Celtic Plate 2009

This weekend is the annual celtic Plate 100km championships in Ireland. Tony Mangan has sent a link to an interesting article in the Herald about entrants from Europe as well as news about the domestic teams.

Logavken leads entry for gruelling 100km Anglo Celtic Plate

By Lindie Naughton

Thursday March 26 2009

MARGRETHE LOGAVKEN, one of the world’s top female 100k runners, leads an impressive entry list for Saturday’s Celtic 100k/Anglo Celtic Plate — the first world-class ultra to take place in Ireland. 

Logavken, from Norway, has a best time for 100k of 7:43:27. Leading a strong German team of 11 is Jens Lukas, three-time winner of the ferociously tough Spartathlon Ultra in Greece and a former European 24-hour champion.

Helping make up two men’s teams from Germany will be Stefan Hinze, the 2008 German trail champion with a time of 7:18 for 100k, Mattias Dippacher, reigning 50km Schwaebisch Marathon and Nuremberg six-hour race champion, and Florian Reus, twice the German 24-hour champion.

Marika Heinlein, the reigning German 24-hour Champion, leads the German women’s team. Other individual entries have come from Andrew DuBois (Australia) and Zbigniew Gawor (Poland), which guarantees a fast race at the front.

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