Saturday, 31 March 2012

As easy as 123

123 of the 957 entrants have 326 finishes between them. Yorkshireman Richard Spenceley is the fastest.


Entries to date First entered ID Number of finishes PB Year
Richard Spenceley 2007 540 5 15:47:32 2011
Michael George 2003 447 6 15:57:00 2007
John Cannell 1962 315 8 15:59:33 1982
Maurice Bellando 2006 441 3 16:25:31 2008
Eammon Harkin 2002 190 6 16:31:48 2006
Martijn Biesmans 2007 424 3 16:53:41 2009
Andy Green 2007 35 3 17:05:58 2009
Doug Allan 1978 183 5 17:22:15 2003
Chris Cale 1997 100 9 17:35:59 2011
Julian Thomas 1999 348 11 17:39:50 2005
Jonathan Wild 2009 339 3 17:48:28 2011
Dick Callin 1984 1303 2 17:51:35 2010
Anthony Kneale 1980 50 22 17:56:03 1996
Dave Mackey 2007 131 1 18:03:17 2008
Les Webb 2006 390 3 18:10:04 2011
David Walker 2009 8220 2 18:13:45 2011
Dave Taylor 2001 135 3 18:21:17 2009
Jared Smith 2007 288 3 18:28:55 2011
Simon Starkey 1996 579 3 18:29:46 2010
Brian Wade 2006 6864 1 18:33:16 2011
Noel Ash 2008 754 2 18:38:32 2011
Ian Kelly 2004 4030 2 18:40:21 2011
Brian Kelly 2010 4009 1 18:49:40 2011
Carl Senogles 2008 82 2 18:51:35 2011
Samantha Draper 2007 562 3 19:08:20 2009
Mark Harvey 1991 413 1 19:17:52 2001
Alex Wijsman 2008 16 2 19:22:58 2009
James Bassett 2009 875 1 19:26:05 2011
Stuart Gibson 2009 3073 1 19:27:35 2011
Chris Moore 2009 104 3 19:30:16 2011
Chris Murphy 1992 105 4 19:36:49 2008
Shirley Gage 2007 574 4 19:38:05 2007
John Callow 2004 314 6 19:39:01 2011
Stewart Jones 2011 3698 1 19:40:24 2011
Mike Kaighin 2008 3932 1 19:43:35 2011
Oliver Browne 2009 480 3 19:49:23 2009
Dermot O'Toole 1977 175 17 19:53:04 2005
Anthea Varey 2009 6833 1 19:54:36 2011
Maureen Moffatt 2004 440 6 19:59:39 2006
Selwyn Facey 2010 7629 2 20:00:49 2010
Selwyn Facey 2010 7629 2 20:00:49 2010
Marie Gilbertson 1998 407 7 20:07:37 2005
Stephen Corkill 2008 586 2 20:18:16 2010
Sarah Thornhill 2007 569 1 20:19:07 2009
Dudley Butt 2000 187 5 20:19:28 2006
Frank Feeney 2006 211 4 20:20:54 2010
Bernadette Devlin 2006 60 2 20:21:38 2006
Robbie Breadner 2002 543 2 20:26:45 2009
Tony Dugdale 2007 625 2 20:26:45 2009
David Anderson 1990 137 3 20:30:54 2009
Bob Noonan 1982 71 8 20:36:09 2010
Ned Bowers 2008 1101 2 20:43:03 2011
Ronnie Kelly 2008 4070 2 20:46:06 2011
David Goldsmith 1997 149 1 20:46:32 2009
Paul Morgans 1996 495 2 20:50:49 2007
Jane Foster 2010 7647 2 20:51:50 2010
Peter Christian 1998 506 2 20:54:05 2000
Damian Devlin 2009 122 1 21:04:44 2009
Nigel Maddocks 2009 474 2 21:06:20 2011
Kevin Quirk 1997 5812 1 21:06:20 2011
Martyn Quayle 1981 434 2 21:07:02 2007
Angela Martin 2005 39 3 21:07:58 2009
Amanda Butler 2006 8333 1 21:16:11 2011
Chris Dulson 2004 2640 1 21:17:26 2011
Edward Marshall 1995 197 6 21:17:50 2006
Stephen Pevsner 2010 7986 1 21:20:18 2010
Philippus Vermeulen 2011 7383 1 21:31:18 2011
Jenny Davies 2005 295 1 21:31:45 2006
Gordon Erskine 2004 235 3 21:33:31 2007
Jim Macgregor 2006 4641 1 21:37:34 2011
Alan Teare 2004 13 3 21:39:09 2011
Helen Gibson 2008 3070 1 21:39:18 2011
Ed Walter 2008 6931 2 21:40:38 2011
Karen Lawrie 1996 355 2 21:41:47 2008
Melanie Kermeen-Jansen 2010 4137 1 21:42:36 2010
Michael Gray 1961 448 4 21:43:50 1961
Keith Green 1999 3205 2 21:50:35 2010
James Vickers 2010 8157 1 21:53:09 2011
Paul Jones 2001 491 1 21:54:01 2007
Gustav Rober 2008 5959 2 21:57:00 2010
Janette Morgan 2010 7933 2 21:57:23 2010
June Melvin 2002 5022 2 21:58:17 2010
Ed Burn 2007 191 2 22:09:38 2011
Paul Wheeldon 2009 498 3 22:19:12 2011
Julia Furner 2006 346 1 22:20:11 2009
Rosie Snape 2003 558 2 22:22:29 2007
David Stacey 1998 160 3 22:24:24 2003
Stephanie Gray 2005 584 6 22:26:41 2006
Kuba Szymanski 2004 381 1 22:33:39 2009
Sandra Halpin 2005 3317 1 22:37:04 2011
Greg Nation 2002 240 3 22:37:25 2008
Emma Shilling 2010 8081 1 22:39:10 2010
Andrew Hewins 2003 30 3 22:41:41 2006
Haydn Kenna 1999 246 1 22:49:12 2000
Kim Makin 2005 4697 1 22:51:28 2010
Carolyn Lace 2001 90 1 22:52:11 2006
Jane Wolstencroft 2003 285 1 22:53:45 2006
Caroline Cain 2003 85 1 22:53:57 2005
Robbie Stockton 2003 546 2 22:54:52 2009
Karen Davies 1999 2392 1 22:55:21 2010
Geraldine Cannon 2009 1407 1 22:56:10 2010
Andy Pennington 2002 5557 2 22:56:55 2010
Gillian Harman 2009 3388 1 22:57:59 2010
Anne Dooley 2009 2559 2 23:00:25 2010
Katie Cullen 2004 359 3 23:02:33 2004
Adie Corlett 2007 1820 1 23:05:50 2010
Darren Gorry 2011 7426 1 23:06:17 2011
Jonathan Kneen 1997 4318 1 23:06:17 2011
Jayne Farquhar 2009 2804 2 23:11:56 2010
Ben Harris 2001 57 2 23:13:34 2008
Graham Jones 2010 7773 1 23:22:20 2010
Janet Rober 2011 7444 1 23:27:23 2011
David Peach 2001 156 1 23:28:25 2006
Jenny Smith 2008 296 2 23:30:35 2009
Andy Walton 1999 6938 1 23:44:41 2010
Sarah Morgan-Jones 2005 567 1 23:45:16 2006
Raymond Harmer 2010 7703 1 23:46:44 2010
Mark Denton 2010 7582 1 23:47:21 2011
Peter Lewis 2003 509 1 23:48:45 2008
Rob Cannell 2006 1400 1 23:49:35 2011
Jim Caley 2004 300 1 23:51:23 2009
Garry Asling 2011 7449 1 23:53:40 2011
Amanda Dougherty 2007 26 2 0:05:19 2009

Neck and neck

Women over 21 under 40 257
Women over 40 143
Women over 50 66
Women over 60 11
Women over 70 1
Men over 21 under 40 213
Men over 40 143
Men over 50 87
Men over 60 31
Men over 70 5
Total 957
Men 479
Women 478

Some more entries (957)

Anthony Bell - ID no =925;  Debut - 2000
Sally Bowden - NEW
Kelly Charman - ID no =7484;  Debut - 2010
Laura Clarkson - ID no =1617;  Debut - 2008
Kesha Collister - NEW
Tracey Craig - ID no =7534;  Debut - 2010
Gemma Eagle - NEW
Mandy Griffin - ID no =7687;  Debut - 2010
Maura Kelly - ID no =7796;  Debut - 2010
Claire Sayle - NEW
Paul Skillan - ID no =6269;  Debut - 1998
Kathleen Waddington - NEW

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Where are the under 21s?

Women over 21 under 40 250
Women over 40 140
Women over 50 66
Women over 60 11
Women over 70 1
Men over 21 under 40 211
Men over 40 142
Men over 50 87
Men over 60 31
Men over 70 5
Total 944
Men 476
Women 468

Latest entries (944)

Alistair Clark-Wilson - NEW
Fiona Clark-Wilson - NEW
Caron Collard - ID no =1678;  Debut - 2007
Michelle Davidson - NEW
Jack Divers - NEW
Peter Farley - NEW
Mark Harvey - ID no = 413; 1 finish in time of 19:17:52 in 2001
William Hindley - ID no =3570;  Debut - 2008
Neil King - NEW
Jason McNee - NEW
Rachel Moonan - NEW
Liz Moore - ID no =8519;  Debut - 2011
Lee Morris - ID no =8506;  Debut - 2011
Aaron Quinn - NEW
Phil Robinson - NEW
Nosipho Sosibo - NEW
Richard Spenceley - ID no = 540; 5  finishes and best time of 15:47:32 in 2011
Jenny Teare - ID no =6640;  Debut - 2009
Love Tibungcog - NEW
Anna Webb - NEW
Timothy White - NEW
Gary Wright - NEW

Monday, 26 March 2012

Latest entries (922)

Stuart Bainborough - ID no =7693;  Debut - 2011
Ian Barker - NEW
David Bermingham - NEW
Andrew Braisted - NEW
John Charker - NEW
Michael Condry - NEW
Chloe Duke - NEW
Fiona Edwards - ID no =2684;  Debut - 2005
Richard Paul Hartnoll - NEW
Rebecca Howard-Carter - NEW
Steven Kelly - ID no =4077;  Debut - 1998
Donna Leonard - NEW
Jo Lewis - NEW
Tracy MacLean - NEW
Darren Miller - NEW
Vicky Moore - ID no =8750;  Debut - 2011
John Morsley - NEW
Zoƫ Shimmin - NEW
Sarah Stoutt - NEW
Joanne Surridge - ID no =6521;  Debut - 2009

Numbers don't quite tally again (I'm one out). But the men are four ahead.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Mainly first time entrants (901)

Here are the latest. The men are back in the lead by 3:


Phil Baker - NEW
Phil Bramhall - NEW
Dave Brown - NEW
James Franklin - NEW
Emily Heaton - NEW
Slawomir Janus - NEW
Luke Mckeown - ID no =8530;  Debut - 2011
Henry Messenger - NEW
Michael Rogers - NEW
Diane Swayne - ID no =6540;  Debut - 2005
Kuba Szymanski - ID no = 381; 1 finish in time of 22:33:39 in 2009

Sunday, 18 March 2012

I should have one more new entry

890 entries now but there will be one more additional entry besides those listed here (I can't reconcile the numbers tonight):


Garth Anderson - ID no =718;  Debut - 2005
Graham Coates - NEW
Louise Duncan - ID no =8524;  Debut - 2011
Simon Glynn-Riley - NEW
Maeve Hurley - ID no =3737;  Debut - 2008
Kurt Jaeger - ID no =8496;  Debut - 2011
Ellen Millichap - ID no =7914;  Debut - 2010
David Rogerson - ID no =6010;  Debut - 2007
Diane Teare - NEW
Melissa Teare - NEW
Carrie Wilson - NEW

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Entries slowed again (878)

Here are the latest:


Ian Cain - ID no =7464;  Debut - 2010
Stuart Chivers - NEW
Carol Devereau - ID no =2492;  Debut - 1999
Silke Murphy - NEW
Jacalyn Riding - NEW
Noel Ronald - NEW
Christopher Shimmin - ID no =6191;  Debut - 2005
James Wood - NEW

In total there are two more women than men.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Women back ahead

Women over 21 under 40 228
Women over 40 134
Women over 50 63
Women over 60 11
Women over 70 1
Men over 21 under 40 184
Men over 40 133
Men over 50 84
Men over 60 27
Men over 70 5
Total 870
Men 433
Women 437

Appleby boost numbers (870)

At least 7 of the latest batch of entries are from law firm Appleby:


Selena Bostock - ID no =7423;  Debut - 2010
Julia Bratty - ID no =7430;  Debut - 2010
Jennie Costain - ID no =1920;  Debut - 1999
Philip Du Toit - NEW
William Duquemin - NEW
Steven Fox - NEW
James Grant - NEW
Hayley Jamieson - NEW
Laura Rebecca Monk - NEW
Helen Pitchford - NEW
Stuart Ridley - NEW
Craig Riley - ID no =5944;  Debut - 2006
Emma Skillicorn - NEW
Amanda Stratford - NEW
Joel Waterhouse - NEW
Alice Welch - ID no =7075;  Debut - 2007
Katrina Welch - NEW
Laura Wisbey - ID no =8502;  Debut - 2011
Leanne Woodbridge - ID no =7277;  Debut - 2009

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Men just one step ahead

Women over 21 under 40 220
Women over 40 130
Women over 50 63
Women over 60 11
Women over 70 1
Men over 21 under 40 179
Men over 40 133
Men over 50 83
Men over 60 26
Men over 70 5
Total 851
Men 426
Women 425

Parish Walk author among entries (851)

Annette Baker - NEW
Robin Baker - NEW
Chrissy Callaghan - ID no =2167;  Debut - 2011
Alison Corkill - ID no =1777;  Debut - 2008
Julia Cullen - NEW
Anne Dudley - ID no =7604;  Debut - 2010
Nicola Fergusson - NEW
Matt Fletcher - ID no =7645;  Debut - 2010
Geoff Garner - ID no =8380;  Debut - 2011
Patrick Geary - NEW
Kenneth Gelling - ID no =8487;  Debut - 2011
Matthew Gregson - ID no =3228;  Debut - 2007
Eammon Harkin - ID no = 190; 6  finishes and best time of 16:31:48 in 2006
Ian Kelly - ID no = 4030; 2  finishes and best time of 18:40:21 in 2011
Tracey Kermeen - ID no =8740;  Debut - 2011
Aaron Leesley - NEW
Davide Mazzone - NEW
Michelle Mcelroy - ID no =4906;  Debut - 2006
Scott Mcelroy - NEW
Samantha Moolman - ID no =5105;  Debut - 2008
Gill Morgan - NEW
Dermot O'Toole - ID no = 175; 17  finishes and best time of 19:53:04 in 2005
Victoria Paris - NEW
Andrew Preston - NEW
Dot Saunders - ID no =6083;  Debut - 2002
Sharyn Saxon - NEW
Alan Shillito - NEW
Emma Taggart - NEW
Christopher Thomas - NEW

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Women are the right age

I'm a traditionalist.and believe the best athletic performances are those performed by people during their peak years - after all athletics is principally about performance peaking.

Its always good to see and read about promising junior athletes, even though the stupid over the top child protection rules prevent me from identifying a junior athlete in a photo these days, and I am always impressed by older athletes who fight their ageing bodies to slow less than they should.

However, even in the Parish Walk, where people think that age and experience count, and they do, the best performances should come from people under 35. The problem with sport across the whole of the British Isles, and most of Europe, is that it is the people at (potentially) their peak years who are least interested in committing themselves to the lifestyle that makes a top athlete.

I'm heartened to see that the entry profile for the Parish Walk is healthier for the women than the men. There are 210 women under the age of 40 compared to 172 men. Assuming that a reasonable proportion continue in the years ahead, it strengthens my belief that there will be more women than men taking part in future years.

For the moment the totals are exactly even - 411 men and the same number of women.

Women over 21 under 40 210
Women over 40 129
Women over 50 60
Women over 60 11
Women over 70 1
Men over 21 under 40 172
Men over 40 130
Men over 50 81
Men over 60 24
Men over 70 4
Total 822
Men 411
Women 411

Mark my words - watch the percentage of finishers of the female variety increase from the best to date of just under a third to half the field in the next 10 years.


Year Male Female Total Male Female
1960 4 4 100.0% 0.0%
1961 9 9 100.0% 0.0%
1962 6 6 100.0% 0.0%
1963 4 2 6 66.7% 33.3%
1964 5 1 6 83.3% 16.7%
1967 7 7 100.0% 0.0%
1968 4 4 100.0% 0.0%
1969 10 10 100.0% 0.0%
1970 3 3 100.0% 0.0%
1971 10 10 100.0% 0.0%
1972 7 7 100.0% 0.0%
1973 6 6 100.0% 0.0%
1974 3 3 100.0% 0.0%
1975 5 5 100.0% 0.0%
1976 4 4 100.0% 0.0%
1977 1 1 100.0% 0.0%
1978 7 1 8 87.5% 12.5%
1979 6 6 100.0% 0.0%
1980 6 1 7 85.7% 14.3%
1981 9 9 100.0% 0.0%
1982 8 8 100.0% 0.0%
1983 9 1 10 90.0% 10.0%
1984 7 7 100.0% 0.0%
1985 15 15 100.0% 0.0%
1986 14 14 100.0% 0.0%
1987 13 13 100.0% 0.0%
1988 6 6 100.0% 0.0%
1989 9 3 12 75.0% 25.0%
1990 6 6 100.0% 0.0%
1991 7 2 9 77.8% 22.2%
1992 15 1 16 93.8% 6.3%
1993 12 12 100.0% 0.0%
1994 12 12 100.0% 0.0%
1995 10 1 11 90.9% 9.1%
1996 18 1 19 94.7% 5.3%
1997 19 5 24 79.2% 20.8%
1998 26 9 35 74.3% 25.7%
1999 17 4 21 81.0% 19.0%
2000 30 6 36 83.3% 16.7%
2001 36 8 44 81.8% 18.2%
2002 52 11 63 82.5% 17.5%
2003 48 16 64 75.0% 25.0%
2004 74 26 100 74.0% 26.0%
2005 67 31 98 68.4% 31.6%
2006 117 46 163 71.8% 28.2%
2007 113 40 153 73.9% 26.1%
2008 87 34 121 71.9% 28.1%
2009 129 58 187 69.0% 31.0%
2010 90 43 133 67.7% 32.3%
2011 116 43 159 73.0% 27.0%
Grand Total 1298 394 1692 76.7% 23.3%

Another batch of entries (822)

Karin Blair - ID no =1043;  Debut - 2004
Cathryn Bradley - ID no =1125;  Debut - 2001
Rob Cannell - ID no = 1400; 1 finish in time of 23:49:35 in 2011
Hannah Cregg - ID no =8388;  Debut - 2011
Gemma Davies - NEW
Sean Gaffey - NEW
Claire Harness - NEW
Tom Howard - NEW
Steve Jones - NEW
Kevin Perks - ID no =5568;  Debut - 2009
Lisa Saxon - NEW
Robyn Williams - NEW
William Woods - ID no =7290;  Debut - 2000

Monday, 5 March 2012

Will they sign up? These are the walkers who finished in 2011 but are unconfirmed for 2012

Jock Waddington 15:01:48
Vinny Lynch 15:15:44
Richard Gerrard 15:23:21
Richard Spenceley 15:47:32
Robbie Callister 16:13:46
Terry Moffat 16:19:38
Stephen Harvey 17:02:01
Michael Bonney 17:16:22
Tony Okell 17:25:08
Michael Shipsides 17:41:40
Shaun Dean 18:19:21
Ian Kelly 18:40:21
Ben Coates 18:47:55
Samuel Fletcher 18:53:39
Adam Russell 18:55:21
Andy Martineau 18:56:11
Gillian Cunningham 19:03:01
Anthony Atkinson 19:12:22
Jane Ryder 19:19:57
John C Ryder 19:19:57
Malcolm Newton 19:29:40
Kellie Haworth 19:30:35
Perry Downward 19:37:47
Pauline Ringham 19:40:40
Suzannah Corkill 19:46:02
Paul Callow 19:47:54
Gordon Corran 19:48:36
Simon Cox 19:50:20
Mark Cringle 20:01:14
Adrian Bunting 20:04:26
Harriet Sheard 20:07:24
Brian Kneale 20:11:21
Craig Morgan 20:17:37
Geoffrey Hampton 20:35:26
Bob Corrin 20:38:44
James Betteridge 20:42:22
Nick Firth 20:51:35
Phil Mott 20:53:27
Ashley Cowin 20:54:37
Gareth Brolly 20:56:14
Adrian Brooks 20:57:19
Mike Gellion 20:59:37
Selwyn Callister 21:00:31
Sharon Whitehouse 21:03:29
Bernie Ball 21:06:20
Geoff Corke 21:06:48
Neil Holland 21:09:08
Darren Mealin 21:09:08
Dermot O'Toole 21:14:02
Adam Killip 21:15:09
Kevin Graham 21:15:45
Jim O'Neill 21:20:00
Debbie Gregg 21:20:33
David Fereday 21:21:51
Jo Revill 21:35:54
Lee Cretney 21:35:59
Stuart Mason 21:37:34
Peter Cain 21:38:46
Louna Vermeulen 21:39:26
Peter Dixon 21:40:38
Donna Cooper 21:45:26
Gemma Collister 21:46:45
Mike Hickey 21:55:47
Louise Thomas 22:08:23
Joanne Hill 22:12:47
Nour Addine Ayyoub 22:15:29
David Collister 22:24:13
Brian Connolly 22:25:26
Jimmy Li 22:26:15
Sailash Shah 22:33:18
Elzbieta Pietkun 22:44:46
Ben Brooker 22:44:46
David Whorrall 22:45:17
Carol Mccoubrey 22:49:06
Lynn Mccoubrey 22:49:06
Niamh Goddard 22:50:43
Bob Doodson 22:52:30
Gary Allen 22:56:27
James Kinley 22:56:40
Megan Palmer 23:00:35
Roberta Convery 23:01:00
Donny Strathie 23:01:42
Siobhan Kennedy 23:09:59
Angie Aire 23:10:21
Melanie Christian 23:15:25
Nick Wasley 23:19:23
Simon Fuller 23:26:15
James Andrew Collister 23:26:15
Gary Deuchar 23:26:48
Leonard Styles 23:27:27
Andrew Corris 23:39:14
Wal Saunders 23:48:38
Rob Cannell 23:49:35
Stuart Fenton 23:50:25