In 1970 Ron Hill is the first ever Britain to win the Boston Marathon, in 2hrs 10mins 30secs Ron Hill also strikes gold at the Commonwealth Games recording a time of 2hrs 9mins 28secs On 9th September 1970 Ron Hill sets up Ron Hill Sports. Dr Ron Hill designs and produces the first edition of the Trackster©. Ron Hill Sports opens it’s first shop, in Hyde Cheshire, following on from the early success of the mail order business, which Ron Hill ran from his home since 1970. In 1981 the 1st London Marathon founded by Chris Brasher. The running boom is on the increase and London Marathon provides the catalyst to the brand. Chris Brasher is the distributor of New Balance shoes whilst Ron Hill is the distributor of Nike shoes in the UK. Ron Hill Sports grows in numbers with its employees coming from graduate and running backgrounds.