Author Topic: RIP Ron Hill.  (Read 584 times)

RIP Ron Hill.
« on: 23 May, 2021, 02:30:37 pm »
I'm sure many of us will have a few pairs of Tracksters in our kit stash.   Don't think I'd fit into mine these days. 


https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/former-marathon-runner-ron-hill-131440341.html
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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #1 on: 23 May, 2021, 03:15:14 pm »
I have a pair of Ronhill ¾-length shorts mouldering away somewhere. Didn't really get on with them - the pad creased up and the cloth made me itch.
But they never got to Carcassonne.

Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #2 on: 23 May, 2021, 03:36:27 pm »
Bikesters, tracksters, running tees, long sleeved running shirts, running shorts, running shell jacket and running gloves.

RIP Ron.  A great athlete and astute businessman.

Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #3 on: 23 May, 2021, 03:52:35 pm »
Four pairs of bikesters, one pair of tracksters, two long sleeve tops.

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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #4 on: 23 May, 2021, 03:55:46 pm »
I have a pair of the water-repellent Bikesters - still going strong, probably 15 years old . . .  although I confess I don't wear them very often

Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #5 on: 23 May, 2021, 04:07:13 pm »
A rather impressive 52 year running streak.

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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #6 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:04:55 pm »
I was wearing my Ron Hill cycling rain jacket today on my 200 DIY. Over the top of my close fitting wind stopper top,

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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #7 on: 23 May, 2021, 09:09:28 pm »
I have one pair of Bikesters from maybe 2005 and one pair of Tracksters less than a year old.
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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #8 on: 23 May, 2021, 10:25:17 pm »
D wore Bikesters or Tracksters yesterday.
Don't know if these were originally mine or his, or when they were purchased.

Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #9 on: 24 May, 2021, 07:29:17 am »
Two pairs of tracksters. (So I have something to wear, while one pair is in the wash. After all, it isn't like I'll wear a pair out, is it?)

Ron Hill, legend runner, excellent textile designer. Function over fashion.
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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #10 on: 24 May, 2021, 07:43:49 am »
Had a pair of Tracksters - the only garment that I've ever had that was cooler on than off. Getting a bit nippy for shrts - don Tracksters and freeze!
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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #11 on: 24 May, 2021, 07:55:09 am »
In the eighties and nineties Rons were the archetypal non-trackie trackie bottoms. When I peel myself out of my run kit I shall loaf about the house in Rons.

Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #12 on: 24 May, 2021, 08:03:06 am »
My first pair of running shorts were Ron Hills.
That would've been in around 1970.

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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #13 on: 24 May, 2021, 08:36:14 am »
Rons are my slouchwear of choice.
Mustn't grumble in the circumstances .

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Re: RIP Ron Hill.
« Reply #14 on: 24 May, 2021, 03:47:56 pm »
Had a pair of Tracksters - the only garment that I've ever had that was cooler on than off. Getting a bit nippy for shrts - don Tracksters and freeze!

I wore Tracksters on Bernie's Long Flat One (600km). I certainly didn't overheat. This was overnight in early July. That was OK.