3 Sep

Ron Hill Heading To Scotland

Ron Hill

There will be running royalty at Strathclyde parkrun on 15 September with Ron Hill MBE participating in the free 5k timed event in Strathclyde Park near Glasgow. Ron has taken part in several parkruns In England and is visiting Scotland for a running seminar organised by Ronhill Cambuslang Harriers on Friday 14 September at the Rugby and Sports Club in Langlea Road, Cambuslang.

The seminar includes two other guest speakers - multiple Scottish Champion and UK internationalist Bobby Quinn of Kilbarchan AC, and his clubmate, Scottish 800m Champion and UK internationalist Claire Gibson.

Ron's list of achievements include winning the European and Commonwealth Games marathons in 1969 and 1970 and breaking world records at 10 miles, 15 miles and 25 km. He was also the first Briton to win the Boston marathon and is said to have never missed a day's training since 1964.

Off the track, Ron revolutionised running with the launch of his company Ronhill Sports in 1970, which pioneered various products including wrap-over shorts, mesh vests, waterproof running jackets and reflective strips. He now owns Hilly Clothing which specialises in running socks.

If you want to be able to tell your friends you've run alongside the inimitable Mr Hill, you can register for parkrun on their website. Tickets for the seminar, which include tea and biscuits, cost £5 for seniors and £3 for under 20s and can be purchased from David Cooney. For more details visit the Cambuslang Harriers website.