BHF Warwick Castle Half Marathon

Whats the course - ?

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25/09/2012 at 16:36

Thanks all. I like free will enter this one now


28/09/2012 at 18:25
I'm going to enter this if my dad will offer lodgings in Warwick the night before..
21/10/2012 at 18:31
From the map I have it's over 180m of elevation gain. Most of that seems to be from about 4km thru 17km. I live nearby so might try and run that stretch and validate just how hilly it is.

I would advise against parking at the castle. It's always hideously expensive. There are 3 multi-story car parks within a 5 min walk of the castle plus several single level car parks. Street parking is available within a 5-10 min walk too. Some metered, some free. The St Nicholas park overflow field off myton road would be a good choice. Unlikely to fill up and you can see the castle from there. It's a coin machine for payment.

A very large number of nice pubs in town for afterwards
21/10/2012 at 19:31
Steve B 74 wrote (see)
A very large number of nice pubs in town for afterwards

Now your talking my language 

If you've got a map I'd love a copy, got this real thing about looking at routes on Mapmyrun before doing them and that should show the hills as well.


Great South Run next weekend then a couple of weeks off and then need to think about starting some training for this 


21/10/2012 at 19:41
I have a (4mb) PDF that I got from the organiser. Happy to email to anyone. Message me your email address
21/10/2012 at 19:59

Hi Steve,

tried to message you on the system (first time I've tried this so could be a problem my end!!!) but got a nmessage saying you don't recieve private messages have you set that up?



21/10/2012 at 20:32
Oops. Sorry. Fixed now.
22/10/2012 at 16:05
A map of pubs?!? Perfect!
23/10/2012 at 19:43

I have just completed the Birmingham half & I'm for this one

25/10/2012 at 22:14

I think this is the course.  Not too bad:


30/10/2012 at 10:58

I've run that  anumber of times as part of my LSR. Its not a fast course - but its a nice one !!! Great for MP paced runs for coming marathons....

30/10/2012 at 19:19

would love to do this, yes 2 weeks after Silverstone but i'm also going to be doing a 20mile road race the week before so may be taking on abit too much of a challenge perhaps!!!!


30/10/2012 at 19:31
Or with a 6 mile warm up its another LSR through the Warwickshire countryside... Running past llamas...
11/11/2012 at 10:47
This was in the local paper:
11/11/2012 at 10:49
22/11/2012 at 08:21

Hi guys, I know that the map is taking a little longer than planned, it will be posted on our event facebook wall within the next week or so. The route in the Leamington Courier is correct as of planning so far but is waiting for final sign off! Just to let you know as well, parking will be free of charge at the castle on event day! If you have any questions, ask on here or email Look forward to seeing you all there!!

22/11/2012 at 08:39

cool, i think i'll do this, its only down the road and i was looking for a half to run with a month or so left til london.

22/11/2012 at 13:12

Hi Hannah,

How many have signed up so far, and is there a limit?

23/11/2012 at 09:09

We've had over 1300 sign up so far and there is a limit of 3000 with registration closing on 22 February 2013! So sign up soon to avoid mssing out!

23/11/2012 at 14:23

I'm in. Will make a nice warm up for a later spring marathon. Certainly cheaper than Reading half

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