It is sufficiently long enough after the event not for the characters to be identified in this story and that shall remain unless they identify themselves.
Things you do not want to hear whilst on a run
Picture the run, we are at about mile 10 of a 12 mile run, it is warm and the terrain tough. The pack has worked up a sweat and the pub is calling
Runner 1: "Phew it is hot"
Me: "Yes, but a great run"
Runner 1: "Here Jez, I've run out of water can I have some of yours please?"
Me: "Yeah, sure" passing the bottle to Runner 1
Runner 1 then unscrewed the top, took a long gulp from the remains of my water and then said........
Wait for it....
Then said, as they passed the bottle back to me "Thanks, I was gasping as I have had a dicky tummy * all day!"
* British for upset stomach/diarrhea