Bob Watts C838

Bob served on the Centurion committee as Archivist and as Editor/Compiler/Printer of their 1997 Centurion Handbook.

Before distinguishing himself in race walking  he was a Long Distance Walkers’ Association active member. When he took up race walking he qualified as Centurion 838 at Leicester’s Congerstone course in 1988 clocking 21:50.20 in the colours of London Vidarians.  Bob’s notable achievement was completing 25 Roubaix 28 Hour races, for which he received a special presentation from the French Athletics Association.

Bob also competed sub-24 hours 100 miles races on both roads and tracks.

Nearer home he was one of just 6 competitors (all Centurions) to have completed 100 Blackheath 9K yacht handicap races – his final total reaching 110.

Bob devoted much of his time to The Royal British Legion. He passed away on the 28/01/2024 aged 74. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.