Spire Ultra

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Spire Ultra 2020 is a qualifier in the Runfurther Ultra running Championships.

Note – closing date for entries is 1st May 2020

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Some 14 years ago I walked the then recently opened Round Chesterfield Walk. I was thrilled by the quality of the route with its fine views and sheer variety. Several years later I started running the route and realised it would make a fine ultra trail race. Amendments have been made to the route to take into account road safety considerations (it doesn’t make much use of asphalt, 95% of the route is on footpath, bridleways or trails, but it does cross 4 busy main roads).

The Crooked Spire – whilst we don’t actually venture anywhere near┬áthe church it does make for an interesting point of reference, being visible from many┬ásections of the route.

Back for the 2020 event, we bring you the Spire Ultra Relay option. The chance for teams of three to enjoy the course without having to commit to the full distance. More details on the “info for runners” document.

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2019 Results

A superb day at the2019 Spire Ultra. 65 solo finishers and 6 relay teams crossed the finish line. The weather was kind to runners and it was inevitable that records would fall; In the relay teams the Muppets (Luke Beresford, Paul Sorrell and Tim Clayton) had already murmured to me that they would try and … Continue reading 2019 Results

Spire Ultra 2019 Results

Fantastic day all round. Cooler weather than in previous years helped records to tumble. New course records in all four categories (male, female, relay and juggler) Race review and photos to follow. Meanwhile check out the Runfurther page for a couple of perspectives; Spire Ultra 2019 results

2019 Event

With 3 weeks to go I can tell you that the course is in the flush of Spring. Bluebells are starting to flower, swallows are darting about and the white emu is as insouciant as ever (you’ll spot him at Holymoorside). The forestry work undertaken at Monkwood is finished although rather helpfully they’ve left several … Continue reading 2019 Event

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