Susan Grimes (USA)
This will be my second Centurion. I completed the US Centurion last June and became #99. I am from Vermont and enjoy walking and hiking very much! Hopefully I can finish in August and become the first US woman to do so!
Entrants for the Middlesbrough 50K 2023
John Borgars C1170
John is a native of Tees-side, born in Stockton who, after growing up in Norton, moved south for employment. He is tackling the 50km because he has not had enough time to train for the 100 miles since recovering from running injuries.
John walked up Ben Nevis, aged 9, with his family, but only took up Race Walking at 51: he later won several Hertfordshire County Championships and a few SRWA/BMAF* ones (and got a team gold medal as the last UK finisher making up team numbers in the European Masters Championship). Last year he gave up on the 100 mile after 10 hours because he could not see the track due to the torrential rain.
- Southern Race walking association/British Masters Athletic Federation
This will be attempt number three for the Centurion distance.
In May 2023 in Eindhoven for Continental Centurion I stopped at 125.5 km with 6 hours left.
I’ve only been walking for 8 years and love the longer distances. After first training for a year I immediately started with the Kennedy marches of 50 EM. In 2017 Kennedyfriend I achieved Kennedy Walker No. 470. Since last year I started with race walking training, but I have not mastered the technique yet.
Unfortunately, my enthusiasm still often affects careful management of my energy and I still often get injured.
I really like coming to England and I hope to cross the finish line in Middlesbrough on time.