A cursory glance around Hugh Brasher’s office at the London Marathon HQ is enough to reassure you that his father’s legacy is in safe hands. A stack of medals from various races hang from a coat hanger in the corner of the room, telling you Hugh does more than talk the talk. Item...
When did you start running and why?Probably in primary school, because I was forced to on sports day! But I’ve got a natural interest in sport anyway because I did a sports science degree when I went to university. Sport has always been a passion of mine. I was big on football an...
Why did you embark on the challenge?I’d followed the trail for years and always wanted to go to New Zealand so when the trail was opening that was it, I had to do it, no question. I was so motivated, totally wanted it and was totally excited by it that my head was incredibly stro...
Tell us about your experience at the London 2012 Olympics It was amazing to be part of The Games. Unfortunately I got injured in late May so athletically I didn’t quite get what I wanted to get out of it but I did as much as I could with the way I was. It was just awesome, reall...
Q. Why did you get into running?A. My dad was a marathon runner. He didn’t try to push me into running but when he noticed I had started jogging to keep fit he suggested I try some races. My first proper race was the Scottish National U15 cross-country. I remember thinking during...
There wasn’t much focus on athletics at my school. It was all about netball and tennis, which I wasn’t much good at. But on the rare occasions we went running, I loved it.Running back then was something you watched, on TV, not something you did. It was the days of Cram, Ovet and ...
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