Back to the present with a bang! It just occurred to me that the keener parishwalk.com visitor may still have the opportunity to take part in the 10 miles Peel to Douglas Walk this Sunday 2nd December.
There is 08.15 signing on at the Philip Christian Centre in Peel for a 09.00 start or P.J. 487873 & Bridget 852884 will probably still appreciate your help if you want to put something back in.
There's no pre-entry for this one though word on the street points to the hot favourite, Peter Kaneen becoming the first man ever to win the race twice in one year.
Looking at the Marshal Board leads me to believe that second place may be disputed by Sean Hands, Jock Waddington & myself with visiting walker Mark Byrne adding to the melting pot.
Chris Cale and fast improving newcomer Andy Green may also come into the equation while the likes of Ray Pitts and Vinny Lynch are also capable of making their mark over the shorter distance.
Marie Jackson looks set to be the front runner in the Ladies' race, though she has been struggling with a niggling injury, so Jane Mooney or Lisa Motley may come to the fore. Jane Kennaugh is always an unknown quantity in this kind of event while Sue Biggart has been working hard on her technique over the Autumn, and it remains to be seen whether she is starting to add genuine speed to her undisputed stamina.