The Chillingham Castle 10km
THE CHILLINGHAM CASTLE 10K RUN OR WALK.
Date: 27.11.11 Times: Run 11.00am
ENTRY £5. Walk10.30am
(JUNIOR RUN 2M 10.30)
Starting and finishing at the castle the flat route leaves the grounds and progresses along quiet country roads. Marshalls & markers will be on the route.
This 12th century stronghold home of Sir Humphrey Wakefield & his family, became “base – camp” for the 1298 conquering attack on William Wallace by “hammer of the Scots”, king Edward 1st.
Wallace raided the previous year, burning the women & children to death in the local abbey. The castle was given permission to add battlements by King Edward 111 in 1344. The Elizabethans added “long galleries & capability brown designed the park in 1752.
Since 1246 the castle has been owned by one continuous blood line with Earl’s grey ruling the castle for the founding centuries.
Those Grey lords built the castles alarming dungeons & torture chambers.
All proceeds will go to NORTHUMBERLAND HOSPICE CARE.
The castle has kindly agreed to open to competitors & families on the day.
The castle tea room will also be open to purchase refreshments.
FURTHER INFO ; TELE’ GLEN ON 07748864424 OR 01668 282059