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13.05.23 at 09:00
Race Start / finish North Wingfield Community Resource Centre
Distance 33 miles in a 9 hour time limit
Now in its 7th year, the Spire Ultra was our first event and has been a qualifying event for the Run Further Ultra Championships for the last 4 years. The route largely follows the Chesterfield Round Walk – a waymarked route that circles the town famous for its Crooked Spire. The route has introduced many people to the undiscovered countryside in the area, from the high moorland, ancient woodland, and reservoirs on the western edges to the rolling farmland and restored mining areas of the eastern fringes. This route packs a lot of variety into its 33 miles.
What’s included? The race is under permit from the Association of Running Clubs. There are 6 checkpoints en route (4 drinks only and 2 are food and drink – proper food too – sweet and savoury). The trickiest sections are marked with race signage although for the majority of the route you will rely on gps / route notes and the Chesterfield Round Waymarks.
The finishers are rewarded with a medal and light refreshments back at the community resource centre.
Free car parking is available at the centre and on the adjoining estate roads.
Route notes below. Note these were correct for 2022 Spire Ultra and will be checked again due to the extensive construction work taking place at Clay Cross.
Likewise the Gpx file will likely need an update prior to the race. Note the changes will only concern the new estate / building site just before Derby Road.