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2015



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2014



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2013


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35 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2013
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2012


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70 files, last one added on Mar 20, 2013
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2011


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2011-09-11 : Michelle Thompson walking wins the Racewalking Australia 50km championship at Middle Park in Melbourne741 views
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2011-05-14 - Sandra brown at the British Centurions 100th anniversary dinner96 views
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2012-03-11 Coburg 6 Hour Championships - MIchelle Thompson92 views
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2012-03-11 Coburg 6 Hour Championships - Men's Presentations100 viewsTerry O'Neill, Clarrie Jack, Kim Cook, Steve Jordan, Philip Sharp, John Timms, Alex Poore and Ken Carter (Rudolf Skrucany not shown)
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2011-06-12 Centurions at the annual Lake Burley Griffin Carnival in Canberra167 viewsCenturions at the LBG Carnival in Canberra - Terry O'Neill, Tim Erickson, Peter Bennett, Clarrie Jack, Karyn O'Neill and Michelle Thompson
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2012-11-26 Victorian 6 Hour Track Championship in Moe - Steve Jordan45 views
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2013-01 The grave of J. E. Fowler Dixon, English Centurion Number 1. The grave is found in Highgate Western Cemetery in London.122 views
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Our 4 winning plaques from the Ballarat Ekiden Relay0 viewsFor a number of years, the Australian Centurions entered a team in the Ballarat Ekiden Relay which was contested around Lake Wendouree in Ballarat. We were lucky enough to win the walk division on 4 occasions - 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2004 - and these winners' plaques were awarded to us.

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1971 Centurion Event, Preston, Victoria1 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 II1 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 Walk0 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 Walk0 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 Trophy0 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 Award0 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 Trophy0 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
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The Centurion Silver and Bronze Medals0 viewsThose walkers who complete 100 miles in our centurion qualifying event are awarded an Australian Centurion badge. For their first successful completion, the badge is numbered. For subsequent centurion efforts, they receive an unnumbered badge. Each Centurion club around the work has its own unique badge and many walkers try to collect as many as they can - but it is not an easy ask!Feb 04, 2016