Orkney Micro Renewables: New Sponsor
Great news! Local Eday-based company Orkney Micro Renewables have come on board as a Major Sponsor.
Their Press Release:
Ultra distance runner moves in to Green Training
William Sichel is well known throughout Orkney (and internationally) as one of the worlds highest achieving long distance runners. A new era in his training is about to begin thanks to assistance from Eday-based Orkney Micro Renewables CIC.
William and his wife Elizabeth, will soon be the proud recipients of an Evance R9000 wind turbine at their home in Sanday supplied by Orkney Micro Renewables CIC.
William clocks up around 30 kilowatt hours of electricity use each week alone through training on his treadmill and he can now look to a future of training powered by renewable energy & savings from electricity bills that it brings.
The energetic 59 year old (who has lived in Orkney since 1982) started ultra distance running in 1994 and has achieved all his success whilst living and training in Orkney.
At William’s site it is predicted that his turbine will produce around 19,000 kiloWatts of electricity a year, reducing the couples’ electricity bills by at least 50%.
William has now won, outright, a total of 16 ultra distance events at home and abroad. He has represented Great Britain 11 times and Scotland 7 times, including the last Commonwealth 24 Hour Championships in 2011. Unusually William won his debuts in the 100km, 24 Hour, 72 hours, 6 day, 7 day and 8 day events.
Furthermore, he has now set 60 ultra distance records at World, British and Scottish level at distances from 12 hours to 1000 miles. He has also tackled some classic ultra distance events including the Spartathlon (twice) – 153 miles from Athens to Sparta, setting a Scottish event record and the World’s hottest race, the Badwater Ultra marathon, through Death Valley in California, setting a British event record.
Orkney Micro Renewables CIC are Orkney’s only truly Orkney-based Evance installer and now have over 80 turbines in Orkney, many in the north isles, generating benefit for their owners and providing much needed employment in the north isles both directly and through the many Orkney-based suppliers the company uses.
For more information about Orkney Micro Renewables or if you are interested in purchasing or hosting an Evance turbine please contact:-