Organisers of this summer’s Two Castles run between Warwick and Kenilworth have reluctantly had to cancel the event for the second year running.

The annual race is organised by Kenilworth Rotary and Leamington Cycling & Athletics Club and would have been run on Sunday June 13.

However, race organiser and Rotarian Philip Southwell said the pandemic had made the decision to cancel inevitable.

Richard Thornton, joint senior partner of Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins, which has been the main sponsor since 2005, said the cancellation was expected but nonetheless very disappointing. “The Two Castles is an excellent event which attracts some 4,000 runners and raises more than £100,000 a year and in these calamitous financial times for charities it was more vital than ever that the event took place. Last year’s cancellation was a serious financial blow for local charities and I know that Kenilworth Rotary has done all it could to stage the event this year, but yet again the pandemic had the final word.”

 

Caption: Richard Thornton (right) with Two Castles race organiser Philip Southwell

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