As many of you know, I recently entered the "St Peters Mountain Challenge" in the Black Mountains, along with John Young and Andy Dawson. I would like to formally thank all those who sponsored me to finish the 22 mile course - having entered as a runner. With their support I not only completed the course, but also raised £61.75 for the British Migraine Association and £72.77 for West Brecon Cave Rescue Team. My finishing time was not particularly good - 5:45 - but I intend to improve upon this for 1995. Should any club members wish to accompany me, I would be pleased to hear from them.
I really must complain about recent misrepresentation of Club members in your notable organ Pelobates. In issue #66 there was not only a spoof article on the rear page - supposedly submitted by myself - but also a letter complaining of the very same matter.
As if to rub salt in the wound, the photograph that seems to have sparked off this sequence of events is not even of me, as careful observation will testify. I have never worn strap-on knee-pads, a torch strapped to my helmet or an FX-series lamp (except in Spain this Summer).
Judicious enquiries have identified the author of the main article to be none other than "The Butcher". The writer of the letter has yet to be identified, but I believe it can only be 1 of 4 members - the net tightens!
As seems normal in such situations, some form of compensation might be deemed due - since both items touch on caving and beer, how about the perpetrator leading a trip to inspect the OFD1 boulder choke followed by providing sufficient ale until satisfaction is achieved!
Sorry to bring this to your attention, but I guess its all in "a day in the life of an Editor".