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Continental Centurions at Schiedam 2018

After completing the LDWA (Long Distance Walking Association) 100 miles walk up and down the Yorkshire Dales a week before Schiedam, Sandra Brown thought that she would need the whole 24 hours to complete the 100 miles, she did, in fact, finish in an amazing 20 hours and 14 minutes.
The weather was forecast to be rather mixed over the weekend- varying from possible torrential downpour for Saturday morning to clear and sunny skies, climaxing in 81 degrees with a severe storms on Sunday. Fortunately, not a drop of rain until after the finish - despite a thunder storm in the early hours of Sunday.
Marcelino Sobszak (winner of Battersea park 100 miles in 2007) dropped out with hip problems after 7 hours with 62.809km leaving Sandra to finish well ahead of the rest of the field.
Chris Flint (London Vids) finished strongly in 22:22:12 in 13th place. For Chris, this was his second 100 miles within 6 weeks, having competed in Bar le Duc, France, in April.

The Dutch RWV club put on a very good mix of races during their "Wandelweekend". Distances of 50km, 50 English miles, 100km, 100 English miles and a 24 hour race gave walkers a chance to try and move up the distances in a very structured way.
It also ensures the race is well attended with an overall field of 99 walkers.  
The 100 miles, 24 hour and 50km started at noon and with a generous 10 hour time limit for the 50km and it gave novices a taste of long distance racing.
The 100km race went off at 6pm - only three takers for this distance. Ad Leermakers, no stranger to our own 100 mile races, finished in 3rd place with 14.06.50.
The last race and second popular distance was the 50 miles which kicked off at 8pm. The sun had disappeared behind the clouds by this time and the heat of the day was definitely fading. Kathy Crilley (SWC) was testing the water with this race not having walked this distance for several years, A steady walk ensured a strong finish in 4th place (20th overall in) 12hours 48 minutes.

And not only all this - we get full results with individual splits at the presentation and then... all the results emailed out within 24 hours. Now that is race organisation at its best!
Schiedam Wandelweekend
31st May-1st June 2008
100 miles
Sandra Brown
Chris Flint
50 miles

Kathy Crillley

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