“By Skip Pierce
It might appear as though 49-year-old Brian Hill has discovered the fountain of youth. Hill has been competing on a regular basis at the Lake Takanassee Summer Series for 37 years. Prior to the 2016 rendition it had been several years since Hill had won a race. However, Brian crossed the line first in the final Lake Tak run of the summer for his third win of the season.
So how does a nearly fifty-year-old runner seemingly peak at this age? For the answer I put that question to Hill. “I am training for my first ever marathon and basically have doubled my workout regimen in preparation,” explained Brian. Hill further disclosed that he plans to run in the
One Day Marathon at the Sussex County Fairgrounds on November 12. He further revealed that he was inspired to run the marathon by his older brother Kevin, who has competed for years as an ultra-marathoner.
Success in distance running seems to be a trademark of the Hill family. Just days after his Lake Tak win Brian and wife Christine raced for the Shore AC in the USATF XC state championship. Christine finished first in her age group. Their 12-year-old son Kyle won two of the Lake Tak 1500 meter juvenile races this summer and older brother Brian Jr. competes for the Christian Brothers Academy cross country team and track teams. There are five children in the Hill family and all are runners. Completing the Hill roster are Troy, a 14-year-old-incoming freshman at CBA, nine-year-old Rhiannon and six-year-old Liam.
Hill is owner and founder of ErgoDynamics Inc., based in Eatontown since 1997. The company markets ergonomic solutions to Fortune 1000 companies that help prevent related injuries and illnesses. Being his own boss affords Brian the flexibility to schedule his workouts and continue his preparation for the upcoming marathon. “I’m looking forward to the 26 mile challenge,” exclaimed Hill.