Hugo Prinsen C1007


A member of OLAT (Holland) Hugo completed 100 miles in 22:58:0 at Colchester 100 miles in 2004. He was also Continental Centurion 285. Hugo passed away in November 2023.

Ton Soeters C442

Ton died in May 2023. He was a member of s.v. LAT when he qualified as C442 at the 1969 Bristol 100 22.43.16. He went on to complete another 6 Centurions, his fastest time was 21.19.51 in the 1974 Leicester to Skegness (4th completion).

We are grateful to his family for donating photos of Ton during the Apeldoorn Vierdaagse of 1971 and during the Blossom Tour in 2012 to Frans Leijtens C949 (Centurion Vice-Captain) for inclusion here.


Luc Wellekens C663

Luc (Ajax SV, Belgium) completed his 100 miles at the 1979 Surrey Walking Club Ewhurst 100 in 22.07.49. On his mourning card friends found a beautiful passport photo of him proudly stating that he was a member of the Centurions!

Willem Brouwer C 776



Willem was a member of OLAT when he completed walking 100 miles in 23.26.37 at the 1983 Ewhurst 100. The photograph shows Willem wearing the classic OLAT clothing during the Roubaix 28 hour race. Willem passed away in July 2023.

Jan Kon  C368


Jan passed away in February 2023 aged 90. Jan was a member of AV’40 (Delft) when he qualified as a Centurion in 1965 at the Chigwell 100 in 19.26.12.

A year later he also successfully completed the Leicester to Skegness 100 miles.

In more recent years Jan was a member of w.s.v. De Arend in Nijmegen.



Mick Holmes C 717

GB International Mike made the Centurions’ all-time fastest qualifiers’ list (2nd) when representing York Postal Walking Club: he won the 1982 Leicester WC Congerstone 100 Miles (77 started/55 finished/32 being new Centurions) when clocking 17.21.52 in cold & windy conditions.

Mike Holmes was also a member of Southend-on-sea AC during the club’s 1970s heyday.

Mike is the son of C303 Harry Holmes Jnr (Yorkshire WC) who qualified in the 1960 Leicester-to-Skegness 100 Miles in 19.31.08.

Mike passed away on 1st July 2023. Out thoughts are with his family and friends.