Walk Talk - Tuesday 9 April at the Manx Museum - 5.30 for 5.45 start
Your chance to quiz joint record holders Vinny Lynch and Richard Gerrard. Also on the panel, chaired by Kevin Walmsley, are coaches Allan Callow and Elizabeth Corran. All welcome - and its free!
Manx Telecom Parish Walk Rules 2013
The open walk is over the 85 mile course and competitors
must be aged 21 years and over on the day of the walk. There will be an
additional Ladies prize list. To be classified as a finisher, the walk must be
completed in a time of not more than 24 hours.
The race for those aged a minimum of 18 and under 21 years
on the day of the walk is to Peel, a distance of 32.5 miles. There will be
separate prizes for Ladies and Men.
The overall team race is for teams of 4 walkers and cannot
include more than 2 walkers who have previously completed the full 85 miles.
All 4 walkers’ distance walked to count and the team with the most miles will
be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie on mileage then the fastest
aggregate time for the 4 walkers will determine the winner. There will be a
separate prize list for teams of 4 ladies.
The Corporate Challenge is for teams of 4 walkers who are
all bone fide employees of the same company. Teams may include no more than 1
previous finisher. All 4 walkers’ distance walked to count and the team with
the most miles will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie on mileage the
fastest aggregate time for the 4 walkers will determine the winner.
No competitor may be in more than one team.
or jogging is allowed. The race is organised under IAAF rules of race walking.
This event will be judged as a Category B Race and Rule 230 interpreted
accordingly. The use of poles and any
artificial aids are prohibited.
i.e. an attendant walking or cycling with a competitor is not allowed. Pacing
will result in time penalties or disqualification. Attendants must walk behind competitors
when supplying drinks etc.only for the duration that this would
take and must stop when instructed to do so by an official.
numbers must be unaltered and displayed front and back on the outer layer of clothing above
waist height at all times and must not be obscured by waterproofs or rucksacks
or trimmed in any way (the sponsor’s name must be visible). After Ballaugh, for walkers safety rucksacks
are not permitted as they obscure the reflective bib.
must be followed as laid down by the organisers and all officials and marshals
instructions are to be obeyed.
must wear light coloured clothing and a reflective bib that displays significant reflective material when worn with a number. For competitors safety the
wearing of headphones is not recommended. Competitors must walk on the right hand
side of the road facing oncoming traffic except where directed by marshals,
crossing the road at junctions, where a footpath exists on the left hand side
only and on Douglas Promenade. After 22.00
walkers must wear an illuminated light source that is visible from front and
support vehicle per entrant is permitted on restricted roads. Camper vans and
larger vehicles will not be permitted on closed roads. Support vehicles must display a race number. No
parking and giving assistance to walkers is prohibited along the No Stopping
Zones as designated on the route description.
continuing beyond Ballaugh must be individually accompanied by an attendant in
a car. The sharing of a support car is not permitted. Attendants must wear
hi-viz reflective clothing.
time limit for arrival at a check point is exceeded, then the competitor may be
asked to retire by a race referee. All retirees must report to officials at a
checkpoint. If they stop en route then report to the next church along the
course. Failure to report will mean omission from the final results. All timing
chips are to be returned within 14 days. Failure to do this will incur a £25 penalty.
referees have the absolute power to withdraw any competitor deemed to be
physically unfit to continue. A certificate of medical fitness may be requested
by the race referees prior to the event.
Committee reserve the right to cancel or alter the race. The organisers will
not be liable nor responsible in any way whatsoever for any bodily injury or
damage to property arising out of the race.
entries must be made before 23.59 on May 12th 2013. All team members
must be entered as individuals. Entries are not transferable and refunds will
not be given.
and entry data may be used for promotional purposes.
penalties will be imposed for any infringements of the above rules, excluding Rule 1.
1st Infringement -15 minutes
2nd Infringement – 45 minutes
3rd Infringements- Disqualification
These time penalties will be added to the race
time at the conclusion of the race. In the event that the penalties added take
the total time over the 24 hour limit, then that competitor will not be
classified as a finisher.
Failure to comply with road safety regulations
will lead to disqualification without warning.
What you receive for your entry
By entering the 2013 Manx Telecom Parish Walk you have the opportunity to walk on the famous 85 mile Parish Walk course around each of the Isle of Man's parishes, including roads closed to the general public. You will receive a certificate to recognise your achievement and the time taken to reach each church is recorded on an electronic timing system displayed on the internet and may also be
transmitted to two mobile phone numbers nominated by you. All entrants will receive a high quality sports shirt and some will receive prizes. Refreshments are provided during the first half of the course and at the prize presentation to which all walkers are invited. All entrants receive a free programme at registration (it will also be available to download in advance). Thousands of man hours are provided by volunteers to make this all possible and neither the committee who work all year round to plan
the event nor the hundreds of helpers on the day are paid - in fact they pay their own expenses. After meeting the costs of staging the event, which are considerably reduced by Manx Telecom's sponsorship, any profit is retained by Manx Harriers who maintain their clubhouse and promote or participate in many other events at considerable expense for the good health of the Manx population. Other than if you chose to order copies of photos (where the profit goes to charity) you are very welcome
to access everything on this site without charge.
You must read (and be sure you understand) all of the rules before you enter the 2013 Manx Telecom Parish Walk. If you do not agree with the rules and information you should not enter. Once you have entered there will be no refund of entry fees under any circumstances and your entry is not transferable to any other person. If you fail to comply with the rules you may be disqualified without warning from the 2013 and subsequent Manx Telecom Parish Walks. If you require clarity on any of the rules you should contact Elizabeth Corran (race secretary) at least one month before the entry deadline on 12 May 2013. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the event, vary or shorten the course or introduce any additional rules that are deemed by the organisers
to be necessary for the safety and enjoyment of the walkers.
Did you know?
The Isle of Man is divided into six sheadings which are further divided into seventeen parishes each with its own parish church. The original Parish Walk involved touching the door (and then later the gate) at each parish church but this practice has been phased out. The course takes walkers from the National Sports Centre in Douglas past the first two parish churches, Braddan and
Marown, without recording
their progress. The first church at which you will use your wristband/ timing card is Santon (if you do not reach Santon you are not included in the race results). This process is repeated at Malew, Arbory, Rushen and Patrick. The next parish on the course is German where the parish church of St German in Peel became a cathedral in 1980. For many years
the recording point has not been at the church / cathedral gates but on the other side of the road at Peel Town Hall. This is the furthest point to which under 21 year old entrants are allowed to compete and until 2006 it was the official finishing point for all women and also men aged 40 or more (although these entrants could opt to continue). By tradition most people will refer to retiring at or continuing beyond Peel rather than German. Walkers continue to the parishes of Michael, Ballaugh, Jurby, Bride, Andreas,
Lezayre, Maughold, Lonan and Onchan using their wristband/ timing card at each church gate. Although the latter is the 17th parish and so you might think this should be mission accomplished, to be a Parish Walk finisher you have to walk more than two miles further to Douglas promenade. The start and finishing positions have also evolved. In 1960 the start was at St Georges Church (not one
of the 17 parish churches) and the finish in the Villa Marina gardens hence it was almost a lap of the Isle of Man incorporating the seventeen parish churches. To improve safety the course has been diverted (and extended) in places with a corresponding change in the starting position to the National Sports Centre in Douglas (to maintain the traditional 85 mile course length) with the finish on the opposite side of the road to the Villa Marina.
If you want to do well in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk the variable element of your preparation is how well you train and organise your lifestyle. Everyone has to do many of the same things, however, so don't overlook the obvious:
1. Don't delay your entry. Entries opened on 1 December 2012 and it only takes a couple of minutes to enter online. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances - every year someone thinks that this does not apply to them!
2. Read all the rulesand information before and regularly after you enter. It is no good saying after the event that you did not know your way around or that you could incur time penalties because
your support vehicle drove alongside you.
3. Ensure that your supporters also read the rules and information to ensure that you don't suffer for their ignorance or stupidity.
4. Make sure that you register on time.
5. Register mobile phones if you wish to use the text service.
6. Turn up before the start time!
7. Make sure you wear both race numbers and not the one for your car attendant).
8. Follow the rules throughout the event including the race walking rule, the road safety rules and the pace making rules.
Unless you do all of the above, your name will not appear on this site in 2014 as someone who took part in 2013!
You must be 18 years or older on 22 June 2013. You must be 21 years or older on 22 June 2013 to continue beyond Peel.
Entries close at 23.59 on Sunday 12 May 2013 - you must enter online using
a debit or credit card so if you do not have access to the internet (or no not have a credit or debit card) then please arrange for your friends or family to enter you as soon as possible.
overall team race is for teams of 4 walkers and cannot include more than 2
walkers who have previously completed the full 85 miles. All 4 walkers’
distance walked to count and the team with the most miles will be deemed the
winner. In the event of a tie on mileage then the fastest aggregate time for
the 4 walkers will determine the winner. There will be a separate prize list
for teams of 4 ladies.
The Corporate Challenge is for teams of 4
walkers who are all bone fide employees of the same company. Teams may include
no more than 1 previous finisher. All 4 walkers’ distance walked to count and
the team with the most miles will be deemed the winner. In the event of a tie
on mileage the fastest aggregate time for the 4 walkers will determine the
To enter your team, add your team name when entering or by updating your entry to include the team name. It is important that all four of your team enter by the closing date and have the team name (spelt the same in each case) on SPORTident's entry database.
Registration is again at the National Sports Centre in Douglas on Thursday 20 June and Friday 21 June between 17.30 and 20.30. Here you will pick up your race numbers, car number, timing wristband/ timing card and high quality sports shirt with its unique design thanks to six times Commonwealth Games walker Steve Partington. To speed up the registration process, please ensure that you know your race number (you will receive an email confirming the final instructions and race numbers will also available here). You will not be able to compete in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk unless you register and if you are unable to attend in person you must arrange for someone to do so for you.
If you have any doubts about your health and fitness you should seek medical advice before starting the Parish Walk. If you withdraw after registration you must return your wristband/ timing chip. Race entry fees will not be refunded under any circumstances.
The walk starts on the athletics track at the National Sports Centre (NSC) at 08.00 on Saturday 22 June 2013. Provided that you have entered and registered, please turn up in plenty of time. Toilet facilities are available. Wherever possible, arrange to be dropped off outside the NSC, walk to the start or use public transport. There will be no parking facilities at the outside
of the NSC. There will be very limited car parking facilities at the inside part of the NSC (off Groves Road) but cars should not be left there after the start. There is also a limited amount of pay and display parking at the Bowl car park on the Douglas side of the NSC.
Numbers and clothing
You must wear both numbers, front and back, above waist height and clearly visible (including the sponsors' names) at all times. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. You may wish to pin the numbers to a singlet or bib which can be worn above a variety of different tops. Be prepared to change your outer clothing during the race as weather conditions frequently vary throughout the race. In recent years disposable numbers have been used so there is no need to return them as in older years. Please do not confuse the numbers which are provided for display in an attendant's car with your race numbers (which are waterproof)
Race walking rules
The Manx Telecom Parish Walk is held under IAAF rules.
Rule 230 Definition of Race Walking: Race walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground, so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs. The advancing leg shall be straightened (i.e. not bent at the knee) from the moment of first contact with the ground until the vertical upright position.
The event is held with a Race Walking Association Category B permit which allows the judging rules to be relaxed with only the contact part of IAAF rule 230 being applied.
Judges will where ever possible
issue a caution by way of showing an athlete a yellow paddle / card if it is
felt that the athlete is like to break the rules of race walking. Athletes who
receive multiple yellow cards may be subject to disqualification. Given the
nature / logistics of the event, i.e. point to point, judges can disqualify an
athlete without a prior warning having been issued where it is felt that the
athlete is obviously not complying with the rules.
All competitors will be judged equally under the rules.
National Sports Centre - The race starts from the National Sports Centre at 08.00. The start is on the start line of the track. Do one lap of the track and then leave through the marathon gates. Turn left and proceed around the perimeter roadway. Turn right onto the main road and proceed to the TT Access Road. Proceed along the TT Access Road to the Braddan Hills Estate. Turn right down Braddan School Road to the
main Peel road at Braddan Bridge.
Turn right and proceed to Braddan Church.
Braddan Church - (1.5 miles: Race leader about 08.15 - times based upon 2012 record times) Do not cross the road here to the church for safety reasons. Remain on the right hand side of the road and continue along the A1 through Union Mills to Glen Vine. Marown Church is on the left on the main road. The A1 between Union Mills and Crosby will be closed to traffic between 08.20 and 09.20. Drivers are advised to drive south from Douglas after the start along the A5 road via Richmond Hill and turn left onto Oatlands Road, although the stopping zone here will be extremely busy and it is better for walkers to use the feed stations provided and not have a car in attendance for as long as possible.
Marown Church - (4 miles: 08.38) Cross the road on the instructions of the marshals only. This is a very busy road and please obey the directions of the race officials. Touch the church door and proceed in the reverse direction on the right hand side of the road. Turn right onto the Glen Darragh Road towards the Braaid cross-roads. The Glen Darragh Road will be one-way for race traffic and cars are permitted to
the left hand side. At the Braaid mini roundabout go straight ahead on the A26 towards St. Marks. After 400m turn left onto the Cleaynagh Road signposted Newtown. This part of the route is a no stopping zone. Follow this road until it joins the main Douglas to Castletown road. The Cleaghagh Road will be closed for cars. Support drivers are advised to take an alternative route to the Oatlands Road. Turn right and proceed past the former Lancashire Hotel on the right. This is another no stopping zone. Cross the main road
with extreme caution and one when instructed to do so by race marshals. Turn left on to the Oatlands road at the next junction. The Oatlands Road will be one-way and race supporters and advised to park on the left hand side. Continue along this road until the junction with Old Castletown Road (A25). Turn right onto the A25 towards Ballasalla. Continue on this road until a junction with Church Road, signposted Santon Church. Turn left and continue down this road to the church on the right.
Santon Church - (11 miles: 09.46) Touch the church gate in single file to facilitate the timekeepers. Retrace your steps to the Old Castletown Road (A25) and turn left. Walk to the Blackboards where the A25 joins the A5. At the junction with the main Douglas to Castletown road (A5) turn left. At the next junction turn right onto the Orrisdale Road (B37). This road will be closed and race support drivers are
advised to drive south through
and use the Ballabeg Road (A7) for parking. At the next junction turn left onto the St. Marks to Ballasalla Road (A26) and follow this to Ballasalla. This part of the route is a no stopping zone. Turn right onto the Ballabeg Road (A7). This road will be one-way for race traffic. At the Cross Four Ways turn left and continue to Malew Church on the right.
Malew Church - (15 miles: 10.23) Touch the far gate of the church. Retrace your steps and turn left at the Cross Four Ways and head along the A7 towards Ballabeg. Turn right at the “T” junction in Ballabeg towards Port Erin. After approximately 1/4 mile on leaving the village is Arbory Church on the right.
Arbory Church - (17 miles: 10.42) Continue along the main road through Colby towards Port Erin. At the Ballakillowey roundabout turn left onto the A29 towards Port St. Mary. Rushen Church is on the right.
Rushen Church - (19 miles: 11.08) Touch the church gate and retrace your steps to the roundabout. Continue straight across and take the A36 towards Peel. Walk up the mountain road past the Sloc. At the top turn left at the Round Table cross roads onto the A27 towards Dalby. Continue through Dalby to Glen Maye and onto Patrick. In Patrick turn right to Patrick Church on the A30.
Patrick Church - (30 1/2 miles: 13.01) Touch the church gate and retrace your steps to the junction and turn right towards Peel on the A27. Continue into Peel along the Glenfaba Road. At the stop sign proceed straight onto Patrick Street and Market Place. Turn right at the former Peel Castle Hotel onto Douglas Street. Turn left onto Michael Street and along to Atholl Place junction. Proceed straight onto Derby Road
to the check
in at the Peel Town Hall.
St. German's Church - (32 1/2 miles: 13.17) There is no church check-in at Peel. The check-in is at the Town Hall and this marks the end of the Under 21 men's and Under 21 ladies classes. Walkers continuing past this point should take the second left turn onto Church Street, then right onto Peveril Road and continue along the A3 coast road towards Kirk Michael. At the junction with the TT course turn left into Kirk Michael
Continue through the village until reaching the church on the left.
Kirk Michael Church - (39 miles: 14.22) Touch the wooden gate and proceed out the village along the A3 towards Ballaugh. After crossing Ballaugh Bridge turn left opposite the Raven pub onto the A10 towards Ballaugh Church and Jurby. Ballaugh Church is on the right approximately 1/4 mile along this road.
Ballaugh Church - (42 miles: 14.52) Continue along the A10 towards Jurby, keeping to the left at the small junction by a grass triangle. Continue past Ballaugh Old Church on the right and bear left at the next junction along the A10 towards Jurby. On the approach to Jurby turn left at the telephone box and take the road signposted Jurby Church Only. Jurby Church is at the end of this road.
Jurby Church - (45 miles: 15.26) Touch the gate and turn down the road to the junction with the A10. Turn left and continue through Jurby leaving the airfield on the right. Take the A10 towards The Lhen and Bride. Turn left at the “Y” junction at the top of the hill leaving the Lhen and remain on the A10 towards Bride. At the stop sign at Smeale turn left and continue on the A10 for Bride. This road is deceptively
Bride Church - (52 1/2 miles: 16.43) Bride Church is central to the village. Touch the church gate on the right and proceed up the hill towards Ramsey (A10). At the top of the hill turn right and follow the sign for Andreas (A17). Continue along this road, the Burma Road, until you reach a roundabout. Proceed straight through this and continue into Andreas village. At the “T” junction turn left towards Ramsey along the
approximately 100 metres turn right onto the gravel road leading to Andreas Church. This road is approximately 1/4 mile long and should be walked with care as it is unmade and uneven.
Andreas Church - (55 1/2 miles: 17.16) Touch the church gate and retrace your steps. Turn left onto the main road and continue through the village passing the Grosvenor Hotel on your right. Take the A17 towards Sulby. Continue straight through the crossroads at St. Judes and remain on the A17 until you come to Sulby Bridge. Bear left at the junction and head towards Ramsey along the TT course (A3). Continue
along the A3
to Lezayre. You will need to keep a sharp look out for the slip road leading to the church which is 2 miles beyond Sulby Bridge. Turn right onto this slip road and Lezayre Church is on the left.
Lezayre Church - (61 1/2 miles: 18.26) Touch the church gates and continue down the slip road to rejoin the main road (A3) towards Ramsey. Use the footpath along this road as it will be dark and the cars may travel along here at great speed despite the speed limits that will be imposed for the walk. Continue into Ramsey and on reaching Parliament Square turn right. Bear left and go past Raymotors Garage on
the left. At the next junction turn left onto the A2 towards Douglas.
along Albert Road, Waterloo Road, Stanley Mount West and leave Ramsey on the A2 towards Laxey. Cross the tramlines and continue up the hill. Turn left onto the A15 signposted for Maughold. Cross the tramlines again and continue straight along this road to Maughold village. The church is directly in front of you as you enter the village.
Maughold Church - (67 miles: 19.23) Touch the church gate and bear left along the A15 towards Laxey. Climb the hill towards Ballajora and bear left at the top and take the A12 towards Hibernia. Continue along this road until the junction with the main A2 road at the Hibernia. Turn left and head along the A2 towards Laxey. Continue through Glen Mona and the Dhoon and enter Laxey village. Go through the village
and exit up
the hill on the A2 towards Baldrine. At the top of the hill go past Fairy Cottage and take the right turn onto Church Road (B12) signposted Creg ny Baa and Lonan Parish Church. After 70 metres turn left along the B12 and continue to Lonan Parish Church.
Lonan Church - (78 1/2 miles: 21.35) Touch the second church gate and retrace your steps back along the B12 to the main road. Turn right onto the A2 to Douglas. Continue through Baldrine village and head towards Onchan. Ignore the turn off signposted Lonan Old Church and continue to Onchan Village on the A2. Opposite the Onchan Library turn left onto Church Road signposted St. Peters Church. This is a one
for vehicles and supporters are advised not to drive their cars down this road. After 1/4 mile the church is on the right.
Onchan Church - (83 miles: 22.20) Retrace your steps after touching the gate and rejoin the main road, turn left. At the traffic lights turn left onto Royal Avenue. At the top of the glen bear left and follow the road down to Port Jack. Turn right onto the Promenade and walk on the sea side of the promenade to the finish at the War Memorial, opposite the Villa Marina Arcade / Sefton Hotel.
Finish - (85 miles: 22.42)
Competitors must walk on the right hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic at all times, except in the following circumstances:where directed by marshals,
• when crossing the road at road junctions,
• where a footpath exists on the left hand side of the road
• on Douglas promenade.
Competitors must wear white clothing and a reflective bib above the waist at all times. Competitors must wear a reflective bib above the
waist at all times and after 22.00 walkers must display an illuminated light source (visible from both front and back) in addition to an adequate reflective bib.
Remind your attendants to wear reflective clothing.
*Peel will remain open until 18.00 for finishers only.
Retirees must report to officials at the church they stop at or if en-route, then at the next checkpoint and hand their wristband/ timing chip to the officials. Failure to report will mean omission
from the final results. If the time limit for arrival at a church is exceeded, then the competitor may be asked to retire by the race referee.
Time penalties may be added to the race time at the conclusion of the race. In the event that the penalties added take the total time over the 24 hour limit, then that competitor will not be classified as a finisher.
The race referees have the absolute power to withdraw any competitor deemed to be physically unfit to continue.
Do you really need to follow your walker before Peel? There are plenty of drinks available along the course and walkers can also carry small back packs with waterproof clothes and essential supplies. Remember also that you can follow the progress of walkers online at parishwalk.com
or via Manx Telecom's text service. One option is to stay at home on standby and ask your walker to telephone you if they develop a problem.
If you do follow a walker around the course then please:
1. Display the walker's number on your car.
2. Do not drive alongside a walker or otherwise drive in a way that is disruptive or dangerous to other drivers. Follow the Highway Code the same as
you should when you are driving at any other time.
3. Take particular care when choosing where to stop. Drive a little further than you might like to ensure that you are safe.
4. Use your hazard warning lights.
5. Wear high viability clothing (you must wear a reflective bib beyond Peel).
6. Rather than driving along the course, consider the use of alterative roads to get to your next stopping point (take a map with you or use your smartphone to access the Googlemap).
7. Do you really need to stop as often as some supporters do? The walkers have probably trained over long distances without any cars for support.
8. Respect private property and hedges along the course.
9. Do not litter the countryside.
10. Particularly at night time, please do not make excessive noise outside private houses (not everyone wants to stay up all night for the Parish Walk).
These are the “No Stopping Zones”:
• On the A1 Peel Road from Braddan Bridge to Union Mills.
• On the A26 St Marks Road between the Braaid Roundabout and the turn off for the Cleaynagh Road.
• On the Castletown Road from the junction with the Cleaynagh Road to the junction with the Oatlands Road.
• On the Castletown Road from the junction with the Old Castletown Road to the junction with the Orrisdale Road.
• On the St Marks to Ballasalla Road from the junction with the Orrisdale Road to Ballasalla.
The following roads are one way only and, subject to the normal precautions about safety, are suitable for parking:
• The Glen Darragh Road
• The Oatlands Road
• The Old Castletown Road
• The Ballasalla to Ballabeg Road
• Malew Road
• Church Road, Rushen
• The Sloc Road
• The Dalby Road
Only one support vehicle is permitted per competitor on the closed roads. Camper vans or larger vehicles are not recommended and support vehicles must display race numbers.
In contrast to the desire to limit the number of supporting vehicles in the early stages, walkers continuing beyond Peel must have a support vehicle in attendance. The requirement to wear a reflective bib will be rigidly enforced and bibs will be on sale at the check-in.
Time penalties will be applied to the walker if their attendants do not follow these rules.
• A1 from Union Mills to Crosby closed to ALL traffic
08.20 to 09.20, Drivers should get on to the Glen Darragh Road before 08.20 or else miss out on this section of
the course and head south to Oatlands Road / Old Castletown Road (preferred)
When attending walkers supporters are only permitted to do so for as long as it takes to pass over refreshments and must walk behind the competitor wearing their reflective bib. They must not pace or assist walkers, even by walking behind them, other than when supplying food and drink. Time penalties will be applied for breaking the pace making rules.
Since 1990 the achievements of previous finishers have been recognised through the use of a form of seeding that allows the finishers to walk with the lowest of the race numbers.
Although the organisers spend a good deal of time adding to the basic information provided on the entry information, the system partially relies on the competitors themselves highlighting that they are a previous finisher. It might seem obvious when you look at the names but the organisers are looking at 1,700 names.
In recent years lists of entrants to date were regularly published and updated on parishwalk.com and this will repeated this year. The lists will split entrants between a) previous finishers; b) other previous entrants; and c) first
time entrants. It would be helpful if you could contact Murray Lambden with any corrections to this data which is extracted from the databases published on the Statistics page.
As with every connected with the Manx Telecom Parish Walk, it helps all the volunteers who give up their time to organise the event of you can enter as early as possible. Although the seeding is a matter of pride to some entrants, the grouping of previous entrants among the low numbers is only for information and does not imply that the organisers expect the walkers to finish in a
Manx Telecom Timing
In 2007 Manx Telecom with their partners SPORTident automated the timing for the Parish Walk and also added an innovative texting service for friends and family. This will used for the sixth year in 2012 together with the additional service introduced by Manx Telecom in 2008 allowing you to check out the race progress online via a PC or mobile phone.
Friends and family texting service - This is free service from Manx Telecom. To use the service you need to enter your supporters’ two mobile phone numbers at the time of entering or by updating your entry by 20:30 on Friday 21
June. If you do not have access to the internet you can do this at Event Registration. Your two nominated supporters will receive a text from Manx Telecom when you reach each parish church giving details of: Name of Walker; Location Reached; Time at the Location
Follow the race online via your PC or mobile phone - As an alternative to following the race results at parishwalk.com Manx Telecom and SPORTident added a facility in 2008 which allowed race followers
to see the
progress of each walker, or the race, online via a computer or mobile phone*.
Just type in mt.im/parishwalk - you can search by competitor name or number or can you see the full list of walkers who have passed each church.
*Your phone needs to be capable of accessing the internet and set up to do this. If you need help, visit the Manx Telecom shop in Strand Street in Douglas (close to Marks & Spencer) and Manx Telecom will set your phone up. You can also phone the for help on 624624.
SPORTident, an electronic timing and scoring system will be used at the Manx Telecom Parish Walk for a seventh year to record a time for all competitors as they arrive at each parish church.
At registration, each competitor will be allocated a wristband/ timing card. The timing card will be attached loosely to your wrist using the wristband, with the tip of the timing card
pointing towards your fingers. It is best to use the wrist that has not got a watchstrap on it. You will wear the wristband/ timing card from the time you register until you complete the event. They are soft and gentle on the skin and you can shower or bathe while wearing them.
A demonstration checkpoint will be present at registration which you can use to familiarise yourself with the recording process. You dip the tip of the timing card into a cylindrical hole in an electronic box at each parish church and at the finish. You should see a visible flash and hear an audible beep. This confirms that the location and time have been recorded. The process is very
quick and there should be no congestion or delay at any of the checkpoints.
After you have finished, proceed (under no time pressure) to the officials where the card will read for a time record and then cut off your wrist. You will be provided with a printout showing the time recorded at each church and at the finish (if you reach it).
If you lose of break your wristband/ timing card, it will unfortunately be necessary to make a charge of £25 to cover the cost and you may not be allowed to participate in future events or to provide
you with your times at each church.
If you retire from the event, you or your supporters must hand in your wristband/ timing card at the next Parish Church. This is an essential safety requirement and allows the most accurate
competitor information to be transmitted.
If you register but do not take part in the race, you must return your wristband/ timing card to an official at the Start/Finish or at a checkpoint.
The organisers invite all competitors to the presentation at Villa Marina, Douglas, on Tuesday 25 June 2013 and extend the welcome to friends and families. Doors open at 19.00 - presentation of awards at 20.00.
All finishers will receive a finishing award and all walkers reaching Santon or further will be given a certificate stating their time taken and point reached. There will be a Help Desk to deal with any queries arising from the provisional results. Certificates are posted to competitors who do not attend the presentation. Light refreshments will be available.
Awards list 2013
Overall Winner:I.O.M. Parish Walk Cup, presented by: Manx A.A.C.
Best Lady Finisher:Boundary Harriers Cup, presented by Boundary Harriers
Best Finish by Local Newcomer:Millennium Shield, presented by Ray Hughes
Most Improved Performance:MSM Trophy, presented by Craig Hodgson
Under 21 Men - Winner to Peel:Parish Walk Junior Trophy, presented by Murray Lambden
Under 21 Ladies - winner to Peel:John Quilliam Cup, presented in memory of John Quilliam
Overall Team Winner:Boundary Harriers Cup, presented by Boundary Harriers A.C.
Ladies Team Winner:Castletown Ale Drinkers Bowl, presented by: The Castletown Ale Drinkers Society.