2006 Douglas, Isle of Man

In 2006 the Centurions accepted the invitation from the Isle of Man Veterans Athletics Club to hold the annual 100 mile/24 hour race at the National Sports Centre in Ramsey on 19-20 August.

The course of just over ¾ mile included a lap of the Douglas track and a lap of the famous Douglas Bowl.  It was another well organised, successful race.

For the first time in a 100 mile walk in the UK, chip timing was used, enabling certified laps and timing.

The race achieved a remarkable number of new Centurions; out of 76 starters, 42 completed the 100 miles, 25 being new Centurions.

Sean Hands C1014, led throughout the event to win in 19:16:03, ahead of Sandra Brown C735 whose second place finish in 19:28:38 constituted her 21st UK 100 mile finish, finally putting her ahead of Hew Neilson’s 20 finishes.