Friday, November 26, 2010
Perth to stage 2011 Anglo Celtic Plate.
The Anglo Celtic Plate (home countries) 100km will take place in Perth, Scotland on 27th March 2011. The competition will also incorporate ;the Irish 100km Championships.
FROM SCOTTISH PRESS RELEASE.....
Perth, the venue for the successful ultra festival in September, has been chosen to stage the 2011 UKA 100 KILOMETRE road race championships.
Sunday 27th March is when some of the top ultra runners from the UK and Ireland will converge on Perth as the event also incorporates the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries international and the Scottish 100km championships.
Despite this array of talent, the event is also an open event and alongside the longer race a 50km event will be staged which also incorporates the Scottish championships.
U K athletics ultra-distance representative Norman Wilson commented, Perth has proved itself as a popular venue and a well-organised successful event, and I know they will put on a good show. It is fitting that in the month that Scotlands Ellie Greenwood won the world 100km title that Perth is announced as the venue for the National championship.
Adrian Stott of the small but enthusiastic Sri Chinmoy Athletic club who has been competing in and organising ultra events for over 25 years, and is helping to co-ordinate the race with the Scottish Athletics event team said The numbers competing in ultra events in Scotland and throughout the UK continue to grow. As well as some very talented athletes who are competing at national and international level, there are a growing band of runners who realise that running beyond the standard Marathon is totally achievable and enjoyable. We look forward to many of them challenging themselves over either the classic internationally recognised distance of 100km or the shorter but still challenging 50km.
Entries will be available and going live soon.
For any further information check Ultra Running Ireland.