HARDY race-walkers from far and wide will be taking part in one of the most gruelling events in Southend tomorrow as they look to join the list of centurions.

Centurions are walkers who have competed 100 miles within 24 hours and there will be 29 athletes starting at Southend AC’s Garon Park track tomorrow looking to do just that.

Walkers from Holland, Belgium and even New Zealand have signed up to compete in the walk that will start at noon tomorrow and go until noon on Sunday.

The race will be called at midday on Sunday for those athletes that did not manage to complete the 100 miles in the 24-hour time limit.