Friday, 2 July 2010

I don't know the date for 2011

As soon as I am told I will post it here.

Otherwise I am signing off until 1 December. The website and archives remain online for you to visit.

The website is published nearly every day and if you need to contact me my email is

Good bye.

Leader of the gang

Race Director Raymond Cox runs on the promenade with 15 minutes of the 24 hours remaining.

Its a 12 month a year job to organise the Scottish Widows Parish Walk with fellow committee members Elizabeth Corran, Karen Kneale, Debbie Surgeon, Allan Callow, Martin Lambden, Winston Liu, Geoff and Kevin Walmsley.

Three cheers for the organisers and all of the helpers.

An even bigger file

split times 2007 to 2010

What a team - thank you Angie, Dave and Dudley

A few amendments

This is now on the home page below the main download database and the landing page is back to the homepage as I prepare to close down.

The mega database

The Parish Walk 1960 to 2010

All entrants by name - list

All entrants by name - table

All entrants by ID

I've been compiling statistics on the Parish Walk for nearly 30 years. Initially I was copying them from old newspaper reports now I receive them directly from SPORTident. For the first time this year I have tried to introduce an ID number for each walker but I've still got a long way to go to perfection. If you can help by telling me that "Gill" and "Gillian" are the same person or that I have given the same ID number to two different Fred Crowes then please email giving me as much information as possible. I already have some leads to follow but the more information the better. Thank you. In the meantime, enjoy the near 100,000 items of data that make up the databases.

Last session of blogging

I'm just going to do a final hour or so and then I am quitting until 1 December, or at least a few days before then when no doubt I will be burning the midnight oil to prepare the 2011 Scottish Widows Parish Walk website.

So its about time that I paid my traditional thanks to my wife, Marie. I'm sure that nobody else would put up with the things that I do and this year's Parish Walk website work came at all the wrong times for us. The event was held a week later than normal which meant that it was a week closer to the Tynwald weekend, which is the busy point in the year for her at work. And she had had an accident, well at least a van driver left the road and rammed her, a week before the event which left her with whiplash and dizziness. I put even more pressure on our family life by going to the 50th Parish Walk anniversary meeting and shrinking the sleeping hours even further with video editing for that.

Last year we had our first childless week away to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Cornwall in August - the photo was taken at Lands End. We are going back to Penzance during the first week of September, one time when I will be almost free from the website. But I'll have my laptop of course.

If I wasn't married I could spend every minute of my spare time on the website but despite my apparent addiction to the web, marriage means more than anything else to me.

And the rest of my lunchtime blog

I'll add these to the site tonight: