finished and qualified for a place in the World Championships this summer as the fastest Briton to compete with a time of 2hrs 14mins and 49 seconds.
The marathon runners preparation
Every marathon runner focuses on their ability to complete the course beginning with the training whether they are taking part ins a 5k fun run, a half or a full marathon and everybody has a "first time" to get to know the ropes, check what regular runners do and see how they fare against the clock or just be able complete the distance and maybe figure out what is their best pace.
They ask advice from the seasoned professionals, get tips from running magazines and forums to ensure they have the stamina and the right preparation to complete the course; the right meal beforehand, access to water, energy gels for the latter part of the race and remembering to pace themselves and not fall into the trap of going too fast at the beginning.
The fiddly bits
Then, more personal things - like feet blisters and nipple chafing which can really ruin your day with recommendations such as plasters, techno clothing, vaseline, bodyglide and other lubricants. (Some people get a bit tetchy if they have vaseline stains on their spangly new racing vest- but it’s a lot better than red blotches at chest height mid race)
Anybody, where’s the loo?
At some point the question will be asked, umm what happens if I want to go to the loo on the way?
Paula Radcliffe was probably wondering the same when she went on to win the 2005 London marathon.
The greater the popularity of the race, the greater the demand for toilet facilities and that's where we come in.
We can supply any number of toilets that are self sufficient in respect of water, need no power supply, are fully stocked with bacterial hand wash, loo paper, air fresher and a mirror ( of course).
We can supply portable chemical toilets singly or a number set together and they can be positioned at an established frequency or points along the route and collected after the event.
Depending on the length of the event, we visit to replace, empty, maintain and clean the loos on a regular basis relevant to the anticipated number of users.
The official distance of a full marathon is 42.195 kilometres (26.219 miles, or 26 miles 385 yards)
Hire portable loos for a fun run, half marathon or the full 26.2 mile marathon.
So if you need to hire one or two portable toilets for a local event or 60 or 70 we can hire them to you and we also have portable toilets for people with disabilities requiring wheelchair access.
You might not need as many as the 1,263 portable toilets which lined the London Marathon course nor the 400 urinal bays at the start, but then there were around 50,000 runners taking part this year.
Just call us to chat through your requirements and we can help and advise on the number of portable toilets you might need relevant to numbers participating over what period of time.