We debated long and hard as to whether to include a ‘lighter note’ section in the blog this month. In the end we decided to keep it for one reason. It’s a symbol of normal life – and a reminder, despite the fact that amusing stories were hard to find in March 2020, that we will get back to normal life one day.
And what could be more normal than the British Wife Carrying Championship? Technically we should have reported on it last month as it was held on 29th February, but sometimes even the most interesting stories take a while to make the papers.
We must add our congratulations to David Threlfall and Cassie Yates, the winners of this year’s race. Should you wish to see it, a quick search on Google or YouTube will help your self-isolation or working from home.
The event’s website certainly pulled no punches: wife carrying can be a dangerous activity, which can lead to slipped discs, broken legs and arms, limb dislocation, spinal injuries and hernias.
Nevertheless the event appears to be gaining in popularity. For any clients who may feel like participating next year, please note that ‘wives’ (not necessarily your own) must weigh at least 50kg. There are also generous prizes for anyone who might see wife-carrying as a route to the professional sports career they have long wished for.
The winner this year received a barrel of ale, the oldest ‘carrier’ won a pot of Bovril and a tin of pilchards, while the carrier of the heaviest ‘wife’ was rightly rewarded with a pound of sausages.
On that upbeat note, let’s hope the world is a more positive place when we report again . Until then, take care, stay safe and remember that if you need to contact us we are never more than a phone call or an email away.