Total raised so far £26,010

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For Castle to Castle, I’ll run between the castles in all the UK and Ireland’s capital cities – from The Tower of London to Edinburgh Castle, Belfast Castle, Dublin Castle and Cardiff Castle, aiming to return to The Tower of London in a gruelling 22 days. The challenge is a way of raising as much money as possible for The Brain Tumour Charity and remembering my amazing sister Tracey, who sadly died in 2003.

If you’d like to join me at any point, the route is below, and you can follow me using this tracker.

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Day 1 | 05/08 | Tower of London to Milton Keynes Day 1 Video Diary

Day 2 | 06/08 | Milton Keynes to Nuneaton Day 2 Video Diary

Day 3 | 07/08 | Nuneaton to Stoke-on-Trent Day 3 Video Diary

Day 4 | 08/08 | Stoke-on-Trent to Westhoughton Day 4 Video Diary

Day 5 | 09/08 | Westhoughton to Carnforth Day 5 Video Diary

Day 6 | 10/08 | Carnforth to Penrith Day 6 Video Diary

Day 7 | 11/08 | Penrith to Lockerbie Day 7 Video Diary

Day 8 | 12/08 | Lockerbie to Dolphinton Day 8 Video Diary

Day 9 | 13/08 | Dolphinton to Edinburgh Castle | Edinburgh Castle to Linlithgow Day 9 Video Diary

Day 10 | 14/08 | Linlithgow to Newton Mearns Day 10 Video Diary

Day 11 | 15/08 | Newton Mearns to Girvan Day 11 Video Diary

Day 12 | 16/08 | Girvan to Cairnryan Port | Larne Port to Belfast Castle | Belfast Castle to Dunmurry Day 12 Video Diary

Day 13 | 17/08 | Dunmurry to Dundalk Day 13 Video Diary

Day 14 | 18/08 | Dundalk to Dublin Castle Day 14 Video Diary

Day 15 | 19/08 | Dublin Castle to Dublin Port | Holyhead Port to Porthmadog Day 15 Video Diary

Day 16 | 20/08 | Porthmadog to Staylittle Day 16 Video Diary

Day 17 | 21/08 | Staylittle to Erwood Day 17 Video Diary 

Day 18 | 22/08 | Erwood to Pontypridd Day 18 Video Diary

Day 19 | 23/08 | Pontypridd to Cardiff Castle | Cardiff Castle to Chepstow Day 19 Video Diary

Day 20 | 24/08 | Chepstow to Devizes Day 20 Video Diary

Day 21 | 25/08 | Devizes to Reading

Day 22 | 26/08 | Reading to Tower of London

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Why I’m doing the Castle to Castle challenge

My sister Tracey was an incredible woman with a loving husband and two fantastic children. Although feeling unwell, Tracey didn’t know she was suffering from a brain tumour. Losing someone dear to you so suddenly is very difficult. It makes you ask questions about life, some of which are unanswerable.

2017 seemed like the right time to do something to remember my sister and help others avoid the kind of loss my family and I experienced. The challenge has been in the back of my mind for a number of years, but there was always an excuse to say “next year”… Finally, I realised that I had to stop thinking about it and just do it!

So here I am, running this crazy distance to raise some real awareness for The Brain Tumour Charity. Please visit my JustGiving page to make a donation to this brilliant cause, and help change the future for people suffering from brain tumours.

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About The Brain Tumour Charity

Over the next five years, more than 46,000 people in the UK will be diagnosed with a brain tumour. Almost 25,000 of these people will die. The Brain Tumour Charity has two key goals:

  • Double survival rate within 10 years
  • Halve the harm that brain tumours have on quality of life within five years

To help The Brain Tumour Charity achieve these goals, you can make a donation via my JustGiving page.

To find out more about The Brain Tumour Charity and the work they do, please visit their website.

To learn more about me, check out my full website at The Run Doctor.

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Brand partners

Thank you to the following brands and individuals for their support in making the Castle to Castle challenge a success:



Emma Cummins | Writer, editor and copywriter

Thank you to Greentree’s Caravan Store who have provided a caravan for myself and my crew, and to the following campsites for providing us with a pitch where we can rest our heads.

Holiday Inn Milton Keynes Central

Holiday Inn Express Nuneaton

Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent M6 J15

Sandside Caravan Park, Bolton le Sands

Waterfoot Park, Ullswater

Biggar Caravan Park, Biggar

Beecraigs Caravan and Camping site, Near Linlithgow

Holiday Inn Glasgow East Kilbride

The Walled Garden Caravan and Camping Park, River Girvan Valley

Holiday Inn Belfast City Centre

Holiday Inn Express Dublin City Centre

Tyddyn Llwyn Camping, Caravan and Touring Park, Porthmadog

Stay Little Outdoor Centre, Staylittle

Beanhill Farm, Alvington

Piccadilly Caravan Park, Lacock

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Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about Castle to Castle, how you can get involved or show support, please get in touch using the form below.