The Northants 'Shires and Spires Event' - Ultra 35, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

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£23.00 - £51.00Free injury protection
Test yourself in the historic village of Naseby with this mixed distance running-event. With a distance for all, this event is fantastic for those looking to change up their usual run and enjoy the great British outdoors. Come for the striking landscape or for that treasured finisher's medal.
Ultra - 35 Miles, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun 15th May 2022
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Naseby, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road,, Newlands, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DE, UK
Start times
Ultra - 35 Miles:
8:30am |
8:30am |
Half Marathon:
8:30am |
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Northants 'Shires and Spires Event' - Ultra 35, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k
1 Loop
Half Marathon
1 Loop
1 Loop
Ultra - 35 Miles
1 Loop
Route information
Ultra - 35 Miles
The race begins in the Village of Naseby, home of the Battle of Naseby in 1645 - one of the most decisive battles of the First English Civil War. Throughout the circular route, runners will enjoy a variety of historical sites and quintessential English countryside.
The Ultra event will have 5 aid stations and a cut-off time of 9 hours.
Marathon - 26.6 Miles
This multi terrain Marathon tracks a similar route to the Ultra and will take in much of the same beautiful countryside scenery.
Perfect for those looking to change it up from road marathons but not quite ready for their Ultra debut. This route is not fully marshalled and will require some of your own navigation. The organisers provide a map book and resources to keep you on track.
The Marathon route will have 4 aid stations and a cut-off time of 9 hours.
Half Marathon - 13.4 Miles
A great race for those looking to ease back on the mileage. Once again, athletes will experience the extensive history of this area and take in the striking surroundings. This Half-Marathon course follows a marked and fully marshalled route.
The Half-Marathon route will have 2 aid stations en route at the 5.5k and 13.5k marks and a cut-off time of 4 hours.
With a combined start line you will get a real taste for the longer routes and thrill of a big event. This 10k is a challenging undulating course taking place on the roads. This course follows a fully marshalled and marked route.
The 10k route will feature 1 aid station at the 5.5k mark and no cut-off time.
What's included
  • Refreshment stations
  • Snacks and hot drinks
  • Finisher's medal
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male and Females for each race
  • Marshalled course
  • First-aid on site
How to get there
Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road,, Newlands, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DE, UK
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By Car
The Naseby Village Hall has plenty of on-site parking and there is more parking available in the village itself.
By Train
Closest train station is Northampton station where there will be a variety of buses that can take you to Naseby Village Hall or take a Taxi.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration opens
08:30 All Races Start
At registration you will collect your race number and map book.
Please ensure you arrive at least 45 minutes before your scheduled start time, in order to have sufficient time to complete the registration process. Race packs must be collected on the day.
Kit List
The following kit is compulsory for the Ultra event:
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Director and Assistant Race Director (shown on your map book given at registration)
  • Map Book (provided)
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre.
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Whistle
  • Long sleeved base layer or fleece top
For all events except the 10k, trail shoes are advised.
Bag Drop
If you have travelled by car it is advised to leave your belongings there. If not there will be a bag drop available. All bags should be airport carry-on size (56 x 45 x 25 cm).
Age Requirements
All entrants must be these ages or above for the follow events
  • 10k - 16 or over
  • Half-Marathon - 17 or over
  • Marathon - 18 or over
  • Ultra-Marathon - 18 or over
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Go Beyond Challenge
Our roots are in off road sports. We offer a complete series of Ultra trail runs many of which have become "must do events" in the Ultra race calendar. Staying with the off road and trail theme we have a sprint style duathlon which once again is in a fantastic location with fabulous trails. But we like to provide something for everyone. We are also the organisers of the Northampton Half Marathon and The Pitsford Triathlons (Sprint and Standard), in fact we are a one stop shop for all the races you will ever need. Go Beyond was founded in 2008 and purchased in 2018 by Simon Hollis. We now work with over 30 charities helping them carry out fundraising through sport. So please, come and join us and take your fitness to a new level - and why not raise money for a good cause at the same time.
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Is there a cut-off time at The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k?
The Ultra and the Marathon both have cut-off times of 9 hours. There will also be cut-off times at stages throughout the course.
Are there age limits for The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k?
Ultra & Marathon - Participants must be aged 18+, Half Marathon - Aged 17+, 10k - Aged 16+
What time does registration open for The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k?
Registration for all four events will open at 7am. Please make sure you leave plenty of time to complete this process.
Will there be checkpoints at The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k?
Yes, there will be checkpoints along the routes, stocked with water and snacks for runners.
Are there toilets on-site at The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k?
Yes, there will be toilets located in the main building.
How is The Northants Ultra 35 Marathon Half Marathon 10k timed?
You will need to collect your touch free Etag from the timing desk which is close to registration and attach this using a Velcro tag around your wrist. At each checkpoint your time will be recorded as you run through without any need to stop. Please ensure that your tag has flashed confirming a “read”.
5 reviews
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great views and a nice area! A few hills made it challenging but overall a great route! Would definitely recommend.
Did the Ultra - 35 Miles in 2021
Very well organised event, very friendly relaxed atmosphere throughout and beautiful undulating scenery. A nice way to spend a day out. Even with the covid restrictions in place it was great to enjoy a journey with like minded people with different stories to tell. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Did the Ultra - 35 Miles in 2021
First ultra for me, attractive challenging course , only negative for me.....the odd sign at crucial points in the run would have been nice....had them in the last 2 miles when not needed but before definitely needed...other than that thanks for a pleasant debut on the ultra scene...I'll be back.
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Great experience. Lovely scenery.Great athmosphere and very well organised. Quite a few hills so be aware.
Did the Marathon in 2021
A gruelling course no denying it! If you enjoy a challenge this is a well organised event that will push you whilst you enjoy great scenery and fantastic support. Overall, really enjoyed it except the freshly ploughed fields at 12 miles that destroyed me!
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Luke Knight
Do you need map reading skills to complete the marathon?
Steph Ede
Hey Luke. Just to let you know that the course is not marked but there are lots of footpath signs and we provide a map and lots of help to keep you on track. You can also rent a tracker from Geo Track
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