Sophie Mullins spearheads the Scottish women's team at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km internationals, which will be held near Gloucester in May.

The Fife AC athlete, who claimed the British and Scottish 100km titles when the event was staged in Perth last March, is joined by Jo Murphy (Carnegie), who was third at last year’s event and two 100km debutants, Alison McGill (Fife AC) and Toni McIntosh (Ayr Seaforth).

Both have had good results over the last 12 months with McGill, who was Scottish Athletics Marathon Champion in 2018, winning the Devil o’ the Highlands Trail race, and McIntosh winning London’s Dawn to Dusk ultra race.

The men’s team features John Hammond (Carnethy), winner of both the Highland Fling and Devil of the Highlands races last year, and Donald McPartlin (Garscube), winner of last autumn’s Tweed Valley Ultra. They are joined by two experienced marathon men, Neil Renault (Edinburgh AC) and Nikki Johnstone, (Dusseldorf) who have been making the transition to longer ultra distance events recently. The men’s team is completed by Jim Mann, who is no stranger to mountain and ultra trail runners with a top 20 finish at the classic UTMB under his belt.