Sadly passed away. A great runner. I still have a few pairs of Ron Hill Trackster running bottoms knocking around.
TBH, I hadn’t realised he was still alive. I know more about the brand than the man. I find their stuff fantastic VFM.
I will read more about the man himself tonight.
You know IMJ say legend … lots.
Well this fella is one.
Fully agreed. Great man and ambassador for UK athletics.
Read his story about racing the euro marathon Champs…a fab read…
I genuinely had no clue about the man, had always just thought of the name as a brand.
Interested now, as I wore his kit a lot in my late teens.
don’t forget Ron’s other big claim to fame - his running streak for running every single day, come hail or shine, well or unwell - and one that will be difficult for anyone to better.
52 years and 39 days - 19,032 days - and only had to stop due to ill health
I think the running streak included breaking some ribs. I seem to remember him saying it hurt quite a lot but he didn’t want to break the habit so he managed to jog a couple of km.
Broken sternum in a car accident in his 50s!
i think i went that long between training sessions - and only had to start due to ill health…
He was an incredible runner but his early work on running clothing has had a lasting impact…
still got your string vest??
lots of people thought he was strange running in a “string” vest but there was good method in his madness based on his textile science experience.
am wearing it now