ACP event to return to Perth with ultra races at 100K and 50K

Saturday 18th November 2023

Chris Richardson, Rob Turner and Jason Kelly in Perth in 2022 (photo by Steve Adam)

Our ACP report from Perth in April 2022

International ultra running will return to Scotland in 2024.

The annual 100K Home International event, the Anglo Celtic Plate, will be staged in Perth on Sunday 24 March with Scotland as the host nation.

There is also the chance for open entries at both 100K and 50K for those looking to test themselves at these distances. Both distances will also incorporate the British and Scottish 100km and 50km road championships for 2024.

As well as attracting some of the country’s leading ultra runners, the event also draws runners of all standards keen to challenge themselves over the classic 100K distance.

The 50K (31.1 miles) distance is an ideal stepping stone for marathon runners wishing to try an ultra without having to adapt training too much. Both distances are also an ideal event if you are aiming for a longer ultra later in the summer.

The races utilise a certified, traffic-free loop course at the North Inch Park in Perth, on the banks of the River Tay, and offer the perfect opportunity for fast times and PBs.

In recognition of the historical quality of performances, and the excellent organisation, the event has received Silver Label status from the International Association of Ultrarunners.

Matt Dickinson and Jo Wilson on their way to 100k Course Records in Perth (photos by Steve Adam)

‘The Anglo Celtic Plate venue alternates annually between the Home Nations and Ireland,’ said Race Co-ordinator Adrian Stott.

‘I am delighted the event is returning to Perth in the spring and look forward to our own Sri Chinmoy club working with the scottishathletics events team and the wider Scottish ultra community to put on another great event.

‘Participation in ultra events is very much on the rise. The ACP, held as it is on a loop course at the North Inch in Perth, is a superb venue to showcase ultra running.’

Full event details on the Sri Chinmoy Races  website

Entries for both distances are available via  ENTRY CENTRAL


  • 100km Men: Matt Dickenson (Clapham Chasers) 6:39:34 (2022)
  • 100km Women: Jo Wilson 7:41:12 (2022)
  • 50km Men: Ross Houston (Central AC) 2:56:37 (2016)
  • 50km Women  Hannah Oldroyd (Ribble Valley)  3:28:07 (2019)

For info: the 100K race has a 12-hour cut-off and the 50K race has an 8-hour cut-off.

Fife AC’s Alison McGill took second place in the Scottish 100k Champs at Perth in 2022 – and won the Masters gold (photo by Steve Adam) –


Scottish Selection Details

scottishathletics are asking for expressions of interest from athletes by Sunday 17 December.

Event: Anglo Celtic Plate 100K Road Race.

Location: Bells Sports Centre, North Inch, Perth

Date: Sunday 24 March 2024.

Selection Date: Friday 5 January 2024

Teams: Up to five men and five women (subject to minimum qualification)

Qualification: To be considered for selection, athletes must have achieved the following standards or be deemed capable of achieving those marks from indicative performances at other distances and on other surfaces.

Men: 7 hours 30 minutes.  Women: 8 hours 55 minutes. Athletes wishing to be considered for selection should please send expressions of interest, including athletics achievements in the past two years to,

With thanks to Adrian Stott


Tags: ACP, ACP Plate, Perth, Ultra running

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