Colin Stephen Moore
Club: Isle of Man Vets A.C. (I.O.M.)
Colin Moore (not to be confused, he says with his namesake of Bingley Harriers fame) first entered in the Parish Walk in 1999, reaching Peel (32 miles) and has taken part each year since, with a best performance of Maughold (67 miles) in 2015.
This year though he is having to miss the event due to his Goddaughter Charlotte’ concurrent wedding in Dubrovnik, so is delighted that the Middlesbrough event is taking place with a couple of extra months available for training!
Previous involvement with the event has been restricted to four appearances in the accompanying 20 miles distance; namely the 2013 Starlight Stroll at the N.S.C. Douglas, 2015 at Castletown (finished 6th), 2017 at Bury St. Edmunds (B.M.A.F. 55-59 age group winner), and 2019 (again at Castletown, though different course).
Having recovered enough from a couple of T.I.A.s in 2020 to reach Jurby (45 miles) in last year’s ‘Parish’ he is looking forward to a new challenge plus being on the same starting line as some outstanding long distance walkers, and is hoping for cool conditions on the day!
Jacqueline van Drongelen
Club: R.W.V. (NL)
I started fast walking 2 years ago. And have a lot of fun with it. Last year I became a Kennedy Friend in Weert and this year a Continental Centurion in Schiedam. I train at the DAK Athletics Association in Drunen, walk at the RWV and support OLAT members.. When it comes to training, it’s really about time, but I also really enjoy just walking. So now to England. Looking forward to it.
Club: Unattached (GB)
I am walking with my pal Phil Wilson with whom I walk either the round-Guernsey or round-Jersey walks (Guernsey, recently this year). It is Phil who must be blamed for my excursion into this madness!
I am a geologist with an organisation called CGS, which is the Geological Survey of South Africa. I am based in Cape Town, but have been “working from home” in Wells, Somerset during and since Covid, where I am finishing a project to produce geological maps and memoirs of the whole of Malawi. I am a keen hiker and walker, having spent all my working life walking in the mountains of Africa, carrying a little hammer and chipping off bits of rock. During the 1980s and 1990s, I completed lots of marathons and ultra-marathons at an excruciatingly slow pace, including eight Comrades Marathons, a 90 km mass-participation road race alternating annually between Pietermaritzburg and Durban in KwaZulu-Natal Province. I have been persuaded to try the Middlesbrough 100 Miler by my old walking pal, Phil Wilson (also his first time) and am very much looking forward to, and not a little intimidated by, the challenge.
Club: R.W.V. (NL)
In 2005 ben ik begonnen met de Nijmeegse 4 daagse, meer als grap maar toch. Na het behalen van deze prestatie smaakte dat naar meer. Inmiddels heb ik 15x de 4 daagse gelopen.
In 2007 liep ik mijn eerste Kennedy mars, dit om mijn overleden vrouw te eren.
2016 werd het toch serieuzer om kennedy marsen te lopen, wat resulteerde dat ik in 2017 in Weert Kennedy vriend werd KV460.
In 2019 mocht ik deelnemen op Ilse of Man, helaas niet gehaald maar toch een mooie tijd gehad. Dit word mijn 2e poging om in Engeland de Centuriontitel te mogen bemachtigen.
tot ziens in Middlesbrough
Translation courtesy of Google:
In 2005 I started the Nijmegen 4 days, more as a joke but still. After achieving this achievement, it tasted like more. I have now walked 15 times the 4 days. In 2007 I walked my first Kennedy march, this to honor my late wife.
In 2016 it became more serious to walk Kennedy Marches, which resulted in 2017 in Weert Kennedy becoming a friend KV460.
In 2019 I was allowed to participate in Isle of Man, unfortunately I didn’t make it but still had a great time. This will be my 2nd attempt to get the Centurion title in England.
See you in Middlesbrough.
Club: R.W.V. (NL)
In 2001 I started with walking for the 4 day marches of Nijmegen. In 2011 I walked my first Kennedywalk and in 2013 the first 100+km. In 2016 I walked the lap of honour at the 100th 4 day marches of Nijmegen. In Schiedam 2017 I became Kennedyvriend 443 and in Weert 2018 CC460.
And now in 2022 is this my third attempt to get my Centurion. I’m looking forward to meet you in Middlesbrough.
Jantinus Meints C1101
Club: R.W.V. (NL)
Over the past 10-12 years walked a few Centurion races. I finished most of them, 9 to be precise, and during 3-4 my body disagreed with my plans, so I left these races early.
My first was in 2011 in Weert and probably due to the weather only 3 walkers finished and amongst them me, the only new Continental Centurion (CC). Although I participated in some long distance walks, I had never walked more than 70 miles in a single walk. Can’t recall what made me think I could do a 100 miler but apparently I could. Since becoming a CC, I finished a few times more in Weert and Schiedam and also in the UK, USA, Australia and South Africa.
When I read last year or the year before about the plans to organize a Centurion race in Colchester, the idea crossed my mind to participate since I became Centurion in Colchester in 2012. The race location changed but I am looking forward to walk again in the UK, 10 years after my Colchester finish.
Kim Jansens C 1111
Club: Pompoenstappers (BEL)
Kim was not planning to walk because it might be too soon after completing the 100 mile Centurion in the US in June. However, after arranging to come and support his friends in Middlesbrough then realised he would like to enter and, whilst aiming to the 100 miles in 24 hours, it will also be great training. Kim has already qualified as a Centurion in six countries, the first time was at the 2013 Isle of Man race.
Peter Asselman C1148
Club: AC Lebbeke (BEL)
I am looking forward to the centurion-race in Middlesbrough, especially after the two years break. It is always a pleasure to go to the UK for the centurion. In 2015 I finished my first two Centurion races and became a Centurion (Continental Centurion in Weert (NL) and British Centurion in Castletown (IOM) and I enjoyed it that much that I kept on going the following years to Centurion races. I hope to finish this year, it would be my ninth centurion-race that I would finish.
I wish you a lot of success with the organisation and thank you and the whole team for making this event possible.
John Borgars C1170
Club: Herts Phoenix (GB)
John made a late start to athletics and even later to Race Walking. He began, aged 37, with a charity marathon, followed by some more marathons, half-marathons and shorter road and x-country races until, aged 51, he ran a track (3,000m) race and saw a Walking Race.
The next year he won the Hertfordshire Long-distance Race Walking championship and has gradually changed from a runner who also walks to a Walker who very occasionally runs. He had to drop out of the centenary race after 21 hours (and 91 miles) to go to a Ruby Wedding celebration, then failed twice in the following years, but eventually completed the 100 at Redcar in 2016.