Curiolympics: Distinctly unsporting events for Londoners
Do you think Triathlons are a bit try-hard? If so, why not attempt the Fry-athlon? The challenge: three fry-ups in less than 1hr 48mins (the Triathlon World Record).
Grease up, slide into your lycra and make your way to Bar Bruno (above) on Wardour St, Soho. Order your first fry up and start the clock! Enjoy the cosy booths and the bustle as you wolf down your first plateful.
Once you’ve mopped up there, do a few squat thrusts and head to Gino’s Coffee Bar opposite Marylebone Station. Gino’s is a surprise haven in the chain-dominated landscape of the 21st century transport hub. Order your second fry up and knuckle down to it. Go gentle with the knife and fork; Gino has fine floral crockery (above, with pen for scale).
Finish off and mentally prepare yourself for the final leg of the event. Go to Double Six Cafe on Eversholt St, just off Euston Rd. This is a fine looking place with green leather seats and handsome clusters of condiments on every table (above). But you can’t afford to focus on the décor. It’s a battle of wills now; mind over grease. Wrestle with that final hash brown and burst through the finish line.
Don’t expect to break records on your first attempt, but if you put in the practice your efforts will eventually be rewarded.
This article originally appeared on the Time Out Blog.