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Two Castles 2007

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Jacky & Jayne Do The Two Castles 10K

Jacky 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.

The race kicked off at 9am in Warwick which meant a really early start for me and Jayne, Id 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.

As 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 arent 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.

I 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.

It was only after Id showered at home later; I went to put on my other pair of trainers and realised Id run in two different shoes!!! I blame the early start and the fact that Im excitable."

 

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