A team of whisky writers, whisky retailers and brand managers, sponsored by Ardbeg Distillery, participated in this years Islay Half Marathon to raise funds for a charity, following the tragic death of their friend and colleague who passed away from a brain haemorrhage at the age of 29 last year. Leading the Ardbeg team was Imbibe editor Chris Losh with a time of 1 hour 36 minutes, followed by freelance wine and spirits writer Richard Woodard in 1 hour 51 minutes. In third place was Hamish Smith of Drinks International at 2 hours, and Olly Wehring of Just Drinks who finished at 2 hours 2 minutes. They ended up raising more than Â£5,000!
â€œMy family has been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the drinks industry folk since my brother Alan passed away last year,â€ said Alanâ€™s sister Hannah Grace Lodge. â€œIt is evident how much Alan was loved by all in the industry; Ardbegâ€™s sponsorship of the half and for all of these wonderful people to run and raise money in Alanâ€™s memory is such a testament to him. He always joked about being a legendâ€¦ turns out, he kind of was one.â€
The results of this years half marathon will be published on the Half Marathon Blog. Noteworthy also is a very nice set of images taken by Phil Williams of this years event. For his half marathon gallery visit www.phillwilliams.co.
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