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Parish Walk Factoids

Statistics extracted from data held of Parish Walk races from 1961 to 2019.

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  • Male record holder - Richard Gerrard - 2015 - 14:40:08

  • Ladies record holder - Karen Chiarello - 2017 - 15:53:54

  • Liam Parker is the only competitor to win the Under 21 race to Peel (2011) and then win the full race (2017 & 2019)

  • Most outright victories - 6 - John Cannell - 1976, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1993, 1994

  • Most ladies victories - 6 - Sue Biggart2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012

  • Most consecutive outright victories - 4 - Jock Waddington - 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

  • Most consecutive Ladies victories - 5 - Sue Biggart - 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

  • Most second place finishes - 4 - Charlie Weston - 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990

  • Most third place finishes - 5 - Ray Hughes - 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997

  • Fastest male to Peel and stopping - Steve Partington - 1998 - 5:01:59

  • Fastest lady to Peel and stopping - Irene Corlett - 1982 - 05:23:16

  • Fastest male to Rushen and stopping - Murray Lambden - 1980 - 02:47:00

  • Fastest lady to Rushen and stopping - Ann Cain - 1986 - 03:38:00

  • Competitor finishing closest to the cut-off time of 24 hours - Nicolaas Willemse - 2018 - 23:59:55

  • Most Parish Walk starts - 40 - David Collister

  • Most consecutive starts and finishes - 18 - Andrew Titley

  • Number of different people finishing in sub 16 hours - 18

  • Between 1998 - 2003 there were no sub 16 hour finishes. There have been 38 since 2003

  • Derek Harrison's record finishing time of 15:20:21 set in 1979 stood for 27 years until it was emphatically broken by Sean Hands in the first sub 15 hour time of 14:47:36

  • Derek's time has been bested 15 times since 2006

  • Number of different people finishing in under 15 hours - 4

  • In 1977, there was only one finisher - Steve Gardner in a time of 19:11:01

  • Biggest gap between 1st and 2nd - 1:59:09 - 1993 - John Cannell and Lee Cain

  • Smallest gap between 1st and 2nd - 54 seconds - 1971 - Graham Young and Derek Harrison

  • In 2012, Vinny Lynch and Richard Gerrard finished together for the only ever draw for first place in the then record time of 14:42:32