Ep 102: Tata Mumbai Marathon with its Race Director, Hugh Jones
In this episode of Run with Fitpage, we have the race director of India’s largest race, the Tata Mumbai Marathon – Hugh Jones. Vikas and Hugh discuss all about Hugh’s running journey and TMM 2023, along with some important pieces of advice for the runners from Hugh.
Hugh Jones is a retired British long-distance runner. He was born in London and attended Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith, where he began competing in long-distance running both for the school and for Ranelagh Harriers, and the University of Liverpool. In 1982 Jones became the first Welshman to win the London Marathon, finishing in a time of 2:09:24. Two years later he finished 12th in the men’s marathon of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles with a time of 2:13:57. In 1983 he finished a close second to Joseph Nzau in the Chicago Marathon. In 1983 Hugh Jones won the Stockholm Marathon with a time of 2:11:37, for twenty years the course record. He won it again in 1992 (2:15:58) was second in 1993 (2:17:29) and seventh in 1994 (2:18:20). His personal best is 2:09:24, set in London 1982.
Jones became the Secretary of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in July 1996, succeeding Andy Galloway. Jones currently holds this position as well as the editorship of AIMS’ Distance Running magazine which he started in 2000. Jones was president of the Road Runners Club from 2007 to 2011.
Vikas hosts this weekly podcast and enjoys nerding over-exercise physiology, nutrition, and endurance sport in general. He aims to get people to get out and ‘move’. When he is not working, he is found running, almost always. He can be found on nearly all social media channels but Instagram is preferred:)