I gotta Parkrun Voucher - and I didn't even do the run!

Well, here's a turn up for the books. The boring fat old git just had an email to say he's been awarded the Sweatshop voucher for this month at Parkrun St Andrews. A free pair of running shoes! Wow - I'm amazed ... totally unexpected. And a little bit puzzled because I'm not sure why they think I deserve it. Sure, my times have shot down since I started Parkrun, but I don't think the prize is for best improvement in performance. It's not for being the quickest ... because I"m certainly not that, or even close to being close. Maybe the most enthusiastic though.

I didn't even do last Saturday's run - I was handing out the timing tokens.

Whatever the reason, it's come at the perfect time. I'm doing the Great Trail Run in Keswick next month but had decided I couldn't really justify the cost of a pair of trail shoes. So now I can go along and choose the best darned pair in the shop. Thanks to Parkrun, Sweatshop, my friends in this community, my family, my agent and anyone else who knows me.

One thing is now certain - I AM THE GOD OF HELL FIRE (:->)


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30 Replies

  • Congratulations that's fantastic!

  • What a lovely surprise and just at the right time too!

    The God of hell fire rocks!!!!

  • Excellent - always a nice surprise when something turns up out of the blue like that. And undoubtedly well deserved. But no excuses for the Great Trail Run now - another PB looms.... ;-)

  • For some reason I can't see this post, either in the listings or under "My Blog Posts" That could mean the post is showing twice because I thought it hadn't worked first time ...

    Anyone got any ideas?

  • I think somethings gone amiss with the forum. Clicking on 'Blogs' up top shows the latest blog is nearly a day old now when that's clearly not the case.

  • Tee heee!!!

  • well done you :)

  • I emailed them last night about the problems and looks like it is fixed now. Very frustrating....

  • ... it would be very funny indeed if you found out that the actual winner was meant to be a Gordon Hallfire ... he'll be sitting at home thinking "Jeezo! i finished 10 seconds inside the course record and they give the prize to that £%^"&£@"

  • Love it! :-D

  • Honestly did laugh out loud for the first time in a very long time. (:->)

  • Soooooo funny Rob!! :D :D I too laughed out loud to this; brilliant!


  • Ha ha ha! :-)

  • Very good!!

  • That's fab - whatever it was you did what a lovely surprise. :-)

  • Yep, probably for being Most Enthusiastic! :-) Congratulations! Enjoy shopping for trail shoes.

  • Well, you deserve a reward! The Malcymeter alone shows your commitment to running!

  • Maybe they heard about Malcymeter and the 5X50 Challenge!

  • Mrs Malcy thinks it's because I'm so clever, handsome and - oh yes - modest!

    I guess I'll find out on Saturday. Maybe there's a tradition that the winner of the monthly voucher has to pay for the coffee and bacon rolls. Or be used for tomato-throwing target practice, or maybe even be tied to a stake, covered in honey and left to be stung to death by soldier wasps. (:->)

    Sorry - it's late, it's been a tough day and my already peculiar sense of humour has just gone into overdrive! Must sleep. Must sleep. Must sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Malcy - what the heck was all that about?

  • Just having a bit of fun Malcy

  • Fun, Malcy? Is that what you call fun? You're nothing but a dozy half-wit Malcy!

  • At least I don't have a stupid name like Malcy!

  • Say goodnight Gracie

  • Goodnight Gracie

  • Goodnight

  • .... I think we've just lost one member of the 5x50 team .... ;-)

  • I don't know where all that came from ... I need a holiday! (:->)

    Back to being a normal person today.

  • I missed this yesterday.

    Hope you're feeling a bit calmer today, Malcy!

    aka God of Hell Fire

    aka Malcymeter author

    Really very pleased about this - definitely well deserved. :) Enjoy your new footwear!

  • Thanks greenlegs. It had been a difficult day. Today IS better. And tomorrow will be better still !

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