Run From Cathedral To Castle
This multi-terrain event offers runners the best of urban and country running...
The Cathedral to Castle 10 Mile Multi Terrain Run – or ‘Cathedral to Castle’ as it is affectionately known, is one of the most exciting urban and country road events in the UK and will this year take place on 7 April.
An annual charity event organised jointly between the two clubs of Lichfield and the two clubs of Tamworth, the event attracts well over 1,000 runners each year.
The race is is a multi-terrain run from Beacon Park in Lichfield, with a challenging 10-mile route that follows roads, paths, tracks and canal towpaths. The route goes along Darnford Lane and then onto the local paths around Whittington Heath.
The course also takes in Hopwas Woods, the canal and the village of Hopwas, before a short road section brings runners into Wiggington Park in Tamworth. The closing section of the race continues onwards into the grounds of Tamworth Castle, the Grade 1-listed Norman castle with views of the River Anker, where runners will be greeted by an action-packed family fun day across the Castle Grounds.
Over 1000 runners took part in the 2023 outing with Daniel Floyd of Lichfield RC taking first in 57:09 while first female was Bromsgrove runner, Caroline Warrington, in 1:06:21.
Reviewing the event, Richard C commented on Racecheck: "One of the best races I have entered a brilliant environment the whole run. Plenty of support the whole way round and easy to nav with plenty of marshall's to show you which way to go. A great medal, t-shirt and free race photos."
If you'd like to know more, visit the Cathedral To Castle Run website.
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