Parish Walk Talk – April 7

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Roger Black’s ‘Walk Talk’ to motivate all walkers!

Are you interested in entering the Scottish Widows Parish Walk on 25th June? Fancy having a go at walking up to 85 miles around the Island’s 17 parishes within 24 hours?

TALK HOST: Roger Black will once again host the 'Walk Talk' at the Manx Museum on Thursday 7th April 2011

TALK HOST: Roger Black will once again host the 'Walk Talk' at the Manx Museum on Thursday 7th April 2011

Would you like to learn more about the event or, if you have already competed in past Parish Walks, how to beat your previous target distance or time?

Olympian, Roger Black MBE will, once again host the ‘Walk Talk’ at the Manx Museum on Thursday 7th April 2011, commencing at 5.30pm. The panel of Parish Walk experts will be on hand to explain just what it takes to compete in what is considered to be the Island’s toughest individual sporting event.

Black, who now runs a Motivational Speaking business, won fifteen major Championship medals including European, Commonwealth, and World Championship Gold medals. His greatest achievement was winning the Olympic 400m Silver medal in 1996.

“I entered the Scottish Widows Parish Walk last year and absolutely loved it,” commented Black. “But please remember I was a sprinter not a marathon man during my athletics career. I am planning to go further this June and my training is reflecting that. However, being realistic, I know my limits and won’t be walking through the night.”

The ‘Walk Talk’ panel of experts will give tips and hints on training for the Parish Walk, including physical conditioning, diet, footwear, clothing and the support entrants will require.

Roger Black’s ‘Walk Talk’, is to be held at the Manx Museum on Thursday 7th April 2011 from 5.30pm till 7pm and is open to all potential and current entrants. Admission to the ‘Walk Talk’ is free but offered on a strictly first come, first served basis.

The Scottish Widows Parish Walk 2011 takes place on 25-26 June, at 8am from the NSC in Douglas, IoM.

Enter by clicking the link at the right of this story, or visit www.parishwalk.com before the online entry deadline of Sunday 15th May 2011.

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