Our first ultra back in 2017. With assistance from North Derbyshire Running Club right from the off and latterly with the support of The Derby Runner and Runfurther, the Spire Ultra has grown rapidly from its modest beginnings.
The routemap below gives you an overview of the route. After COVID disrupted the 2020 event and caused it to start from High Ashes, the race HQ race HQ once again returns to the welcoming North Wingfield Community Resource Centre. The route tracks around in a clockwise loop. The route largely follows the scenic Chesterfield Round Walk with the exception of the following 4 route deviations taken for road safety;
- Matlock Road / Darley Road crossing
- Chander Hill /Holymoorside
- Hundall / Chesterfield Canal
- West Wood / Sutton Scarsdale Hall
The rest of the route remains on the Chesterfield Round Walk.
The link takes you to the Mapometer website. Follow this to view the route in more detail and export the GPX file to your navigational device (if using). (Actions tab on the left of the Mapometer page will facilitate this).
Entries are through https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=7122 note, as of 1.12.20 the event was full and a waiting list in operation.
You can find further info and feedback from the old Spire Ultra facebook pages and WordPress site here;
Gradually this page will contain all the latest relevant news, and keep all the comms signposted to one place.