Husband and wife compete at Anglo Celtic Plate

Date:8th February 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/23h) First British Heart Foundation Half Marathon at Harewood House, Leeds, Pictured Husband and wife Chris, 35, and Christina, 35 Singleton, of Colne near Skipton, the first male and female to complete this event.
Contact number.......07840 147 743.
Date:8th February 2015. Picture James Hardisty, (JH1007/23h) First British Heart Foundation Half Marathon at Harewood House, Leeds, Pictured Husband and wife Chris, 35, and Christina, 35 Singleton, of Colne near Skipton, the first male and female to complete this event. Contact number.......07840 147 743.
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Barlick Fellrunners’ Chris Singleton finished sixth for England in the 22nd Anglo Celtic Plate on Sunday in Perth, Scotland.

Singleton completed the 100km race in 07:28:47 to finish fourth senior.

Wife Christina, of Trawden Athletic Club, also competed in the 50km event, finishing 13th overall, and second senior female in 03:43:44.

Last year, Chris stepped up to the Ultra distances with distinction, winning two races – the first being his first-ever ultra outing at the Howarth Hobble.

As well as competing on the road, where he set the club record for the marathon, and cross country, picking up his first Lancashire vest, he has now added an England vest to his collection.

It is a great achievement and well-deserved for his hard work and dedication to his sport.

It’s even more impressive when you realise he has three young children, as well as having a very good athlete for a wife in Christina!

The Anglo Celtic Plate involves England taking on teams from Scotland and Wales – some of the best ultra athletes in the United Kingdom – over the classic distance of 100 kilometres, which equates to 62.2 miles.

Chris was joined in the England team by Anthony Clark of Bournemouth AC, Paul Navesey of Crawley AC, Nathan Montague of Swindon AC.

Spencer Duval (National Coach Mentor Lead for Endurance) said: “This event is at the extreme end of most endurances coaches knowledge and comfort zone but it offers the opportunity to learn and expand their coaching knowledge.

“This is something we encourage coaches to attend and to be involved in on the NCDP.”

England sent coaches from the National Coach Development Programme to help the team and learn about the particular challenges that the 100km event raises.