Thames Tummy

Thames Tummy

A popular term for gastrointestinal upset directly linked to swimming in the Thames, which receives up to half a million cubic metres of pathogen-rich sewage a week.
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You suffered a bout of 'Thames tummy' and a back injury.
The 40-year-old set off from Lechlade in Gloucestershire and has had a difficult journey suffering with diarrhoea, vomiting and low energy levels from "Thames tummy".
Despite battling a bout of 'Thames Tummy', a painful rash where his wetsuit rubbed and aching muscles, Walliams hasn't let anything stop him completing the challenge, which saw him swimming over 110,000 strokes.
Walliams, 40, set off from Lechlade in Gloucestershire on Monday week and has had to contend with not only the aches and pains of the swim, but also diarrhoea, vomiting and low energy levels from "Thames tummy''.
Walliams, 40, set off from Lechlade in Gloucestershire on Monday and has had to contend with not only the pains of the swim, but also diarrhoea, vomiting and low energy levels from "Thames tummy".
Walliams set off from Lechlade in Gloucestershire on Monday and has had to contend with not only the aches and pains of the swim, but also diarrhoea, vomiting and low energy levels from "Thames tummy".
The Little Britain star has already battled with a bout of "Thames tummy" from swallowing the river water as he aims to cover 140 miles in eight days.
In addition to Thames tummy, he also has a rash on his neck caused by his wetsuit rubbing.
The Little Britain star has battled chilly temperatures and an attack of "Thames tummy" so far in his formidable challenge to cover 140 miles in eight days.
You've got to give him a great deal of credit for the strength of mind to get through it, to press on with "Thames tummy" as he's dubbed it.
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