Run and race along the Northumberland coast, with a dash of rum. How good does that sound?


What’s a picture of Alnwick Castle doing on a sailing blog?

Because this summer you can take part in a race in which it’s a mark of the course.

The race is the Coquet Yacht Club’s ‘5 Islands and 5 Castles 24 hour Challenge’. It starts at 1830 on 20 June from Alnwick Castle. Two of your crew do the running: 10 miles round Warkworth Castle, on to Amble Marina and a sailing leg Holy Island. It’s sponsored by the Alnwick Rum Company (I’ve never heard of Alnwick Rum, but I bet it works) and is to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis.

If sailing follows the trend in other sports for endurance and multi-discipline triathlon-type challenges, I predict a big growth in these running and racing events. This one sounds like a lot of fun.

More information from the Coquet YC .