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)