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2011-04-16 Rudy Schoors and Caroline Mestdagh at the Loon Op Zand walk in Holland3359 views
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2012-02-19 Injinji Mt Stromlo 12 Hour Championship - Michelle Thompson100 views
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2012-03-11 Coburg 6 Hour Championships - Steve Jordan and Kim Cook94 views
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2011-12 Coast to Kosci endurance race - pre-race briefing for Peter Bennett at Boytown Beach 5:30AM151 viewsOn December 9, 2012, Peter Bennett (C 24) tackled the eighth annual Coast to Kosciuszko, a 240km ultramarathon from Boydtown Beach to Charlotte Pass in NSW, which includes reaching the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. One of only 50 competitors, he stepped into the history books as the first racewalker to take part in the event. Peter set himself a personal goal of completing the race in 40 hours with no breaks and that he did, coming a very creditable 19th in a time of 38:06:38.
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2012-02-25 David Regy and Jean Marie Roualt in the 24 Heures de Bourges1952 views
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2012-07-28 Caboolture 48H and 24H Championships - Peter Bennett 98 views
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1996 Ballarat Ekiden Relay 10 views1996 was the first occasion when the Australian Centurions entered the Ballarat Ekiden Relay and Merv Lockyer had this shield made up as a remembrance of our second place finish. The race consisted of 7 laps of 6km around the lake and our team was Merv Lockyer, Tim Erickson (2 laps), Bill Dyer, Clarrie Jack, Ian Jack and Carmela Carrassi. It was a handicap based event, a format that gave a lot of old timers like us a bit more of a chance!
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The Jack Webber Trophy15 viewsWhen Jack Webber (C 2) died in 1998, it was felt that we should institute a trophy in recognition of his great contribution to the Australian Centurions. Donations were forthcoming and a new trophy, The Jack Webber Trophy, was instituted. The trophy may be awarded annually for the best performance during the Australian Centurions 24 Hour event.

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1971 - Jim Gleeson's Centurion Badge4 viewsThe 1971 Australian Centurions qualifying event at the Edwards Lake Athletics Track in Reservoir proved a memorable one with centurion performances by Jim Gleeson, Clarrie Jack and Stuart Cooper. But it was Jim's performance which set the standards which have withstood the test of time. In atrocious conditions, he powered through without stopping to reach the 100 miles mark in 18:33:58 (a record that would stand until 1979), before continuing on for the full24 hours to set our current Australian 24 Hours Walk record of 122 miles 215 yards (196.490km).

His widow Gladys has generously donated his centurion badge back to the club and it is mounted here as a lasting memorial to Jim's performances on the track.
May 14, 2016
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1971 Centurion Event, Preston, Victoria15 viewsThis collage captures the key moments of the 1971 Centurions 24 Hour Walk which was held at the Edwards Lake Athletics Track in Preston. It saw 3 new centurions - Jim Gleeson (C 3), Clarrie Jack (C 4) and Stuart Cooper (C 5). It was made up and presented to the club by Victorian walker Varel Newmark.Feb 04, 2016
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Australian Centurions Honour Board Mark II16 viewsThis is the new Honour Board which will be used once our original board is full. This board was made by Bob Gardiner who has made so many of the boards for Collingwood Harriers and the Victorian Race Walking ClubFeb 04, 2016
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1932 Manchester to Blackpool 50 Mile Walk14 viewsThis medal was presented to Thomas Brooks of Birmingham Walking Club upon coming 4th in the 1932 edition of the Manchester to Blackpool 50 Mile Walk. This event was one of the classic events on the English calendar and was contested in late June every year from 1909 until the mid 1990’s. It offered three medals – one for those select few who broke 8 hours, one for those serious walkers who broke 9 hours 30 minutes and one for all other finishers. This medal was kindly donated to the club by Fred Brooks.Feb 04, 2016
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1932 Manchester to Blackpool 50 Mile Walk11 viewsThis medal was presented to Thomas Brooks of Birmingham Walking Club upon coming 4th in the 1932 edition of the Manchester to Blackpool 50 Mile Walk. This event was one of the classic events on the English calendar and was contested in late June every year from 1909 until the mid 1990’s. It offered three medals – one for those select few who broke 8 hours, one for those serious walkers who broke 9 hours 30 minutes and one for all other finishers. This medal was kindly donated to the club by Fred Brooks.Feb 04, 2016
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The Jack Webber Trophy15 viewsWhen Jack Webber (C 2) died in 1998, it was felt that we should institute a trophy in recognition of his great contribution to the Australian Centurions. Donations were forthcoming and a new trophy, The Jack Webber Trophy, was instituted. The trophy may be awarded annually for the best performance during the Australian Centurions 24 Hour event.
Feb 04, 2016
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The Gordon Smith Memorial Award20 viewsWith the rapidly increasing number of ultra distance walking opportunities available in Australia, the Australian Centurion Executive decided in late 2005 to institute a new award to recognise the Best Australian Ultra Distance Walking Performance of the Year. This award is called the Gordon Smith Memorial Award, in recognition of our inaugural Centurion. The idea of this new award was floated by Centurion member Fred Brooks and the shield was purchased after donations from Fred and Tim Erickson. Feb 04, 2016
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The Farmer Trophy15 viewsIn 2004, former British Centurions secretary and Centurion legend Freddie Baker passed onto our club an historic trophy that had been awarded to his grandfather many years previously. The inscription on the pewter trophy read as follows

ONE MILE WALKING HANDICAP
WON BY
R. FARMER
OCT 10TH 1881

It was silver plated and mounted and is now awarded each year to the winning man and woman in the RWA 100 km championships.
Feb 04, 2016