Explore what Centurions have achieved over the years - and we really hope that it will inspire you!
Inevitably, many "achievers" are British athletes as the Brotherhood of Centurions has been in existence for over 100 years.
everyone is a winner
There are, of course, many champions, world record holders, national record holders, national and world best age performances amongst us. The list is endless.
Centurions have competed in many races at many distances world wide. over the years
A few have achieved the ultinate accolade - OIympic Athlete and quite a few have competed in the Commonwealth Games in the 50km and 20km race walks over the decades. The training and determination of these Centurions to reach this level is inspiring.
Centurions who have competed in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games
Olympians who became Centurions include Don Thompson (C631) (Olympic gold medallist at 50km in the 1960 Rome Olympics) qualified as a Centurion in 1978. The latest Centurion who has competed in the Olympics is Dominic King (C1098). Dom competed in both the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
And for England, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria and other Commonwealth countries there is also the Commonwealth Games which has seen many Centurion race walkers compete in the various distances over the years.
C2 Jack Butler (Polytechnic Harriers)
1908 London Olympics 10 Miles Walk; 3,500m Walk
C10 Tommy Hammond (Surrey Walking Club)
1908 London Olympics 10 Miles Walk
C12 Bill Brown (Polytechnic Harriers also Surrey Walking Club)
1908 London Olympics 3,500m (disqualified in the 1st round)
C175 Rex Whitlock (Metropolitan WC) 1948 Olympic 50K DNF
1952 Helsinki Olympic 50K
Rex came 4th and brother Harold (not a Centurion) came 11th
C276 Frank O'Reilly (Lozells Harriers)
1960 Rome Olympic 50K (Eire)
C376 John Kelly (Millrose AA)
1968 Mexico Olympic 50K - competed for Eire (did not finish).
C631 Don Thompson MBE (Metropolitan WC)
Gold medalist in the Rome Olympic 1960 50K.
C778 Brian Adams (Leicester WC)
1976 Montreal Olympic 20K.
C1064 Ian Richards (Steyning AC)
1980 Moscow Olympic 50K.
C1098 Dominic King (Colchester Harriers)
2012 London Olympic 50K
2016 Rio Olympic 50K (DQ'd)
Commonwealth Games Centurions
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profiles of some Centurions
read about some prominent athletes and their amazing careers
- C2 John Fowler Dixon [pdf]
- C10 T.E. (Tommy) Hammond
- C11John Reynolds Barnes Moss
- C12 Bill Brown
- C145 Hew Neilsen
- C317 Colin Young
- C331 John "Paddy" Dowling
- C466 Derek Harrison
- C599 Ann Sayer MBE
- C631 Don Thompson
- C735 Sandra Brown
- C893 Ron Wallwork MBE
- C31 Gerald Manderson (AUS)
- C1064 Ian Richards
- C1079 Bernado Jose More