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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Hugh Brasher. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Hugh Brasher, often where they are interviewed.

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6 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Hugh Brasher. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Hugh Brasher, often where they are interviewed.

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#13 - Hugh Brasher, Event Director of London Marathon Events

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This Virgin Money London Marathon (VMLM) is the biggest one day charity event in the world, in 2019 it raised £66m. Since it’s inception in 1981 over £1billion has been raised for charitable causes.

Due to the global coronavirus pandemic it was postponed. After running 3:00:19 in the 2019 TCS NYC Marathon, the 40th VMLM was my next race attempt to break the sub 3 hour marathon. However what’s clear is racing for times and personal goals, isn’t a priority right now. As societies collective priorities have changed. Health and wellbeing are now first place.

A positive thing to reflect on, is the current fundraising initiative, the 2.6 challenge https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/ in which people can complete a task comprising the numbers two and six. The aim is to support charities whose incomes have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

In this episode I spoke to Hugh Brasher the Event Director of London Marathon Events. What is clear is he wants to do the best for society, for the integrity of sport, and honour the core principles of the VMLM, started by his father Chris and John Disley.

This conversation provides an insight into the challenges that his team and their global partners face, in organising international races in a changing landscape.

This podcast will give you further insight from a Race Directors perspective, if you were taking part in VMLM or a similar event.
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May 07 2020 · 48mins
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Hugh Brasher and Nick Rusling discuss The 2.6 Challenge

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Event Director at The London Marathon, Hugh Brasher, and CEO of Human Race, Nick Rusling speak to Ben and Rick about The 2.6 Challenge, a fund raising event taking place on Sunday 26th April when thousands of runners would have been taking to the street of London to run the marathon and raise millions of pounds for numerous charities. The real significance of the race not taking place isn't about medals, it's about the money normally raised not being there for charities who need it, and that's where the 2.6 Challenge comes in.


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Apr 21 2020 · 29mins

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Hugh Brasher

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Every April since 1981, the London Marathon has seen people pound the streets of the capital. However this year, on account of Coronavirus, the marathon has been postponed till the Autumn.
In this episode of RunPod, Jenni speaks with Race Director, Hugh Brasher about the task of changing dates, the challenges of an October London Marathon and what we can do on April 26th instead.
They talk about the new 2.6 Challenge which has been set up to help save the nation's charities. They also discuss the incredible sub-2 hour marathon achievement of Eliud Kipchoge and whether it might be possible to match that time in London.
A great, insightful listen that will absolutely encourage you to get your trainers on and do something active!
https://www.twopointsixchallenge.co.uk/
Apr 17 2020 · 30mins
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#14 Great British Bosses: Hugh Brasher, London Marathon Events Limited

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This is Great British Bosses from Anything but Footy - the series where we profile the men and women responsibly for running sport in this country - from grassroots participation to those medal moments at Olympic, Paralympic and elite level.

In this episode we practise Social Distancing in light of Government advice around the spread of COVID-19. Hugh Brasher - the Event Director at London Marathon Events Limited joins us via Skype from home to discuss, at length, why it was right to postpone this years event which was due to go ahead in April.

Since the first race in 1981, the London Marathon has captured the public imagination attracting tens of thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of spectators, millions of television viewers and raising over a billion pounds for charity at the same time.

The event has spawned a number of spin offs - including cycling and swimming events - but the Virgin Money London Marathon remains the flagship. This year it is now scheduled to take place at the start of October, when it is hoped thousands will be able to take to the streets of the capital city with COVID-19 under control across the globe. There would be no better event to announce that sport was back at the centre of society.

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Mar 26 2020 · 28mins

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Episode 46: The London Marathon with Hugh Brasher

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“you’re a good duo, but you’re not that good.“

To kick of 2020 we’re joined by Hugh Brasher, Event Director at London Marathon. He immediately takes the accolade of best-dressed guest before we discuss his early memories of the event and tales of how it all began in a pub before becoming the billion-pound fundraiser it is today. There are Valentine recommendations and tales of daring plus balancing marginal gains with big targets, and we’re not just talking about school sports day.

Hugh talks to us about the value of values and the art of conversation, then there’s his drive to leave a legacy and the importance of purpose in your role. Hugh dishes out the compliments to the boys, Kenneth walks away with his employment intact though we’re all out to become leaf-sweepers when the opportunity arises.

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Jan 07 2020 · 50mins
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The London Marathon with Hugh Brasher, David Weir & Kirsty Gallacher

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In this episode of RunPod, Jenni learns all about the London Marathon and chats to special guests about taking on a 26.2 mile challenge. Marathon big boss, Hugh Brasher, shares how it all started and what you can expect on race day. Jenni also chats with 8-time marathon winner David Weir, celeb runners Kirsty Gallagher, Nell Mcandrew and Matt Wilkinson whilst Celebrity chef, Marcus Bean, gives you the lowdown on what to eat before and after; We also learn what it’s like to run as a rhino and hear interesting facts on Britain’s biggest race. As a listener you‘ll get top tips for preparing for a marathon and experience the excitement of the buildup to race day itself.
Apr 25 2019 · 47mins