Just Who Is Tim Erickson?

Hi, I am Tim Erickson. Now what is a sane bloke like me doing involved in such a strange group as the Australian Centurion Club. Well...read on for some brief details

Here I am in my heyday as a walker

Here I am in my heyday as a walker. Press here to see a bigger version of this picture.

I started race walking at school in 1966 but gave it away to study and did not return to it until 1973 at age 22. I competed until forced to retire with recurrent knee injuries in 1983. In the intervening period, I had a great time and became a Centurion along the way. My best times were as follows

1500m 5:36
3000m           11:53
10 Km 42:32
20 Km 1:27:12
30 Km 2:15:47
50 Km 4:03:17
100 Miles  22:10:27

Major career highlights included

  • Australian 50 Km Champion
  • British 50 Km Champion
  • 1978 and 1982 Commonwealth Games representations
  • 1979 and 1983 Lugano Cup representations
  • Represented Australia at the IAAF World 50 Km Championships in 1976
  • Became Australian Centurion Number 13 in 1976

I also dabbled in competitive cycling, running and triathlons with some success upon retiring from top-line racewalking but I won't bore you with the details. I still have the occasional walk but am happy to put back into the sport as an administrator and only compete sparingly. I am married with 4 grown up boys (ranging in age from 30 to 37) and live with my wife Lois in Melbourne. I am currently the secretary of the Australian Centurion Walkers and maintain these pages. I am have my fingers in a lot of other sports related pies and look after a number of websites as well.

By profession, I started off as a secondary school teacher bur swapped to IT, working variously as a 'Middleware' consultant and dabbling with software on mainframe, midrange and Windows computers. I have now retired and am enjoying a new lease of life after work!

Tim Erickson (terick@melbpc.org.au)
Melbourne, Australia

Organisations Past and Present:
Current Secretary, Australian Centurion Walkers Inc.
Current Secretary, Racewalking Victoria Inc.
Current Chair Organising Committee, Coburg 24 Hour Carnival
Past President, Racewalking Australia
Past Secretary, Racewalking Australia
Past Secretary, Victorian Race Walking Club Inc
Former Chair, Athletics Australia Out of Stadium Committee - Racewalking

Honours:
Life member, Ivanhoe Harriers
Life member, Victorian Race Walking Club Inc.
Life member, Racewalking Australia
Member of the Order of Australia (OAM)

Current Websites:
http://www.centurions.org.au
http://coburg24hr.org
http://www.vrwc.org.au
http://carrucan.org.au
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~terickso/2016.shtml
http://www.racewalkaustralia.com