Sarah Webster broke the British 100 kilometre record at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100K race in Northern Ireland over the weekend. The performance was the fifth-fastest time in history. She clocked a finish time 23-minutes faster than the previous record with her 7:03:40 run. Carolyn Hunter-Rowe held the previous best time for a British athlete.
The race, was the British Athletics 100K Championships as well as the national championships of Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Ulster. It was a road race that included 21 laps and a 250-metre shot to the finish chute.
In 2022, Webster set a personal best in the half-marathon distance going 1:16:08 in Paris in March. In 2023, she ran a new marathon best of 2:40:03 in the February running of the Seville Marathon.
The world record is 6:33:11 by Tomoe Abe of Japan set 23-year ago in Yubetsu-Saroma-Tokoro, Japan.
Other ultra championships
The 2023 100K ACU Canadian National Championship, 50-mile, 50K ACU National Championship and 40K Ultra Walk will be taking place in Victoria, BC on Saturday, May 13 at Elk and Beaver Lakes. The course is almost completely flat and although considered a road race for the purpose of the championships, the surface is firm dirt and gravel. DETAILS HERE.
The MadCity Ultras on April 22 in the US serve as the national USATF 100K Championships in Madison, Wisconsin. DETAILS HERE.
Bangalore, India is hosting the Asia and Oceania IAU 100K Championships on July 30. DETAILS HERE.
Full IAU championship schedule available HERE.