Wednesday, 17 February 2010

COUNCIL HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICER STOPS COMPETITORS FROM RUNNING IN 650 YEAR OLD PANCAKE RACE!


With their frying pans primed, the teams were set to sprint to victory.  Hundreds of well-wishers lined the course expecting the usual thrills, spills and slip-ups of the annual pancake race.  But the jolly mood turned sour when a new health and safety rule was announced moments before the start - no running.

Spectators at the Shrove Tuesday event in St Albans, Hertfordshire, booed the city's tourism manager Charles Baker as he explained there were fears competitors might fall over.  And the measure was met with widespread ridicule yesterday.

David Emery, 34, was one of three disqualified for breaking the rule, said it was 'mad', adding: 'I have been disqualified from a running race for running.'  Rozanne Edwards, of the winning team said: 'It's described as a pancake race, which would suggest you'd run, but we were told it would be a walking race. We had to keep one foot on the ground at all times.'

There's really nothing you can add apart from, FUCK ME!

10 comments:

banned said...

Dunblane paedo update

http://thesatirestall.blogspot.com/2010/02/men-in-skirts-paedo-ring-exposed.html

Names the names ( H/T "418" commenter on OH)

banned said...

The good citizens of St. Albans should tell their Tourism Manager to fuck the fuckety fuck off, and they would be supported by the Heath & Safety Executive who get pissed off with wankers like him hiding behind them.

I grew up here,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lD9JAN3fyI

this from yesterday. One year I will go back for this two day event.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, yes I saw this site but I wasn't too keen on the way he reported the story in a frivilious way and I left a comment to that effect. Interfering with kids is not fot hilarity.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Banned, I've been in St Albans, it's a nice place. I would imagine there is a fair bit of drinking goes on at the pancake doo, so maybe your H&E man's right!

scunnert said...

Arseholes.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Scunnert, as usual you sum the situation up succinctly. Personlly I would have used the adjective, 'fucking'.

an indignant self righteous person said...

If a member of the public tripped and hurt themselves then you people commenting would have egg all over your faces.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Uptheirownarseperson, sorry I was a bit slow to catch on, but one is perfectly correct. Speaking as a Daily Mail reader, I should say that they should have been taken out and publicly flogged. Running about with pancakes. Height of absurdity.

Shades Of Ansel said...

For Fucks sake.YET again,H&S prove what a bunch of crazy cuntards they are.A race that you can't RUN in.You couldn't make it up could you? Only in the UK.What has become of this country? I despair of H&S.I've often thought of setting up a blog.The 1000 most Ridiculous H&S Rules,but I've refrained as I'd probably end up topping me sen at the insanity.Beam me fucking up Scotty.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Ansel, that's a brilliant idea. I wish I had more time and I'd do it myself. BTW , 'Scotty'. Who are you talking to, me or that cunt on Startrek! ;-)