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Kathy Crilley C.933 was elected Captain at the 2015 AGM

Captain’s Message to the Centurions

Dear Centurions

Throughout my Captaincy, I will be posting details on our website of all our endeavours and through Chris, our Secretary, I will also be sending news to everyone of what we are up to in the Captain's regular newsletters.
Hopefully this will encourage some of you to come and join us. It's hard work (of course) but it is fun and the camaraderie amongst Centurions is second to none.

The Summer (September 2017) Newsletter has just been circulated to Centurions (if you have not received it please get in touch). You can also read the Newsletter online - see the link on the right.

On the racing side...

As ever, many Centurions have travelled far and wide to compete in a variety of races: France, Belgium, Holland, USA and closer to home (slightly) the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands as well as the usual club races held in the north, south and midlands. Do read the Summer 2017 newsletter for a round up!

In 2017, the Centurions qualifying 100 mile race was held in Bury St Edmunds and organised by Centurion Kevin Marshall of Positive Steps. After a very wet start, when the walkers were valiently set off  by the Mayor of Bury St Edmunds in full regalia, the weather settled down to a nice warm day but very cold night. We can now celebrate and welcome 15 new Centurions.

Too late for inclusion in the latest newsletter - congratulations to Swedish walker and British Centurion C.1110 Christer Svensson who finished second in the US Centurions 100 miles in Owego (NY) over the weekend of 23/24 September.
It is so briliant to folllow these raes on line. Technology can be a wonderful thing!

And good luck to Dutch athlete Frank van der Gulik who is competing in the Spartathlon (Athens to Sparta) starting Friday 29 September. Again we can track his progress online but I can report that Frank did not meet the tight cut-off time (set for runners - not race walkers!) and had t abandon.


Social Centurions
And, of course, we can also walk socially without having to race!!!
Since the social walks programme started in 2011, the Centurions have organsied two or three walks every year. Distances are varied as are the walks themselves. At first we were plugging long distances with a view to getting the training miles in for future races. Now we are much wiser and concentrate on chat, cups of tea and often with a pint at the end. However, there is still room for longer distances for training and social walks if anyone wants to volunteer.... or has a favourite walk they want to share: please contact Steve Kemp, our social walks coordinator. The last social walk was a tour of historic Cambridge on 30th April. We had a good turn out for this 10km jaunt.. > Report on the Social page

The future:
Of course, we have to work hard in securing the follow-on years. We know that clubs are, understandably, reluctant to take on the heavy burden of organising and financing a 100 miles/24 hour race. We will always endeavour to work together with clubs to ensure that future hundreds happen. Between us (the Committee and fellow Centurions) we do have an enormous wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to put on these events.

I am so proud of everyone who even bother to attempt a 100 mile race (whether already a Centurion or not). It is a big undertaking and it does take a lot of courage, not to mention anything else.
So well done to everyone who has survived the experience!

Please do feel free to contact me with any ideas, thoughts you may have.

Kathy Crilley C933
Captain








setting up "camp" Schiedam 2016



Previous Captains
Vice Captains:
Sandra Brown 2012-2015
Suzanne Beardsmore

Charlie Weston C584

2004-2012

Sue Clements  C.950

Colin Young C317

1998-2004

Piet Jansens  C.389

John Eddershaw C299

1988-1997


P. Worth C491

1986-1987


Hew Neilson C145

1973-1985


Tommy Richardson C100

1954-1972


W.F. Baker C66

1951-1954


Ernest Neville C7

1946-1951


T.E. Hammond C10

1911-1946


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