Seeking asylum in the hills & transcendence on the trails

Anglo Celtic Plate 100K

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Part 1 – ACP 100K)

The title pretty much covers the 3 races since I last posted a blog after the D33 in March. 3 races – all very contrasting.

1. The Good – The Anglo Celtic Plate 100K – Perth 2013

I was asked towards the end of last year if I wanted to be considered for selection for Scotland to run the above race. I immediately said, ‘yes please’ and only afterwards thought about what the race entailed. An ultra road-race is something I’ve never done before and I knew it would be a different sort of challenge. On paper it’s just a straightforward 62.7 mile race on tarmac. Easy. Just run round a 2.4K loop of a park with support at the start / finish line. In reality, it’s a beast. (more…)

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