Ardbeg Islay Half Marathon returns to the Inner Hebrides on Saturday (6 August) and promises to offer runners ‘the most beautiful scenery that you will ever see’. First held in 1986, the race will see participants run from the island’s capital of Bowmore to Islay Airport and back in a circular route. You can view a map of the route here.
If participants' legs are up to the task, they can enjoy some Scottish country dancing at the post-race ceilidh at Bowmore Hall.
Last year’s race saw a number of international competitors, with runners from countries including Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and Australia. The fastest male was Stuart McGeachy from Campbeltown RC in 1:18:37, and the first female to cross the finish line was Fife AC’s Keren McPherson (1:33:42).
For more information, visit the event website.