Saturday morning started off with the Ron Hill Manchester University Relays to which Ronhill was an official supporter of. Supporting the young runners means taking care of the running future. Dr. Ron, was awarded his degree and PhD, from the university and ran the relay on several occasions, including one year running all 6 legs. The brand hopes the relationship it still holds with Manchester University to grow even more in the coming years.
Sunday showed the brand being present in the Dublin Marathon race, to which Ronhill was the official clothing supplier for. A very special day for Ireland, who saw Kemal Husen breaking the course record with an amazing time of 1:06:51 and Armente Sorome Negash being the first female finisher with a speedy time of 2:26:22. Stephen Scullion was the National Marathon male Champion coming 3rd overall with a time of 2:11:51 and Ann Marie Mycglynn was the National women’s Champion with a time of 2:34:11. One of the biggest marathons in the world, it was a pleasure for the Ronhill team to be able to support it in the way they know best.
At the same time, the brand was an official supporter of the Eyri Marathon in Snowdonia, which saw thousands of runners taking part despite the rainy and cold conditions. A notable mention goes to Marshall Smith who become the youngest ever winner of the race at just 22 years old and managed to break the course record with a time of 2:31:21. Finally, Alaw Evans became only the second ever female to run the marathon under 3 hours and take the women’s title. When it comes to a challenging marathon, the Eyri one is certainly up on the list, due to its’ location, yet the achievements of these runners and anyone who completes it are inspiring and admirable to us all.
Whether it’s race day or a rest one, Ronhill continues to do what they are best at doing. Being there and showing up every day for runners. Staying true to their running history of over 53 years, Ronhill congratulates all the runners who took part in the races and looks forward to much more races and events to come.