Ten Record haul for Sichel in French 48 Hour Race

Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (57), ended 2010 with 2nd place overall in the ”Ultra Indoor Normand” 48 Hour race, in Evreux, near Paris last week.

Running 202.92 miles, in the non-stop 48 hour event, William will be claiming ten indoor age-group records including a World record at 12 hours and various British and Scottish age-group records at 100 miles, 24 hours, 200 miles and 48 hours.

Part of an invited field of 20 runners, William was delighted with his performance in this unusual indoor event, run on a small 160 metre lap course.

“I thought this unusual type of event might suit me as I’m a rhythm runner, with a very steady economical stride. I pressed hard to win the event outright but couldn’t quite do it on the day.  I’m delighted to have set more records over a variety of distances and times.  It sets benchmarks of performance for future generations as well as for me.”

The race was won by Frenchman Christophe Laborie who covered 218.93 miles.

William will now take a three week end of season break before commencing training for 2011.

TCL Sports are proud to support William with 2XU clothing and Compression.

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