Jul 152014
 

Bsg9mXOIYAAnolY.jpg largeUpdates from the race, taken from Adrian Stott (Tarit)’s tweets.

“Heavy rain this evening, a problem for some runners but not for William Sichel who ran 63.66 miles today. Total now 1740 miles.”

3100 Milel Trivia : At 52 days long, this is probably the only race in the world where a local barber calls by every Sunday…

 

Jul 152014
 

It’s been a little quiet on the blog over the last few days, partly because I hadn’t realised that Adrian (Tarit) has been busy tweeting updates on twitter. For those of you who’d like to check out his coverage from the race, here’s a link to his tweets (you don’t have to be registered on twitter to read them, only if you want to reply).

Jul 132014
 

The latest information I have put William on 1612.37 miles at the close of Day 28 (4 weeks into the race!).

With more than half of the distance now behind him, and ‘only’ around 1488 miles still to cover, William is continuing with a good daily routine which has been giving him more than 60 miles per day for the last 5 days.

More as I get it…

Jul 112014
 
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William passes the 1500 mile point

 

 

 

Adrian/Tarit tells me : William reached 1500 miles in 26 days 3 hours 7 mins 30 secs

This will be : A new M60 Scottish record, a new M60 British record, a new Scottish Overall Record, a new GB Overall Record, and possibly a new M60 World Record.

Jul 102014
 

20140703_084934Update from Adrian (Tarit) in New York :

William totalled 62.5 miles on day 25. His race total passed the 1400 mile mark. ending the day on 1422.49 miles.

The rrace leader after day 25 is still Sarvagata Ukrainski  (Ukraine) with 1751.5 miles.

1st lady Sarah Barnett (Austrailia) passed 1550 miles (half way) late into the evening .

William once again starting the day strongly, slowed a bit in the midday sun but then ran strongly again in the evening.

Wllliam had a visit today from Kumar , his old Nepalese friend – they met and raced each other in the ‘Highland Fling’ a few years ago, when Kumar lived in Scotland (He now lives in New York).

Day 25y was a little cooler bt very very muggy with high humidity.

Jul 082014
 
William Sichel runs further than any other Scot - EVER.

William Sichel runs further than any other Scot – EVER.

William has passed the 1300 mile point in his journey toward 3100 miles – but there’s more to this landmark than a simple reversal of some numbers. Adrian (Tarit) over in New York explained this  :

“William reached 1300 miles earlier this morning in  23 days and 1 hour of racing!!” – please note, we are not claiming this as a 1300 mile record (William is only intending to claim records for multiples of 500 km and 500 miles e.g. 2000 km, 2500 miles etc) but the 1300 mile point has another significance.

Adrian continued : “One other scotsman (Al Howie from Ayrshire) had raced a distance of 1300 miles before, but now William is “boldly going” where no Scottish runner has gone before!!!”.

Yes, that’s right. No other Scottish athlete, of any age, has run further than 1300 miles in any officially measured race. Ever.

From this point on, every step William takes propels him a bit further into uncharted territory, and by default any times William sets for distances on the way to the 3100 mile finishing point are going to be Scottish records (and potentially British &or M60 age group records).

There’s going to be a lot more to come over the next 1800 miles….

PS – appologies for the lateness of this post, the internet connection here is very unstable at present (one of the drawbacks to blogging from the Northern Isles).

Jul 082014
 

Photos from earlier today

Jul 072014
 

Some photos from the race – more to come…

Jul 072014
 

2000kmAdrian / Tarit in New York tells me :

“Midnight arrives to close day 22, just after 11pm William reached 2000km (1242 miles) and closed the day with 1247 miles.”

This time/distance shouldl be a new M60 Scottish, GB & World Record

Adrian tells me that William’s 2000km time was 22 days, 16 hours, 50 mins and 06 secs “… but as aways have to await ratification.”
Adrian continued that this was “William’s 3rd consecutive day over 60 miiles saw him finish with 62 miles” (William had been suffering from a calf strain which stopped him running – but allowed him to walk – for several days, but he seems to have worked through this to a large extent now).
Adrian added that it is “…  very hot in the middle of the day.  A plan has evolved  for the very hot days. William runs steadily for the first 5-6 hiours from 6am to 11am  then in the heat of the day, William slows noticeably, not surprisingly as the temperature under clear skies reached well  over 30 Degrees. Then William seems to get into an evening routine as it cools down, to keep him running, well and in control right up to midnight.”
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