Spire Ultra

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Spire Ultra 2019 is a qualifier in the Runfurther Ultra running Championships.


Some 10 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 the church it does make for an interesting point of reference, being visible from many sections of the route.

Back for the 2019 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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2018 Race Report

For the second year running we had another hot clear day to accompany the runners on their 34 mile jaunt around Chesterfield. 44 runners toed the start line, this included the 4 first leg runners in the newly created relay race. Unsurprisingly, it was one of the relay runners (Luke Beresford of the ‘Muppets’) who … Continue reading 2018 Race Report

Leading Perspectives

With just two weeks to go until this year’s Spire Ultra, we caught up with last year’s winner Joe Carruthers and gained an insight into his event and the experiences since. Joe, last year you ran a very consistent race to win the event. The splits between the checkpoints showed you didn’t slow down, yet this … Continue reading Leading Perspectives

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