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2011 - The Australian Centurions Honour Board - 59 members so far554 views
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2011 - Sue Clements200 views
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2012-03-11 Coburg 6 Hour Championships - Michelle Thompson126 views
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2011-06-19 Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Championship in Brisbane - Alun Davies94 viewsThe Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour championship was held on the QEII track in Nathan, Brisbane, in June 2011. The weather on the Saturday was fine with a slight breeze but the clear skies meant the temperatures dropped during the night and early morning and conditions were unusually cold. There were two walkers taking part in the 24 hour race, Alun Davies (QLD) and Steve Jordan (VIC). Steve walked 149.765km (a PB by 11km) while Alun walked a very good first up 136.435km.
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2011-07-03 British Centurions Qualifying Event at Lingfield - Sandra Brown131 viewsThe British Centurions qualifying event was organised by Surrey Walking Club at was Lingfield Park Racecourse in leafy Surrey. It was a big field and 36 of the 77 starters reached the 100 mile mark for a total of 15 new centurions. Bart Snoeren of club Dak Drunen led from the start and powered through to a winning time of 19:04:07 while Sandra Brown C735 (Surrey WC) led the women home in 20:18:23, coming in second overall.
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2012-04-01 Dominique Bunel in the 24 Heures de Chateau Thierry79 views
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2013-03-10 Coburg 6 Hour Championships - Karyn O'Neill53 views
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2013-01-20 Australian Centurions AGM, Oakleigh, Melbourne68 viewsPresident Terry O'Neill and Secretary Tim Erickson present Barry Loveday with his certificate welcoming him as Australian Centurion number 62.

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1971 - Jim Gleeson's Centurion Badge15 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, Victoria26 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 II30 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 Walk24 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 Walk22 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 Trophy26 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 Award31 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 Trophy26 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