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THANK YOU to The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden for inviting me to spend the day there with some friends. What an amazingly luxurious day we had. So lovely to be right in the heart of busy London and yet reclining on sun loungers or swimming in their famous pool or having a treatment. It's like a rabbit warren when you get in there - all under the streets of London are rooms filled with hidden treasures. Here are my two friends on arrival - literally round the corner from Covent Garden tube or a five minute walk from Leicester Square:- The spa first opened its doors in 1977 and was created by a US Choreographer as a gift of love to his ballerina wife and it soon became a magical retreat for the dancers of the Royal Ballet to come and relax after training. I think I first went there in the 80's and again in the 90's and not much has changed. Here is the main relaxation area:- This is me on the swing:- (not really). It's most definitely something you should do for a day with girlfriends - so relaxing and rejuvenating. For the last 35 years they have continued offering their facilities to women whilst allowing them to enjoy precious time together with friends and family. Sanctuary Spa is a fun place for enjoyment, whether you’re indulging in a glass of bubbly while lounging by the serene Koi Carp pools, applying a Moroccan mud mask or feeling aches and pains dissolve under the skilled fingers of their therapists.
HE MADE IT!! In a very good time too - 4 hours 40 minutes which bizarrely was exactly the same time as my other friend who was running it with trainers on.....although to be fair he was over 10 years older. Here is a slightly blurry photo of Simon running without shoes:- and here are his feet afterwards - which frankly (whilst they might put you off whatever you are eating or drinking at the time) don't look bad at all. I've had more blisters from walking 26 miles in trainers than he has. Impressive. Iron cast feet. WELL DONE and if anyone still wants to sponsor him for Brain Tumour UK all the details are in my previous post.