Rob Turner and Kyle Greig – medallists two years ago and now picked for Scotland again (photo by Debbie Martin Consani)
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.
Rob Turner (Unattached); Kyle Greig, Chris Richardson, Jason Kelly (all Metro Aberdeen); Nikki Johnston (Dusseldorf)
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