It was great to be part of the Parish Walk, three of almost 1,200 people leaving Douglas at 0800 on Saturday morning, knowing that less than 15 hours later the winner would be crossing the finishing line after 85 miles, with no running allowed. Unfortunately Sylvia was unable to start; Joseph was fit and retired at Rushen (19 miles); Angie stormed through to Peel, her destination, in 73rd place. Two and a half hours later Rosemary clocked off in Peel, just in time to receive a finisher’s medal. It’s not often that coming 796th merits a celebration!
Many thanks to Val and Chris, the back-up team, and to sponsors and encouragers. We will post the amount raised in due course.