Australian Masters Ultra Distance Walk Records
The Australian Centurion Walkers are the body that controls ultra distance walking in Australia and administers the Records component of this unique sport
The inaugural Australian Distance Track Walking Records were compiled from data provided from the Australian Centurion Walkers Record Book, the Ultra Runners Magazine and other verifiable sources.This initial list was published in July 2004.
All new record submissions should be forwarded to:
Australian Centurions Records Officer: Tim Erickson, 1 Avoca Cres, Pascoe Vale, VIC, 3044
The following must be forwarded along with any claim for a new record: Full Race Results, Official Lap Sheets signed by the Race Director and a copy of your Birth Certificate.
Note that only Track performances are eligible for submissions as records. Road and/or solo performances are ineligible. The Centurions follow the lead of AURA and define a track event as one held on a measured and certified circuit of no longer than 500m.
If you are attempting a record, it is wise to advise the Race Director so that the appropriate measures can be taken, especially in the case of 50 Miles, 100 Miles, 12 Hours, 24 Hours and 48 Hours. These standards do not fall at the exact end of a 400 lam so must be separately measured and verified.
Walking is different to running in that a performance must be scrutinized to ensure that the competitor has indeed walked fairly and in the commensense notion of what constitutes walking. Hence all record attempts must have the prior approval of the Australian Centurion Walkers. This need for ratification is discussed on the Centurions website. http://home.vicnet.au/~austcent/index.html
Residential Records are awarded to the best overall track based performances done in Australia by Australian Citizens. Open or All-Comers Records are awarded to the best overall track based performances done in Australia, regardless of citizenship.
The following Masters Record Categories are recognised for Men and Women in both All-Comers and Residential divisions:
Note that, in addition to these ultradistance standards, the Australian Centurions also maintain ranking lists (Track and Road) for the 50 Km Walk for Women. The 50 km for men is an international walking distance and hence all performances are registered and ranked. But the 50 km for women is left out in the cold and performances are not given the recognition that they deserve.
For the 50 km for women, we recognise both track and road performances provided, once again, that the performance can be validated. There have been a number of women who have racewalked the 50 km distance in Australian racewalking events such as State Championships, as well as in our own ultra events. Such performances are prime candidates for our ranking list. The Australian Masters also recognises Australian Masters records for this event. These performances are also eligible for inclusion. Hopefully this will further help develop interest in longer distance walks amongst our women.
The current records may be downloaded here -> Current Australian Masters Ultra Distance Walking Records
Last Updated 8 January 2017
Australian Centurions Secretary: Tim Erickson, 1 Avoca Crescent, Pascoe Vale, Victoria,3044 (firstname.lastname@example.org).