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Centurion achievements
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
Record holders...
There are, of course, many champions, world record holders,  national record holders, national and world best age performances amongst us. The list is endless.
Huw Neilsen was the supreme 100 miles record holder and 24 hours record holder for many years....

Olympians...
Centurions have competed in many races at many distances world wide over the years
And a few have achieved the ultimate accolade - OIympic Athlete.  For some Centurions, the Commonwealth Games race walks of 50km and 20km have been their success story. 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.

read more on these Centurions below

Our Olympians and Commonwealth Games Centurions

There are quite a few Centurions who have competed in the  Olympic and  Commonwealth Games over the decades.
Olympians who became  Centurions include Frank O‚ÄôReilly C276 (competing for Eire) who qualified in 1958 also on the Leicester to Skegness. 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.

C2    Jack Butler (Polytechnic Harriers)
1908 London Olympics 10 Miles Walk; 3,500m Walk
read more on Jack Butler

C10 Tommy Hammond (Surrey Walking Club)
1908 London Olympics 10 Miles Walk
read more about T.E. Hammond

C12 Bill Brown (Polytechnic Harriers also Surrey Walking Club)
1908 London Olympics 3,500m (disqualified in the 1st round)
read more about Bill Brown from Dave Ainsworth
Tim Erickson's write up about Bill Brown


C175 Rex Whitlock (Metropolitan WC) Brother of Harold Whitlock MBE
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)   
Competed in the 1960 Rome Olympic 50K for 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
There are also Commonwealth Games Centurions - notably
  • C 893 Ron Wallwork, MBE (England)
  • C890 Bill Sutherland BEM, (England)
  • C631 DonThompson MBE (England)
  • C786 Bob Dobson (Wales)
  • Tim Erickson (Australia)
  • C462 John Moullin
  • C388 John Cannell          .
  • C817  Nolan Simmons
  • C381 Roy Thorpe
  • C750 Carl Lawton (England)
  • C778 Brian Adams (England)
  • C383 Graham Young
  • C1098 Dominic King (England)
  • C1100 Dan King  (England)
  • C979 Charles Arosanyan (Nigeria)



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