#216. Sri Chinmoy 100k/50k – Anglo-Celtic Plate 2024

On Sunday, 24 March, the Sri Chinmoy 100k/50k Ultra Races were held in scenic North Inch Park, Perth, Scotland, on a loop course. The Edinburgh Centre, with help from UK disciples and the local Scottish ultra community (who love and support our races) helped organize the event. The 100k race incorporated the annual Anglo Celtic Plate home countries event, as well as the Scottish 100km road championship, and the British 100km championship for 2024. 

To find out more, visit the official website: www.srichinmoyraces.org

#91. Abhejali‘s North Channel Swim (August 15, 2017)

On Aug 15, 2017, Abhejali Bernardova, a member of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team from Zlin, Czech Republic, completed her 6th Oceans Seven challenge by conquering the North Channel from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland (35km – about the same distance as the English channel) in an excellent time of 10 hours 23:48, assisted by her experienced crew (Catalina, EC, Tsugaru): her sister Jana from London, Scottish team member Dhavala Stott and Jayalata from N.Y. According to the ILDSA (link is external) (Irish Long Distance Swimming Association) it was the fastest crossing of the six solo swims so far of 2017.

The North Channel (link is external) is widely regarded as one of the hardest sea swims in the world, due to low water temperatures (10-14°C, warmest in August), ubiquitous Lion mane jellyfish that surface with the sun, strong currents and very unpredictable and changeable weather. Abhejali is the first Czech swimmer – male or female – to swim the North Channel, the 17th woman overall and only the 49th person in the world to successfully complete the swim.