Some people like islands; some like running long distances; a few like both. William Sichel (62) lives on Sanday, Orkney, and can train on its sandy peninsulas for the competitive events that he likes - endurance races longer than the standard marathons. He is about to set off for his 100th event in the 'ultra' category. Read about it on the BBC website and what he has to say in his blog.
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