Criteria for ‘Journey to 750’
- William has originated this project himself and has therefore produced his own criteria, largely continuing with those used in Project 60@60 and Project165 but with some significant changes for ‘Journey to 750’. He wanted the distances and durations chosen to be the most popular and the most challenging ones.
- He chose all the distances and durations recognised by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and in addition to this he chose some distances and durations where marks already existed so that there were records to go for. This extends right up to 3100 miles/5000kms.
- In a similar manner, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile race, held annually in New York since 1997, has meticulous records of daily performances across all age-groups up to 52 days. They have encouraged William to claim all the ‘day records’ that he has set.
- Andy Milroy (statistician for the Road Runners Club) has also indicated that, for very long events, it is reasonable to claim records for units of 500 km and 500 miles on certified courses.
- Records claimed will be at World, British and Scottish level, including 5 year age groups, in officially recognised races.
- All records claimed will be meticulously recorded and published on William’s web site williamsichel.co.uk
- All races will have been officially endorsed by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) or the National Athletic Federation of the host country.
- William’s record setting exploits will be independently adjudicated by Alan Young – IAAF Grade B Course Measurer and contributor to the Association of Road Racing Statisticians and Stan Jewell – statistician.
- William has published an anti-doping position statement which can be viewed here
William Sichel May 8th 2017