Three runners - Dominic Towle, Tom Brown and Roger Harrison - set off from Edinburgh Castle on 9th October to begin their epic challenge of running 262 miles over 5 days - the equivalent of 2 marathons each day. On Day 4 they ran from Carthorpe to Barnsley – around 55 miles, with 1,962 feet of climbs and with the added challenge of storm Callum.

Why are they doing this?

Dom’s story

My name is Dominic Towle and I have worked for the Royal Mail for 25 Years. I have been a keen runner for 11 years. I am committed to this because I am interested in supporting good causes and people with medical conditions and disabilities, especially stroke & brain injury. It began with my brother Aaron Tring who has cerebral palsy and is permanently in a wheel chair. By early 2015 I pushed hard to enter the Robin Hood Marathon, not just for myself, I had completed a marathon before, but for Aaron, to push him the whole of the 26-mile route in his wheel chair.

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Since 2015 our redoubtable team of Nottingham Park Postmen (and sometimes 4) have raised over £11,500.00 in total for the good causes. We are running from Edinburgh Castle to Nottingham Castle to raise funds in support of stroke rehabilitation research to help stroke survivors of the future & their families to have a better life through the work of Ossie Newell Foundation Trust. I look forward to this challenge with great enthusiasm and hopefully we will make a huge contribution to the Foundation and a significant difference to people in need of excellent rehabilitation and this kind of support.

One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime. The impact of stroke in the UK takes a toll not just on the patient, but on family and friends and not insignificantly on the financial resources of an already stretched health service. The Ossie Newell Foundation is dedicated to providing funding to support one PhD student per annum at Nottingham University with the aim of raising the level of research in the area of rehabilitation after stroke.

To make a donation visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/postmenrun2

With grateful thanks to the 2 Castles Run sponsors: Clearwater International, Royal Mail, and Pegasus Windows.

Good luck ONF castle2castle team!