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31st December 2009: The Celtic 100k road race will not be held in 2010. However, there will be an IAU-labelled ultramarathon trail race and a 50km road race in summer 2010. Details will be made available at the end of January.

 

29th March 2009: The full results of the Celtic 100k are now available in the Results section of the website.

 

14th March 2009: The Celtic 100k Poster (opposite) provides brief details of the event.

 

The Celtic 100k will start at 8am in Salthill, Galway. The first finishers of the required 50-lap route from Seapoint to Threadneedle Road should be finished at 3pm. Incredibly, they will be running at sub-3 hour marathon pace for two-and-a-half consecutive marathons.

 

This 100km race is the first world-ranking ultra event to be held in Ireland. It also incorporates the 'Anglo Celtic Plate', a Home Countries International competition between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. In addition, the 2009 Celtic 100k decides the individual titles of the UK 100km Championships and the 100km Championships of Ireland.

 

The 50-person race field will have 38 international competitors, including eleven entered by the German Ultramarathon Federation which is sending three teams to the open competition. Among the participants are former European title holders and several national champions and record holders.

 

The race will be professionally chip-timed. Two lanes of road adjacent to the promenade overlooking Galway Bay will be closed for the duration of the event.

 

The car park in Salthill, near Seapoint, will be utilised as the start / finish and refreshment area. The Salthill Hotel is the HQ for the race.

 

All are welcome to witness a unique international event beside the Salthill promenade. Admission is free!