Drinks writers run Ardbeg Half Marathon for Alan

4th June, 2013 by SB Staff Writer

This August a group of energetic drinks writers and industry bods will be running the Islay Half Marathon in memory of the late Spirits Business deputy editor Alan Lodge.

Ardbeg Half Marathon

The Ardbeg Half Marathon will take place on 3 August 2013. Please donate generously!

The team of over 20 people from all across the drinks industry have been training hard for months in anticipation of the windy 13.1 mile-race over Islay’s undulating terrain.

The aim is to raise £3,000 for The National Brain Appeal, a charity close to the hearts of those who knew Alan before he tragically passed away in 2012 at the age of 29 from a brain haemorrhage.

With just 60 days remaining before the big race on 3 August, which is annually sponsored by Ardbeg, the runners are encouraging the industry to show their support by donating to the group’s Virgin Money Fundraising page.

“For those who know how tough and arduous it is training for something like a half marathon, we are hoping you will show some sympathy and support for us as we gear up for this challenge,” said Becky Paskin, deputy editor of The Spirits Business and one of the runners taking part. “Alan was a very dear friend of so many of us, and an ardent fan of Ardbeg. This race is the perfect way for us to remember him and give something back in his memory.”

The Ardbeg Half Marathon Runners also include Richard Woodard, freelance drinks writer; Olly Wehring, editor of Just Drinks; Richard Siddle, editor of Harper’s Wine & Spirit; Hamish Smith, deputy editor of Drinks International; Lucy Britner, bars editor of Drinks International; and Marcin Miller, managing director of Quercus Communications to name a few.

To donate or just show your support, please visit the virgin Money Fundraising page at: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TheArdbegHalfMarathon_AlanLodge

One Response to “Drinks writers run Ardbeg Half Marathon for Alan”

  1. George says:

    What a great idea, a very worthy cause and a great way to celibrate the memory of a friend. Wishing you a grat run on the day

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