6th September 2018
SIX SET FOR IAU 100KM WORLD CHAMPS THIS SATURDAY
A team of six spearhead the British challenge at the IAU 100km World Championships in Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia this weekend.
The top two from this year’s British championships, Robert Turner (Edinburgh) and Anthony Clark (Bournemouth) lead the line-up in the men’s race. The previous British champion Lee Grantham (East Cheshire) – recording a time of 6:42.25 on his way to that win – completes the line-up in the men’s squad.
Carla Molinaro (Clapham Chasers) secured her place on the plane to Croatia with her performance in South Africa, having crossed the finish line as the ninth fastest woman at the Comrades Marathon in June, setting a personal best in her third appearance at the race.
Joining her on the women’s start line will be 2013 European bronze medallist and 2017 British 100km champion Sue Harrison (Leamington, Les Barnett) and Samantha Amend (Belgrave, Norman Wilson) who recorded the fastest ever Anglo Celtic Plate time of 7:53:57 by winning this year’s British Championships.
Steve Way (Bournemouth) has withdrawn from the team.
The 100-kilometer course begins with one 2.5km out-and-back stretch, and then moves into 13 repetitions of a 7.5km out-and-back route to complete to 100km course.
Coverage can be found on the ‘irunfar’ website.
The British team for the IAU 100km World Championships in Sveti Martin na Muri on Saturday 8 September:
Anthony Clark (Bournemouth)
Lee Grantham (East Cheshire)
Robert Turner (Edinburgh)
Samantha Amend (Norman Wilson, Belgrave)
Sue Harrison (Les Barnett, Leamington)
Carla Molinaro (Clapham Chasers)