If I've understood correctly, VDOT's point here is that parkrun have failed to do any bullying in this case, they've just rolled over and moved to another venue.
There will have been lots of cases where parkruns simply haven't started because they couldn’t get permission from the landowner. Probably far more than the number where permission is given, then either withdrawn later or a charge made. Only two of those so far as far as I know, which actually seems low to me given how many there are. There must be quite a few wig far more runners than the organisers or landowners originally envisaged.
That's the nail on the head for me there, Mr P. Some people will do lots to raise the money but still fall short, personally I don't think there's a problem with that. Others happen to have a large social circle and get there just by setting up a justgiving page and posting about it on FB. Unfortunately there are some who take a place and don't bother raising much at all, that's what the charities want to avoid.
Good luck tomorrow padams. Like Alan I could give you some C-section war stories - breach with head stuck under rib cage would be my favourite, but you probably don't want to hear that right now! Needless to say, it all turns out fine because they know what they're doing. These days they'll probably let you live stream it if you ask nicely. Mrs A won't be in a position to argue by then