Preparations are well under way for this year’s annual Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth, which is being sponsored by Blythe Liggins for the 13th consecutive year.

The race, which attracts 4,000 runners, will be run on Sunday June 10. Organised by Kenilworth Rotary Club it is one of the main events in the Warwickshire Road Race League.

Race organiser and Rotarian Philip Southwell, who was responsible for introducing the ballot last year – replacing the previous ‘first come first served’ system - said there had been the usual rush of applications for a place and that those who had been unsuccessful have been placed on a waiting list.

Blythe Liggins, in addition to being the headline sponsor, will also be fielding a team of runners and manning a water station.

Richard Thornton, joint senior partner, said: “The Two Castles run is an excellent event and we are delighted to be supporting it once again. The move to a ballot system, which is obviously used so successfully with major events such as the London Marathon, has proved to be a much fairer way to ensure registration for the thousands who wish to take part in this increasingly popular run.”

CAPTION: Rotarian Philip Southwell (left) with Blythe Liggins joint senior partner Richard Thornton.