First leg of the journey…

William is now on his way to Athens (it takes quite a while travelling from Sanday!), which means I am once again keeping the blog warm while he is away.

We have a lot planned for the blog during the 1000 mile race and (technology allowing!) I’ll be posting race updates, profiles on leading runners, reports and photos from the crew in Athens, pre-recorded video and audio interviews with William (and quite a lot more if at all possible).

It is now possible to follow William and this blog via facebook and twitter, and of course we also very much welcome any comments via the blog.

If anyone wishes to send a message to William during the race, details of how to do this will appear  here shortly.

More very soon,


Shaun Brassfield-Thorpe – William Sichel’s training advisor –