Archives of the Centurions 1911
Our archives consists of three types of material:
- "Old" paper reports of race results, programmes, newspaper reports, letters, etc, which are deposited at the Surrey History Centre (see below). SHC now accepts digital material as well.
- Material which has been donated (elctronically) recording individual memories and stories how their 100 miles and becoming a Centurion happened.
- Historic race walking material released on various news and social media channels.
The Centurions1911 website is also archived by the British Library as part of their digital preservation project. You can see previous iterations of this website at the BL webarchive site.[external link]
You can also look at previous versions of the website dating back to 2003 at the Internet archive [external link]
Surrey History Centre
Original material reflecting the history of the Centurions was deposited at the Surrey History Centre in Woking, Surrey in October 2011.
material held at SHC includes:
- Minute Book One
- Minute Book Three
- Results sheets: 1911-1987
- Scrapbook: 1910-1964
- Race programmes: 1988-2004
- Centurions Handbook revised edition 2011
A full catalogue of archived items has been produced by Surrey Archives and Sue Clements. Download catalogue [pdf]
Centurions are encouraged to visit the Archives: their website is Surrey History Centre [external website]
You can take a Surrey County Libraries ticket or a County Archive Research Network (CARN) card to use the collections, but if you do not have either of these, take something official as proof of ID and address, such as a driving licence or bank statement.
It is advisable to book before you visit Surrey History Centre: Telephone 01483 518737 and quote the Centurions Accession Register number 8923 (Copy of Accession Receipt). The material will then be ready for you to view on arrival.
If you have any material which you would like to be placed in the Archive - please contact our Archivist who will arrange for the material to be deposited at SHC on your behalf.
Contacts: Archivist Sue Clements to deposit items at the SHC and Web Manager Kathy Crilley to publish your story on this website
From the Archives...photos and stories from our History
Achievements - this is devoted to building a record of our great race walkers... many Centurions have achieved remarkable records, world bests, etc.
Read more on Centurion achievements
More on the Centurions and race walking
- History of Centurions
- Race walking
- Classic races