& Jayne Do The Two Castles 10K
Fellows and Jayne Morley recently took on the Two Castles 10K run and lived
to relate their experience. Here is Jacky's account:
"Warwick castle to
Kenilworth castle sounded like a really delightful run at the time.
race kicked off at 9am in Warwick which meant a really early start for me
and Jayne, I’d read reports from past races that this event has a tendency
to be hot, but thankfully, we had the luxury of cloud cover and in fact it
was quite cool.
Jayne astutely pointed out, the title ‘Two Castles’ should have given us a
clue as to the type of race this was going to be. It dawned on us as we
waited at the start that there aren’t many castles built in a ditch!!! It
was soon painfully obvious that we were in for a hilly ride!
However, countless runs over Baggeridge and my recent efforts running up
Showell Lane (the steepest hill I have ever seen) stood me in good stead and
I was well prepared for the hills.
Jayne, the poor girl, really
suffered because of catarrh and generally nasty stuff blocking her chest and
throat which made it really difficult to breathe during the race. She did
brilliantly though and was soon quite a way in front of me.
I settled into a
comfortable rhythm, determined to just enjoy the day. We passed people
giving out Jelly Babies and orange segments, always a nice touch and there
were three water stations which helped to keep us well hydrated.
managed to catch Jayne at about 8K and we finished the race together. I did
expect the route to be more scenic... in fact, the last part of the race saw
us running through a housing estate which reminded me of the Wolves half
marathon. Despite that and the fact that we had to wait an hour for our
return bus to Warwick, I had a good race overall.
was only after I’d showered at home later; I went to put on my other pair of
trainers and realised I’d run in two different shoes!!! I blame the early
start and the fact that I’m excitable."