Ross Houston of Central AC broke the Scottish 50K Record at this event three years ago
International ultra running is coming to Scotland in 2019 with the 100K Home International event, the Anglo Celtic Plate, to be staged in Perth in March.
And there’s also the chance for open entries at both 100K and 50K for those looking to test themselves at these distances.
The Perth event will happen on Sunday 24 March and the longer distance will feature both the British and Scottish 100K road championships for 2019. The 50k distance incorporates the Scottish road champs for 2019 at that distance.
As well as attracting some of the countries leading ultra runners, the event also attracts runners of all standards just keen to challenge themselves over one of the classic ultra distances.
The 100km is understood to be the only certified accurate 100K road event in 2019 in the UK. It is a perfect 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. The 50K (31.1 miles) is is one of only two accurate 50K road events in 2019 in the UK – so it is hoped the Perth event will prove popular.
The races, which start at 7am on Sunday 24 March, takes place on a traffic-free loop course at the north inch park on the banks of the River Tay, Perth. The loop is measured by the IAAF at 2.381K and offers the perfect opportunity for fast times and PBs.
For info: the 100K race has a 12-hour cut-off and the 50K race has an 8-hour cut-off.
Rob Turner wins the Anglo Celtic Plate 100K race last year
With thanks to Adrian Stott
Track & Field