Craig’s 100km win puts him in frame for British squad
FORMER Metro Aberdeen runner Craig Stewart will c o mpet e a g a i n s t the world’s best ultradistance runners following his sensational win in the British 100Km championships at Perth.
Craig, who is currently based in London, moved up to third on the Scottish all-time best performer’s list by winning the national title in 7hr 01min 36sec.
He was making his international debut in the race and led Scotland to victory over England, Ireland and Wales in the Anglo Celtic Plate team competition.
Now Craig is certain to be named in the Great Britain team for the combined World and European Championships in Holland later this year.
He said: “It’s absolutely brilliant.
“I could never have imagined this would happen and I am very pleased with the outcome.
“It would be fantastic to go to Holland for the World Championships. “It’s quite amazing.” Craig will now enjoy a break from running to allow his legs to recover before knuckling down to some serious training.
He said: “I’m planning to do the Lakeland 100-mile race at the end of July.
“I love the area and I’m looking forward to it.
“After that I’ll be preparing for Holland, although I’ll need to check the date for the World Championships as I never thought I might be involved.”