Warwick to stage first ever half marathon
WARWICK is to have its first ever half marathon, drawing thousands of runners to the town from all over the country.
The castle will be the starting point for the race which has just been announced by organisers, the British Heart Foundation, and has been set for March 17 next year.
Hannah Carling, regional event organiser for the BHF, has already established a 13-mile route that will take runners out through the castle gates and into the historic streets of the town before they head off around Leek Wootton, Beausale and Hampton-on-the-Hill.
The charity is hoping more than 3,000 will sign up and get sponsorship in excess of the £23 entry fee. They could even accommodate up to 5,000. Hatton runner Sue Harrison, who broke the British and World Masters records on her way to becoming the world 50k champion in 2010, said: “This is a brilliant idea - it’s great news that Warwick, as the county town, is going to have its own event.”
The 41-year-old Leamington C&AC athlete added: “I will certainly sign up if it fits in with my schedule. To run in my home town would be great.”
To register for the event, visit www.bhf.org.uk/warwickcastle
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