Friday, 25 January 2008

Parish Walk entries open on 31 January

That was last year's headline!

This year they opened two months earlier than ever before and at the time of writing we are up to 130. Keep nagging your friends if their names are not on the list.

I had another marathon session creating videos of old races last night and one of the people featured in the 1997 Manx Airlines 20km walk was Kevin Walmsley who is the course director of the Parish Walk.

Kevin is another member of the Parish Walk committee who puts in many hours of effort over the course of the year (no pun intended) to ensure that you can enjoy the event for just 24 hours. He must make sure that all the road signs are up, road closures enforced etc.

He set a personal best in 1997, although he was still disappointed with his time of 1.33.09. Here are two short interviews with him, one by Steve Partington and the other by the late Geoff Cannell.

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