The inaugral African Centurions race took place on 22nd-23rd October 2016 on Robben Island.
The question on everyone's lips was "who would win that coveted No.1 badge!"
Well, it was a clean sweep for the Isle of Man walkers who had travelled far to take part in the race on Robben Island.
First man home was Richard Gerrard, followed by David Walker. 4th, 5th and 6th places also went to Isle of Man walkers.
First lady home and 4th overall, was Janette Morgan also from the Isle of Man who won the C.4 accolade.
The fourth annual African Centurion Walk was held on 26th and 27th October 2019 in the heart of Stellenbosch at the Coetzenburg stadium.
The course wound its way through the town’s oak-shaded streets and Coetzenburg precinct with each loop averaging approximately 30 minutes.
2019 results available > here
Only three individual race walkers took part in the 2019 race:
1st Jimmy Millard 21.35.17 C38
2nd Werner Alberts 23.29.14 C39
With a strong international following of dedicated walkers, Centurion events attract walkers from all over.
After the inaugral race, the next couple of years saw many overseas Centurions take the honours.
- 2017 saw very much of the same. Robbie Callister and Andrew Titley taking the top two positions. Caroline Mestdagh from Belgium was the first lady home.
- 2018 - more of the same with British Centurions (mostly fron the Isle of Man) and 1st lady Sharon Scholz (Aus) taking most of the honours. The weather also took its toll this year as it was not possible to get walkers over to Robben Island and at the last moment the venue was moved to a track on the mainland.
The 2020 race was cancelled
"African Centurion is a local division of the internationally acclaimed Centurion 100mile endurance race-walking event.
This global celebratory sporting event brings people together from all walks of life to foster both fortitude and teambuilding spirit."
visit the African Centurion website