/ NEWS: £17,000 raised for Mountain Rescue in Cumbria
The two-day OMM endurance race, held last October, was cancelled because of severe flooding and strong winds. A maj...
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I enjoyed that film. Thanks for that. Was good to see what it was like.
Some brilliant acting from the wee scottish cheeky chappy! For public appereance requests and general raconteuring please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
my view of the BBC's coverage changed a bit when i saw a follow up a month later on Look North. They had heard something was happening ( probably from Mark Weir :0~) ) and contacted the Police who told them a major rescue operation was going on to secure the safety of nearly 2000 missing runners. Follow up calls to Keswick Mountain Rescue agreed with this that conditions were life threatening and it should never have gone ahead etc etc. and the runners were ' un-accounted for '.
Combine that with a lack of understanding about what the event was all about and it was bound to blow up in todays media.
Look North, to their credit, did a very balanced follow up. They interviewed 2 experienced competitors who said it shoud have gone ahead, Keswick MR who said it shouldn't and a quote from Cokermouth MR who said it should have gone ahead. Having been with those same 2 competitors a couple of days after this broadcast, and also with the guy who took the first phone calls from the BBC on behalf of OMM, there are lessons to learnt by everyone i think - not just the BBC.
I was there and the concrete was taped off and for sure didn't see anyone drive over anything. And if they did, i am pretty sure that the insurance would pay it out! Are you sure of your source??
Salty popcorn please. I already have a chair ready.
Ha ha ha Assuming you're not a troll I can't be ar*sed to tell you why you're talking sh*te but do a search, it's been done to death.
But even if they did, for £20000 it would need to be pretty special concrete!
> But even if they did, for £20000 it would need to be pretty special concrete!
Also, whoever decided to lay concrete with that weather forecast should be shot!
Not bad but you'll need to try a bit harder if you want to get anyone to believe you
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