Fast pace set in warm weather
Pre-race favourite Richard Gerrard is showing clean pair of heels to other competitors in the Parish Walk.
He's set a fast pace to establish an early lead of over ten minutes as they went through Colby . with the top thirteen spread out over twenty minutes.
First woman was Janette Morgan who was in fifth overall
Dave Chrisitian says Gerrard is looking on good form - and the good weather has encouraged plenty of people to go out and watch the walkers go through . .
As they went up the Sloc, Richard Gerrard was 14 mins in front of second place man Brian Kelly.