Sichel’s 16 year international career continues with Commonwealth selection
Orkney-based ultra marathon runner, William Sichel (57), is celebrating his selection for the Scottish team to compete in the 2nd Commonwealth 24 Hour Championships to be held in Llandudno, Wales on September 23/24th 2011.
This will be William’s seventh Scottish ‘vest’ and marks a 16 year international career, his first call-up for Scotland having been in 1995, for the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100km event in Nottingham.
“I feel honoured to have been selected, once again, for the Scottish team. These are always great occasions and I’m really looking forward to it.”
The Llandudno event is a fully recognised, combined festival of ultra distance and mountain running and is open to entries from all 72 member countries of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Full details of the Commonwealth Mountain and Ultra Distance Championships can be found here.
William has shown good form this year, winning the Hungarian 6 Day Championships in May, with a new overall British record distance of 518.34 miles and then the Cologne 48 Hour World Cup race in July.
William is a member of the Orkney Athletic Club and was their ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ in 2010.
William is grateful to sponsors Loganair and Myprotein.