The Freedom Leisure British Ultrafest in Crawley will be the site for William Sichel’s next endurance challenge. Organised over the course of this weekend (1 & 2 April), the event will see Sichel run for 24 hours on the 400 metre all-weather track near Gatwick Airport.
William’s 24 hour race will start at 12 noon and has 33 entrants – the event is central to his preparations for the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race in New York on 18 June.
On the significance of the upcoming run at Crawley, Sichel commented: “The 24 hour event remains one of the hardest races to get right and run well and makes for a great test at this time in my preparations. I will get tested mentally and physically and it will be a good long run for me.”
Following the race, Sichel will jet off to Lanzarote for 10 days of warm weather training: “Being able to run well in heat is a huge part of my preparations for the 3100 mile race which runs right through the New York summer, with runners having to battle daily temperatures of 30-35°C plus high humidity.”