Our first ultra back in 2017. With assistance from North Derbyshire Running Club right from the off and benefitting from inclusion in the Runfurther Ultra Championships, the Spire Ultra has grown rapidly from its modest beginnings.
The routemap below gives you an overview of the route. COVID disrupted the 2020 and 2021 events and necessitated its start from High Ashes Rural Project. For 2022 the race HQ should be back at 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). Route notes describe the course and relay change points.
Entries are through https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=8175
Covid restrictions have been lifted so we just ask people to be sensible, ie not crowd the checkpoints / toilets and don’t hang around inside the community centre.