Scotland ultra runners get ready for Anglo Celtic Plate 100K

Thursday 30th March 2023

Chris Richardson, Rob Turner and Jason Kelly in action at Perth last year and ready to race again for Scotland at the ACP (photo by Steve Adam)

Scotland team selected for international ultra event

Scotland ultra runners are headed for Northern Ireland this weekend to compete in the Anglo Celtic Plate over 100k.

It’s the 28th staging of the ACP 100km race in the annual event which features the four Home Countries in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

For the first time in its history, it will be staged in Northern Ireland, the only competing country yet to host the race, at Craigavon.

England are defending the men’s team title they won at this fixture in Perth last year.

Scotland men’s team will be led by the silver medallist from Perth, Jason Kelly. The Aberdeen-based runner has had a good winter training block and is joined by his Metro Aberdeen club member Chris Richardson.

Corstorphine AAC’s Dougie Selman, the 2022 Loch Ness marathon winner, and Inverclyde’s Peter Tucker gain their first Scotland vests.

The team is completed by the experienced Rob Turner (Musselburgh AC), a former winner of the event and running his fifth Anglo-Celtic Plate.

Corstorphine AAC website piece on Dougie Selman 100k debut

Amanda Woodrow (photo by Rob Sara)

Scotland women will be led by the experienced Alison McGill (Fife AC), who placed fifth at Perth last year.

With defending champion Jo Wilson (formerly Murphy) concentrating on longer distances in 2023, it allows an opportunity for new emerging talent to make their mark.

So 2022 Scottish 50km Champion, Amanda Woodrow (Edinburgh AC), steps up in distance and is joined by Great Glen Ultra winner Catherine Cowie (Portobello RC) and Emma Murray (Jog Scotland Kintore).

England’s women also won the team title in Perth last year. They will not be fielding a full team on this occasion, leaving the team competition wide open.

With thanks to Adrian Stott

Alison McGill (photo by Steve Adam)


Tags: Anglo-Celtic Plate, Northern Ireland

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