Self Transcendence 100k/50k Ultra Races
100k race held in scenic North Inch Park, Perth on a loop course.
About the event
- Race results at https://my.raceresult.com/196102/results
- Entry list for 100k race
- Entry list for 50k race
- Open 100km/50k ultra distance road races.
- The 100k race incorporates the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries event, as well as the Scottish 100km road championship for 2022. It will also be the British 100km championship for 2022 and a key trail race for GB selection for the IAU world Championships in Berlin in August,.
- The 50km race incorporates the Scottish 50km championship for 2022.
- Despite attracting some of the countries leading ultra runners, the event also attracts runners of all standards just keen to challenge themselves over one of the classic ultra distances.
- The 100km is, to our knowledge, the only certified accurate 100km road event in Great Britain in 2022. It is a perfect opportunity for experienced ultra runners and marathoners to challenge themselves over the internationally recognised distance of 100km. It is also an ideal event if you are aiming for a longer 100mile ultra later in the summer.
- The 50km (31.1 miles) is to our knowledge, one of only three accurate 50km road events in Great Britain in 2022. It is an ideal test for anyone wanting to attempt their first ultra, and is also a perfect distance for an honest test if preparing for a longer ultra event in the summer.
Note: the below results only list the races that have been held in Scotland and organised by the Si Chinmoy AC. A full list of all time results for the Anglo-Celtic plate up to 2018 can be found here...
- 12 hour time limit
HISTORY OF THE ANGLO CELTIC PLATE 100K EVENT
A full list of all time results for the Anglo-Celtic plate up to 2018 can be found here...
The Anglo Celtic Plate 100km race (ACP) was the brain child of John Foden, the same man who had the idea for a little event in Greece called the Spartathlon!
He had established a 100km road event in 1993 utilising the traffic free paths of Holme Pierrepoint Park, where the National Watersport centre had been created just outside Nottingham. His aim was to create a platform whereby every year, the British Isles had an event where promising ultra-runners had the opportunity to represent their own country, while also bringing together some of current best ultra runners to race against other.
In this way standards would be raised, and it would act as a stepping stone for runners seeking to make the Great Britain or Irish republic teams for the annual major IAU world events. It would also give runners an opportunity for “mere mortals” to challenge themselves over the classic 100k distance, without having to travel to Europe where 100km races at the time, and still are, more plentiful.
The event has circulated, by and large, on a four year cycle around the British Isles. Although compared with some of the current growth in numbers in trail events, fields are small, it has over the years provided some outstanding performances from current leading runners.
In recent years there has been in most venues an accompanying 50km event for aspiring ultra runners to take their first steps beyond the marathon, or for experienced ultra-runners to have a well organised race as a stepping stone to an upcoming longer ultra event.
The ACP has certainly achieved its aim of acting as a platform for emerging talent and some of our current leading ultra-runners who have gone on to acquit themselves well in global international competition include England’s Jez Bragg, Steve Way and Lizzy Hawker, Ireland’s Eion Keith and Dan Doherty, Scotland’s Simon Pride, William Sichel, Rob Turner and Emily Gelder and John Pares from Wales have all gained their first taste of international ultra competition in the Anglo Celtic Plate.
Adrian Tarit Stott, Sri Chinmoy AC.
Race co-ordinator of the Anglo Celtic Plate, when held in Scotland.
- 100km Men Charlie Harpur Mid Essex Casuals 6:44:18 2019
- 100km Women Emily Gelder Dulwich Runners 8:00:37 2011
- 50km Men Ross Houston Central AC 2:56:37 2016
- 50km Women Hannah Oldroyd Ribble Valley. 3:28:07 2019
2022 Apr 3rdSri Chinmoy 100k/50k Race, Perth 2022
Perth played host to the Sri Chinmoy 100km /50k race on Sunday 3 April and featured both the British and Scottish 100km Championship together with the annual Anglo Celtic Plate International.
In near perfect conditions, England’s Matt Dickinson (Clapham Chasers) and Scotland’s Jo Murphy (unattached) claimed the British 100km championship titles with superb Course Record performances.
The 100k race featured one of the most competitive fields ever witnessed in Britain and as it transpired, no fewer than seven men broke the magical seven hour barrier and three women the magical eight hour barrier with a string of personal bests throughout the field.
Running his first 100km road race, Dickinson was content to sit in the pack. At 50k, reached in around 3 hours 18, two minutes covered the top 12 men.
As always as a 100km race approaches the 40 mile mark, things tend to get interesting. As some slowed or faltered, the Clapham Chaser maintained a steady pace to ease to the lead and achieve almost even 50k splits to win in 6:39:34.
Matt’s run thus broke Charlie Harpur’s 2019 course record by almost four minutes.
Behind him England’s Ollie Garrod( South London Harriers ) and the two Scots from Metro Aberdeen – Jason Kelly and Chris Richardson – looked strong along with Northern Irelands Gareth King .
Kelly was to come home the stronger in second in 6.42:23 with Garrod taking third in 6:46:50 and King fourth in 6:47:33 .
King’s time was a new All Ireland and also a Northern Ireland 100km record.
Check out Stuart Ross gallery for more race photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/190293921@N03/albums/72177720297857966/with/51982762369/
2019 Mar 24thSelf Transcendence 100k and 50k Race, Perth, Scotland, 2019
Full results at http://my3.raceresult.com/115873/info?lang=en
Firstly we would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came to run, help, sponsor and spectate. Everyone's involvement makes this event a huge success. There are lots of special mentions, but most important goes to Isobel Ritchie for making the journey from Lossiemount to present the prizes and to present the inaugural Don Ritchie Trophies to the 1st Scottish man and 1st Scottish woman which we hope will be an ongoing inspiration to all 100km and ultra distance runners. (see below)
Other special thanks to Active Root for supply the race with their special Active Root ginger energy drink. Also Energy to Run for supply freshly made Mace Bars to every entrant. Hope you all enjoyed both these Scottish energy products.
Next special mention goes to John Duncan, Highland Fling organiser, for supply his famous maquee and the coffee machine keeping us all happy. Also all the helpers who came to help with counting and refreshments - your hard work is very much appreciated. Now to the race report!
Charlie Harpur, Mid Essex Casuals, and Sophie Mullins, Fife AC. won the British 100km titles, on Sunday 24th March at the Sri Chinmoy Ultra Races in Perth.
On a chilly, but mainly sunny, early spring day, with a strong breeze at times the runners ran 42 laps of 2.38 km on the North Inch Park in Perth by the banks of the River Tay.
Harpur, running his first 100km event, recorded a superb time of 6 hours 44minutes 18 seconds to catapult him into the top 12 all time GB 100km road rankings.
Mullins, the bronze medallist from 2016, took a huge slice off her PB, narrowly missing the 8hour barrier to record 8.03.39 in the womens 100k race.
The Scots duo of defending GB champion Rob Turner, Edinburgh AC, and Kyle Greig, Metro Aberdeen set a steady pace from the start with Harpur, just off the pace but never more than a minute or two behind.
At 50km Greig, 3.19.50 held a slender 7 sec lead over Turner with Harpur in third merely seconds adrift.
At 75 km, it was Turner, 5.04.35, who held a small lead of just 7 seconds over Harpur with Greig still just under a minute behind.
With Greig, obviously having a bad spell slipping back, Harpur took the lead just beyond 80km at by 90km held a 2minute lead over Turner.
Harper, who had won the Gloucester 50k in January in just under 3 hours, continued to prove the stronger in the closing laps, winning comfortably in the end breaking Paul Navesey’s course record of 6.58.52 set in 2016. The more experienced Turner held things together well to finish second, in 6.51.49 a PB by almost 8 minutes also claiming the Scottish title. Greig, the current Scottish ultra trail champion, dug in to dip under the 7hour barrier in 6.54.42 to take third in the GB championship and 2nd scot ,All three athletes were inside Paul Navesey’s course record of 6.58.52 set in 2016.
With England’s Kevin Rojas, Brighton 7.02.58 and Ollie Garrod, South London Harriers, 7.09.37 claiming 4th and 5th and Scotland’s James Stewart, 6 th and 3rd Scot in 7.25.31,England claimed a narrow victory on cumulative times, in the Anglo Celtic Plate team contest. Northern Ireland & Ulster, making their first appearance in the competition for a few years took 3rd team ahead of Wales.
In the womens race, Scotland made a clean sweep of the podium for both the British and Scottish Championship medals. Mullins and Fife AC club mate Morgan Windrum together with Lynne Allen, Kirkintilloch Olympians, ran together in the early stages. By 50km reached in 3.57.39, Mullins held a small lead over Windram, 4.00.51 with Allen in third 4.02.25.
Mullins who looked comfortable throughout, ran a superbly even paced race to clinch the GB title, just missing the 8 hour mark to win in 8.03.39, a massive PB. Windram took second in 8.21.36 with Scotland’s other team member Jo Murphy. Carnegie Harriers proving strong in the closing laps to take 3rd in 8.28.31 with Allen 4th in 8.33.26.
The Scots ladies were clear winners of the team competition ahead of England and Northern Ireland & Ulster.
Turner and Mullins in claiming the Scottish titles also became the first winners of the Don Ritchie Trophies. The two cups awarded to celebrate the pioneering ultra distance exploits of the legendary Scot who passed away last year, were presented by Isobel Ritchie, Don’s wife.
In the accompanying 50km event Paulo Natali, Achilles, Ran an excellent 3.02.14 in the challenging breezy conditions, with Kerry-Liam Wilson, Cambuslang, taking 2nd place in 3.13.45. The popular Scot claimed the Scottish 50km title to add to his many other Scottish championship medals. Andrew White, Greenock Glenpark, took third and second place in the Scottish championship in 3.14 .51. David Tamburini,I nverclyde in 5th took 3rd place in the Scottish championships.
Anna Holdroyd, Ribble Valley won the ladies in 3.28.07, ahead of Belper’s Beth Pascall , 3.35.19. Angela Howe. Fife AC took third and the Scottish title in 4.01.31.
Full results at http://my3.raceresult.com/115873/info?lang=en
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