FacebookTwitterYouTubeGoogle+
RUNNING NEWS AROUND THE CLOCK
Saturday, 25th June 2022
EventsResultsTrainingMarathonNutritionHealthProducts
Article Image

Sichel finishes year with World Record in Norway

by Press Release
Monday 30th November 2015
 
 

NEWS from Orkney’s William Sichel

Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (62) ended the year on a high by running 315.565km/196.083 miles to claim third overall in the men’s race, from 37 starters and first in the over 60 age category with a new World Age-Group Record in the Bislett International Endurance Indoor Festival 48 Hour race in Oslo, Norway.

As is often the case William worked his way gradually to the top positions from much lower down the field in the early hours.

“As always happens, people start too fast, eat too much and get sick.  I just stick to my plan and used my experience to run a more even pace throughout the race.  Sometimes it’s important to see the whole race as a whole and not be too myopic.”

William set a life time best time for 100 miles indoors of 19 hours 56 minutes, 28 seconds and covered 184.791km/114.82 miles for the first 24 hour period.  This was only 3 miles less than he ran when coming third overall in September’s Tooting 24 Hour track race in London.

“I then went on to do just over 81 miles in the second day, when the track was less crowded and added a substantial 25 miles to the current World Age-Group record for indoor 48 hours which was set last year in Alaska. To be honest over-crowding wasn’t too bad most of the time but I did find it far too noisy a lot of the time and had to run with ear plugs.  The high noise level also interfered with my system of having quick 20 minute naps as I couldn’t get to sleep.”

William would like to thank his crewman Alan Young from Dundee who travelled to Oslo to assist him as well as all sponsors who helped to make the trip possible.

William will now check all the records set at intermediate distances and times to see how many records were set all together.

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 £10,500 having been raised by William and those involved in the “Challenge William” project last year.  William's dedicated web page can be found here: www.justgiving.com/William-Sichel
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Related Articles

 
Article Image
Sichel to celebrate 100th ultra!William Sichel runs his 100th ultra in Switzerland this weekend
 
Article Image
Race report: Crawley A.I.M. Charity 6 & ...Pam Storey reports from Crawley
 
 
 
 
 
 
Article Image
Severe weather mars Sichel’s 6 Day rac...William Sichel experiences some extreme weather in his latest 6 day race
 
Article Image
Sichel exceeds 165 records to achieve ta...NEWS from Orkney’s William Sichel
 
 
 
 
Article Image
Sichel tackles Norwegian 48 Hour raceNEWS from Orkney’s William Sichel
 
Article Image
Surprise podium place for Sichel in Lond...NEWS from Orkney’s William Sichel
 
 
 
 
 
 

Post A Comment

 
 
 
 
TereréJordan Blood