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Sichel returns to competition with London 24 Hour race

by Press Release
Monday 14th September 2015

News from Orkney’s William Sichel

Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (61) returns to competition this weekend in the Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour track race at Tooting Bec in London, following his high altitude race in India last month. 

William, a former winner of this event in 1996, will use the race to rehearse his strategies for his upcoming 48 hour indoor challenge in Norway in November.

“The Norwegian race is going to be a huge challenge for me with numerous records to go for so I'm going to use Tooting to practice my pacing and see how long I can hold a planned pace for.”

The Tooting Bec events always attracts a full and strong entry and this year is no exception with a maximum 45 runners, from 14 countries, lining up at mid-day on Saturday.

William, who has just become a grand father for the third time, will be crewed by his daughter Bella.

William hopes to high-light the benefits of exercise for the over 60s as well as raise money for the CLAN cancer support charity, with over £10,000 having been raised by William and those involved in the “Challenge William” project last year.  William's dedicated web page can be found here: http://www.justgiving.com/William-Sichel

William is working on Project165.com in which he is attempting to set 165 ultra running records before his 65th birthday on October 1st 2018.  His current total is 158 records.


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