Rob Turner and Kyle Greig – ACP medallists two years ago and now racing again for Scotland in Ireland (photo by Debbie Martin Consani)
Scotland’s top ultra runners head for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k event this event.
It’s happening in Ireland within the 100k road race in Mondello Park Motor Circuit Naas, County Kildare.
And we’re delighted that eight athletes will represent Scotland with our teams having performed well at the last edition of the ACP when it took place in Perth two years ago.
This time, the athletes who will wear the Scotland vest are as follows:
Rob Turner (Musselburgh AC); Kyle Greig, Chris Richardson, Jason Kelly (all Metro Aberdeen)
Jo Murphy (Carnegie Harriers); Alison McGill, Morgan Windram-Geddes (both Fife AC); Nikki Gibson (Edinburgh AC)
Good luck to the athletes selected and coaches, families and clubs.
The Luss Lollipop hosts the West District Hill Running Championships this Saturday.
The race starts near Luss and climbs to the summit of Beinn Dubh before dropping down to a stream and climbing to the summit again. In the mist, navigation will be essential on this taxing course, climbing 1100m over 11km.
Entries include Andy Douglas (Inverclyde AC), Finlay Wild (Lochaber AC), Rory Abernethy (Ochil HR) and Caroline Marwick (Inverness Harriers).
‘The route was last used in 2016 when Westerlands hosted the British Fell and Hill Running Relays,’ said Angela Mudge, Hill Running Lead for scottishathletics.
‘Back in 2016, the conditions on the day were very misty so let’s hope the weather is clearer this coming Saturday.’
Due to Covid-19 issues, this year’s British Championship will be staffed as a one-off race at Dufton in Cumbria.
The race has 900m climb and is over 11k – taking place on Saturday 4 September.
Entries are open online