William started ultra running in 1994.
William has set multiple ultra distance records at World, British and Scottish level including age-group records, classic event records and Guinness World Treadmill Records. Full details here
Unusually he won his debuts in the 100km, 24 Hour, 72 hours, 6 day, 7 and 8 days events.
Furthermore, he has won international events in the UK (five times), Netherlands, USA (twice), Switzerland, Monaco (3 times), Greece, Hungary and Germany (twice).
In the 2010 Hungarian 6 Day Race, William became the oldest person ever to set an outright Great Britain athletic record when setting a new GB and Scottish 6 Day road record of 518.31 miles.
In the Athens 1000 Mile World Cup race held in March 2010 William was runner-up in an age-group world record of 13 days 20 hours, 8 minutes and 1 second. William became the oldest British person ever to have completed a 1000 miles in under 16 days. He also set intermediate age-group world records at 6 Days and 1000 kms.
The last time a British male runner, of any age, completed a 1000 mile race, in under 16 days was in 1991.
Some of William’s Personal Bests
Marathon: 2:38:17 (1995)
100km: 7:07:49 (1996)
12hr: Track 141.50km/87.92 miles (2001)
24hr(Road): 246.70km/153.30M (2000)
48hr (Indoor): 344.267km/213.92 miles (2007) Scottish Record
48hr (Track): 340.80km/211.76M (2008)
48hr (Road): 329.710kms/204.87 miles (2007)
Six Days(Road): 809.230km/502.8 miles (2007)
Six Days(Track): 857.07km/532.56 miles (2008)
1000kms (Road): 7days, 23hours, 45minutes, 43seconds (2010)
1000 Miles (Road): 13days, 20hours, 8minutes, 1second (2010)
Badwater: 31hrs 36mins 12secs British Record (2006)
Spartathlon: 29hrs 01mins 29secs Scottish record (2007)
Athens International Ultramarathon Festival – 1000 Miles World Cup. Runner-up with 13d, 20h, 8m, 1s. Three World Age-Group records at 6 Days, 1000kms and 1000 Miles.
Athens International Ultramarathon Festival 7 Day, Outright winner. World Age Best for 6 Days (Road) 751km/466.65 miles (2009)
“Across the Years” 72 Hour race, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Outright winner with 269.364 miles/433.50 kms. (2009)
Hamm Six Day Track Race, Germany. Outright winner, P.B., British Record (M50), Scottish Track record and All-Time Scottish record (Modern) – 857.07km/532.56 miles (2008).
“World 48hr Championships”, Surgere, France. 5th overall (M50 1st). Track P.B. (2008).
World No3 for the Six Day event with outright win and course record in Monaco Six Day race -809.230km/502.8 miles (2007)
Scottish event record in the world’s longest point-to-point race – the 153 mile “Spartathlon” in Greece (2007)
Scottish Record 48 Hour 344.267km/213.92 miles (2007)
World No1 for the Six Day event with 770.247km/478.60 miles, Monaco course record (2006)
British event record in the 29th running of the “World’s Hottest Race” the Badwater Ultramarathon 31hrs 36mins 12secs (2006)
Scottish event record in the world’s longest point-to-point race – the 153 mile “Spartathlon” in Greece 33hrs 14mins 20secs (2005)
“Across the Years” 24hr, Phoenix, Arizona, outright winner (2005)
World 24Hr Championships Age-Group Silver (2004)
Guinness World Records (treadmill) 100 miles & 24hrs (2002)
World 24hr ranking No12 (1998 & 2000)
Basel 24 Hr, Switzerland, outright winner (2000)
British 100km Champion (1999)
Masters World 100km Champion (1998).
European 100km Championships: Team bronze medal (1997)
Scottish 100km Champion (1994)
Represented Great Britain 11 times since 1996:100km team x 8 & 24hr team x 3
Represented Scotland 6 times since 1995. Last representation was in 2011.