Claire Thompson, freelance PR consultant, Waves PR
I was about to say ‘how could a simple religious tradition cause so many problems?’ Then I thought about it, and realised the error of my ways.
So: who’d have thought a fun pancake race could be such a hotbed of gossip and foul play?
Vocal tweeters queued to reveal the dark side of the annual frivolity:
Warren Swaine, Web developer, Arsenal fanzine editor and Lib Dem councillor in Reading. Twitter handle: @waswasere
Yes, see http://bit.ly/cnOXSV I’ve been sacked yet it was Fred Pugh nor me who dropped the pancake #toryfail ;0)
( He came clean later and admitted that Graham Hoskin ran the fastest leg, presumably earning him his place)
Wonder if Post will airbrush the #rdg Chronicle logo out of piccies again!
Tom Canning, local news and web media product manager and recent buyer of house. Twitter handle: @tomcanning83
Very unhappy with last minute rule changes in today’s #rdg pancake race. That is obviously why we lost and not because we were rubbish!
Fix I tell you. I’m fuming. Going to write to the mayor. #rdg
Infighting was revealed at the Evening Post when ace journalist Leigh Mencarini (Journalist; a creative type who’s moved about a bit. Likes to write/ draw/ paint/ design and almost plays a guitar. Twitter handle LeMencs) revealed that she wasn’t necessarily wishing her team victory and triumph:
high hopes for this afternoon. not for victory… for another spectacular broad street tumble 🙂
Can’t wait to see the pictures. Who’d have thought it?
Funds from frivolities are going to Sue Ryder Care)