Sunday, 13 December 2015

The long road to Douglas

Dear reader

The end of a dismal two weeks of a lack of exercise due to glute and lower back issues, but at least my osteopath is £100 better off! Hope you're managing in spite of the rain, wind and darkness - my wife says it was ALWAYS sunny when she was growing up on the IoM! That's global warming for you...

Nothing at all walking related to report so I thought I'd give you a run down of my PW performances so far:
2009 - Peel
2010 - Peel
2011 - Kirk Michael
2012 - Ballaugh
2013 - Jurby, and I think I could have made it to Bride but there didn't seem much point as I wasn't going to finish - is this the WRONG attitude?

Now you're probably thinking it's got to be Andreas in 2014 and Maughold in 2015... am I right?


2014 - injured changing the sheet on my daughter's bed then compounded by a pulled hamstring 2 weeks later - never been the same since
2015 - Rushen - oh dear, going backwards but it did have other advantages that I will tell you about next time...

Till then, Bannaghtyn y Nollick


Friday, 27 November 2015

Almost time to register...

Dear reader

The nights are dark and cold so that means it's almost time to get online and register for next year's Parish Walk - exciting!

I was actually oscillating about entering next year as I have a hamstring / glute / lower back issue and then I was asked to blog - what an honour - and here I am.

Allow me to introduce myself please. My name's Alan Gosschalk, I'm 50 years old, live in North London and am married into a Manx family. I have two brothers-in-law who have both won the Parish Walk - can you guess who they are? - as well as one who hasn't!

I am not just saying this to endear myself to you but I love the Isle of Man, and I LOVE the Parish Walk. It's such a great community event and I am genuinely in awe of the superb athletes who complete it. Next time I will get onto my PW history and my planned training schedule but for now fastyr mie and don't forget to register on Tuesday.