Rally duo take on marathon for char­ity

The Oban Times - - Sport -

TOBER­MORY’S Alas­dair Cur­rie and co- driver Steven Brown will run and cy­cle the stages of the 2016 Mull Rally. Both team mem­bers will cy­cle or run each road used for ‘the best rally in the world’ to fundraise for lo­cal char­i­ties. This to­tals some 53 miles each over the world renowned rally stages around the island, split into sec­tions.

Cur­rie and Brown cur­rently com­pete in the Bri­tish Rally Cham­pi­onship Na­tional Cup in a Peu­geot 106 and hope to be­come class cham­pi­ons be­fore re­turn­ing home for the Mull Rally in Oc­to­ber.

They have bagged two con­sec­u­tive class wins this year and hope for greater suc­cess on the fi­nal two rounds in Ire­land and the Isle of Man. As a team, they are de­ter­mined, mo­ti­vated and ded­i­cated to make the best out of ev­ery plan.

Cur­rie, 18, has a work­ing ca­reer at sea and finds the RNLI to be a wor­thy cause close to his heart, and it’s one he would love to help in any way pos­si­ble. He said: ‘The RNLI is a life­line for any­one at sea and I be­lieve we should do what we can to help. I spend most of my life at sea and thought this was an ideal op­por­tu­nity to give some­thing back. For some­one who doesn’t usu­ally run or cy­cle, it sounds hard enough.’

Brown, 32, works as a GP in Kin­lochleven through the week and on Mull some week­ends. He said: ‘I am aim­ing to raise funds and aware­ness for the Marie Curie team on Mull. They pro­vide a key ser­vice sup­port­ing pa­tients and fam­i­lies liv­ing with ter­mi­nal ill­ness on the island. It is in­valu­able to know they are there when I am treat­ing the same pa­tients through my work.’

The team wel­come any sup­port for ei­ther of their cho­sen char­i­ties through their Just Giv­ing pages or by con­tact­ing them di­rectly.

Alas­dair Cur­rie, right, pic­tured with Tober­mory lifeboat coxwain David McHaffie, will run and cy­cle the stages of the Mull Rally to raise funds for the RNLI.

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