We have been lucky enough to receive a lot of incredibly positive feedback from our events. We work tirelessly to ensure that no stone is left unturned in assisting runners to get to the finish line in as safe and enjoyable manner as possible. Ultimately it is in huge part, the volunteers who make these experiences what they are.
Now I am back in the land of the living after the NDW100 at the weekend, I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to you and your team of volunteers for all your support during the event. Words can’t describe how wonderful everyone was and I dont think I would have completed the event without their help. Last year I didn’t finish and withdrew at 76 miles so I am just over the moon to have completed the race. It was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life and also I think, the best!
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank the entire Centurion team for a great experience. In particular as a non-supported runner, I was unbelievably well looked after at every aid station, with stand-out service at Washington. I would also like to congratulate you on the efforts you went to in relation to navigational support. Living in Yorkshire, I had not been able to recce anything, and even overnight I had no problem finding my way. I shall certainly be recommending Centurion events on my report on the Ilkley Harriers website.
Just want to add my thanks to all the volunteers and marshals, you all made it an amazing experience. A special thanks to the guys at Washington who wouldn't allow me to drop until I'd had half an hour to think about it, I would never have finished without you!!
To every single person that cut fruit, made sandwiches, filled bottles, served tea, logged numbers, sorted drop bsgs and generally cared for our every need THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. James Elson and team do not miss a single trick. That course was marked impeccably. Sheer joy to take part (minus the hills of course😣) my first buckle earned xxx thanks again what a TEAM!!!
Another amazing day spent with the Centurion Running family. Every single one of you were amazing and a credit race volunteers. This really is the ultimate ultra running company in the U.K.
Thank you all.
Thank you everyone for taking such great care of us yesterday and today. Brilliant aid stations, kind volunteers and just a first class race. Wish I lived here !!
Short and simple. Thankyou for the kindess and support shown by the whole centurion team this weekend. As ever the event was an absolute pleasure, despite the challenges of the route, made all the more so by the amazing centurion army.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you To all the centurion volunteers for all the support and amazing awesomeness you guys are truly incredible
A huge thanks to the team at Housedean. After getting there with stomach issues I ended up blacking out from vomiting, and came to on the floor not knowing who I was or where I was. As you can imagine this scared the hell out of me (apologies to all who heard me screaming 'where am I). To say I was well looked after would be an understatement, and I want to thank im particular the lady who called my wife to collect me (sorry I've forgotten your name!) . I'm grateful for Centurion events being so well run and for having such amazing people.
Thanks once again to the amazing Centurion family. You make it all possible and give us such a lift with your smiling faces x
A mahoossive thanks to all volunteers, an equally mahoossive well done to all runners!
Three things I'd not foreseen:
1. Got talking to a fellow runner around twenty miles in. I thought I'd be the only Sheffield United fan with a grandmother from Northern Italy. I usually am...
...I was wrong. Well done, Dan!
2. The shout-out, nickname ('Gia') and all, from a volunteer running back down from what for me was mile 70. Apologies: I didn't recognise you... But thank you! A much-needed lift.
3. Mile 98. The Descent. Ow. Ow. Ow.
Just got home from finishing the SDW 100. Just wanted to say thank you for another amazingly well organised event. These events really have the feel of being organised by people who love and understand running which is so refreshing in an increasingly commercialised field.
The volunteers at the aid stations really were something else. Particularly the team at Alfriston who I got to in a really bad physical and mental state but who persuaded me I could still finish under 24 hrs, which (amazingly) I did comfortably. (Maybe just check they're not lacing their lemon cake with something!). Yet again, can't imagine doing another one but soon I'll be looking forward to NDW100.
Please could you pass on my thanks to all the volunteers yesterday at the SDW100. They were amazing! Thanks for putting on such a great well run event. Centurion events are the best!
Thames Path 100 2017
Massive thanks to all the Centurion staff, volunteers, crew, supporters and runners for brilliant day out along the Thames! What an awesome community.
I just want to say a huge thank you for all the staff and volunteers and Marshall's I just wanted to get in,fill up and get out as they say 😀so I wasn't overly chatty but tried to say thank you when I left every aid station, I was really pleased to meet Peter Colwill and Lee Scott and it gave me a real boost and thank you for telling me I was looking really good as well at 51 and 77 chaps was much appreciated!! It's a great family Centurion and I can't even put into words what this buckle means to me, 2 years ago I was 18 stone and heading for a heart attack, fast forward 2 years and 10 ultras, I failed last year and the DNF took 6 months to get over and it was a gamble coming back, but so very glad I did -thank you centurion for allowing me to be brave
Massive thank you to Centurion, volunteers, runners & supporters. Had a great time this weekend earning a third buckle.
My heartiest thanks to James, Nici and the rest of the red hoodies as well as the Centurion army out in force along the course, forever surpassing their own high standards. I am grateful to ALL of the volunteers; however, a few personal nods:-
i) Walton-on-Thames - amazing cheese scones, the baker needs their own bakery.
ii) Cookham - for telling me how handsome I was as I arrived at the aid station without any hint of sarcasm.
iii) Reading - for giving me a space to lie down for a little while when I was on the cusp of vomit and for the Whitney Houston. I will always love you, guys.
iv) Whitchurch - for trying to cater to my every need regardless of how ridiculous that was and for giving me a few minutes to try & get myself together, especially when there wasn't much time to be had.
v) The red hoodie that is Louise Ayling - for trying to shunt all of her potential drops at Henley another 8 miles along the course and for then re-appearing at Whitchurch to chivvy bedraggled souls on further yet again.
Thanks to everyone - runners, volunteers, organisers, supporters - for a fabulous event. The enormity of earning a buckle is slowly sinking in. Slept with it on my bedside table last night. Would it be too sad to wear it to work tomorrow?
Congratulations to all who took part in the TP100
I loved every minute of it and the experience will stay with me forever
I had a rocky patch at Henley but the Mrs slapped me a few times and told me to MTFU
And the second half of the race flew by
Can't believe that I smiled all the way round and the watermelon at 95 miles was amazing
To all the Usual Suspects and to all the new usual suspects. Just massive thanks. My day was awesome from start to finish.
A beautiful and testing course, near perfect conditions, amazing support and organisation as I have become accustomed too at Centurion events. Some new acquaintances made and some old renewed. A day out with many friends and smiley faces.
Ultimately a 100m PB by over an hour on this time last year and the elusive Sub 21 for a Spartathlon ballot qualifier. See you all again soon for more running shinnanigans
Thank you to James , Nici and the rest of the Centurion family for an awesome TP100. Checkpoints and marshals fabulous as always
My first 100 and second time running at a Centurion event, fab,fab,fab. Obviously helped by finishing and exceeding my expectations. I can honestly say that the whole community - runners, volunteers, staff and supporters made me feel so welcome, so many acts of kindness. Apologies to the person at registration for sitting in the fire exit to put my number on, special thanks to Henley for delivering me food and drink while I changed all my clothes and cleaned my teeth! Also the runner just after Reading who picked up the glove that fell out of my pack Finally at the finish you were superb when I could barely move bringing me coffee and food. I hope I can be half as helpful when I am volunteering.
As other runners have said, massive thanks to all the Centurion staff and volunteers for an amazing experience. I'm pretty sure that was my one and only 100 miler, but you were all so encouraging to those that were contemplating dropping out it was really inspiring. Special thanks go to the sweeper who caught us up just after Abingdon, but kept reassuring us that we were on schedule to finish. (Ok, when he first appeared, he wasn't that popular!). Not only was he collecting signs and tape as he went, but he was making sure the back pack were all staying fed and hydrated, running ahead to open gates for us, and even running ahead to the next checkpoint with our orders for drinks and goodies! Delighted to have completed the run with 19 minutes to spare! I'm looking forward to paying it back by volunteering at the SDW 100 this year, and I'll share my TP100 tattoo with you once it's done!
Thanks so much to centurion, volunteers, crews, and family and friends.
South Downs Way 50 2017
Please pass on my thanks to all the team for a great event yesterday. The marshals at every aid station were superb. You said in your briefing that they would look after every runner the same, regardless of speed, and I certainly experienced that at Alfriston, when I arrived two minutes under the cutoff and left with a minute to spare, with topped up water and lots of encouragement. I was over the cutoff at Jevington, and am really grateful to the marshals there too, both for the friendly welcome and for waiting there when I'm sure they were all longing to get home. The course was lovely and well marked, and the race information was excellent.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the organisers and volunteers involved in yesterday's event. The staff at the aid stations were all so jolly and supportive and the fellow competitors so friendly - it gave the whole day a great atmosphere. I ran this event to celebrate turning 50 a couple of weeks ago - it's likely to be the only event of this kind that I ever do which I'm fine about. I don't think yesterday's experience could ever be bettered!! The weather, the views.... WOW WOW WOW!!! It was all breathtaking.
Thank you so much Centurion Running for another incredible event... everything as always was perfect even if it was a touch hot for this pink headband wearing ginger..To reiterate what many have said the Marshall's and volunteers were incredible and i could of quite easily stayed at Jevington eating watermelon but i had a race to run...Looking forward to doing it all again in a few weeks and thank you Mimi for signing my medal xx
Thank you Team Centurion for a superbly executed day out on the Downs. A fantastically well marked route, excellent support from the wonderful volunteers and well organised registration and finish. Thank you to all.
Yesterday was one of those glorious days again with Centurion .. weather was perfect , the most fantastic views & as usual all the amazing people that come with Centurion events . Volunteers & marshals , you are in a class of your own .. always smiling, helping & picking up the pieces to send us on our merry way , thank you so much . Not forgetting the marvellous Nici Griffin wiping tears blood and snot off us all and keeping us in line - we love Centurion Mum 😁and James Elson for his outstanding slick organisation that keeps us coming back !
Firstly, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the way that you all cared for the runners yesterday. I could not have been better looked after. You have a great thing going, and I hope you never change that Centurion formula.
Please pass on my thanks to your wonderful marshals and volunteers - all of whom did an exceptional job in attending to each and every runner as they bimbled along the course, making sure that runners' water was quickly topped up and helping to combat the heat where possible. It's a standard that they have set for themselves, one that they always strive to, and more often than not, surpass.
I love Centurion runs. Great organisation, superb volunteers and cracking performances from my fellow runners. I can't thank you enough for another great day. Looking forward to another good year, even if I am a bit scared it's TP100 in a few weeks
A massive thank you to the volunteers and marshals at yesterday's SDW50. My first UK ultra and first Centurion event - very impressed. Next time I won't bring so much food - carried so much I didn't eat as aid stations so well stocked! A great day, thank you all!
So I've finally done it. After three years of marshalling, I am now the extremely proud and honoured owner of a Centurion finishers t-shirt and medal. A huge thanks to all the totally awesome marshals. I have a great day in as close to perfect conditions as you'll get. Topped of by a 1/2 hour PB. See you at TP100 where I'll be back to marshalling before round 2 of the 50 slam.
Thankyou to all who made yesterday possible was a truly awesome day , with some incredible people , I managed to not get lost which I do quite a bit , eat loads aid stations were the best , the support on route was amazing lots of cheering , loved every minute, cant believe how great the wether was, we were so lucky, this was my first 50 miler and I'm looking forward to seeing you all in June for the 100 , happy days.
Thank you to all at Centurion and the aid station crews! My first 50 in perfect conditions at such a well organised event.
My daughters cheered me (and every one else it seems!) on at the crew cheer points and had such a great day! What a great community.
Well done to everybody who braved the hills and the sunshine! Great feeling today
I failed to make the start line last year due to injury so volunteered and since then I've been determined to wait and run my first Ultra at a Centurion event.
You did not disappoint! 'Thank you' seems inadequate for what was such a special day from start to finish. To the all the marshals I thank you sincerely, if you haven't yet and you're thinking of running next year, do it!!
I've tried to think of something I would change about yesterday, and you know what? Nothing, not one thing. I even made new friends on the bus ride back to Worthing.
Some things in life are worth waiting for. X
I can't tell you how much yesterday means to meI was so nervousEverything was perfectThe marshals and volunteers were so kind and encouraging The course was so beautiful
The sun shone
I had a pic with Mimi too
I'm now an ultra runner and very proud
Happy Days 😊
While running a number of things go through your mind one mainly why do I do this and put myself through pain .Well this is why , great people great medal and being looked after by the Centurion crew.I haven't stopped smiling and it hasn't sunken in yet. The feeling coming over the finish line is the most greatest feeling ever( apart from taking off that dam back pack lol.)If I'm going to be mad then I can't think of a better group to be mad with😉