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2020 Summer Newsletter

Centurions Summer 2020 Newsletter Hello to all Centurions and welcome to the Summer 2020 update.  It has been good to know that despite the current restrictions due to COVID-19, many of us have continued training and been determined to maintain their race walking fitness by participating in ‘virtual’ races.   Continue reading for updates from the […]

George Beecham C716

Steve Kemp C1075 informed us of the sad news that George passed away during the evening of 13th September 2020 aged 89. He had a long illness due to cancer and his health had deteriorated since about March and especially so over the last month. His wife Marlene and daughter Katherine were with George when […]

John Dunsford  C734

John Dunsford  C734 John Dunsford, a member of Belgrave Harriers, passed away Monday 17th August 2020.  John became Centurion 734 in 1982 at the Leicester Walking Club 100 miles in 22hrs 12m 40s.  In later years he turned to veterans events competing in other events apart from walking.  

Brian Ashwell C926

Brian Ashwell C 926   Brian Ashwell C926 passed away in August 2019 aged 87.  Brian qualified as Centurion 926 in the 1994  Leicester 100 miles aged 62,  and completed the 100 miles in 20:31:54.  He came in 3rd in the RWA National 100 miles, won the Midland Area Championship and the coveted Hew Neilson […]

Ray Manning C415

Ray Manning C 415   Ray Manning C 415, aged 88, passed away on 3rd July after a short illness.  Ray, a member of Wakefield Harriers, qualified in the 1968 Leicester to Skegness race in 19:56:20.  His daughter Linda says her father was a proud Centurion and his medal, certificate and plaque will be displayed […]