Wales’ Emily Gelder sealed a stunning quartet of victories at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km in Scotland.
For the fourth consecutive year Gelder was untouchable in the women’s race, finishing in 8.16.55 and almost 18 minutes ahead of Truro’s Isobel Wykes (8.34.22) in second place.
Emily Gelder and Jason Scanlon in action photo: Alan Young
The Dulwich Runner finished 14th overall in a field of 31 runners at the Self-Transcendence 100k/50k races in Perth, which incorporated the 2013 Anglo Celtic Plate as well as the Scottish Championships.
Wales’ Iain Ridgeway recorded a new personal best of 7.19.09 to finish fourth as he returned to the race for the first time since 2010.
Jason Scanlon (Pontypridd Roadents) was second home for Wales in 8.16.55 to place 13th, with Jeremy Mower (Gloucester) finishing 17th in 8.46.20.
The top of the men’s race featured runners from each of the home nations with Ireland’s Daniel Doherty (7.05.23) taking the win from England’s Craig Holgate (7.12.55) and Scotland’s Donnie Campbell (7.16.18).
Ireland's Daniel Doherty wins the men's race. photo: John Kynaston