Parish Walk, Vt Coverage,
2004, by Graham Young
As you know, last years video
coverage was a result of George Bannan
contracting Video Moments to make a
personal record of his race.
After the event, it was decided it
would be a shame not to make available
some of the many hours of tape to fans,
and a hurried version was assembled,
which resulted in some sales.
You critically reviewed the results,
and high lighted areas where; given
more time and preparation, a product
of interest to a more general public
might be produced.
John McCarten and myself welcome,
and largely accept the constructive
comments, many of which we were all
to aware of at the time.
The position we find ourselves in
this year is that John has once again
been partly subsided for loss of his
normal wedding trade this past weekend
by two benefactors; who wish to repay
the walking fraternity for the time
and devotion that has been put in over
the years; and also to thank John for
his work for the "Riding For The
We have the same time scale as last
year, but the workload is even greater,
as some seven hours of footage, from
three cameras, are currently being condensed
to approximately three hours, with the
challenge of not loosing any of the
Even if we had more time, we believe
most viewers will have access to the
race results, and naturally their own
stories, and therefore spare them (and
myself ) the ordeal of providing commentary!
Many thanks to those who provided interviews.
All 1110 starters are seen at least
once, and we feature people of all abilities.
Unfortunately, we did experience unforeseen
communication problems, which thwarted
our efforts to capture all the class
finishers actually crossing their respective
finishing lines, but they are covered
All finishers of the full 85 miles
are comprehensively captured at the
finish, which was our highest priority.
We will be pleased if viewers enjoy
watching the tape a fraction as much
as we did making it!
The double dvd,s sell at £15.00, the vhs tape
at £10.00. The running time is 2 hours 50 minutes.
Available from John McCarten, "Video Moments",
The Annex, Twin Limes, Ballaughton Hill, Braddan,
Isle of Man. telephone/fax 01624 629430 email [email protected].uk
All major credit cards accepted.
The film can be seen playing in Keig's window
in Strand Street, Douglas, where it may be purchased.