10th Dec, 2016

Two castles run full as 10k runners prepare for 2016 event

Coventry Editorial 17th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

PREPARATIONS for the 4,000-strong annual Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth are well under way.

The event, which raises around £100,000 for charity each year, will start at Warwick Castle at 9am on Sunday June 12 with the winner expected at Kenilworth Castle just over 30 minutes later.

Organisers Kenilworth Rotary Club and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club, said all 4,000 places had been snapped up within hours of the online registration going live despite a disruptive cyber-attack on the registration process.

Rotary press officer Bob Kelly said: “The Two Castles is one of the best-loved athletic events in the Midlands and is both for serious runners and for those who run for sheer enjoyment, or for charity. Each year it grows in popularity and attracts entries from all the country.”

Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins is sponsoring the run for the 11th year and will be fielding a team of about 30 runners, manning a water station and providing marshals.

Richard Thornton, joint senior partner, said: “Kenilworth Rotary Club has done an amazing job yet again. It’s a wonderful event and the whole firm always looks forward to taking part. We are extremely proud to have been supporting it for so many years.”