Shires and Spires Ultra

History and running in perfect settings

The race is based in the village of Naseby,  famous for the battle of Naseby in 1645!

Shires and Spires is a  35 mile circular Ultra Marathon with a mixture of trails and roads.  It starts and finishes at Naseby Village Hall which is a great central location close to the A14, M1 and M6 motorways.  The route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside and country houses, Holdenby,  Althorp (home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Princess Diana), and  Cottesbrooke.  At 35 miles it is ideal for first time Ultra Runners or those looking for a shorter challenge.  The event is run in a clockwise direction on even years and anti-clockwise on odd years, both give you a different perspective on this scenic route.  Which is harder?  That’s for you to decide!  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 2024 THE RACE WILL BE FULLY TRACKED AND INTERACTIVE ALLOWING YOU TO USE THE DEVICE TO NAVIGATE AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY CAN FOLLOW YOU FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR ARMCHAIRS!  The event comprises 10K, half marathon, three quarter marathon, marathon and ultra marathon, so quite literally something for everyone, so brings some friends!
We are proud to be an Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc index race.


Sunday 12th May 2024 Registration from 7am on race day or 2pm until 4pm on Saturday 11th May Start 08:30


£24, £35, £40, £45, £55

Entry on the Day

£30/£40/£50/£55/£60 cash only 10k Half Marathon Three Quarter Marathon Marathon Ultra Marathon


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