March 27, 2016 Live from the road

Perth

Reported by Rasmivan Collinson 50.0 km

Today the Peace Run Team will participate in the Self Transcendence 100K/50K race in Perth, Scotland.

Some will run and some will help. For the helpers it is an early start.

The 100K started at 7am. The Self-Transcendence 50k Race started at 10am and the Peace Run Team members running included Rasmivan, Paramanyu and Vera from the International Team. At the start of the 50k we presented the Torch and told all the competitors about the Peace Run. Paramanyu ran his first lap with the Torch.

All set to go!

And they are off and so is the Torch.

Rasmivan trying to keep up with some rather fast runners.

Rasmivan in full flow.

Vera smiling despite carrying an injury.

Total concentration by the lap counters.

Gints looking the professional lap counter with responsibility counting the laps of the top runners.

Paramanyu enjoying the Scottish atmosphere.

Rain coming?

Spring coming?

The most important job of the day - preparing the food for the runners.

Happy cooks.

Rasmivan figuring out this could be the last lap.

Smiles and joy all round.

Paramanyu even happier he is finishing 21 loops and 50km.

This race is also the Anglo Celtic Plate - a competition between the top runners from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Here are the Scottish women runners.

Ross Houston sprinting to the finish line to achieve a new 50km Scottish record in 2:56:37. He beat Don Ritchie's 50K road recoed by a few seconds!

Welsh pride.

Scottish pride finishing strongly.

Rasmivan finishing.

Paramanyu finishing.

Paul Navesey from England won the 100K in 6:58:52. Melissa Venables, also representing England, won the Ladies 100K. Ross Houston from Scotland won the 50K and Hannah Oldroyd from Saltaire Striders won the Ladies 50K.

Melissa Venables, the first lady, finishing the 100km.

All eyes on the clock.

Trophy and Easter egg for every finisher of the race.

Rasmivan and Paramanyu proudly showing off their finisher's trophy.

All the 100km winners.
All the race results: http://uk.srichinmoyraces.org/ultras/previous-results/2016#node-9318

Race Report see: http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/houston-breaks-50k-record-after-31-years/

Torch carried by
Albena Margeritova (Bulgaria), Balavan Thomas (Great Britain), Devashishu Torpy (Great Britain), Gints Peleckis (Latvia), Gordana Petrovčić (Croatia), Paramanyu Lebedev (Russia), Rasmivan Collinson (Great Britain), Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Shyamala Stott (Great Britain), Vera Marques (Portugal).  
Photographers
Satyagraha Vladimir Salnicov
The torch has travelled 50.0 km in Perth.

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