29 Jan

60 Miles Enough?

Jez Bragg - a previous winner of the 100K championships

Ultra-distance runners are gearing up for the 60 mile plus challenge of the UK 100K road race championships at the North Inch Park, Perth on March 27. Perth, was the venue for the successful ultra festival last September and UK Athletics ultra-distance representative Norman Wilson said: "Perth has proved itself as a popular venue and a well-organised successful event, and I know they will put on a good show."

Some of the top ultra runners from across the UK and Ireland will converge on Perth as the event also incorporates the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries international as well as the Scottish 100K championships. Despite this array of talent, the event is also an open event and alongside the longer race an open 50K event will be staged which also incorporates the Scottish championships.

Race co-ordinator Adrian Stott told scottishrunningguide.com: "The numbers competing in ultra events is at an all time hig,h from elite runners down to mere mortals just wanting to challenge themselves and step up from the standard marathon distance. We have had many enquiries from across the UK and look forward to welcoming them all to Perth on March 27."

Entries are available on the Scottish Athletics website with more event details on the Sri Chinmoy AC club website.

For any further Information contact Adrian Stott 0131 312 8229 or e-mail tarit@runandbecome.com