Last updated 11 September 2018 Twitter: #cp100

LDWA Kent Group were delighted to be awarded the 2018 Hundred held from 26 to 28 May in 2018.  It was a pleasure to welcome entrants and volunteer helpers from all parts of the country for a memorable and spectacular event.  Many thanks to everyone who took part.

The Cinque Ports Hundred was a semi-linear walk, starting in Hastings and finishing at the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, just outside Dover. The route followed coast and countryside, with walkers visiting all the Cinque Ports (Hastings, New Romney, Hythe, Dover and Sandwich) plus the Cinque Port Ancient Towns of Winchelsea and Rye, and the Cinque Port Limbs of Tenterden, Lydd, Folkestone and Deal.  At Sandwich the route turned back to Dover.

Event HQ was the Duke of York's Royal Military School, with arrangements made to bus walkers to the start at Sussex Coast College Hastings in East Sussex.


There's now a video of the event - with thanks to Peter Jull - and also aerial footage of the walk passing through Hastings Country Park.

Results of the Marshals' Walk are here.  Those for the Main Event are here.  There's also a sortable 'real time' Excel file here.

Photos of both the Main Event and the Marshals' Walk are here (now 3000+ and still room for more).

A piece by Sue Mott, editor of The Mixed Zone, is here.  Sue, a sports journalist and a member of White Cliffs Ramblers, helped at CP15 at Northbourne.

The Forum has been busy, both in the months leading up to the event and since.

Visit the website for the Hadrian Hundred to be hosted by Northumbria Group in 2019.


Historical footnote

The Cinque Ports is an association of maritime towns and villages in Kent and other parts of the South East. In the centuries before the Tudor Kings of England first developed a standing navy, the men and ships of the Cinque Ports provided a fleet to meet the military and transportation needs of their Royal masters.

The old Norman French word for five, cinque, is pronounced “sink” rather than “sank” in this corner of England!

The Cinque Ports entry in Wikipedia.