Friday, 27 June 2008

See you on 1 December


I promised myself that I would finish the www.parishwalk.com website by the end of the week.
With a minute or so to spare, just time to say a public thank you to my wife (of nearly 24 years) Marie (above). Even I don't know how she puts up with me!
Thanks for your support and see you on 1 December....unless of course you change channels to www.manxathletics.com

Split times available

Another of the big exercises is complete:


SPLIT TIMES 2008

Its a very large file and I'm afraid that there are loads of blank pages. I'm afraid that I have now reached the "take or leave it" stage!

Enjoy the stats.

The poll was not a wind up

Just in case anyone thought I had tried an out of season April fool, I'm afraid something went wrong with the poll today on the Bravenet site. I could see dozens of votes coming in which were not registering but with a tight timetable to get everything else done today I couldn't spend any time trying to resolve the problem.

Guess what will be on the site on 1 December?

Extra YouTube Film

I couldn't resist a final film. It should be available on YouTube in a few minutes.


Flogging Michael's blog

Michael George has added his match report at:

http://michaelsparishblog.blogspot.com/

Other walks


Six times Parish Walk winner John Cannell in last year's Peel to Douglas Walk (ML)

Most of the race walking events are promoted by Manx Harriers.

There is a special race walking page at:

http://www.manxathletics.com/manxharriers/MHracewalking.htm

If you only select one event, then make it the Empire Garage Peel to Douglas Walk. If you thought that the Parish Walk was wet, you should have been there for the Peel to Douglas last year!
The Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club also organise a number of walking events and the pick of the bunch here is the Salclear Half Marathon which encourages entries from walkers as well as the runners.
The link is here:
Finally Western AC have for a number of years organised a walk in conjunction with the Western 10 miles and this year it will be held over the same 10 mile course as the run.
Details here:
Their website is here:

End to End Walk

Adrian Cowin - working flat out on the End to End website! (ML)


The White & Healthy End to End Walk is the logical next step for parish walkers although there other walking events on the Isle of Man.

The End to End is organised by the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes Club and Adrian Cowin runs both the club website and a dedicated End to End site at:

http://www.e2ewalk.com/

Parish Walk Committee


Winston, Allan, Raymond, Elizabeth, Debbie, Kevin and Martin pictured in 2006 (ML)
The Parish Walk has been in great hands in recent years with a very strong committee.

They are:

RAYMOND COX

ELIZABETH CORRAN

KAREN KNEALE

ALLAN CALLOW

KEVIN WALMSLEY

MARTIN LAMBDEN

WINSTON LIU

TRACY COOK

DEBBIE WALMSLEY

GEOFF WALMSLEY

Although the event is organised by Manx Harriers, this committee is not the main club committee but one that spends their whole year focused on just one event.

By all accounts they operate as committees should do with everyone taking responsibility for their own well defined but evolving roles.

Unlike some of the people that I have dealt with in the past, they are very responsive to change where it helps the event and the walkers.

Like most organisations we only really take notice of things that go wrong and rarely think about the majority of things that go like clockwork. Hopefully they can soon unwind.

Michael Gray completes the course at 73



Michael Gray pictured after completing the course at 72 last year with daughter Stephanie. He did it again this year at 73 (Photo:Paul Jackson)


Robbie Lambie wrote the following on the forum: " Can we now say with confidence now that Michael Gray is the oldest competitor in the history of the Parish Walk to have completed the 85 miles?

There has been some doubt, a grey area you might say (sorry) about who actually is the oldest. I think after Mike walked it last year, (along with his daughter Steph), he may well have been the oldest finisher but it wasn't certain. I think at 73 years of age this year, Mike may have put this uncertainty to rest.This year he walked it over 23 hours again with Stephanie. Stephanie told me earlier today, such was the weather and the miserable conditions, the pair of them hardly spoke to each other at all during the second half of the race, as they were both just concentrating on putting one foot in front of the other and just eager to get to the finish. Stephanie of course should take credit for walking with her father the last 2 years and helping to create a piece of history.

Stephanie and her mother Olga are great campaigners for the Breast Cancer Charity and have helped raise vast amounts of money over the years as a result. A great family indeed.Mike of course finished in the first Parish in 1961 finishing 5th in the days when they walked in trousers and ordinary shoes and had no real support cars to follow them. Some of them in those days had probably worked just prior to the race as well. They were tough in those days obviously."

The uncertainty arose because I haven't always had the ages of walkers and it was previously claimed that another walker had completed the course at the age of 73 which I don't think is correct.

PS Michael also has the record for the biggest gap between finishes - 46 years from 1961 to 2007.

Number of walkers to reach each Parish

I've just published more of my work from last night:


Number of walkers to reach each church

There is a mine of information here.

For the number of starters, I have used the number to be listed in the results at any checkpoint. Therefore I have 1385 this year compared to 1399 issued by the organisers. I'm not sure whether 1399 actually started or whether that was the number that registered. As far as I am aware, there is no method for calculating the number that start only the number that register.

Perhaps that information is available now but it certainly wasn't in previous years so for consistency I have stayed with the number who are listed in the results.

Just looked at my photos for the first time!

Its exactly six days since I rattled off 450 photos at Braddan - and I've only just looked at them for the first time.

That was only because I was searching for a picture of someone that I want to feature. Although I didn't find that picture I saw loads of people I didn't even know were taking part. I've not had time to study the results in detail either.

Get involved for 2009

Some of the best ideas for further improvement to the Clerical Medical Parish Walk come from the competitors themselves but nearly all of them involve extra work and therefore require extra helpers.

Could you get involved and help out next year? For example, it makes life easier for chief marshal if one person can take responsiblity for a section of the course and bring in their own team.

The organisers often get approached from commercial bodies wanted to become involved - but they do it far too close to the event. Now is the time to start talking to race director Raymond Cox.

If you want to help next year, here are three of the principal contacts:


Raymond Cox (race director)

Elizabeth Corran (race secretary)

Winston Liu (chief marshal)

Who will win next year?

Just for a bit of fun, as I am rounding up the website updates later today, I though I would judge public opinion on who will win next year.

Will Jock Waddington go on to dominate the event? Will Sean Hands or Robbie Callister come back to win again? Will one of the top race walkers like Steve Partington or Peter Kaneen fully commit themselves next year?

Of course, I don't know if any of them will even take part so, as I say, its only a bit of fun.



Can't get away from the Parish Walk

After finishing the website last night I sat down to get away from the Parish Walk and find out what else was going on in the Isle of Man - very little according to the Manx Independent. The front page, inside front page, leader column, 8 page full out, back page, most of the sports pages and even the announcements page featured the Parish Walk! Great coverage. Only one gripe - the http://www.parishwalk.com/ website does not appear to exist in the rest of the media even though it has been the source of the statistics for so many years. Likewise, where would we would without the Manx Telecom sponsored Sportident timing - its amazing how quickly we take these for granted.

Statistics update

There were still 616 people checking out the parishwalk.com website yesterday (811 the day before).

There have now been 725,538 photo hits on the fotopic site.

The four YouTube videos have amassed 6,079 views.

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Between Lonan to Onchan

I reckon that I am somewhere between Lonan and Onchan in my slog through this blog and I'm certainly not doing another lap!

I am finishing within my own time limits but to finish tonight's session, here are some more split times. This time they are between Jurby and Maughold. I am sure that there will be a few interesting interpretations - one that caught my eye in a 10 second review was that Terry Moffat was only half a minute different each year!

Jock Waddington -2008
04:02:48
Robbie Callister - 2007
04:08:12
Ray Pitts - 2007
04:10:02
Jock Waddington - 2007
04:10:37
Robbie Callister -2008
04:14:01
Mark Hempsall - 2007
04:14:53
Michael George -2008
04:16:32
Sue Biggart -2008
04:16:43
Thomas Melvin - 2007
04:17:31
Eammon Harkin - 2007
04:21:06
Maurice Bellando -2008
04:21:27
Michael George - 2007
04:22:21
Terry Moffat - 2007
04:22:21
Michael Shipsides -2008
04:22:51
Terry Moffat -2008
04:22:57
Sue Biggart - 2007
04:24:07
Martijn Biesmans - 2007
04:29:40
Alan Cowin -2008
04:31:05
Dave Mackey -2008
04:32:01
Alison Brand - 2007
04:32:07
Kathryn Kennaugh - 2007
04:32:37
Andrew Titley -2008
04:33:26
David Chambers -2008
04:33:33
Catherine Lowey - 2007
04:33:55
Jane Mooney - 2007
04:34:31
Stan Sille - 2007
04:34:41
Janice Quirk -2008
04:35:48
Michael Shipsides - 2007
04:36:11
Phil Marshall -2008
04:39:09
Kevin Marshall - 2007
04:39:22
Gordon Corran -2008
04:39:54
Alan McCulloch -2008
04:40:39
Steve Partington - 2007
04:41:35
Martijn Biesmans -2008
04:42:02
Marie Jackson -2008
04:43:09
Tony Okell -2008
04:45:47
Ernie Radcliffe -2008
04:47:45
Julian Thomas - 2007
04:48:08
Dave Cain - 2007
04:48:13
Maureen Moffatt -2008
04:48:23
Darren Mealin -2008
04:49:36
Martin Hall - 2007
04:49:38
Andrew Titley - 2007
04:49:42
David Cain -2008
04:49:45
Julian Thomas -2008
04:49:48
Richard Fathers - 2007
04:51:00
John C Ryder -2008
04:51:02
Jane Ryder -2008
04:51:02
John Shimmin -2008
04:51:23
Alan McCulloch - 2007
04:52:32
Marie Gilbertson - 2007
04:53:13
Rosemarie Crellin - 2007
04:53:38
Juan Readshaw -2008
04:55:19
Alan Kinvig - 2007
04:55:35
Mike Gellion - 2007
04:55:43
Jack Walton - 2007
04:56:24
Juan Hatton - 2007
04:56:40
John C Ryder - 2007
04:56:42
Mike Gellion -2008
04:56:54
Chris Murphy -2008
04:59:46
Rosemarie Crellin -2008
05:01:39
Janice Quirk - 2007
05:01:53
Barry Cowin - 2007
05:02:20
Mark Cleater - 2007
05:02:32
Julie Cretney - 2007
05:02:37
Kate Cain -2008
05:03:30
Shirley Gage -2008
05:03:31
Jim Davidson -2008
05:03:56
Marie Gilbertson -2008
05:04:11
John Callow -2008
05:04:51
Terri Salmon - 2007
05:05:11
Jackie Campbell - 2007
05:05:13
Matthew Haddock - 2007
05:05:14
Andy Green -2008
05:05:41
Paul Malone -2008
05:05:54
Julie Cretney -2008
05:06:06
Shirley Gage - 2007
05:06:49
David Churcher - 2007
05:06:51
Martin Malone -2008
05:07:58
Fintan Suddards - 2007
05:08:24
Antony Atkinson - 2007
05:08:33
Ray Hughes - 2007
05:08:44
Jane Crowe -2008
05:09:22
Maureen Moffatt - 2007
05:09:52
Chris Cale -2008
05:10:30
Michael Bonney -2008
05:11:01
Bernadette Devlin - 2007
05:11:06
Chris Cale - 2007
05:11:13
Eleanor Gawne -2008
05:11:35
Ernie Radcliffe - 2007
05:11:53
Jo Revill -2008
05:12:21
David Clucas -2008
05:12:48
Edward Cleator -2008
05:12:52
David Clucas - 2007
05:13:54
Jo Revill - 2007
05:13:57
Stephen Brew -2008
05:14:30
Alan Brew -2008
05:14:31
Neil Shimmin - 2007
05:15:26
Terri Salmon -2008
05:16:38
Mark Kinley - 2007
05:17:01
Chris Murphy - 2007
05:17:12
Bob Corrin - 2007
05:17:21
Matthew Halsall - 2007
05:17:21
Mick Holgate - 2007
05:18:53
Dermot O'Toole - 2007
05:19:05
Paul Morgans - 2007
05:20:47
Alan Kinvig -2008
05:21:25
Steve Taggart -2008
05:21:35
Ray Hughes -2008
05:21:57
Laura Bradley - 2007
05:22:31
Perry Downward -2008
05:23:03
Richard Done - 2007
05:24:29
Selwyn Callister -2008
05:24:35
Maureen Jill Cox - 2007
05:24:59
Simon Cox - 2007
05:24:59
David Anderson - 2007
05:25:19
Danny Jordan - 2007
05:25:58
David Churcher -2008
05:27:24
Alex Wijsman -2008
05:27:33
Dudley Butt - 2007
05:28:17
Juan Kinnish - 2007
05:28:21
Rich Sims - 2007
05:28:51
Antony Atkinson -2008
05:28:59
David Cretney - 2007
05:29:07
Keith Wilkinson - 2007
05:29:10
Sean Murphy - 2007
05:29:33
Robert G Wright - 2007
05:29:45
Amanda Whitelegg - 2007
05:30:23
Richard Spenceley -2008
05:30:38
Chris Reynolds -2008
05:31:06
John Robinson -2008
05:31:35
Martyn Quayle - 2007
05:32:16
Paul Boulton - 2007
05:32:36
Michael Gray - 2007
05:34:47
Stephanie Gray - 2007
05:34:47
Ian Allan Dunbar -2008
05:34:53
Paul Jennings - 2007
05:34:58
Suzanne Biddulph - 2007
05:35:09
Derek Keir - 2007
05:36:16
Mark Haynes - 2007
05:36:39
Bob Noonan - 2007
05:36:57
Gary Deuchar -2008
05:36:58
Denise Foxton - 2007
05:36:59
Anne Oates -2008
05:37:11
Ken Halsall - 2007
05:37:18
Kath Kelly - 2007
05:37:23
Irene Taggart - 2007
05:38:03
Karen Lawrie -2008
05:38:20
Chris Goldsmith - 2007
05:38:28
Michael Bonney - 2007
05:38:31
Steve Allen - 2007
05:38:42
Brian Maddrell - 2007
05:39:03
Irene Taggart -2008
05:40:39
John Watterson -2008
05:40:39
Dermot O'Toole -2008
05:40:46
Jeff Black -2008
05:40:48
Brian Connolly - 2007
05:42:03
Gordon Erskine - 2007
05:42:30
Darren M Mealin - 2007
05:43:10
Richard Spenceley - 2007
05:43:44
Martin Wood - 2007
05:44:03
Paul Kennish -2008
05:44:10
Patrick Hartley -2008
05:45:46
Patrick Crowe -2008
05:45:48
Chris Swales -2008
05:45:52
Chris Swales - 2007
05:45:59
Kath Kelly -2008
05:46:42
Katy Craig - 2007
05:46:56
Zoe McAndry - 2007
05:47:43
John M Watterson - 2007
05:47:44
Alan Teare -2008
05:47:47
David Collister -2008
05:47:52
Moira Hall - 2007
05:48:33
Robbie Breadner -2008
05:48:42
Tony Dugdale -2008
05:48:49
Nikki Boyde -2008
05:48:57
Katy Craig -2008
05:48:59
David Comish - 2007
05:49:58
Ian Comish - 2007
05:50:02
Gareth Jones - 2007
05:50:02
Bethany Clague -2008
05:50:06
Paul Jones - 2007
05:50:10
Jane Crowe - 2007
05:50:14
Kingsley Lambert -2008
05:50:29
Wendy Easthope - 2007
05:50:38
Jon Russell-Dunn - 2007
05:50:39
Lesley Christian - 2007
05:51:28
Richard Gerrard -2008
05:51:35
Les Webb - 2007
05:52:10
Greg Nation -2008
05:52:10
Rosie Snape - 2007
05:52:24
Andrew Skelly -2008
05:52:51
Martin T Jennings - 2007
05:53:21
Paul Condon - 2007
05:53:31
David Collister - 2007
05:53:39
Michael Crook -2008
05:54:38
Rita Norrey - 2007
05:54:49
Eleanor Bingham - 2007
05:54:55
Peter Bettridge - 2007
05:54:57
John Hunter - 2007
05:54:58
Stephen O'Hare -2008
05:55:24
Simon Wengradt -2008
05:55:31
Stella Corlett - 2007
05:56:11
Eddie Christian - 2007
05:56:31
Robbie Corkish - 2007
05:56:50
Paul Waters - 2007
05:57:06
Brian Connolly -2008
05:57:12
Billy McCoubrey - 2007
05:57:21
Bernie Ball -2008
05:58:14
Juan Charles Gell - 2007
05:58:17
Adam Russell -2008
05:58:19
Mark Whear -2008
05:58:20
Anita Costain -2008
05:58:35
Mike Hickey - 2007
05:58:54
Jeff Black - 2007
05:59:20
Ian Ashcroft - 2007
05:59:30
Frank Feeney -2008
05:59:56
Rod Phillips - 2007
06:00:21
David Comish -2008
06:00:37
Ian Comish -2008
06:00:43
Christopher Burn -2008
06:02:45
David Rawling -2008
06:02:46
Simon Starkey - 2007
06:03:02
Peter Maurice Bell - 2007
06:03:03
Gillian Manley -2008
06:03:48
Keith Wilkinson -2008
06:03:48
Gillian Morphet - 2007
06:04:47
Geoff Finn - 2007
06:05:03
Patrick Reid - 2007
06:05:10
Malcolm Newton -2008
06:05:26
Adrian Gell -2008
06:06:26
Ben Harris -2008
06:07:46
Paul Philips - 2007
06:07:54
Michael Gray -2008
06:09:20
Stephanie Gray -2008
06:09:31
Lynsey Singer - 2007
06:10:19
Michelle Stevens -2008
06:10:33
Chris Walker -2008
06:11:14
Jill Turner - 2007
06:11:18
Charlie Turner - 2007
06:11:20
Paul Phillips -2008
06:11:38
Patrick Reid -2008
06:12:52
Keith Watts - 2007
06:13:35
Neil Towers -2008
06:16:11
Julie Owen - 2007
06:17:00
Jane Birchall - 2007
06:17:01
Mark Freeman - 2007
06:20:30
Peter George Cannell - 2007
06:20:41
Illona Leadley -2008
06:21:01
Chris Moon -2008
06:21:15
Jane Birchall -2008
06:21:30
Julie Owen -2008
06:21:30
Stefan Dunajewski -2008
06:21:35
Andy Harrison -2008
06:21:36
David Whorrall -2008
06:22:39
Gordon Wynne-Smythe -2008
06:23:04
Mark Osborn - 2007
06:23:29
Keith John Swales - 2007
06:24:14
David Humphrey - 2007
06:24:21
Margy Killey -2008
06:24:51
Sharon Cheeseman -2008
06:25:43
Michael Teare -2008
06:26:30
Michael Farnworth -2008
06:27:11
Mark Williams -2008
06:27:52
Gillian Cunningham -2008
06:29:13
Peter Bradley - 2007
06:29:53
Steve Wood - 2007
06:30:02
Lesley Joyce -2008
06:30:26
Peter Bradley -2008
06:30:40
Pauline Ringham -2008
06:31:46
Greg Nation - 2007
06:32:01
Robert Peck -2008
06:34:23
Stella Corlett -2008
06:34:44
Donald Strathie -2008
06:35:16
Mark Fensome -2008
06:36:35
Lynda Jones - 2007
06:36:40
Maria Dimsdale -2008
06:36:41
Michael Ellis - 2007
06:38:17
Lesley Christian -2008
06:39:37
Malcolm Meddings -2008
06:41:28
David Whittam -2008
06:41:52
Martyn Quayle -2008
06:42:56
Leon Steed -2008
06:42:59
David Whorrall - 2007
06:43:16
Gordon Wynne-Smythe - 2007
06:43:28
Wendy Ross -2008
06:45:00
Ben Coates -2008
06:46:07
Peter Lewis -2008
06:47:35
Jo Richardson - 2007
06:51:12
Jason Edwards - 2007
06:51:43
Iain Craig -2008
06:56:24
Sheron Quayle -2008
06:56:31
Ian Marshall - 2007
07:00:20
Simon Jones - 2007
07:01:27

Growth in the 40 mile club

The average number of walkers reaching Kirk Michael (a little under 40 miles) between 1974 and 1995 was 33.

Compare that average with the last four years:


2005 - 300
2006 - 442
2007 - 376
2008 -317

So even on a "bad" year when the weather caused so many people to call an early halt to their walk, there were 10 times as many people who reached Peel as over the 22 year period!

Above average number of finishers this year

Contrary to quite a few opinions, there were above average number of finishers this year.

9% of the starters made it to the finish compared to an average since 1974 of 8.1%.

Although last year there were "only 153" finishers compared to 163 the previous year, that was the record in percentage terms with 14% making it back to Douglas.

The other best years were 2006 and 1985 (12%), 1981 (10%) and there were 9% in 1989 and 1992.

Short video of Jock

Here is the short video of Jock a few minutes after his great win. When I try to edit it I loose the sound, so here it is complete raw.

video

The big one

I have just re-published:


ALL WALKERS SINCE 1960 (finishers only until 1974)

There are now 13,919 records in the list!!

Please email changes to murray@manxathletics.com

Changes received by 9 pm tomorrow will go in version 2.

Changes after that time will go into near year's version.

If you prefer to be listed as Steve or Stephen (particularly if you are listed in different forms of your name in different years) then please let me know.

Split times Maughold to the finish

I've just lost 45 minutes. Whilst trying to convert a table of the number of finishers at each church since 1974 into a different format I corrupted the data. Anyone near Ballasalla may have heard the screams! So that one will have to wait until this evening.

So to ensure that the blog readers get their statistical fix, I did some quick calculations to see how much the weather affected times from Maughold to the finish (compared to last year).

The results were quite surprising as it was Ray Potts and Michael George who were battling for the runner up spot last year who had the fastest times.

Here they are:


Ray Pitts 2007
03:28:07
Michael George 2007
03:29:03
Robbie Callister 2007
03:29:56
Jock Waddington 2008
03:34:11
Maurice Bellando 2008
03:36:20
Jock Waddington 2007
03:39:52
Eammon Harkin 2007
03:41:28
Robbie Callister 2008
03:42:55
Michael Shipsides 2007
03:46:13
Mark Hempsall 2007
03:47:37
Terry Moffat 2008
03:48:55
Michael Shipsides 2008
03:48:58
Sue Biggart 2007
03:50:52
Jane Mooney 2007
03:51:02
Steve Partington 2007
03:51:44
Kathryn Kennaugh 2007
03:54:21
Stan Sille 2007
03:55:01
Catherine Lowey 2007
03:55:09
Alison Brand 2007
03:55:41
David Chambers 2008
03:55:53
Michael George 2008
03:56:01
Alan Cowin 2008
03:56:21
Thomas Melvin 2007
03:56:30
Andrew Titley 2008
03:56:47
Alan McCulloch 2007
03:57:40
Alan McCulloch 2008
03:58:06
Terry Moffat 2007
03:58:12
Sue Biggart 2008
03:58:33
Andrew Titley 2007
03:59:06
Dave Cain 2007
03:59:06
Phil Marshall 2008
03:59:48
Maureen Moffatt 2007
04:02:12
Janice Quirk 2008
04:02:22
Maureen Moffatt 2008
04:04:14
Barry Cowin 2007
04:05:02
Marie Jackson 2008
04:05:52
Juan Hatton 2007
04:06:19
Richard Fathers 2007
04:06:41
Julian Thomas 2007
04:06:57
Rosemarie Crellin 2007
04:07:12
Tony Okell 2008
04:07:17
Gordon Corran 2008
04:08:43
Chris Cale 2008
04:09:21
John C Ryder 2008
04:10:10
Dave Mackey 2008
04:10:51
Martijn Biesmans 2008
04:10:53
Kevin Marshall 2007
04:10:57
Martin Hall 2007
04:11:43
Julian Thomas 2008
04:13:00
David Cain 2008
04:13:01
Martijn Biesmans 2007
04:13:29
Jack Walton 2007
04:13:47
John C Ryder 2007
04:14:03
Rosemarie Crellin 2008
04:15:28
Mike Gellion 2008
04:18:55
Marie Gilbertson 2007
04:19:28
John Shimmin 2008
04:19:37
David Anderson 2007
04:20:47
Janice Quirk 2007
04:22:19
John Callow 2008
04:23:29
Terri Salmon 2007
04:23:31
Jackie Campbell 2007
04:23:33
Jane Ryder 2008
04:24:07
Danny Jordan 2007
04:25:16
Chris Murphy 2008
04:25:24
Jane Crowe 2008
04:26:45
Mike Gellion 2007
04:26:50
Moira Hall 2007
04:28:30
Alan Kinvig 2007
04:29:09
Terri Salmon 2008
04:29:48
Marie Gilbertson 2008
04:30:17
Julie Cretney 2007
04:31:00
Mark Cleater 2007
04:31:03
Paul Boulton 2007
04:31:19
Kate Cain 2008
04:31:27
Shirley Gage 2008
04:31:29
Alan Brew 2008
04:31:31
Stephen Brew 2008
04:31:34
Jim Davidson 2008
04:32:10
Juan Readshaw 2008
04:32:48
Billy McCoubrey 2007
04:33:04
Ernie Radcliffe 2008
04:33:22
Ernie Radcliffe 2007
04:33:50
Shirley Gage 2007
04:33:52
Mick Holgate 2007
04:35:04
Michael Bonney 2008
04:35:11
Ray Hughes 2007
04:35:53
Jo Revill 2008
04:36:31
David Cretney 2007
04:36:38
Laura Bradley 2007
04:38:47
Richard Spenceley 2008
04:39:51
Antony Atkinson 2007
04:41:27
Fintan Suddards 2007
04:41:32
Alan Kinvig 2008
04:41:51
Jo Revill 2007
04:41:55
Derek Keir 2007
04:42:08
David Churcher 2007
04:42:20
Chris Murphy 2007
04:43:17
Eleanor Gawne 2008
04:43:24
Mark Kinley 2007
04:43:34
Darren Mealin 2008
04:43:37
Dermot O'Toole 2007
04:43:43
Martyn Quayle 2007
04:43:48
Simon Cox 2007
04:44:11
Juan Kinnish 2007
04:44:13
Maureen Jill Cox 2007
04:44:15
Dudley Butt 2007
04:44:16
Ian Comish 2007
04:45:15
David Comish 2007
04:45:17
Stella Corlett 2007
04:47:47
Peter Bettridge 2007
04:47:53
Peter Bradley 2008
04:48:37
Gordon Erskine 2007
04:49:27
Bob Corrin 2007
04:49:57
Selwyn Callister 2008
04:51:00
Mark Haynes 2007
04:51:03
Keith Wilkinson 2007
04:51:54
Bethany Clague 2008
04:51:56
David Churcher 2008
04:52:24
Malcolm Newton 2008
04:52:50
Kath Kelly 2008
04:53:34
Matthew Halsall 2007
04:53:38
Julie Cretney 2008
04:54:20
Kath Kelly 2007
04:54:33
Irene Taggart 2007
04:54:54
Michael Bonney 2007
04:54:57
Paul Malone 2008
04:55:14
Martin Malone 2008
04:55:17
Peter Bradley 2007
04:55:27
Amanda Whitelegg 2007
04:55:41
Brian Maddrell 2007
04:55:46
Karen Lawrie 2008
04:56:04
Neil Shimmin 2007
04:56:17
Jason Edwards 2007
04:56:36
David Clucas 2007
04:56:50
Martin Wood 2007
04:57:12
Chris Cale 2007
04:57:25
Steve Allen 2007
04:57:34
Alex Wijsman 2008
04:58:22
Steve Taggart 2008
04:58:39
Chris Goldsmith 2007
04:58:40
Richard Spenceley 2007
04:59:29
Steve Wood 2007
04:59:40
Robert G Wright 2007
04:59:42
Sean Murphy 2007
04:59:46
Michael Gray 2008
05:00:16
Stephanie Gray 2008
05:00:20
John M Watterson 2007
05:00:24
Andy Green 2008
05:00:35
Patrick Crowe 2008
05:00:45
Patrick Hartley 2008
05:00:48
Ian Marshall 2007
05:00:50
Richard Done 2007
05:01:05
Michael Gray 2007
05:01:08
Stephanie Gray 2007
05:01:12
Irene Taggart 2008
05:01:33
Jeff Black 2008
05:01:38
Brian Connolly 2007
05:03:44
David Collister 2007
05:04:23
Richard Gerrard 2008
05:05:20
Anne Oates 2008
05:05:33
Dermot O'Toole 2008
05:05:46
Paul Waters 2007
05:05:50
Chris Swales 2008
05:05:57
Adam Russell 2008
05:06:01
Ian Comish 2008
05:07:01
David Comish 2008
05:07:03
Chris Reynolds 2008
05:07:26
Michael Crook 2008
05:07:49
Geoff Finn 2007
05:08:05
Gillian Morphet 2007
05:08:12
Suzanne Biddulph 2007
05:08:17
Eddie Christian 2007
05:08:21
John Watterson 2008
05:09:20
Brian Connolly 2008
05:09:31
Paul Condon 2007
05:09:32
Mike Hickey 2007
05:09:38
Rosie Snape 2007
05:09:47
Juan Charles Gell 2007
05:10:02
Perry Downward 2008
05:10:19
Paul Morgans 2007
05:10:51
Andy Harrison 2008
05:11:35
Margy Killey 2008
05:11:40
Lesley Christian 2008
05:11:53
Katy Craig 2008
05:12:11
Nikki Boyde 2008
05:12:14
Jo Richardson 2007
05:12:30
David Collister 2008
05:12:31
Rita Norrey 2007
05:12:39
Ray Hughes 2008
05:13:18
John Robinson 2008
05:14:10
Gary Deuchar 2008
05:14:18
Wendy Ross 2008
05:14:21
Robbie Corkish 2007
05:14:35
Ian Allan Dunbar 2008
05:14:40
Patrick Reid 2007
05:15:11
Greg Nation 2007
05:15:52
Bernadette Devlin 2007
05:15:55
Lesley Christian 2007
05:16:17
Keith Watts 2007
05:16:27
Jill Turner 2007
05:16:31
Denise Foxton 2007
05:16:34
Charlie Turner 2007
05:16:36
Bob Noonan 2007
05:16:38
Paul Jennings 2007
05:17:04
Stefan Dunajewski 2008
05:17:20
Jeff Black 2007
05:17:28
Illona Leadley 2008
05:17:58
Ian Ashcroft 2007
05:18:44
Mark Freeman 2007
05:18:52
Rod Phillips 2007
05:19:51
Michael Ellis 2007
05:20:26
Jon Russell-Dunn 2007
05:21:36
Wendy Easthope 2007
05:21:40
Gillian Manley 2008
05:22:11
Darren M Mealin 2007
05:22:37
Gordon Wynne-Smythe 2008
05:22:51
David Whorrall 2008
05:22:54
Paul Jones 2007
05:22:59
Gareth Jones 2007
05:23:03
Michelle Stevens 2008
05:23:17
Chris Walker 2008
05:23:25
Peter Maurice Bell 2007
05:23:58
Simon Starkey 2007
05:24:02
Greg Nation 2008
05:26:47
David Whorrall 2007
05:28:11
Jane Birchall 2007
05:28:14
Gordon Wynne-Smythe 2007
05:28:14
Julie Owen 2007
05:28:18
Antony Atkinson 2008
05:28:22
Zoe McAndry 2007
05:28:26
Christopher Burn 2008
05:29:08
Chris Swales 2007
05:29:15
Stella Corlett 2008
05:29:20
Ken Halsall 2007
05:29:47
Mark Osborn 2007
05:29:47
Michael Teare 2008
05:29:50
David Humphrey 2007
05:29:50
Paul Phillips 2008
05:30:39
Kingsley Lambert 2008
05:31:20
Alan Teare 2008
05:31:23
Keith John Swales 2007
05:31:54
Gillian Cunningham 2008
05:32:02
Rich Sims 2007
05:32:22
Anita Costain 2008
05:32:56
Jane Crowe 2007
05:33:30
Patrick Reid 2008
05:34:00
Katy Craig 2007
05:34:51
Eleanor Bingham 2007
05:35:22
Les Webb 2007
05:35:46
Chris Moon 2008
05:35:53
Lynsey Singer 2007
05:37:28
Donald Strathie 2008
05:38:12
Martyn Quayle 2008
05:38:16
Martin T Jennings 2007
05:40:33
Lynda Jones 2007
05:40:34
Paul Kennish 2008
05:40:58
Peter George Cannell 2007
05:41:26
Frank Feeney 2008
05:41:34
Paul Philips 2007
05:45:00
Keith Wilkinson 2008
05:49:06
Tony Dugdale 2008
05:49:13
Robbie Breadner 2008
05:49:18
John Hunter 2007
05:51:16
Jane Birchall 2008
05:52:21
Julie Owen 2008
05:52:24
Peter Lewis 2008
05:52:41
Simon Jones 2007
05:54:45
Neil Towers 2008
06:02:28
David Whittam 2008
06:02:47
Pauline Ringham 2008
06:04:17
Stephen O'Hare 2008
06:27:52
Matthew Haddock 2007
06:29:12
Ben Harris 2008
06:37:25

Top three men

Paul Jackson, who produces the excellent www.manxharriers.com site, has a photo of the top three men in the Clerical Medical Parish Walk from the Villa Marina on Tuesday night.

I was at the Villa last night and saw quite a few parish walkers at the KT Tunstall concert.

Manx Independent today


Isle of Man Sports Editor - John Watterson pictured in the Looneys of Ramsey Duathlon (ML)
The days of waiting for the newspapers to see the results for the first time may be well gone but its always part of the Parish Walk experience to read the reports and view the pictures of the event in The Manx Independent which will be published today.

John Watterson always goes beyond the call of duty to bring you the coverage which is grown in parallel with the event.

I've got newspaper cuttings of the Parish Walk since 1974 and you would find it hard to believe how little there was at one time in comparison to now.

If I were a competitor I would save today's paper as a souvenir.
NB John's namesake has finished the Parish Walk but despite John (above) running and cycling regularly, has not featured in the event.

Rosemarie Crellin - 9 finishes averaging less than 19 hours

Roey Crellin leaves Bride in the 2004 event (ML)


Rosemarie Crellin may not have featured as much in the coverage this year but she continues to make her mark in the event as one of the fastest andmost consistent female walkers in the history of the event.

She is the third fastest ever walker (behind only Sandra Brown and Sue Biggart) and has the second most number of finishes with 9 (only Irene Taggart has more with 11).

She has the 7th and 8th fastest times on record - her best is 17.12.19 from 2003 when she won.

Her time this year of 18:32:30 was faster than last year and well inside he raverage of 18:51:01.

Here are her 9 finishing performances by year:


21:09:30
2000
20:04:54
2001
18:34:07
2002
17:12:19
2003
17:41:57
2004
17:27:15
2005
17:16:44
2006
18:41:48
2007
18:32:30
2008

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Janice Quirk - 4th fastest woman ever



Janice Quirk at Lezayre on Saturday evening (ML).


Janice Quirk's rise through the Parish Walk rankings has been remarkable quick.



She completed the course last year at the very first attempt in 19:01:04 and improved to 17:26:12 this year and is ranked behind only Sandra Brown, Sue Biggart and Rosemarie Crellin on the all time list.



Her time is the 10th best female performance ever recorded.


Fastest ever debuts

I've updated the list of the first time finishers by fastest time:


First time finishers in time order


Please note that the times are for the FIRST FINISH and not for the FIRST START.

Junior results as pdf

The results from the junior races are now available in pdf format.


Junior men 2008


Junior women 2008

Interesting to note that there were nearly twice as many women as men in the junior categories - 38 to 20.

Martin Critchley's photos

Martin has just published photos from the presentation here.

343 personal bests since 1960


Henry Harvey - the most improved walker ever when he won in 1961(Pic ML).


Michael George walks towards a 5 hour improvement in 2006 (ML)

I've just finished another exercise - recalculating all of the personal best times ever set in the event!I picked up a few errors in the previous (2006) version of this list as a few people who had walked slower than their best one year were calculated against this slower time rather than their previous best.Hope that this is of interest:

Veterans are the majority

I campaigned for several years to end the veterans' race to Peel on the basis that veterans made up the majority of the finishers. The original thinking was that it was the young men that would be capable of walking 85 miles and that veterans (and women) should walk a shorter distance (to Peel).

The prizes continued to be awarded to this point but many veterans forfeited their veterans prize to take a full finishers award. But there was often confusion about the rules.

My point is proven again when I have just calculated that male veterans made up 53% of the finishers and all veterans 77%.

Here are the numbers:

Senior Men - 23
Senior women - 4
Veteran men - 64
Veteran women - 34

I had hoped to write more this lunchtime but I have just been ironing out some problems with the statistics that John Watterson was working to for the Independent.

Junior men

Place
CompNo
Firstname
Surname
Time
Church

333
1545
James
Moore

06:52:53
Peel
342
1543
Adam
Killip

07:12:25
Peel
350
1536
Sam
Corkill
07:15:56
Peel
395
1547
Lorcan
O'Mahony

07:47:03
Peel
405
1535
Ryan
Connolly

07:53:48
Peel
446
1538
Archie James
Coulter
08:06:21
Peel
694
1540
Karl
Horne
09:01:33
Peel
695
1544
Mark
Lockwood
09:01:36
Peel
818
1552
Matthew
Skinner

04:16:20
Rushen
826
1548
Matthew
Quayle

04:22:46
Rushen
843
1533
Paul
Bywater

04:28:47
Rushen
867
1546
Stuart
Mullan

04:36:22
Rushen
871
1553
Tom
Wilson

04:37:07
Rushen
936
1550
Michael
Richardson

04:48:27
Rushen
965
1537
Dave
Corrin

04:51:30
Rushen
971
1551
Andrew
Shephard

04:52:53
Rushen
975
331
Ashley
Webster

04:53:24
Rushen
985
1541
Kneale
Kermeen

04:54:31
Rushen
1247
1534
Ryan
Cain

05:31:53
Rushen
1316
1549
Sacha
Rice
03:44:48
Malew

Junior women's results

Place
CompNo
Firstname
Surname
Time
Church
329
1573
Breeshey
Harkin

06:48:28
Peel
337
1571
Julia
Furner

06:56:47
Peel
390
1595
Kirsty
Weir

07:44:25
Peel
530
1585
Anna
Quayle

08:27:24
Peel
538
1587
Ealee
Sheard

08:28:43
Peel
568
1596
Tolsa
Wells

08:34:28
Peel
646
1560
Gemma
Collister

08:50:01
Peel
669
1579
Abbie
Leece

08:53:25
Peel
683
1555
Rosie
Bridge

08:56:30
Peel
726
1578
Charlotte
Lee

09:09:20
Peel
745
1591
Beth
Thomas

09:15:36
Peel
754
1577
Nikki
Kinrade

09:21:02
Peel
771
1568
Jessica
Dentith

09:27:07
Peel
863
1572
Laura
Gardner

04:35:16
Rushen
918
1598
Steph
Williams

04:45:53
Rushen
973
1565
Melissa
Cubbon

04:53:09
Rushen
997
1589
Elena
Snidal

04:56:45
Rushen
1021
1567
Brigid
Cummins

05:00:05
Rushen
1023
1564
Sophie
Cowley

05:00:24
Rushen
1032
1557
Samantha
Chappell
05:01:47
Rushen
1058
1580
Gill
Lunt

05:04:27
Rushen
1107
1582
Danielle
Matthews

05:07:35
Rushen
1111
1569
Laura
Fenlon

05:08:14
Rushen
1119
242
Laura
McDermott

05:08:44
Rushen
1156
1594
Sarah
Ward
05:12:36
Rushen
1171
1558
Siobhan
Charnick

05:14:26
Rushen
1176
1574
Emily
Irwin

05:14:44
Rushen
1189
1562
Alison
Corkill

05:17:50
Rushen
1190
1590
Gemma
Sutton

05:17:54
Rushen
1191
1561
Kayleigh
Coole

05:17:55
Rushen
1207
1575
Chantal
Johnson

05:20:31
Rushen
1216
1581
Alison
Mason

05:23:24
Rushen
1320
1597
Cara
Wilkinson

03:52:26
Malew
1329
1556
Jennifer
Cannell

02:34:55
Santon
1330
1554
Aalish
Bennett
02:37:42
Santon
1334
1593
Angela
Van Den Berg
02:43:31
Santon
1359
1559
Jorden
Close

03:04:12
Santon
1367
1570
Claire
Furner
03:07:53
Santon

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Jock pictures

The final update of the day has been to replace the static picture of Jock Waddington on his way to victory with a revolving selection of his big day.

All finishers lists completed

You can now access:

Every finisher by name

and:


Every finisher by year (in order of finish)

I've added a new field "order". This is a serial number from 1 (the first finisher in 1960) to 1231 (the final finisher in 2008).

10% of total finishers this year

I've just realised that although the number of finishers of 121 is well down on 153 of last year and 163 of the previous year, it is still 10% of the total ever (1213).

Pdf of number of finishers published

In connection with the previous post, the lists of number of finishers are available at:


Number of finishes per walker (alphabetically)

and


Number of finishes per walker (by number)

If you noticed a gap in the posts, here is why



David Collister - 25 finishes (ML)




No I hadn't gone to the pub but I was tempted to!



I have been reconciling the 1213 between the number of finishers per person and here is the result:




David Collister
25
Ray Hughes
22
Anthony Kneale
20
Mick Holgate
17
Dermot O'Toole
14
Irene Taggart
11
Steve Gardner
10
Charlie Weston
9
Robbie Callister
9
Rosemarie Crellin
9
Andrew Titley
8
Derek Harrison
8
John Cannell
8
Julian Thomas
8
Simon Cox
8
Sue Biggart
8
Chris Flint
7
David (Lon) Chambers
7
David Comish
7
Gordon Corran
7
Jo Revill
7
Alan Kinvig
6
Bob Noonan
6
Chris Cale
6
Chris Keown
6
David Cain
6
John Adair
6
Ray Pitts
6
Stephen Brew
6
Alan Brew
5
Alan Clucas
5
Cyril Evans
5
David Churcher
5
David Whorrall
5
Doug Allan
5
Dudley Butt
5
Eammon Harkin
5
Ian Ashcroft
5
John Hunter
5
John Lovelady
5
John Shimmin
5
Lesley Christian
5
Roy Corlett
5
Sean Hands
5
Stella Corlett
5
Terry Moffat
5
Adrian Beale
4
Alan McCulloch
4
Allan Corran
4
Angie Aire
4
Anne Oates
4
Bernadette Bowden
4
Brenda Charlton
4
Catherine Lowey
4
Dave Cain
4
Dave Wilkinson
4
Edward Marshall
4
Henry Harvey
4
James Harvey
4
Jane Cross
4
Jock Waddington
4
John C Ryder
4
John Stubbs
4
Juan Readshaw
4
Kath Kelly
4
Keith Wilkinson
4
Kevin Graham
4
Kevin Tasker
4
Lee Cain
4
Malcolm Newton
4
Marie Gilbertson
4
Michael Crook
4
Michael George
4
Michael Shipsides
4
Mike Readshaw
4
Peter Kaneen
4
Phil Readshaw
4
Stan Sille
4
Tommy Kelly
4
Tony Duncan
4
William Thompson
4
Willie Corkill
4
Willie Kneale
4
Alan Cowin
3
Andrew Gosnell
3
Andrew Hewins
3
Anne Jones
3
Antony Atkinson
3
Bethany Clague
3
Bill Morton
3
Billy McCoubrey
3
Bob Baxter
3
Brian Connolly
3
Chris Swales
3
Colin Coole
3
Dave Meban
3
David Doyle
3
David Gelling
3
Dudley Seddon
3
Eddie Convery
3
Ernie Radcliffe
3
Fintan Suddards
3
Gill Churcher
3
Gill Green
3
Gordon Wynne-Smythe
3
Graham John Kelly
3
Graham Young
3
Ian Turnbull
3
Jackie Campbell
3
Jane Mooney
3
Jean Oldroyd
3
Jeff Black
3
John Bradley
3
John Callow
3
Julie Cretney
3
Karen Marie Brogger
3
Kate Cain
3
Keith Watts
3
Ken Halsall
3
Kevin Leslie Martin
3
Kevin Martin
3
Kevin Watterson
3
Leonard Gaunt
3
Maureen Cox
3
Maureen Moffatt
3
Michael Gray
3
Michael Teare
3
Mike Gellion
3
Neil Shimmin
3
Norman Christian
3
Norman McKibbon
3
Paul Jennings
3
Paul Waters
3
Peter Wood
3
Rita Norrey
3
Roy Cooil
3
Selwyn Callister
3
Stan Cleator
3
Stephanie Gray
3
Terri Salmon
3
Tony Blakely
3
Victor Richardson
3
Zoe McAndry
3
Adam Russell
2
Alison Brand
2
Angie Ashey
2
Barry Cowin
2
Ben Harris
2
Boyd Millen
2
Brian Ashwell
2
Chris Murphy
2
Chris Woodrow
2
Cliffie Keyes
2
Craig Phillips
2
Danny Jordan
2
Darren Mealin
2
Dave Looker
2
Dave Tasker
2
David Anderson
2
David Cretney
2
David Crowe
2
Derek John Atkinson
2
Derek Keir
2
Don Higgins
2
Eddie Christian
2
Eddie Fryer
2
Elaine Spaine
2
Eric Nelson
2
Frank Oates
2
Gareth Evans
2
Geoff Finn
2
George Blair
2
Glenn Weir
2
Gordon Erskine
2
Greg Nation
2
Ian Comish
2
Irene Corlett
2
Ivor Mellor
2
Jack Walton
2
Jane Birchall
2
Jane Crowe
2
Jane Kennaugh
2
Janet Allen
2
Janice Quirk
2
Jean Lynch
2
Jim Davidson
2
John Anderson
2
John Barlow
2
John Corrin
2
John Curphey
2
John Robinson
2
John Smith
2
John Smythe
2
Juan Charles Gell
2
Juan Hatton
2
Julie Owen
2
Katy Craig
2
Ken Kewley
2
Kenny Cross
2
Kevin Marshall
2
Laura Bradley
2
Lisa Motley
2
Louise Thomas
2
Marie Jackson
2
Mark Bridson
2
Mark Cleator
2
Mark Freeman
2
Mark Hempsall
2
Martijn Biesmans
2
Martin T Jennings
2
Martin Walters
2
Martin Wood
2
Martyn Quayle
2
Matthew Haddock
2
Maurice Bellando
2
Michael Bonney
2
Mike Boulton
2
Moira Hall
2
Monica George
2
Murray Lambden
2
Nick Sille
2
Nigel Beaumont
2
Patrick Reid
2
Paul Kelly
2
Paul Morgans
2
Paul Phillips
2
Peter Bradley
2
Peter Christian
2
Peter Maurice Bell
2
Phil Motley
2
Ralph Martin
2
Richard Spenceley
2
Robert G Wright
2
Shirley Gage
2
Simon Jones
2
Steve Partington
2
Steve Taggart
2
Sue Furner
2
Susan Clements
2
Suzanne Biddulph

2

Teresa Marie Gurney
2
Terry Crellin
2
Thomas Melvin
2
Tony Kelly
2
Tony Okell
2
Trevor Quayle
2
Adrian Cannell
1
Adrian Smith
1
Ady Hogg
1
Alan Corlett
1
Alan Teare
1
Albert Johnson
1
Alex Quine
1
Alex Wijsman
1
Alexandra Goldsmith
1
Alistair Sutherland
1
Allan Callow
1
Allan Stuart Thomson
1
Amanda Whitelegg
1
Andrew Garrett
1
Andrew Quayle
1
Andrew Skelly
1
Andy Green
1
Andy Harrison
1
Andy Quayle
1
Andy Sewell
1
Anita Costain
1
Ann Sayer
1
Anthony Ferguson
1
Anthony Rickaby
1
Arie Boertjes
1
Barbara Bagley
1
Barry Bridson
1
Bernard Kelly
1
Bill Roe
1
Bob Corrin
1
Bob Kewley
1
Brett Cullen
1
Brian Maddrell
1
Brian Richmond
1
Bridget Kaneen
1
Bronwen Raatgever
1
Caroline Cain
1
Caroline Convery
1
Caroline Rielly
1
Carolyn Brown
1
Carolyn Lace
1
Carolyn Magee
1
Catreena Price
1
Charles Pimblett
1
Charles-Tunde Arosanyin
1
Charlie Turner
1
Cheryl Astin
1
Chris Goldsmith
1
Chris Moon
1
Chris Reynolds
1
Chris Walker
1
Christopher Burn
1
Clarence Cheney
1
Colin Hodgkinson
1
Colin Moore
1
Daniel Winrow
1
Darryl Gribbin
1
Dave Lockett
1
Dave Mackey
1
Dave O'Sullivan
1
Dave Taylor
1
David Brew
1
David Clover
1
David Clucas
1
David Griffiths
1
David Hall
1
David Humphrey
1
David James
1
David Peach
1
David Radcliffe
1
David Rielly
1
David Ronan
1
David Stacey
1
David Wallace Young
1
David Whittam
1
David Woolnough
1
Debbie Hawke
1
Debby Ashe
1
Denise Foxton
1
Derek Appleton
1
Derek Corkill
1
Diane Simpson
1
Diane Skinner
1
Diane Turner
1
Don Bottomley
1
Donald Strathie
1
Doreen Smith
1
Dougie Corkill
1
Dougie Lister
1
Douglas Vernon
1
Eddie Corlett
1
Eleanor Bingham
1
Eleanor Gawne
1
Elizabeth Corran
1
Elizabeth Mary McGowan
1
Eric Culpan
1
Eric Horwell
1
Eunice Davies
1
Frank Dolan
1
Frank Feeney
1
Fred Baker
1
Gareth Jones
1
Garry Reid
1
Gary Deuchar
1
Gary Poole
1
Geoff Dowling
1
Geoff Quayle
1
Geoffrey Barfoot
1
Gerald Dentith
1
Gillian Cunningham
1
Gillian Manley
1
Gillian Morphet
1
Gordon Corrin
1
Gordon Vale
1
Guy Burton
1
Hans Van de Knaap
1
Harry Shaw
1
Haydn Cubbon
1
Haydn Kenna
1
Hazel Fairhurst
1
Heather Murphey
1
Helen Clague
1
Helen Tasker
1
Helen Yates
1
Ian Allan Dunbar
1
Ian Anderson
1
Ian Gale
1
Ian Hodkinson
1
Ian Liddle
1
Ian Marshall
1
Illona Leadley
1
Jackie Horne
1
James Broughton
1
James Kennish
1
James Thompson
1
Jane Ryder
1
Jane Wolstencroft
1
Jason Edwards
1
Jed Clayton
1
Jeff Looker
1
Jenny Davies
1
Jill Turner
1
Jim Anderson
1
Jim Bispham
1
Jim Bradley
1
Jo Richardson
1
Joanne Cubbon
1
Joe Brown
1
John Crellin
1
John Dowling
1
John Fenton
1
John Hanbidge
1
John Horton
1
John McClafferty
1
John Moss
1
John Ronan
1
John Senogles
1
John Tasker
1
John Watterson
1
John Watterson
1
John Wright
1
Jon Allen
1
Jon Russell-Dunn
1
Joseph Clayton
1
Juan Kinnish
1
Julian Teare
1
Justin Meecham
1
Karen Counsell
1
Karen Lawrie
1
Katie Cullen
1
Kay O'Meara
1
Keith John Swales
1
Kelly Gulland
1
Ken Christian
1
Kenny Valerga
1
Kevan Osborn
1
Kevin Ford
1
Kevin Skinner
1
Kevin Walmsley
1
Kingsley Lambert
1
Laurence Maddrell
1
Laurie Gale
1
Leece Kneale
1
Les Brown
1
Les Webb
1
Leslie Austin
1
Liz Black
1
Lorna Meechan
1
Lorna Stringer
1
Louise Russell
1
Luc Nicque
1
Lynda Jones
1
Lynsey Singer
1
Malcolm Whelan
1
Margy Killey
1
Marian Garvey
1
Mark Corkish
1
Mark Harvey
1
Mark Haynes
1
Mark Honeyman
1
Mark Kermode
1
Mark Kinley
1
Mark Osborn
1
Mark Phillips
1
Marleen Radder
1
Martin Hall
1
Martin J Feely
1
Martin Lambden
1
Martin Malone
1
Martina Preuss
1
Matthew Halsall
1
Maureen Cowbourne
1
Michael Dougherty
1
Michael Ellis
1
Michelle Stevens
1
Mick Rodger
1
Mike Cutsforth
1
Mike Hickey
1
Mina Patel
1
Miro Metodiev
1
Miroslav Metodiev
1
Mitch Joughin
1
Neal Aitken
1
Neil Towers
1
Nicholas Stephenson
1
Nigel Fisher
1
Nigel Whitehouse
1
Nikki Boyde
1
Norman Senogles
1
Patrick Crowe
1
Patrick Hartley
1
Paul Boulton
1
Paul Briggs
1
Paul Condon
1
Paul Jempson
1
Paul Jones
1
Paul Kennish
1
Paul Malone
1
Pauline Ringham
1
Pauline Wood
1
Perry Downward
1
Peter Beighton
1
Peter Bettridge
1
Peter George Cannell
1
Peter Halsall
1
Peter Lewis
1
Peter Lewthwaite
1
Phil Ashworth
1
Phil Colebourn
1
Phil Marshall
1
Phil Ward
1
Philip Griffiths
1
Ray Manning
1
Raymond Cox
1
Rich Sims
1
Richard Brown
1
Richard Cooil
1
Richard Creer
1
Richard Done
1
Richard Fathers
1
Richard Gerrard
1
Richard Hird
1
Robbie Breadner
1
Robbie Corkish
1
Robert Alexander James Brown
1
Robert Clucas
1
Robert Corrin
1
Robert Waller
1
Rod Phillips
1
Ron Ronan
1
Rosie Snape
1
Sally Watterson
1
Sandra Brown
1
Sarah Corlett
1
Sarah Morgan-Jones
1
Sarah Nelson
1
Sean Murphy
1
Sharon Whitehouse
1
Simon Shaw
1
Simon Starkey
1
Stefan Dunajewski
1
Stephen O'Hare
1
Steve Allen
1
Steve Brennan
1
Steve Evans
1
Steve Kelly
1
Steve Taylor
1
Steve Wood
1
Steven John Caley
1
Steven Small
1
Stewart Sayle
1
Stirling Clift
1
Stuart Counsell
1
Sue Young
1
Sylvia Harrison
1
Ted Warner
1
Terry Bates
1
Tim Layhe
1
Tony Barfoot
1
Tony Conway
1
Tony Dugdale
1
Tony Kerruish
1
Tony O'Connor
1
Tony Varley
1
Tracey Cook
1
Trevor Coleman
1
Trevor Kirkwood
1
Vivienne Hooper
1
Wendy Easthope
1
Wendy Ross
1
Wendy Senogles
1
Wendy Thirkettle
1
Wendy Watson
1
William McFall
1
William Stevenson
1
Winnie Callister
1
Winston Lui
1



And alphabetically ready for next year's programme:




Adam Russell
2
Adrian Beale
4
Adrian Cannell
1
Adrian Smith
1
Ady Hogg
1
Alan Brew
5
Alan Clucas
5
Alan Corlett
1
Alan Cowin
3
Alan Kinvig
6
Alan McCulloch
4
Alan Teare
1
Albert Johnson
1
Alex Quine
1
Alex Wijsman
1
Alexandra Goldsmith
1
Alison Brand
2
Alistair Sutherland
1
Allan Callow
1
Allan Corran
4
Allan Stuart Thomson
1
Amanda Whitelegg
1
Andrew Garrett
1
Andrew Gosnell
3
Andrew Hewins
3
Andrew Quayle
1
Andrew Skelly
1
Andrew Titley
8
Andy Green
1
Andy Harrison
1
Andy Quayle
1
Andy Sewell
1
Angie Aire
4
Angie Ashey
2
Anita Costain
1
Ann Sayer
1
Anne Jones
3
Anne Oates
4
Anthony Ferguson
1
Anthony Kneale
20
Anthony Rickaby
1
Antony Atkinson
3
Arie Boertjes
1
Barbara Bagley
1
Barry Bridson
1
Barry Cowin
2
Ben Harris
2
Bernadette Bowden
4
Bernard Kelly
1
Bethany Clague
3
Bill Morton
3
Bill Roe
1
Billy McCoubrey
3
Bob Baxter
3
Bob Corrin
1
Bob Kewley
1
Bob Noonan
6
Boyd Millen
2
Brenda Charlton
4
Brett Cullen
1
Brian Ashwell
2
Brian Connolly
3
Brian Maddrell
1
Brian Richmond
1
Bridget Kaneen
1
Bronwen Raatgever
1
Caroline Cain
1
Caroline Convery
1
Caroline Rielly
1
Carolyn Brown
1
Carolyn Lace
1
Carolyn Magee
1
Catherine Lowey
4
Catreena Price
1
Charles Pimblett
1
Charles-Tunde Arosanyin
1
Charlie Turner
1
Charlie Weston
9
Cheryl Astin
1
Chris Cale
6
Chris Flint
7
Chris Goldsmith
1
Chris Keown
6
Chris Moon
1
Chris Murphy
2
Chris Reynolds
1
Chris Swales
3
Chris Walker
1
Chris Woodrow
2
Christopher Burn
1
Clarence Cheney
1
Cliffie Keyes
2
Colin Coole
3
Colin Hodgkinson
1
Colin Moore
1
Craig Phillips
2
Cyril Evans
5
Daniel Winrow
1
Danny Jordan
2
Darren Mealin
2
Darryl Gribbin
1
Dave Cain
4
Dave Lockett
1
Dave Looker
2
Dave Mackey
1
Dave Meban
3
Dave O'Sullivan
1
Dave Tasker
2
Dave Taylor
1
Dave Wilkinson
4
David (Lon) Chambers
7
David Anderson
2
David Brew
1
David Cain
6
David Churcher
5
David Clover
1
David Clucas
1
David Collister
25
David Comish
7
David Cretney
2
David Crowe
2
David Doyle
3
David Gelling
3
David Griffiths
1
David Hall
1
David Humphrey
1
David James
1
David Peach
1
David Radcliffe
1
David Rielly
1
David Ronan
1
David Stacey
1
David Wallace Young
1
David Whittam
1
David Whorrall
5
David Woolnough
1
Debbie Hawke
1
Debby Ashe
1
Denise Foxton
1
Derek Appleton
1
Derek Corkill
1
Derek Harrison
8
Derek John Atkinson
2
Derek Keir
2
Dermot O'Toole
14
Diane Simpson
1
Diane Skinner
1
Diane Turner
1
Don Bottomley
1
Don Higgins
2
Donald Strathie
1
Doreen Smith
1
Doug Allan
5
Dougie Corkill
1
Dougie Lister
1
Douglas Vernon
1
Dudley Butt
5
Dudley Seddon
3
Eammon Harkin
5
Eddie Christian
2
Eddie Convery
3
Eddie Corlett
1
Eddie Fryer
2
Edward Marshall
4
Elaine Spaine
2
Eleanor Bingham
1
Eleanor Gawne
1
Elizabeth Corran
1
Elizabeth Mary McGowan
1
Eric Culpan
1
Eric Horwell
1
Eric Nelson
2
Ernie Radcliffe
3
Eunice Davies
1
Fintan Suddards
3
Frank Dolan
1
Frank Feeney
1
Frank Oates
2
Fred Baker
1
Gareth Evans
2
Gareth Jones
1
Garry Reid
1
Gary Deuchar
1
Gary Poole
1
Geoff Dowling
1
Geoff Finn
2
Geoff Quayle
1
Geoffrey Barfoot
1
George Blair
2
Gerald Dentith
1
Gill Churcher
3
Gill Green
3
Gillian Cunningham
1
Gillian Manley
1
Gillian Morphet
1
Glenn Weir
2
Gordon Corran
7
Gordon Corrin
1
Gordon Erskine
2
Gordon Vale
1
Gordon Wynne-Smythe
3
Graham John Kelly
3
Graham Young
3
Greg Nation
2
Guy Burton
1
Hans Van de Knaap
1
Harry Shaw
1
Haydn Cubbon
1
Haydn Kenna
1
Hazel Fairhurst
1
Heather Murphey
1
Helen Clague
1
Helen Tasker
1
Helen Yates
1
Henry Harvey
4
Ian Allan Dunbar
1
Ian Anderson
1
Ian Ashcroft
5
Ian Comish
2
Ian Gale
1
Ian Hodkinson
1
Ian Liddle
1
Ian Marshall
1
Ian Turnbull
3
Illona Leadley
1
Irene Corlett
2
Irene Taggart
11
Ivor Mellor
2
Jack Walton
2
Jackie Campbell
3
Jackie Horne
1
James Broughton
1
James Harvey
4
James Kennish
1
James Thompson
1
Jane Birchall
2
Jane Cross
4
Jane Crowe
2
Jane Kennaugh
2
Jane Mooney
3
Jane Ryder
1
Jane Wolstencroft
1
Janet Allen
2
Janice Quirk
2
Jason Edwards
1
Jean Lynch
2
Jean Oldroyd
3
Jed Clayton
1
Jeff Black
3
Jeff Looker
1
Jenny Davies
1
Jill Turner
1
Jim Anderson
1
Jim Bispham
1
Jim Bradley
1
Jim Davidson
2
Jo Revill
7
Jo Richardson
1
Joanne Cubbon
1
Jock Waddington
4
Joe Brown
1
John Adair
6
John Anderson
2
John Barlow
2
John Bradley
3
John C Ryder
4
John Callow
3
John Cannell
8
John Corrin
2
John Crellin
1
John Curphey
2
John Dowling
1
John Fenton
1
John Hanbidge
1
John Horton
1
John Hunter
5
John Lovelady
5
John McClafferty
1
John Moss
1
John Robinson
2
John Ronan
1
John Senogles
1
John Shimmin
5
John Smith
2
John Smythe
2
John Stubbs
4
John Tasker
1
John Watterson
1
John Watterson
1
John Wright
1
Jon Allen
1
Jon Russell-Dunn
1
Joseph Clayton
1
Juan Charles Gell
2
Juan Hatton
2
Juan Kinnish
1
Juan Readshaw
4
Julian Teare
1
Julian Thomas
8
Julie Cretney
3
Julie Owen
2
Justin Meecham
1
Karen Counsell
1
Karen Lawrie
1
Karen Marie Brogger
3
Kate Cain
3
Kath Kelly
4
Katie Cullen
1
Katy Craig
2
Kay O'Meara
1
Keith John Swales
1
Keith Watts
3
Keith Wilkinson
4
Kelly Gulland
1
Ken Christian
1
Ken Halsall
3
Ken Kewley
2
Kenny Cross
2
Kenny Valerga
1
Kevan Osborn
1
Kevin Ford
1
Kevin Graham
4
Kevin Leslie Martin
3
Kevin Marshall
2
Kevin Martin
3
Kevin Skinner
1
Kevin Tasker
4
Kevin Walmsley
1
Kevin Watterson
3
Kingsley Lambert
1
Laura Bradley
2
Laurence Maddrell
1
Laurie Gale
1
Lee Cain
4
Leece Kneale
1
Leonard Gaunt
3
Les Brown
1
Les Webb
1
Lesley Christian
5
Leslie Austin
1
Lisa Motley
2
Liz Black
1
Lorna Meechan
1
Lorna Stringer
1
Louise Russell
1
Louise Thomas
2
Luc Nicque
1
Lynda Jones
1
Lynsey Singer
1
Malcolm Newton
4
Malcolm Whelan
1
Margy Killey
1
Marian Garvey
1
Marie Gilbertson
4
Marie Jackson
2
Mark Bridson
2
Mark Cleator
2
Mark Corkish
1
Mark Freeman
2
Mark Harvey
1
Mark Haynes
1
Mark Hempsall
2
Mark Honeyman
1
Mark Kermode
1
Mark Kinley
1
Mark Osborn
1
Mark Phillips
1
Marleen Radder
1
Martijn Biesmans
2
Martin Hall
1
Martin J Feely
1
Martin Lambden
1
Martin Malone
1
Martin T Jennings
2
Martin Walters
2
Martin Wood
2
Martina Preuss
1
Martyn Quayle
2
Matthew Haddock
2
Matthew Halsall
1
Maureen Cowbourne
1
Maureen Cox
3
Maureen Moffatt
3
Maurice Bellando
2
Michael Bonney
2
Michael Crook
4
Michael Dougherty
1
Michael Ellis
1
Michael George
4
Michael Gray
3
Michael Shipsides
4
Michael Teare
3
Michelle Stevens
1
Mick Holgate
17
Mick Rodger
1
Mike Boulton
2
Mike Cutsforth
1
Mike Gellion
3
Mike Hickey
1
Mike Readshaw
4
Mina Patel
1
Miro Metodiev
1
Miroslav Metodiev
1
Mitch Joughin
1
Moira Hall
2
Monica George
2
Murray Lambden
2
Neal Aitken
1
Neil Shimmin
3
Neil Towers
1
Nicholas Stephenson
1
Nick Sille
2
Nigel Beaumont
2
Nigel Fisher
1
Nigel Whitehouse
1
Nikki Boyde
1
Norman Christian
3
Norman McKibbon
3
Norman Senogles
1
Patrick Crowe
1
Patrick Hartley
1
Patrick Reid
2
Paul Boulton
1
Paul Briggs
1
Paul Condon
1
Paul Jempson
1
Paul Jennings
3
Paul Jones
1
Paul Kelly
2
Paul Kennish
1
Paul Malone
1
Paul Morgans
2
Paul Phillips
2
Paul Waters
3
Pauline Ringham
1
Pauline Wood
1
Perry Downward
1
Peter Beighton
1
Peter Bettridge
1
Peter Bradley
2
Peter Christian
2
Peter George Cannell
1
Peter Halsall
1
Peter Kaneen
4
Peter Lewis
1
Peter Lewthwaite
1
Peter Maurice Bell
2
Peter Wood
3
Phil Ashworth
1
Phil Colebourn
1
Phil Marshall
1
Phil Motley
2
Phil Readshaw
4
Phil Ward
1
Philip Griffiths
1
Ralph Martin
2
Ray Hughes
22
Ray Manning
1
Ray Pitts
6
Raymond Cox
1
Rich Sims
1
Richard Brown
1
Richard Cooil
1
Richard Creer
1
Richard Done
1
Richard Fathers
1
Richard Gerrard
1
Richard Hird
1
Richard Spenceley
2
Rita Norrey
3
Robbie Breadner
1
Robbie Callister
9
Robbie Corkish
1
Robert Alexander James Brown
1
Robert Clucas
1
Robert Corrin
1
Robert G Wright
2
Robert Waller
1
Rod Phillips
1
Ron Ronan
1
Rosemarie Crellin
9
Rosie Snape
1
Roy Cooil
3
Roy Corlett
5
Sally Watterson
1
Sandra Brown
1
Sarah Corlett
1
Sarah Morgan-Jones
1
Sarah Nelson
1
Sean Hands
5
Sean Murphy
1
Selwyn Callister
3
Sharon Whitehouse
1
Shirley Gage
2
Simon Cox
8
Simon Jones
2
Simon Shaw
1
Simon Starkey
1
Stan Cleator
3
Stan Sille
4
Stefan Dunajewski
1
Stella Corlett
5
Stephanie Gray
3
Stephen Brew
6
Stephen O'Hare
1
Steve Allen
1
Steve Brennan
1
Steve Evans
1
Steve Gardner
10
Steve Kelly
1
Steve Partington
2
Steve Taggart
2
Steve Taylor
1
Steve Wood
1
Steven John Caley
1
Steven Small
1
Stewart Sayle
1
Stirling Clift
1
Stuart Counsell
1
Sue Biggart
8
Sue Furner
2
Sue Young
1
Susan Clements
2
Suzanne Biddulph
2

Sylvia Harrison
1
Ted Warner
1
Teresa Marie Gurney
2
Terri Salmon
3
Terry Bates
1
Terry Crellin
2
Terry Moffat
5
Thomas Melvin
2
Tim Layhe
1
Tommy Kelly
4
Tony Barfoot
1
Tony Blakely
3
Tony Conway
1
Tony Dugdale
1
Tony Duncan
4
Tony Kelly
2
Tony Kerruish
1
Tony O'Connor
1
Tony Okell
2
Tony Varley
1
Tracey Cook
1
Trevor Coleman
1
Trevor Kirkwood
1
Trevor Quayle
2
Victor Richardson
3
Vivienne Hooper
1
Wendy Easthope
1
Wendy Ross
1
Wendy Senogles
1
Wendy Thirkettle
1
Wendy Watson
1
William McFall
1
William Stevenson
1
William Thompson
4
Willie Corkill
4
Willie Kneale
4
Winnie Callister
1
Winston Lui
1
Zoe McAndry
3

Full list of 249 full course female performances

The above has now been published at:

http://www.parishwalk.co.uk/2008/PWwomen.pdf

Sandra Brown - top female performance ever

Sandra Brown when she last walked in the Isle of Man in the 100 miles of 2006 (ML)

Many of you may not have heard of Sandra Brown. The Surrey AC athlete is the most prolific female 100 mile walker of all time.

Last year I compiled my all time top 10 Parish Walkers and I ranked Sandra number 2, behind Sean Hands but ahead of Robbie Callister and Derek Harrison. In my view she was very close to being the best of all.

She won in 1998. Not only was it her debut; not only was it the record time, not only did she come second in the Parish Walk but she did that in the knowledge that she had to keep going for another 15 miles. The Centurions championship walk was held in conjunction with the Parish Walk that year and walkers had to complete a further 15 miles up and down the promenade.

She returned to the Isle of Man in 2006 when the same event was held at the National Sports Centre and finished second again, this time to Sean Hands.

To see my choice of the top 10 of all time (compiled in 2007) visit http://www.parishwalk.co.uk/2007/2007prerace.html


Sue Biggart's time 3rd best ever


Sue Biggart smiles her way through the rain at Lezayre on her way to the third fastest time ever (Richard Jamieson)

Although I knew that Sue was on local record pace for much of Saturday's walk, I hadn't recorded that her finishing time was the third best ever.
On the downside, I recorded her as having six of the top seven times when it should have been five of the top 6.
Sue's average time in the last five years has been 16:46:49 - remarkable!
The top 10 performances of all time by women are: (name, time, year, overall position)
Sandra Brown 16:16:36 1998 2
Sue Biggart 16:23:14 2006 4
Sue Biggart 16:42:09 2008 5
Sue Biggart 16:48:32 2004 3
Sue Biggart 16:49:46 2007 7
Sue Biggart 16:53:54 2005 3
Rosemarie Crellin 17:12:19 2003 4
Rosemarie Crellin 17:16:44 2006 10
Janice Quirk 17:26:12 2008 10
Jane Mooney 17:26:36 2007 10

79% of all finishers are men

Sean Hands on his way to setting the fastest ever lap in 2006 (picture by Mike Lambden at Kirk Michael)


There have been 1213 recorded laps since 1960 of which 964 have been by men and 249 by women.

The full list has just been published at:

http://www.parishwalk.co.uk/2008/PWfast.pdf

72% of finishers are men

Of the 121 finishers, 87 were men and 34 were women.

Blogs

In case you were not using the website prior to the event, I should draw your attenttion to the three bloggers on the site. You can read the blogs via the "Pre-Race" link on the top on the homepage or from the links below.

Michael George was the most prolific and consistent blogger and you can catch up with his stories at http://michaelsparishblog.blogspot.com/ He has promised to write more on his blog yet.

Richard Wild has signed off his after his first attempt at the Parish Walk and you can read his tales here http://wildparish.blogspot.com/

I tried to get three people with three contrasting ambitions to write. If nothing else I achieved this with a walker who got all the way, one that covered 60 miles and one that didn't start.

But Kerry Sharp had good reason - find out why at http://newmum.blog.com/

I hope to "sign up" a good cross section for 2009.

Watch out for the new website on 1 December 2008 but don't worry (or rejoice) I've still got a few days to go with this one!

Foresight and hindsight

Like many others, I was fascinated with the prospect of Saturday's race. I was asked many times who I thought would win but couldn't chose. Finally, I came off the fence in the week leading up to the event - but only to friends as I had not spoken to everyone involved and I did not feel sufficiently well researched to make a public prediction.

On 14 March I published a feature on Jock Waddington on http://www.parishwalk.com/ in which I wrote:

"But it's for his technique and his form over the short distances that I am marking his card as a future Parish Walk winner."

When I congratulated Robbie Callister on his second place on Saturday, he responded by saying that he wished my prediction had not been correct. referring to the above.

But this makes me sound too smart. The reality was that I said that this year would be too soon for him. I thought that the winner would come from Robbie Callister, Sean Hands or Michael George. Jock might possibly beat one of them if he got things right but not all three.

I predicted that Sean would win in a record time (once again I am in a minority who think the record can be broken) and that, if he got his pace right, Michael could get past Robbie in the final 10 miles.

How wrong could I be? Except that I predicted a top three of Sue Biggart, Janice Quirk and Marie Jackson - in that order!

Michael George may have had, by his own expectations, a disappointing race. But when it comes to predictions he was tipping Jock as the man to beat.

Under 21 woman beat the men

Breeshey Harkin won the under 21 race for women, which finishes at Peel, on her first attempt.

Her time of 6.48.28 but her 4 minutes and 25 seconds ahead of James Moore who won the men's race.

Breeshey is pictured with her father Eammon who last year finished 4th in the whole event but this year chose to "only" walk to Peel with Breeshey following illness and injury.

Breeshey, who is head girl at King Williams College, was making her debut although her participation was in doubt due to blisters incurred whilst training.


Website statistics update

Parishwalk.com continues to set new records. These are the page counts and number of people accessing the site over the past four days:

Friday - 5,452; 1,608

Satutrday - 24,562; 7,510

Sunday - 18,135; 5,598

Monday - 9,015; 3,423

Meanwhile the YouTube films have been watched almost 5,000 times to date with 3,879 hits for the film of the start alone.

The most staggering statistic from my sites however is that there have been 660,735 photo views on the Fotopic site. The most viewed picture has been accessed 3,469 times and many of them are past the 2,000 mark.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Pictures of Bethany

Sean Hands has just published some pictures of Bethany's last few miles here:

http://sean521.fotopic.net/c1533691.html

In case you have not seen it, the only picture that I previously had of the finish was by Steve Cain and its on the home page at www.manxathletics.com

Confirmation of just how bad the weather was..

As if you needed it, and you may have already seen this, but I have hardly seen any Manx news the last few days and have only just picked this story up from iomoday.

http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/Saturday-was-second-wettest-June.4211966.jp

Personal bests

I've calculated that 34 walkers set personal bests despite the conditions.

Its quite difficult to be certain because its easy to get caught out by people entering as Jonathan Smith one year and Jon Smith another. An improvement over the previous finish does not automatically mean a PB as last year may have been slow. To prove a point, I started writing this with 33 on my list and then I remembered Marie Jackson (nee Latham) who has married since her previous entry.

So here they are and well done to all:


Finishes
Name
Time
PB

2
Jane Crowe
19:45:47
2:44:16

2
Darren Mealin
18:44:52
2:33:09

2
Maurice Bellando
16:25:31
2:20:42

2
Tony Okell
18:14:25
2:19:52

2
Marie Jackson
18:20:22
1:46:33

3
Bethany Clague
20:56:26
1:41:09

2
Janice Quirk
17:26:12
1:34:52

2
Richard Spenceley
20:07:51
1:22:16

2
Michael Bonney
20:07:51
1:21:15

2
Jim Davidson
19:27:13
1:19:16

4
Alan McCulloch
17:42:14
1:13:43

3
John Callow
19:42:41
1:11:53

2
Greg Nation
22:37:25
1:08:42

2
Chris Murphy
19:36:49
1:04:10

4
Jock Waddington
15:44:43
1:03:35

3
Ernie Radcliffe
19:04:32
0:50:06

2
Steve Taggart
20:31:18
0:47:24

2
John Robinson
21:28:50
0:47:10

7
Gordon Corran
18:16:10
0:44:32

3
Chris Swales
21:43:18
0:44:01

2
Katy Craig
21:46:41
0:36:13

3
Mike Gellion
18:47:24
0:36:13

4
Michael Shipsides
17:04:21
0:36:07

4
Kath Kelly
21:11:22
0:34:17

3
Maureen Moffatt
18:40:17
0:33:57

2
Ben Harris
23:13:34
0:33:32

2
John Watterson
21:34:40
0:27:48

4
John C Ryder
18:48:06
0:24:53

2
Paul Phillips
22:40:32
0:24:51

3
Jeff Black
21:36:03
0:20:13

5
Terry Moffat
17:04:21
0:17:17

2
Peter Bradley
23:26:16
0:14:32

3
Kate Cain
19:16:09
0:09:33

7
Jo Revill
20:07:41
0:06:36

First time finishers

I've been working on my database this evening. This used to be the main feature of the website and inevitably as I have expanded the other services this has suffered as a result of the time and effort being exerted elsewhere.

I've had a major scare to find some corruption in the finishers list so I've had to go back to last year's copy and remerge this year's finishers. Formulas to calculate improved times etc all made sense when I created them but they have to be checked again.

The good news is that after recalculating from scratch I arrive at the same first time finishers other than Darren Mealin who was listed as Darren M Mealin last year. thanks to Suzie for letting me know.

So there appear to be 41 first time finishers and these are made up of 30 men and 11 women.

I'm under some pressure to calculate the most improved walker as a trophy from MSM has to be engraved today and I have had various messages from the organisers.

I'm also under pressure to do some of my (none Parish Walk) things and so as soon as I have worked the improved times out I will be stopping for the night.

There will be a lot more statistics on the site so throughout the week so do keep visiting. They will take priority, as usual, over attendance at the prize presentation tomorrow.

See here are the first time men again:


Dave Mackey
18:03:17
Phil Marshall
18:35:07
Andy Green
19:20:53
Martin Malone
19:42:05
Paul Malone
19:42:05
Alex Wijsman
20:06:22
Ian Allan Dunbar
20:56:18
Richard Gerrard
21:12:38
Perry Downward
21:19:40
John Watterson
21:34:40
Gary Deuchar
21:53:49
Christopher Burn
22:10:16
Patrick Crowe
22:17:29
Patrick Hartley
22:17:29
Alan Teare
22:20:54
Kingsley Lambert
22:20:54
Chris Reynolds
22:26:23
Robbie Breadner
22:56:17
Tony Dugdale
22:56:17
Paul Kennish
23:13:06
Andy Harrison
23:21:29
Chris Moon
23:21:29
Stefan Dunajewski
23:27:10
Stephen O'Hare
23:28:09
Frank Feeney
23:31:15
Neil Towers
23:37:17
Donald Strathie
23:39:32
Chris Walker
23:42:12
Peter Lewis
23:48:45
David Whittam
23:54:07

And these are the women:


Jane Ryder
19:02:05
Eleanor Gawne
20:18:10
Karen Lawrie
21:41:47
Nikki Boyde
21:46:41
Gillian Manley
23:33:37
Wendy Ross
23:34:05
Illona Leadley
23:35:18
Margy Killey
23:37:55
Gillian Cunningham
23:38:57
Anita Costain
23:41:10
Michelle Stevens
23:42:07
Pauline Ringham
23:53:52

Maurice has clean conscience

Amid reports on the forum of people dropping litter, I'm pleased to show that one of the leaders took care to dispose of his rubbish in Maughold.

Here is a short clip (by Richard) of Maurice Bellando.


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Short video of Sean Hands

If you missed Sean if full flow before his retirement, here is a short clip from Dalby.


It was taken by Richard and I found it on our collection of photos and films when editing the last YouTube film.


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