I was just looking for an old photo for the manxathletics.com website when I stumbled upon a number of photos of the 1978 Parish Walk.
I was only 21 but I managed to win which is one of the reasons I know that young people can succeed in the Parish Walk. And if they do these days they even get a cheer. The roads were pretty as I reach Peel and the finish. Graham Young walked with me (I think) until Ballaugh.
The colour photos are my dad's slides and the black and white photo was probably by the late Kevin Madigan. Like my dad, four of the five people at the finish are sadly no longer with us - Bob Baxter, Gwelda Lambden, Dennis Lace and Eric Brown. You can see more of the photos by double clicking.