I have been writing about Graham Young, who celebrated his 65th birthday at the weekend, on the manxathletics.com site. Here is his Parish Walk record:
After setting a record in 1971 he did not try and finish the course again until 1992 - when he won again. All his other entries were used as training or to help others. He walked with me until Jurby in 1976 to set me up for my first finish and he was with me to Michael again in 1978.
Publisher of the www.manxathletics.com and www.parishwalk.com and associated blogs and social media.
I've been married to Marie for 32 years with two adult children. Robbie lives at the Nunnery Howe Autistic Centre and Ben is a doctor presently studying for a post graduate degree in Stockholm. Marie and I own and operate two Isle of Man self catering properties - www.murrayandmarie.com
My day job is as a director of Paicolex Trust Company (Isle of Man) Limited based at Ballasalla.
I've been Involved in athletics for more than 46 years but my aged legs no longer permit me to run around Douglas early in the morning as I did from 2008. Previously a race walker, marathon runner and athletics official.