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Scotland teams selected for Anglo Celtic Plate 100k in Ireland

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Rob Turner and Kyle Greig – medallists two years ago and now picked for Scotland again (photo by Debbie Martin Consani)

Anglo-Celtic Plate – our 2019 report from Perth event

Scotland will send teams of ultra runners to the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km event taking place later this year.

The 2021 event has been scheduled for Saturday 21 August in Ireland.

Scotland performed with distinction at the last edition of the ACP when it was held in Perth two years ago.

And we are delighted to confirm that nine athletes have been selected to represent Scotland at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100K Road Race in Mondello Park Motor Circuit Naas, County Kildare.

Scotland Men:

Rob Turner (Unattached); Kyle Greig, Chris Richardson, Jason Kelly (all Metro Aberdeen); Nikki Johnston (Dusseldorf)

Scotland Women:

Jo Murphy (Carnegie Harriers); Alison McGill, Morgan Windram-Geddes (both Fife AC); Nikki Gibson (Edinburgh AC)

Many congratulations to all the athletes selected and their families, coaches and clubs.

Nikki Gibson – Edinburgh AC athlete is set for her Scotland debut in ultra (photo via WhatKarlaDid website)

Here are a few notes on the selections:

Rob Turner – track record of first, second and third in his three ACP outings to date

Kyle Greig – third at Perth in 2019 in debut 100k

Chris Richardson – lowered his marathon PB to 2.24 at recent Chester Invitational Marathon

Jason Kelly – set a Fastest Known Team on the 70km Deeside Way Trail March 2021

Nikki Johnstone – multiple marathon runner

Morgan Windram-Geddes – silver medal at the last ACP in Perth in 2019

Jo Murphy – bronze medal at the last ACP in Perth in 2019

Alison McGill – winner of the 42-mile Devil of the Highlands in 2019

Nikki Gibson – makes her ultra debut

 

Tags: Anglo-Celtic Plate, Anglo-Celtic Plate 100k, Ireland, Ultra running

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