Top international ultra contest returns to Scotland
Sunday 3 April is the date for the Anglo Celtic Plate and organisers want YOU to be part of the big day...
International ultra running returns to Scotland in April with Perth once again the venue for the Anglo Celtic Plate on Sunday 3 April. The 100K event involves international teams including Scotland who enjoyed success in the 2021 contest in August at the Mondello motor race track, in County Kildare, Ireland.
The event will feature both the British and Scottish 100K road championships for 2022 and a 50K race also incorporates the Scottish road championships. Organisers are keen to emphasise that the big day is not restricted to international runners and title contenders and both the 100K and 50K are open to runners keen to challenge themselves over one of the classic ultra distances.
Organisers believe the 100K is one of only two certified accurate 100K road events in 2022 in the UK. It is a perfect opportunity for experienced ultra runners and marathoners to challenge themselves over the internationally recognised distance of 100K.
The 50K (31.1 miles) distance is an ideal stepping stone for marathon runners wishing to try an ultra and it is expected that the shorter Perth event will also prove popular.
The races, which start at 7am on Sunday 3 April, 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 coordinator Adrian Stott told runABC: “The Anglo Celtic Plate (ACP) venue alternates between the Home Nations and Ireland on an annual basis. I am delighted the event will be returning to Perth in the Spring and 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. Participation in ultra events is still very much on the rise and the ACP's loop course at the North Inch in Perth is a superb venue to showcase ultra running.
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