It emerged in the last couple of weeks that the government had recently awarded a ferry contract to a company which in fact did not own any ferries, and which had also copied its terms and conditions from a takeaway restaurant.
Some fairly poor decision making there.
At the other end of the decision making spectrum, we’re pleased to say you all made spectacularly good decisions to join us for what has become, officially (according to us), the best way to start the weekend.
We had 274 cross the famous Wallace parkrun finish line. Our 8th highest turnout ever.
20 of you were doing your first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed the experience. We guarantee you that the hill gets smaller each time you do it. That may or may not be strictly true. A further 19 of you were visiting from other parkruns. We hope you enjoyed our hospitality.
A special mention for our friends visiting from Essex, Craigavon and beyond!
We did indeed have one other milestone today, of the running variety. Well done to Ruth Potter who today completed her 50th parkrun. Super work from the junior runner. Next stop 100!
35 of you also stormed past the duck pond to record yourselves new personal best times. You know who you are!
The full list of results are in the usual spot, here:
As we are very week, we are again indebted to our willing band of volunteers without whom parkrun would come to a juddering halt. Keeping the machine well oiled today was:
Run Director: Jonathan Davis.
Timekeepers: Nathan Howe and Jack Netherton.
Finish Token hander-outer: Tim Haslett.
Funnel manager: Beverly Reid.
Barcode Scanners: Brenda Harris, Emma Bamford, Colin Mooney, Fiona Mooney and Gillian Alister.
Marshals: Michael Berryman, Ian Dyer, Louise McGregor, Gareth Connolly, Sophie Connolly, Thomas Connolly, Paul Alister, John Torrans and Liz Murphy.
Tea/Coffee: Michael Harris, Rebekah Andrews and Liz Murphy.
Photographer: Michael Harris.
Pre-event setup: Heather Patterson and Raymond McCullough.
Cup washer-uppers: Team Campbell and Team McGregor.
Tail walker: Ian Wilson.
The volunteer roster for the next few weeks has plenty of room on it. We encourage you to give it a go, even once a year. You never know, you might just enjoy it!
Anyway, the good news is we get to reconvene and do it all again next Saturday morning.
We hope that you will be joining us for more trips to the duck pond.