With less than 30 minutes until entries for the 2016 Manx Telecom Parish Walk open at www.parishwalk.com I have decided to switch blogs back to the tried and tested blogger.com
This is what I wrote on the discarded one at 9 pm tonight.
As I write this there will be just three hours remaining before entries open for the Manx Telecom Parish Walk.
And if you don't enter you won't experience moments like in this photo. During the past couple of weeks I have completely re-designed the www.parishwalk.com in WordPress (all new to me). I hope you like the new brighter look which should be much more mobile phone friendly.
I've added new content but transferred as much of the old as possible and it will certainly be much easier to edit and add content than in the past. Take a little time to read the rules and all the other information about the amazing event before you commit but do so early on and for heaven's sake don't make up some ridiculous story for not entering in the 160 days that are allowed for entering. Share this story, this blog or the website with your friends so that they have no excuse.
Manx Harriers have a fantastic sub-committee who organise the Manx Telecom Parish Walk but they always need more help and there are plenty of opportunities. The email contacts are on the home page. Manx Telecom have been helping the event since 2008 with the electronic timing and innovative text messages to supporters providing times at churches last year. In 2012 they became the title sponsor and last year they added a new feature allowing photos to be sent directly to your Facebook page.
To kick off the 2016 you can read about the two brothers who have only ever competed in 14 walking races but they have 13 Parish Walk finishes between them!
We are starting the 2016 www.parishwalk.com site with just one blogger but I am still hoping to persuade two more to blog along the way - one is among the most successful to take part in the event and other a raw novice but who proved last week to amazingly good at anything she applies herself to. For now you'll have to put up with a Manchester City fan living in London who has so far reached Jurby in the Manx Telecom Parish Walk .
Needless to say all the archives are there, I have more photographers than ever before helping me and I am as committed as ever to helping make the 2016 Manx Telecom Parish Walk as enjoyable as ever in my 16th year of producing this site.