BHF Warwick Castle Half Marathon

Whats the course - ?

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12/08/2012 at 12:41
So I fancy this, but whats the course? If it starts and finishes at the castle what country lanes/villages does it take in? Would like to know
14/08/2012 at 19:33

I'd like to know too. If it includes part off the two castles 10k route it won't be flat. Am tempted though cos it roughly coincides with the 10th anniversary of my hip replacement.

15/08/2012 at 23:25

impressive stuff ness,yea i saw the ad for this with the last issue of RW.They could have easily included a course profile or a map for it.The fact they didn't suggests one thing,HILLS.Still with scenery like that it'll be worth the pain.See you there guys.

15/08/2012 at 23:32

I'm giving it serious thought as it's sort of my home town (where I grew up) but it's only 2 weeks after Bath so may be a HM too far?

17/08/2012 at 15:21
Hello AGF. Hope you're keeping well.

Nice we get a home town half eh? Are you anywhere nearer finding out the route?
17/08/2012 at 15:28
Aha! Here'a a hint. Flat it ain't!

http://m.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/local/warwick-to-stage-first-ever-half-marathon-1-4146561

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.
17/08/2012 at 16:02

Hmm hills, and only a few miles away, might be up for this if it fits in with plans for next year.

17/08/2012 at 19:44

Hi Elgm, Doing well thanks. Training for abingdon at the moment. Trust your well. 

Cool - thanks for the link. Sounds like ( guessing)  its the loop I sometimes do for a long training run.  Similar to first half of two castles and then a left instead of a right in Kenilworth. Then round red kite lane etc to Hatton and then Hampton. Basically undulating.... but scenic !!! 

Think I will do it !!

08/09/2012 at 16:44
Got to do it if you're local! I'm Redditch based so not far for me!
08/09/2012 at 22:15
Tempted.
Lovely spot for a race but quite expensive.still thin,ing
on it.
09/09/2012 at 20:39

Glad to finally have a half in Warwick , as a local to Kenilworth the potential route sounds like a Two Castles/Kenilworth Half Hybrid, a lot of country in that but iconic start and finish. I'll definitely be doing the inaugural half - lets hope it becomes as big as the Two Castles...

10/09/2012 at 20:09

Hi all signed up for this as my second half, how hilly is hilly (I'm guessing from the comments no PB)? Had a real struggle on the Stockbridge 10K yesterday with the one hill in the heat. Booked my hotel close to the strt so looking forward to a long weekend with this in the middle.

17/09/2012 at 10:58

I've signed up for this one.  Given I live about a mile from the castle, I figured it would be rude not to...

17/09/2012 at 12:05
Is this weekend after silverstone, I know someone who's entered this so yes may give it some serious thought myself
17/09/2012 at 15:56

Anyone found out yet how hilly this is going to be?

18/09/2012 at 10:02

Silverstone is the 3rd March next year so this is 2 weeks after

20/09/2012 at 22:07

NellyP , still don't the know the course yet , but as  I know the area pretty well it will be more undulating than hilly, it could still be a PB course.

 

25/09/2012 at 16:21

Is parking in Warwick friendly cheap as I'll be travelling from Derby, if I do this one.

25/09/2012 at 16:25
wolves1877 wrote (see)

Is parking in Warwick friendly cheap as I'll be travelling from Derby, if I do this one.

Yes. Easy peasy. You can park all the way down the Stratford Road for nothing

25/09/2012 at 16:26

Steve, The start is at the castle. you will be able to find a road to Park in within a mile stroll at no cost.....

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