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NEWS from Orkney’s William Sichel

by Press Release
Wednesday 29th January 2014

Orkney’s William Sichel reveals race plans for 2014

Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel has revealed some of his plans for this year, his 20th year of involvement in ultra distance running.  For the first time he plans to be running races on all four continents.

“As 2014 is my 60th year and also my 20th year of competing in ultras, I wanted to make it a bit special and this is what it's shaping up to be. It should be an amazing year.”

William, who finished 2013 with an overall World Ranking of No 3 in the 6 Day event, will open his calender with a 48 Hour road race in Taiwan on February 14th. William last competed in Taiwan in 2001 and has always remembered the enthusiasm of all involved with the sport over there.

In March, William will make a major announcement about his participation in an incredible event taking place later in the year.

In April, William plans to head off to Santorini, Greece for some warm weather training immediately prior to the Balaton 6 Day road race in Hungary. William is a former winner of this event and they have an impressive entry this year.

September will see William head 'down under' for the first time for the inaugural Adelaide 6 Day road race during which William will celebrate his 61st birthday.  Australia has an impressive history in ultra distance running, especially during the 1980's and '90's. The new Adelaide event is an attempt to re-establish the longer events in the Australian calender.

William is working on Project165.com in which he will attempt to have set 165 ultra running records before his 65th birthday on October 1st 2018.  Amongst William's current records he holds nine world age-group records including the fastest time to run 1000 miles.

William is dedicating Project165.com to raise funds for CLAN Cancer Support and his dedicated web page can be found here: www.justgiving.com/William-Sichel

William is grateful to main sponsors Orkney Micro Renewables and the Orkney Islands Council

Facebook: www.facebook.com/WilliamSichelAthlete
Twitter: @williamsichel
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/William30179

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