PREPARATIONS for the 4,000-strong annual Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth are nearly complete.
The event, which raises around £100,000 for charity each year, will start at Warwick Castle at 9am next Sunday (June 14) with the winner expected at Kenilworth Castle just over 30 minutes later.
Organisers Kenilworth Rotary Club said all records were broken when the 4,000 places were snapped up in little more than three hours.
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. We have 600 on the waiting list and I would urge anyone who cannot now run to let us know so that we can offer the place to the next on the list.”
Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins is sponsoring the run for the tenth year and will be fielding a team of about 30 runners, manning a water station and providing marshals.
Richard Thornton, joint senior partner, said: “There has been an explosion of interest in the Two Castles over recent years and this record time of three hours reflects that. 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.”