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Expert advice on how to prepare for this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk is on offer at a special evening on Tuesday February 28th.

At this time of year many walkers are starting to train in earnest for the big day on June 17, and the evening allows anyone to get tips from a panel of coaches, physios and experienced walkers who answer questions from the audience. It’s being held at Keyll Darree Education and Training Centre near to Noble’s Hospital. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Entry is free, and tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. The event will last around an hour and a half.

On the expert panel will be:

• Stewart Jones: Began walking six years ago to get fit and is now a five time Parish Walk finisher. He has completed 100 mile walking events in the Isle of Man and New York, and won the UK National 24-hour race walking event.

• Roger Davies: Kuta Fitness personal trainer, four time Parish Walk finisher and ultra-endurance runner who has completed the Marathon Des Sables.

• Sharon Cain: Experienced endurance walker, twice a finisher of the Isle of Man End2End walk who completed the full Parish Walk on her sixth attempt.

• Nicola Raven: Has completed three Parish Walks, one Isle of Man End2End and two Isle of Man Firefighters’ Memorial Walks.

• Dr David Walker: A Doctor in Emergency Medicine at Noble’s Hospital, and six times Parish Walk finisher who has completed the Centurion walk in South Africa, and has several finishes to his name in the Isle of Man End2End and Firefighters’ Memorial Walks.

• Ben Scott: Sports therapist and ultra-distance athlete, he has completed five races over 100 miles and is an Isle of Man Marathon winner.

• Gavin Smith: Manx Telecom Marketing Communications Manager who completed the Parish Walk in 2015 and the following year was support crew for a finisher

Ray Cox, Manx Telecom Parish Walk Race Director will also be at the evening, and commented:

“As always, this year’s event will provide an opportunity to find out about training, nutrition, footwear, and to get tips from the experts on tackling the biggest walking challenge on the Island. The evening is aimed at all abilities with the focus very much on providing advice for the majority of participants who are aiming to achieve personal goals, and especially those taking part for the first time.”

Manx Telecom retail staff will be present prior to the presentation showcasing FitBit devices which are great for tracking your training progress and helping you to stay motivated, and mobile chargers to ensure your phone charge lasts when you are training, and on race day.

If you haven’t yet entered this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk there’s still time to sign up and receive a discount on the full price entry fee. All entries must be made online at www.parishwalk.com – sign up before March 31 and it costs just £35. The fee is £40 from April 1 until the final closing date on May 7.

Manx Telecom has been the Parish Walk’s title sponsor since 2012, but the company’s support for the event goes back to 2007 when it began sponsoring the official timing and results service.
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Expert advice on how to prepare for this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk is on offer at a special evening on Tuesday February 28th. 

At this time of year many walkers are starting to train in earnest for the big day on June 17, and the evening allows anyone to get tips from a panel of coaches, physios and experienced walkers who answer questions from the audience. It’s being held at Keyll Darree Education and Training Centre near to Noble’s Hospital. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Entry is free, and tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. The event will last around an hour and a half.

On the expert panel will be:

• Stewart Jones: Began walking six years ago to get fit and is now a five time Parish Walk finisher. He has completed 100 mile walking events in the Isle of Man and New York, and won the UK National 24-hour race walking event. 

• Roger Davies: Kuta Fitness personal trainer, four time Parish Walk finisher and ultra-endurance runner who has completed the Marathon Des Sables.

• Sharon Cain: Experienced endurance walker, twice a finisher of the Isle of Man End2End walk who completed the full Parish Walk on her sixth attempt.

• Nicola Raven: Has completed three Parish Walks, one Isle of Man End2End and two Isle of Man Firefighters’ Memorial Walks.

• Dr David Walker: A Doctor in Emergency Medicine at Noble’s Hospital, and six times Parish Walk finisher who has  completed the Centurion walk in South Africa, and has several finishes to his name in the Isle of Man End2End and Firefighters’ Memorial Walks.

• Ben Scott: Sports therapist and ultra-distance athlete, he has completed five races over 100 miles and is an Isle of Man Marathon winner. 

• Gavin Smith: Manx Telecom Marketing Communications Manager who completed the Parish Walk in 2015 and the following year was support crew for a finisher

Ray Cox, Manx Telecom Parish Walk Race Director will also be at the evening, and commented:

 “As always, this year’s event will provide an opportunity to find out about training, nutrition, footwear, and to get tips from the experts on tackling the biggest walking challenge on the Island. The evening is aimed at all abilities with the focus very much on providing advice for the majority of participants who are aiming to achieve personal goals, and especially those taking part for the first time.”

Manx Telecom retail staff will be present prior to the presentation showcasing FitBit devices which are great for tracking your training progress and helping you to stay motivated, and mobile chargers to ensure your phone charge lasts when you are training, and on race day.

If you haven’t yet entered this year’s Manx Telecom Parish Walk there’s still time to sign up and receive a discount on the full price entry fee. All entries must be made online at www.parishwalk.com – sign up before March 31 and it costs just £35. The fee is £40 from April 1 until the final closing date on May 7. 

Manx Telecom has been the Parish Walk’s title sponsor since 2012, but the company’s support for the event goes back to 2007 when it began sponsoring the official timing and results service.

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Keith JacksonMy preparation would be easy, sit in my wheelchair and wait for some daft bugger to push me 😛

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Mark O'NeillJoe Swan you doing a speech?

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Andrea WeatherillTara Scott can you make this? xx

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Chris DentithAndrew Evans we should go to this

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Who has started the Manx Telecom Parish Walk 10 time or more? 

See full list here:

https://parishwalk2017.blogspot.com/2017/02/who-has-started-manx-telecom-parish.html

Charlie Weston, who passed away in 2015, made 23 appearances.

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1082219115140273&id=172294956132698

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Sue JewellMe also 15 starts with no finish. Jurby was my best result.

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Maria ColdwellMe 13 and still not finished!

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Parish relay 1966/7 Oatland Road M Wrigley G Lawson

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Michael GeorgeThe pacer looks a little more like a walker 😉 Where was the end of 'Leg 1?'

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Helen TaggartSo young .

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http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=31813&headline=First%20social%20gathering%20of%20Manx%20centurion%20walkers&sectionIs=sport&searchyear=2017

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A new analysis of the 914 entries in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk so far has been published here: 

http://www.manxathletics.com/2017-manx-telecom-parish-walk-entry-statistics/

Its the most ambitious list Ive ever produced including the number of times each walker has started (if anyone started but failed to finish prior to 1974 those will not be included). Ill be surprised if it does not require refining.

This will be the last analysis until entries reach four figures but if you send any corrections to murray@manxathletics.com they will be incorporated in the next version.

The photo is of Colin Moore, one of 20 entrants to have reached Maughold but not the finish. He has started on 18 occasions.

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Colin GilbertNo pressure Col but I believe this is your year. I'm going to check the odds with William Hill and have a cheeky £5 on you.

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Colin MooreI am feeling the pressure already Murray!

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Denise BridsonGosh 1999 when I got to Maughold, I'd like this to be my year to finish this too 👍

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Angie RobinsonI hope this is your year Colin! I admire your determination and commitment x

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Irene GeorgeYou can do it Colin😅

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Jane HowlandGo Colin!!!

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