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Ann Sayer MBE

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Published in Centurion news · 15 April 2020
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Ann Sayer MBE C599

Sadly,  Ann passed away on 15 April 2020 from Coronavirus COVID-19.  
Ann has done much for long distance walking over the years through her work for the Long Distance Walking Association and the Brotherhood of Centurions.
Ann first completed 100 mile events in the annual LDWA Hundred and then sought another challenge: race walking a 100 miles in 24 hours. Ann's first 100 was in the Netherlands in 1977 with a time of 21.45.52 and became Continental Centurion CC36 and then became British Centurion C599 later the same year with a faster time of 20..37.14.

Intent on walking even further, Ann completed LEJOG - Lands End to John O'Groats in 1980 creating a new walking record. Her time of 13 days, 17 hours and 42 minutes put her in the Guinness Book of Records and she was awarded an MBE for services to sport in 2005.
Ann also represented Great Britain in several 24 hour races in France

Pictured left: Ann with Norris McWhirter (founder of Guinness World Records) at the launch of The Guinness Book of Records 1996 in which Ann featured as the oldest British female athlete after she’d competed in a 200km race in France in 1994 aged 57.

Read the tribute to Ann.
If anyone has memories, photos, race results, etc, please do send them in.
Kathy Crilley C933

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