Thursday, 29 May 2008

Parish Walk wins bring fame

1990 Parish Walk winner Gordon Vale (red top on left) was photographed outside the GB team hotel in Valancia in May 1982. Also in the picture are Brian Adams, Phil Vesty (yellow t-shirt), coach Julian Hopkins (back) and possibly Steve Barry (photo ML).

There was some debate on the forum at about the ranking used in the numbering system for the race.

I think that it was the late Arthur Jones, who was race secretary for so many years, who started allocating the lowest numbers to the more serious walkers although he used to list the team entrants before the individuals so if you weren't included in a team you were more likely to have a number in the 70s or 80s (of the 100 odd entrants) in the years of the 70s and 80s.

I was heavily involved in the early 90s and with CMI's sponsorship in the bag introduced the programme in the form that has changed very little since. I thought that if we could increase the circulation of the programme to all entrants and also make them available to people around the course it would reflect positively upon the sponsor. The programme needed as much information as possible so with statistics at my fingertips, I introduced the idea of listing the years that entrants had previously finished the walk.

The idea has been continued and developed further although it has been necessary to summarise some of the finishing information, such as David Collister's years of finishing.

I thought that it would add status to the top walkers by drawing attention to their previous successes.

If this is so, then it is probably more likely to apply to the lower finishing walkers than than the top two but I think they all deserve it. I don't think that there is an exact science in allocating the numbers but I hope that the system is maintained.

Among the men, Sean Hands, Robbie Callister and Peter Kaneen, who have dominated for the past decade, would be well known to spectators even without a programme. They are probably better known to the public than most of our top track and field athletes.

Media coverage of sport in the Isle of Man is second to none but it is always hard to get the balance with every single performance.

I remember that Gordon Vale, who came to live on the Island in the 80s, was not included in the 1990 Commonwealth Games team even though he had the qualifying time for the 30km walk. He had a tremendous pedigree having held the British junior record for 10,000 metre walk on the track for six years with a time of 42:06.35 from 1981. Although he didn't set the time as a resident, he was the fastest ever 50km walker to live on the Island.

But he hadn't taken part in the Parish Walk!

So he entered the 1990 Parish Walk. He was amazed to find people calling out words of encouragement to Charlie Weston, who at that time lived in the South of England, but they didn't know Gordon's name. Gordon won the Parish Walk in a modest time by current standards at his only attempt and received more publicity for this than for anything else that he had ever done before and did afterwards.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Have three generations of the same family competed in the Parish Walk?

Its good fun sometimes to set the questions for quizzes. But it helps, of course, if you know the answers!

But the question above is one that I don't know the answer to. Perhaps someone would let me know if they do know if three generations from the same family have taken part.

Hopefully there will be someone this year. The picture above shows my late mother, Gwelda Lambden, at the start of the 1976 Parish Walk. She was 57 at the time and it seemed incredible at the time that someone of that age could make their debut in a long distance walking race. She held the lead jointly through to Malew but she dropped out at that point, something she always regretted as she didn't know what it was like to get a "second wind". She never took part in anything like it again.

That is my brother Martin on the left - its 20 years ago since he won the Parish Walk and has been on the organising committee for most of the years since then.

His daughter Kim was involved in a serious car accident as a teenager and suffered permanent damage to one of her legs. But she has been getting stronger and fitter as the years have gone by and regularly walks a few miles around Sulby with her dog. She wondered if she would be brave enough to enter the Parish Walk. She was 30 in April and so we sent her a cheque payable to Manx Harriers for her birthday present leaving her with very little choice!

I wonder if she will be setting a record.

You might recognise the third person in the picture although I would rather not! He was 19 at the time and less than 19 hours away from his first Parish Walk finish.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Yesterday was SPRING Bank Holiday

I've already written about my memories of the Bradford 50km walk.

So although my memory was racing back to those days again yesterday I've decided to write more specifically about bank holidays.

Why is it that in the Isle of Man we have such problems with their names?

Until 1967 (NB 42 YEARS AGO) we used the celebrate the religious occasion of Whitsuntide. But because the date of Whit, like Easter, was variable the date of the public holiday was fixed on the last Monday in May and renamed the Spring Bank Holiday in 1971.

Educate yourselves here:

Why is it that so many people insist on calling yesterday Whit Monday.

What is worse, the Isle of Man Hockey Association have decided to move their hockey festival from "Whit weekend" to, wait for it, the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. They've got it wrong again - they are actually moving it to the first weekend in May which is the May Bank Holiday Weekend.

May Day Bank Holiday has been there for more than 40 years - why do people find this so hard to grasp?

We have one of the two additional Manx public holidays next week so I'll probably be wearing by grumpy old man hat again on Tynwald Day next Friday!

Friday, 23 May 2008

99 out 153

That's the number of last year's finishers that have returned this year.

My stats are all unofficial of course. I tried to calculate this at lunchtime today and couldn't get my VLOOKUP formula in Excel to work so I had to revert to a semi-manual system of calculation.

So its open to error and if anyone has changed their name in the past year I won't have picked that up either.

So here are the 99 that I think are returning:

Alan Kinvig
Alan McCulloch
Alison Brand
Amanda Whitelegg
Andrew Titley
Bernadette Devlin
Billy McCoubrey
Bob Corrin
Bob Noonan
Brian Connolly
Chris Cale
Chris Goldsmith
Chris Murphy
Chris Swales
David Anderson
David Churcher
David Clucas
David Collister
David Comish
David Cretney
David Whorrall
Denise Foxton
Dermot O'Toole
Dudley Butt
Eammon Harkin
Ernie Radcliffe
Fintan Suddards
Gillian Morphet
Gordon Erskine
Gordon Wynne-Smythe
Greg Nation
Ian Ashcroft
Ian Comish
Ian Marshall
Irene Taggart
Jane Birchall
Jane Crowe
Jane Mooney
Janice Quirk
Jeff Black
Jo Revill
Jo Richardson
Jock Waddington
John C Ryder
John Hunter
John Watterson
Julian Thomas
Julie Cretney
Kath Kelly
Katy Craig
Keith Watts
Keith Wilkinson
Les Webb
Lesley Chappell
Lynsey Singer
Marie Gilbertson
Mark Freeman
Mark Haynes
Mark Hempsall
Mark Kinley
Martijn Biesmans
Martyn Quayle
Matthew Haddock
Maureen Moffatt
Michael Bonney
Michael George
Michael Gray
Michael Shipsides
Mick Holgate
Mike Gellion
Mike Hickey
Moira Hall
Patrick Reid
Paul Boulton
Paul Morgans
Paul Phillips
Peter (George) Cannell
Peter Maurice Bell
Ray Hughes
Ray Pitts
Richard Spenceley
Rita Norrey
Robbie Callister
Rod Phillips
Rosemarie Crellin
Sean Murphy
Shirley Gage
Simon Cox
Simon Starkey
Stan Sille
Stella Corlett
Stephanie Gray
Steve Allen
Sue Biggart
Suzanne Biddulph
Terri Salmon
Terry Moffat
Wendy Easthope
Zoe McAndry

And here are the 54 that I can't find among this year's list:

Antony Atkinson
Barry Cowin
Brian Maddrell
Catherine Lowey
Charlie Turner
Danny Jordan
Darren M Mealin
Dave Cain
David Humphrey
Derek Keir
Eddie Christian
Eleanor Bingham
Gareth Jones
Geoff Finn
Jack Walton
Jackie Campbell
Jason Edwards
Jill Turner
Jon Russell-Dunn
Juan Charles Gell
Juan Hatton
Juan Kinnish
Julie Owen
Kathryn Kennaugh
Keith John Swales
Ken Halsall
Kevin Marshall
Laura Bradley
Lynda Jones
Mark Cleater
Mark Osborn
Martin Hall
Martin T Jennings
Martin Wood
Matthew Halsall
Maureen Jill Cox
Michael Ellis
Neil Shimmin
Paul Condon
Paul Jennings
Paul Jones
Paul Waters
Peter Bettridge
Peter Bradley
Rich Sims
Richard Done
Richard Fathers
Robbie Corkish
Robert G Wright
Rosie Snape
Simon Jones
Steve Partington
Steve Wood
Thomas Melvin

Correct me if I'm wrong.


Thursday, 22 May 2008

Robbie Callister is favourite

According to http://www.manxathletics.coms/ users, Robbie Callister is the favourite to clinch his sixth title and equal John Cannell's winning tally.

This is how they voted:

Robbie Callister 31%
Michael George 25%
Sean Hands 21%
Someone else 12%
Jock Waddington 10%
Ray Pitts 1%

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Who will win this year?

No speculation from me yet but you can have your say at

I've just created a poll which will close after 24 hours (to prevent multiple voting).

Have fun if you vote - it counts for nothing but it is interesting to know what you think.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Your blogger is more than a jogger again

Murray the blogger but no longer a jogger - action in the Northern 10 miles yesterday. Photo by Neil Wilson; water from Thomas Melvin.

When I started this blog I was hoping to provide a few stories from behind the scenes at the Parish Walk by telling you what I was doing on the main site, adding a few stats that didn't justify a main story, sharing my memories of Parish Walks of old but always having my own agenda.

I've got several websites to maintain, , , and along with this blog and a number of other websites that really just supplement the above such as adverts which link in to boost the search engine rankings of the above. I try to avoid an agenda which is too fixed and planned because otherwise it is too much like work - this is supposed to be a hobby.

This time last year I was so busy with my day job that I let my running lapse. I decided to seek a new role whereby I can improve my work / life balance (for the xth time!). I started my new job last September and although I have stuck to a pretty modest working week I was spending most of the extra hours I had at home in front of my computer either on my websites, copying videos into digital format (and adding films to YouTube) or on a number of other personal projects which I'll share with you when I get further with them.

What I had failed to do, however, was to improve the quality of overall health and fitness. Although I have always eaten healthy food I have also always had a lot of "comfort" food and drink. My vices begin with AB&C - alcohol, biscuits and crisps.

The winter before last, although I hadn't clicked what it was at the time, I developed exercise induced asthma and during the winter that has just gone this caused havoc with my marathon training, particularly when trying to run hill repetitions. I wrote here in my blog how disappointed I was to have some problems with this in the London Marathon last month. My time was just inside 3 hours 10 minutes even though only 18 months earlier, the day after my 50th birthday, I had run 2.45.01 in the Cardiff Marathon.

I resolved immediately after London that I never wanted to run a marathon and take so little enjoyment from it - the whole thing was unpleasant. Therefore I either had to give up or do something to help myself. I asked myself why I had developed exercise induced asthma. Ok, there are lots of things it could be but was carrying more than a stone over my average weight, eating far too much rubbish and trying to thrash my body two or three times a week when I was not treating it well the rest of the time might be part of the problem.

I decided to go on my ABC diet cutting out the three vices I described above and to start general conditioning by running before work including plenty of hills to develop my breathing.

Its now five months and one day since I ran the London Marathon and within 12 hours of finishing my last alcoholic drink passed my lips. Biscuits and crisps were banned the next day. On the Wednesday after the marathon I hit the road for a 10 minute run at 6.50 am and I have been out every morning since then bar the first Sunday. I lost a stone in weight in about three weeks and started to feel confident about my running again.

Yesterday I raced for the only the fourth time since November and it was the first time that I was really in shape to run. I finished second to Ben Scott in the Northern 10 in 60.24. Three years ago I won it in 57.57 and my best time for 10 miles (53.50) was in a half marathon back in 1981.

So I have a long way to go if I am to achieve my target of getting under 2.45 in the Amsterdam Marathon on 19 October and getting back into the top half dozen in my age group in the country. But with one month out of six gone I am going to give it my best shot.

So its time to do my early morning run and today its (from Brunswick Road in Douglas) down to the promenade along to Little Switzerland then up past the old prison and police station to the Grandstand and back.

Quite how I have motivated myself to do this early morning running I'm not sure - it has been very hard. But yesterday answered my question "Is it worth it".

So if you have noticed that there has been a little less original material on the blog in the past month now you know one of the reasons. There are a few others too which I will share in due course.

Friday, 16 May 2008

More tributes to Brian Goldsmith

Brian's son Robert set up the following pages:

Thanks to Ian Turnbull for passing on the link.

Ian is also going to let me have a copy of Robert's eulogy for publication.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

BBC cover Parish Walk

Well, its only on their local website but still good to see it there.

Actually I got a dose of my own medicine and was quoted on the site. I was contacted for a comment about the record entry and explained that I was not part of the organising committee and that they should contact race director Raymond Cox. In fact, I did this for them and he was going to phone them. But it was still my name that appeared on the site with a comment I had made to set the scene rather than expecting to be quoted.

You can find the article at:

Monday, 12 May 2008

1595- - 812 women and 783 men

The final additions are:

Rob Aitken
Doug Allan
Richard Allen
Thomas Archibald
Mark Avery
Sue Baggaley
Neil Bell
Luke Bellis
Michael Thomas Bellis
John Bennett
Ross Bennett
Malcolm Berry
Kevin Bettridge
Suzanne Biddulph
Heather Birch
George Blair
David Boothman
Helen Borders
Paul Bridson
Neil Brogan
Les Brown
Sarah Burns
Ilya Bykov
Clare Cashin
Paul Cashin
Kevin Cassin
Siobhan Charnick
Ella Cheeseman
Li Li Cheung
Paul Christian
Ryan Connolly
Louise Cowley
Richard Creer
Graham Cregeen
Noel Cringle
Sally-Anne Cubbon
Sue Cunliffe
Stacey Davidson
Mareta Davies
Natalie Davis
Vicky Depledge
Pascale Despringre
Jane Dibb
Karen Dronsfield
Tony Duggan
Gavin Edwards
Paul Elliott
Jackie Emery
Jill Evans
Brian Ewing
Calvin Adam Fayle
Carl Fielding
Tony Gale
John Gallacher
Julie Gandy
Phil Gees
Ava Ghods
Susan Giles
Chris Goldsmith
Karen Gray
Karen Greening
Colin Grieve
Claire Hartley
Steven Hatton
Hilary Healy
Joanne Heavey
Parsons Helen
Robert Higgins
Pat Higham
Richard Hill
Richard Hird
Neil Hiscock
Lisa Hodgson
Angela Hogg
Rupert Hoskin
Maurice Hughes
Jules Hurl
Jacqui Hurstfield
Alan Irvine
Richard James
Nigel Jeffries
Barbara Jemmett
Rob Jessop
Adam Jones
Lynsey Marina Jones
Angelica Joughin
David Joughin
Rakie Keig
Ian Stanley Kelly
Andy Kempley
Susan Laird
Tara Lampitt
Stuart Langford
Tina Lawlor
Pamela Lloyd
Pamela Lloyd
Lisa Lyons
Martin Malone
Danielle Matthews
Gary McAdam
Helen McArd
Andrew McCulloch
Laura McDermott
Michelle McGovern
Alan Millard
Lucinda Milton
Jason Moffatt
Amanda Mooney
Jennifer Morris
Kay Muir
Julia Murton
Andrea Nolan
Rita Norrey
Stuart Norris
Ben O'Hare
Amie O'Neil
Martin Oswick
Joyce Pang
Mark Parsons
Robert Paterson
Graeme Pedler
Lucie Pelzmannova
Mark Plant
Carroll Powell
John Powell
Roger Prescott
Jackie Quilliam
Alex Quine
Tony Quinn
Jane Quirk
Nicola Raven
Jo Revill
Daryl Richards
Lindsay Riordan
Sally Roberts
Theresa Robertshaw
James Ian Robertson
Elaine Ross
Philomena Rothery
Gary Scott
Christopher Shimmin
Stephen Simonde
Gary Edward Skelly
Lucy Skelly
Susan Smith
Ann Stocks
Jackie Taylor
Anna Thomas
Genevieve Thompson
John Van Der Wielen
Jonny Wade
Fred Waggett
Karl Waggett
Chris Wakeling
Chris Walker
Marc Rob Walker
Shirley Watling
Cowin Wayne
Mara Wayne
Tolsa Wells
Dee West
Gillian Wiberg
Jane Wilcox
Steph Williams
Andrew Wilson
Kenneth Wilson
Emily Yovanovitch

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Its a record

I checked the number of entries early today and there were 1486 on the list (just short of my prediction of 1500) and so I published a headline on the site that it was the second highest entry.

Karen Kneale emailed later in the morning to say that she had a further 100 paper entries to collect from Elizabeth Corran.

So its officially a record entry. Fantastic.

The number is only provisional as although there will DEFINITELY BE NO LATE ENTRIES it is possible that someone has been double counted or omitted in error.

More analysis to follow once the names are confirmed.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

1429 entries

I'm not sure if this is final or not but there are now 1429 entries on the list (732 women and 697 men).

Here are the additional names:

Guy Adamson
Moira Anderson
Mark Arden
Kerry Ashton
Dave Ball
Nikki Ball
Marc Barron
Jamie Beaman
Jim Beaman
Margaret Beaman
Andrew Bell
Marc Bell
Noe Benziane
Debbie Black Kay
Simon Black Kay
Joan Blake
Kate Bliss
Nigel Bolt
Dave Boswell
Terry Boyd
Rosie Bridge
Chris Brogan
Dan Brook
Rick Buckley
Sally Burman
Johanna Burrell
Da-Max Burtsteiner
Natalie Bush
Dudley Butt
Brian Byers
Mark Byrne
Paul Bywater
Ryan Cain
Jim Caley
Anne Callister
David Christian
Jane Christian
Karen Clark
Eddie Close
Liz Collins
James Andrew Collister
Stephen Cooke
Angela Corkish
Kate Corran
Dave Corrin
Deborah Corrin
Anita Costain
Archie Coulter
Archie James Coulter
Paul Cowin
Stephanie Cowin
Kevin Cowley
Iain Craig
Mike Craine
Rachael Crellin
Stephanie Crellin
Tim Crookall
Emily Crookall-Nixon
Julie Crookall-Nixon
Julie Cubbon
Tracey Cubbon
Russell Deere
Jessica Dentith
Gary Deuchar
Linda Dobinson
Yvonne Donlan
Eamonn Donlon
Brian Robert Douglas
Garry Douglas
Jeremy Drinkwater
Juan Drinkwater
Anne Maria Dudley
Neil Duggan
Jo Earner
Ivan Edwards
Stephen Edwards
Lynsey Elliott
Marie Ellison
Jonathan Emery
Sue Eppleston
Norman Faragher
Paul Fargher
Samuel Fletcher
Phily Fog
Christian Forbes
Stephen Fox
Antony Gale
Nigel Gautrey
Gemma Gawne
Jayne Gaylor
Ben Gibney
Nicola Gjolleshi
Joanne Glassey
Lisa Goldsmith
R Brian Goldsmith
Hannah Goodby
Robert Graham
Gemma Green
Andrew Grose
Gina Grose
Philippa Gunn
Paul Hadfield
Glenn Halsall
Carl Hardie
Stephen Harvey
Robert Haworth
Malcolm Henderson
Mike Hickey
Dave Horisk
Jane Hughes
Maeve Hurley
Ian Irvine
Samantha Irvine
Arnold John Jacobs
Chantal Johnson
Aaron Jones
Barbara Jones
Karl Jones
Fiona Karran
Caroline Kay
Caroline Kay
Niall Keenan
Pauline Keenan
Debbie Kelch
Ricky Kelch
Claire Kelly
Diane Kelly
Martin Kennaugh
Suzanne Kennedy
Jean Kennish
Paul Kennish
Linda Kermeen
Tony Kermeen
Kath Kermode
Mark Kinley
Sarah Kinnin
Brian Kinrade
Juan Kinrade
Siobhan Kinrade
Chris Kirkman
Jan Kirkman
Brian William Kneale
Charlotte Lee
Beccy Legg
Rebecca Leivers
Diane Limb
Chris Lyon
Karen Mansell
Elaine Martin
Roy Martin
Elaine Masterson
Jane Mather
Jim McDonnell
Fergus McEwan
Marie McGrory
Rebecca McKeworey
Lynne McMenemy
Geoffrey Miles
Sara Millward
Francesca Minay
Joanna Molyneux
Colin Moore
Ian Moore
Stephen Moore
Susan Moore
Caroline Moran
Carole Moreton
Dan Moreton
Mark Moroney
Bill Morton
Amy Mulhern
Andy Mulhern
Bridget Newbery
Carolyn Newton
Lesley Mm Nicholson
Mike Noble
Paul Noon
Lorcan O'Mahony
Anthony O'Neil
Ashleigh Oldland
Dave Oldland
Mark Patterson
Gill Phillips
Michael Phillips
Rebecca Phillips
Jason Postlethwaite
Alison Price
Jen Price
Anna Quayle
Eily Quayle
Ellie Quayle
Rachel Quayle
Catherine Quine
Steven Quirk
Vicky Radcliffe
Jo Richardson
Lorraine Rigby
Wendy Ross
Susan Rundle
Lynne Sadler
Wendy Sandford
Wendy Sayer
Wendy Scott
Sue Scott-Kerr
Lynsey Singer
Victoria Singer
Jean Slack
Jared Smith
Jenny Smith
Val Smith
Patricia Stearn
Donald Stewart
Brenda Stoffberg
Michal Sudul
Ingrid Sugden
Linda Swales
Claire Taubman
Clare Teare
Pamela Temple
Mary Thompson
Hilary Thornton
Adrian Tinkler
Maria Tomaszewska
Janice Trafford
Jane Trenholme
Simon Trenholme
Pam Unsworth
Deborah Upsdell
James Ussher
Shaun Valentine
Angela Van Den Berg
Carolyn Van Den Berg
Avery Viv
Brian Wade
Andy Walker
Rachel Walters
Juana Warburton
Leonie Ward
Mark Watson
Lynda Watts
Michael Wheeler
Amanda Whitelegg
David Whittam
Carl Wild
Gemma Wild
Cara Wilkinson
Emma Wilkinson
Edward Williams
Paul Withington
Sarah Young

Mick Holgate is featured

Having spent the last hour finishing off the feature I started last night, I am now late for my Saturday job.

Friday, 9 May 2008

New featured walker

I've chosen the next person that I am going to feature on the website and am calling to talk with that person (and to take pictures) on the way home from work this evening. Whether I get the article written and published tonight will depend on family circumstances - I'm fully committed tomorrow.

I've received quite a few emails in recent weeks that I have not yet replied to - if you are one of those people, I'm sorry but I have been fully stretched with a number of projects.

Here are the latest names to be added to the list with a big thank you to Elizabeth Corran and Karen Kneale who must have been so busy in recent weeks with so many entries piling in using the old system. I think and hope that the online system will be the main method of entry next year.

Debby Ashe
Angie Astley
Matthew Black
Alison Brand
Stephen Brew
Barry Bridson
Kate Cain
Brenda Charlton
David Collister
Denise Foxton
Vzadimir Georgiev
Tommy Kelly
Ivo Krastev
Zoe McAndry
Miro Metodiev
Jane Mooney
Anne Oates
Kaloyau Petrov
Caroline Rielly
Michael Shipsides
Stefan Stefanov
Krastev Svetlin
Sieviya Tateva
Jonny Tyrer
David Warwick
Keith Watts
Keith Wilkinson

Women 597
Men 581
Total 1178

Thursday, 8 May 2008

14 near the end

Well, I failed miserably in my attempts to get people to enter early.

It has been possible to enter since midnight on 1 DECEMBER - that is more than five months ago.

I am not doing any further reminders on the site - after Saturday "entries have closed" will be published and you should not even consider asking for a late entry.

So if you do know anyone who has not entered but intends to do so, tell them to enter online NOW!

Here are the 14 latest entries:

Benjamin Anderson
David Cain
Katie Challenor
Sharon Cheeseman
Geraldine Conroy
Chris Hall
Thomas Hanks
Roger Hara
Wendy Heath
William Hindley
Ann McLellan
Lindsay J Quayle
Michael Sweeney
Peter Wood

Women 586
Men 565
Total 1151

Slowing down

19 new names in the past day.

Mark Armstrong
Jonathan Cox
Monica Dixie
Edwina Dugdale
Barrie Fairhurst
Rene Ferreira
Marilyn Gilbert
Emma Haswell
Amy Hogg
Lorraine Huddleston
Samantha Knight
Lisa Macadam
Lisa Marshall
Chris Nash
Malcolm Newton
Jim O'Neill
Geoff Quayle
Peter Teare
Spence Waddell

Women 580
Men 557
Total 1137

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Plenty of variety - 57 new entries

Noel Ash
Sammy Ball
Grahame Barrow
Shirley Boyde
Mandy Buchleitner
Paula Butler
Christa Cain
Peter Caine
Susan Cannell
Derek Carter
Lee Douglas Clayton
Edward Cleator
Kayleigh Coole
Stephen Corkill
Adrian Costain
John Cubbon
Brigid Cummins
Debra Davey
Thurstan Charles Denne
Mary Doyle
Melanie Draper
Paul Everett
Jim Green
Abdel Haddouche
Trudy Haddouche
Fran Harding
Patricia Harrison
Roy Haskett
Karl Horne
Janet Hutson
Claire Jackson
Duncan Kelly
James Danial Kinley
Tracyann Kneen
Mark Lockwood
Sonja Macgregor
Kim Makin
Julie Matthews
Bryan Moyer
Helen Murray
Kay Mylchreest
Jooles Newton
Liz Popelier
Charlie Quirk
Kath Quirk
Paul Quirk
Gustav Rober
John Roberts
Kirsty Russell
Claire Saunders
Ealee Sheard
Simon Spenser
Jacqueline Street
Fintan Suddards
Ed Thomas
Hazel Wright
Heather Wright

Women 571
Men 547
Total 1118

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Another 36

Women = 542; Men = 519; Total =1061

Shauneen Burden
Andrea Burns
Chris Cain
Helen Cain
Barbara Cohen
Ronald Cortez
Sara Crisford
Amy Cryan
Anthony Donnelly
Mandy Duncan
Bill Entwistle
Simon Faulkner
John Gallagher
Melissa Hawley
Jenny Henman
Peter Hughes
James Michael Kelly
Jenny Killey
Vinny Lynch
Rachel Louise MacKellar
Alastair Macleod
Hugh McKnight
James McKnight
Susan Messenger
James Moore
Cem Nergiz
Beryl Payton
Tracey Quayle
Andrew Quirk
David Rawling
Emma Sansom
Tara Sheridan
Pauline Skillen
Steve Watt
Chris Wright
Chris Wright

Why leave it so late?

I'm staggered to see so many regular Parish Walk finishers entering so late.

There are now 525 women and 500 men on the list.

Here are the latest 83 names.

Kinvig Alan
Ian Ashcroft
Peter Maurice Bell
Peter Bettridge
Sue Biggart
Paul Boulton
Alan Brew
Robert Alexander J Brown
Caroline Cain
John Callow
Peter (George) Cannell
David Chambers
Jonathan Charlton
Lesley Christian
David Clucas
Heather Collister
Gordon Corran
Alan Cowin
Katie Cowin
Monica Cowin
Katy Craig
Rosemarie Crellin
David Cretney
Jane Crowe
Gordon Erskine
Claire Furner
Sue Furner
Mike Gellion
Kevin Graham
Michael Gray
Stephanie Gray
Moira Hall
Ben Harris
Debbie Hawke
Mick Holgate
Mark Hudson
Pauline Hughes
Ray Hughes
John Hunter
Louise Jackson
David James
Haydn Mark Kenna
Tristan Kewley
Lynda Kinrade
Anthony Kneale
Marianne Konieczny
Andrew Marshall
Edward Marshall
Ian Marshall
Sally Mason
Billy McCoubrey
Paul Morgans
Morphet Morphet
Chris Murphy
Sean Murphy
Bob Noonan
Dermot O'Toole
Mina Patel
Paul Phillips
Rod Phillips
Samantha Prater
Martyn Quayle
Andy Quirk
Janice Quirk
Ernie Radcliffe
Wright Rob
Joan Scanes
Stan Sille
Richard Spenceley
Nicholas Stephenson
John Stubbs
Irene Taggart
Steve Taggart
Dave Tasker
Julian Thomas
Sarah Vaukins
Sarah Ward
Karen Watterson
Les Webb
Charlie Weston
David Whorrall
Gordon Wynne-Smythe

Sunday, 4 May 2008

293 more names

Reports from Karen Kneale suggest that there are a lot more manual forms to be processed (poor Karen) but there are now 943 names.

I'll list the 293 new names added to the database but before I do I'll also comment that the trend that I have been highlighting in recent weeks in now quite pronounced - 497 women and 446 men. Let's wait until the entries close next weekend before going over the top with these statistics just in case the entries are being input in batches and women are keyed first.

So here are the 293 names:

Kay Allen
Jonathan Ayres
Phil Neill Baillie
Richard Bairstow
Chris Ballard
Steve Bassil
Chris Bates
Norman Bell
Carol Louise Bevan
Rachel Evelyn Bevan
John Binns
Helen Black
Glenn Blacker
Anthony Bolton
Nikki Boyde
Brian Boyle
Faye Bradshaw
Rachel Bridges
Orla Brook
Alex Brown
Christopher Burn
Jonny Cain
Steve Cain
Frank Caine
Dick Callin
Tony Callister
Paul Lorenzo Camarda
Rob Campbell
Michael Cannan
Zoe Cannell
Philip Cannon
Rosalind Cannon
Kerstin Carlson Cook
James Carrel
Niall Chapman
Lynsey Christian
David Churcher
Ida Cihlarova
Steve Clague
Helen Clarke
Nicola Clarkson
Phillip Cleary
John Clucas
Kath Clucas
Ben Coates
Maria Coldwell
Catherine Colley
Gemma Collister
David Comish
Roberta Convery
Richard Cooil
Alison Corkill
Adie Corlett
Sam Corlett
Sally Cornforth
Paul Corrin
Peter Stanley Corrin
Hilary Coulthard
Elizabeth Coward
Tim Craig
Steven Crampton
Aishlinn Creer
Darryl Cregeen
Mary Crellin
Nik Crellin
Michael Crook
Colin Crooks
Eunice Cubbon
Melissa Cubbon
Ros Cubbon
Gilly Culshaw
Linda Curphey
Ben Dalglish
Elliott Davies
Malcolm Davies
Henrietta Davies-Mcgarvey
Henry De Silva
James Devaney
Sean Dickinson
Nicola Dobson
Ciaran Doherty
Colm Doherty
Helen Done
Andrew Dossor
Jim Duncan
Frank Feeney
Laura Fenlon
May Fenlon
Tony Fletcher
Bernadette Foody
Andrew Foulkes
Janet Foulkes
Lesa Fox
Georganne Frazier
Danial Frenzen
Graham Furner
Julia Furner
Rich Furner
Shirley Gage
Jean Gannon
Leslie Garrett
John Garvey
Alan W Gault
Emma Gelling
Helen Gibson
Kate Goldsmith
Marie Goosen
Steve Green
Zara Grimes
James Grimshaw
Geoff Hall
Sue Halsall
Steve Handford
Andy Harding
Nicola Harding
Pauline Harding
Vicky Harding
Victoria Harrop
Matthew Harvey
Rosie Hawes
Brian Hewett
Brian Hewett
Giles Hill
Sue Hodge
Lauren Holdaway
Rachel Holden
Susan Holme
Anne Hon
Graham John Hooper
Greg Hoskisson
Jay Houghton
Jennifer Houghton
Andrew Hunter
Emily Irwin
Nicola Jagus
Christine James
Nick James
Bowman Jayne
Sue Jewell
Chris Jones
Kevin Jones
Jim Kaighin
Mike Kaighin
Pam Kaighin
Peter Kaneen
Wendy Kearney
Katherine Keenan
James Kermeen
Kneale Kermeen
Clementine Kermode-Clague
John Barrie Kettle
Michael Killey
John Kinley
Dawn Kinnish
David John Kinrade
Geoff Kinvig
Terry Kinvig
Allie Kirk
Barrijon Kirkham
Annie Kneale
Marlene Kneen
Kim Lambden
Annette Lannon
Katie Lawrence
Barry Lawson
Tina Lawton
Jane Leece
Ian Lewandowskyj
Steph Lewin
Annette Lewis
Sammy MacDonald
Laura Macgregor
Margaret Manning
Alison Mason
Dermot McAreavy
Joanne McCabe
Sharon McCann
Carol McCoubrey
Lynn McCoubrey
Jackie McCulloch
Kevin McGarvey
Emma McGreevy
Ian McHugh
Suzanne McKay
Lynn McKibbin
Geraldine McLaughlin
Daksha Measuria
Haresh Measuria
Malcolm Meddings
Christopher Melvin
Beverly Milne
Wayne Milne
Cathy Mitchell
Samantha Moolman
Barry Moore
Hannah Moore
Jackie Moore
Stuart Mullan
Ann-Marie Murphy
Caroline Myers
Nicola Myers
Greg Nation
Lindsey Naylor
Sarah Nixon
James Nolan
Kirree Norton
James O'Toole
Stephen Pitts
Neil Potter
Emily Power
Sarah Prince
Matthew Quayle
Val Quayle
Vicky Quayle
Kevin Quirk
Ali Radcliffe
Julie Raybon
Kerry Redmayne
Leanne Redmayne
Sue Redmayne
Helen Renecle
Alan Richardson
Michael Richardson
Sarah Richardson
Helen Robinson
Marek Rogalewski
Kirree Ronan
Victoria Salisbury
Helen Scott
Gill Senogles
Dorothy Shallcross
John Shimmin
Odette Skillen
Mike Smedley
Charli Smith
Deb Smith
Fran Smith
Jill Smith
Paul Smith
Katherine Steele
Michelle Stevens
Susan Stewart
Donald Strathie
Fenella Street
John Street
Sue Sunliffe
Gemma Sutton
Cliodhna Swales
Julie Swales
Lucy Tame
Ben Tang
Trevor Tasker
David Tate
Elaine Taylor
Michael Teare
Nicola Teare
Jill Thomas
Tania Thomas
Jane Thompson
Seba Thomson
Katie Tinkler
Neil Towers
Rebecca Towers
Jane Travers
Michelle Turnbull
Nicola Unsworth
Kenny Valerga
Paola Verardi
Joy Vernon
May Wales
Paul Walker
Bernice Walmsley
Stef Walmsley
Ally Walsh
Ann Walshaw
Nicola Watson
Geoffrey Watterson
Victoria Watterson
Jim Weaver
Chris Webber
Robert Webber
Sean Weir
Eric Wells
Simon Wengradt
Rosemary Wild
Beckie Williams
Mark Williams
Clare Wilson
Pauline Winkless
Carolyn Wood
Paul Wood
Mike Woodworth
Sarah Woodworth

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Women increase lead

I know that there are a lot more manual entries still to be input but I thought that I would run a quick check on the new names in the confirmed entries. There are now 334 women and 316 men, ie 650 entries altogether.

Here are the new names:

Clive Alford
Jon Allen
Stacey Bairstow
Juliette Barlow
Ali Bell
Julie Bell
James Betteridge
Claire Bradley
Terry Bradley
Diamond Buchan
James Buchan
Laura Burman
Anthony Cagney
Bernard Cannan
Debbie Clague
Jorden Close
Miriam Collister
Chris Coole
Charlotte Copparelli
Sam Corkill
Kathleen Corkish
Alison Corlett
Charlie Cowpe
Beth Crellin
Martin Critchley
Les Crowe
John Dignan
Amanda Dougherty
Jenny Dowling
Stefan Dunajewski
Christine Duncan
Robert Ennett
Annette Fargher
Martine Fleming
Audrey Fowler
Karen Galvin
Eleanor Gawne
Adrian Gilmour
Peter Glover
Sharif Gomaa
John Grady
John Griffin
Nick Halsall
Andy Harrison
Nicky Hester
Rebecca Hill
Louise Hopkinson
Paula Howell Evans
James Howitt
Lynn Howitt
Carol Kelly
Matthew Kelly
Phil Kerruish
Margy Killey
Carole Laporte
Matthew Lewis
Karen Locking
Gesina Loubser
Sharon Lunt
Laura Mackie
Michelle Marley
Andrew McCutcheon
Gordon Mellor
Emma Metcalfe
Michelle Mitchell
Terry Moffat
Freya Murray
William Nelson
Kimberley O'Brien
Andrew Oram
Mark Roberts
Tracy Roberts
David Rogerson
Jill Ryan
Dave Shaw
Michael Shimmin
Lloyd Shipstone
Julia Skillicorn
Matthew Skinner
Carol Smith
Christopher Smith
David Smith
Jackie Smith
Jamie-Lee Smith
Julie Snape
Clague Steve
Dave Stockton
Kerry Tasker
Jackie Turley
Ben Watterson
Tara Westcott
Donna Whalley
Delon Yuen

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