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Southend AC: June Cork, John Brock, Pam Dawson,
Centurions: Chris Flint, Kathy Crilley
35 entry limit
30 walkers entered
5 new Centurions
writes June Cork
It hardly needs to be said that at Southend-on-Sea AC we take race walking seriously and were delighted to be offered the opportunity to stage the 2014 Centurions' 100 miler last August
[and what a weekend that was!]
What I hadn't realised was that our connection with serious pedestrianism went back further than I'd been aware.
Recently, having been the recipient of a wonderful collection of memorabilia (including several programmes, a stop-watch which still works and still-wearable running spikes!) from the family of
a former member from the 1920s, I thought I'd take a peek at our Minute books for that era to see how involved the athlete in question had been in the Club. When I arrived at the Minutes
of the AGM for 1929 I was in for a bit of a surprise.
The Minutes included a list of Vice Presidents for the forthcoming year, and one name jumped right out at me:
John Edwin Fowler-Dixon.
He remained Vice President for at least three years. You can imagine my delight at discovering that the World's first Centurion [C1] has a place in our Club's history!
from Essex Walker, Feruary 2015