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Welcome to the official British Centurions website

For over 100 years the Brotherhood of Centurions have been walking
100 miles in 24 hours

Upcoming races & events ...
19th-22nd Nijmegen VierDaagse
27th - 6th Aug  European Masters Champs, Aarhus )

5th-6th Bury St Edmunds 100 miles -details

9th Friendship Walks, Donkey Lane, Enfield
13th IAAF World Champs (walks) London
6th Church to Church, St Peters Port, Guernsey
16th-17th Roubaix 28H + 24H team
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Social Centurions
Social Centurions at home and away
The Committee organises social walks for Centurions, friends and family... see the Social walks page for the latest news of 2017 walks plus reports of past walks
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below: Historic Cambridge - read the report
What is a Centurion?

A Centurion is one who, as an amateur, has walked in competition in Great Britain 100 miles within 24 hours.

This definition describes the members of a very special Brotherhood that was founded in 1911

Centurions are the most remarkable people.
And the achievements of Centurion walkers are truly legend!
We have Olympians, Commonwealth Games Champions and athletes, world record holders, national and age category record holders amongst us.                                                  More Info   
Read how the Brotherhood of Centurions started...
Between 1902 and the Centurions foundation in 1911 walking as an athletic sport had become established and some 50 people had qualified in six events by the above definition.

The start at the 2016 Redcar 100 miles
results and report  - more
what is race walking?

Race Walking is a progression of steps so taken that the walker makes contact with the ground, so that no visible (to the human eye) loss of contact occurs.
The advancing leg shall be straightened (i.e. not bent at the knee) from the moment of first contact with the ground until the vertical upright position.

There is plenty of advice from experienced athletes covering training, nutrition and lots more to help anyone wanting to complete a 100 mile race within the 24 hour time limit.
We have race results and news of Centurions worldwide and the Committee pages keep you in touch with who's doing what.
Check out the calendar of races ......and join in!
All the news...
Keep up to date with race results and reports as well as Committee news

  • Trevor Chorley C.435 R.I.P.
  • Parish Walk 2017
  • Paris-Alsace race report and results
  • Dom King selected for 2017 IAAF World Champs
  • Centurions social walk around Cambridge
  • Captain's Spring Newsletter

this is a new book which is a record of competitors in the classic Paris Colmar/Alsace which features plenty Centurions as well!!!
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