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Anglo Celtic Plate 100k ultra race returns to Scotland

Written by Fiona

November 26 2021

International ultra running returns to Scotland in 2022 with the 100k Home International event, the Anglo Celtic Plate, which will take place in Perth on Sunday April 3.

The Anglo Celtic Plate is incorporated in the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 100k. The race will include both the British* and Scottish 100k road championships for 2022.

A shorter race, the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 50k incorporates the Scottish road champs for 2022.

Entries are open in both the 100k and 50k for anyone who is keen to take on an ultra distance challenge in 2022.

Enter: 100k and 50k.

Sophie Mullins won the women’s race in 2019.

Take on the 100k ultra challenge

The 100km is thought to be one of only two certified accurate 100k road events in 2022 in the UK. It is an opportunity for experienced ultra runners and marathoners to challenge themselves over the internationally recognised distance of 100k. It is also an ideal event if you are aiming for a longer 100 mile ultra later in the summer. 

Meanwhile, the 50k (31.1 miles) race is a good stepping stone for marathon runners who might be keen to try an ultra without having to adapt training too much.

The races, which start at 7am, take place on a traffic-free loop course at the North Inch Park in Perth, on the banks of the River Tay.

The loop has been accurately measured by an IAAF qualified course measurer at 2.381k and offers the perfect opportunity for fast times and PBs.

Recognising the historical quality of performances and the excellent organisation, the event has received Silver Label status from the International Association of Ultrarunners.

Race co-ordinator Adrian Stott said: “The Anglo Celtic Plate venue alternates between the home nations and Ireland on an annual basis. I’m delighted the event will be returning to Perth in the spring and I look forward to our own Sri Chinmoy club working with the Scottish Athletics events team and the wider Scottish ultra community to put on another great event.”

North Inch Park, Perth. Credit: Douglas Nelson

Course records:

  • 100km Men      Charlie Harpur Mid Essex Casuals 6:44:18 2019
  • 100km Women Emily Gelder    Dulwich Runners    8:00:37 2011
  • 50km Men        Ross Houston  Central AC              2:56:37 2016   
  • 50km Women   Hannah Oldroyd Ribble Valley.       3:28:07 2019

For info: the 100K race has a 12-hour cut-off and the 50K race has an 8-hour cut-off.

* British Championships applied for. 

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