2016 Enfield 90th
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Centurion celebrate the 90th Enfield Open 7
Saturday, 12th November 2016.
The League, organised by Centurion Ron Wallwork, always welcomes Centurions and the 90th was no exception.
Over the years nine winners of this event went on to become Centurions: D. Christie-Murray, Charlie Megnin, Carl Lawton, Brian Adams, Bob Dobson, Dom and Dan King, Peter Ryan and Steve Allen. However, the only one to win it as a Centurion was also the winner of the 90th race- Dom King!
So, it wasn’t surprising that there was a strong Centurion presence at the event with no fewer than 30 members of the brother/sisterhood in attendance and 16 of them are recorded on the result sheet. The lowest number was 299 and belonged to John Eddershaw of Sheffield and the next; 317 that of Colin Young, one of the elder statesmen of British race walking who first raced in the event in 1951 clocking 60:02. It was fitting therefore that Colin was the main speaker at the Anniversary Reception held after the race and Paul Nihill was the other. (from RWR November 2016}
All competitors, official and marshalls received a commemorative programme amd momentos and treated to a buffet after the race.
Well done Ron (and his hard working team)
Not all Centurions were walking - some were also officiating...
Timekeepers/recorders: Pam Ficken, Carl Lawton
Marshall: Kathy Crilley
Race organisers: Ron Wallwork, Sean Pender, Ken Livermore
The weather was miserable but the occasion was briliant!
see the Full results [pdf]
photos by Brian Poggenpoel.