Another Ale Made To Honour Cumbria’s Marathon Man – And All Profits Go To Charity

By Rachael Grealish

Cumbria’s Iron Man has been honoured for his 110-day marathon charity challenge with another ale made and named for him.

Starting February 1, 2021 Gary McKee will be taking on yet another monumental challenge – this time he’s running 110 marathons in 110 days to raise money for Macmillan and Hospice at Home West Cumbria.

In celebration of this Ennerdale Brewery ltd is launching another IPA, to help with the 51-year-old’s fundraising, ‘Marathon Man 110’.

In 2017, when Gary ran 100 marathons in 100 days the Cumbrian brewery launched ‘Marathon Man’ a 5.5% IPA – a strong beer to reflect the strength of Gary undertaking such a gruelling task.

The family-run brewers announced the ‘Marathon Man 110’ IPA on social media saying they are ‘delighted’ to be reviving the beer. 

In the post they said: “During his first challenge, we decided to brew up something special to celebrate this huge achievement, and so we are delighted to be able to revive our Marathon Man recipe in Gary’s honour once again!

“Brewing began this week, and bottles of Marathon Man will be available by mid February! 

“MM is a robust IPA that pops with notes of spicy orange and grapefruit. A beer that is designed to go the distance, it is full bodied, balanced, and a hardy 5.5%.”

The company also stated all profits from sales of the ale would go to the charities Gary is running for. 

Commenting on the honour Gary said: “I think it’s fantastic that the brewery is once again supporting me which in turn will help provide vital support for local people. And that picture just shows that drinking marathon man IPA makes you look younger.”

Gary’s 110 marathons in 110 days starts February 1, 2021. To sponsor Cumbria’s Marathon Man click HERE.