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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


Races and racewalking

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 events and join in!


Latest News
Keep up to date with all the news, - race results and reports as well as Committee news
More Info     
LE CERCLE DES MARCHEURS DISPARUS
this is a new book just published and is a record of competitors in the classic Paris Colmar -Alsace which features plenty Centurions as well!!!
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.


below: London Parks Social Walk



Upcoming races
a quick look at the next few races
April
22nd-23rd Dijon: 24 hour & 6 hour  
30th Centurions Social Walk in Cambridge - details
June
3rd-4th Continental Centurions - Weert (NED)
17th Parish Walk (IoM)
July
19th-22nd Nijmegen Vier Daagse
August
5th-6th Bury St Edmunds 100 miles - details
13th IAAF World Champs (walks) London
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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.
Read how the Botherhood of Centurions started...
Between 1902 and the Centurions foundation in 1911 walking as an (amateur) athletic sport had become established (professional athletes still existed)  and some 50 people had qualified in six events by the above definition.


The start at the 2016 Redcar 100 miles
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