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Northants Shires & Spires Event

Naseby, Northamptonshire

Naseby Village Hall, Newlands, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DE

Sun 16th May 2021

Starting at 09:30

4 races

£24.15 - £52.50

Organiser's Description

This event is based in the village of Naseby and offers four distances - 10k, half and full marathon, and ultra. This year we are back to running in an anti-clockwise direction.

The Ultra run follows a very scenic 35 mile loop taking in some of the most interesting country houses and historical sites in England, including Naseby, which is famous for the battle in 1645, Holdenby, Althorp, Cottesbrooke, evidently the house Jane Austen used as the basis for Mansfield Park, as well as some stunning countryside. History and running in a perfect setting.

The 10k, half and full marathon all take in some of the Ultra route, and of course amazing country houses and stunning countryside.

Races

  • Ultra 35

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £52.50 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.95 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £33.60 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £24.15 CLOSED

Book

  • Ultra 35

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £52.50 CLOSED
  • Marathon

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £40.95 CLOSED
  • Half Marathon
    £33.60 CLOSED
  • 10 Km
    £24.15 CLOSED
What's Included

Medal and T Shirt for all competitors.

Checkpoints with water and a selection of energy gels, sweets and cake, plus savouries at CP3 with vegetarian and vegan options.

Tea, coffee and cake is available for all athletes at the finish.

Chip timing

Northants Ultra Team trophy for the first team of 5 runners (including at least 1 female runner) to complete the full ultra distance. The team trophy is calculated on the cumulative time for the 5 scoring runners.

Location

Naseby Village Hall, Newlands, Naseby, Northampton NN6 6DE

How To Get There

Naseby is situated with easy access from the A14, M1 and M6, and conveniently placed midway between Northampton and Market Harborough.

The Hall is easy to find, on the eastern edge of the village, at the junction of Haselbech Road and Clipston Road.

Parking

There is free parking at the village hall, lots of it!

Other Information

Registration for all events: From 7am

Start time for all events: 8.30am

Age Limits: Ultra & Marathon - over 18 years.

Half Marathon - over 17 years.

10k - over 16 years.

Cut off: Ultra & Marathon: 9 hours.

Half Marathon: 4 hours

10k: no time limit

Checkpoints will progressively close and no runners will be allowed to leave after the checkpoint has closed

Full CP information

Race Day Instructions

Arrival and parking: The Race is based at Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road, Naseby, NN6 6DE. Parking will be in the main field.

Toilets: There are toilets located in the main building.

Registration and race timings: Registration will open at 07:00 in the village hall. ALL competitors must register on the morning of the race. We will provide a short race briefing at approximately 8:20am in the start area. The race will start at 8:30am for all race distances.

Race Packs: All race packs will be available for collection at registration and will include: Your race number; A dedicated race map book (marathon/ultra marathon only). You will also have access to a labelled bag for keys if required. We will be checking that the mobile number we have on file for you is correct. Please ensure your phone is fully charged and switched on for the duration of the event!

Chip Timing: We will be using electronic time tracking to ensure the safety of all runners and provide accurate race timing. 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”.

Mandatory Equipment: You will need to ensure you have: Mobile phone; Maps (for marathon/ultramarathon distance - supplied race book is minimum requirement)

Checkpoints: We will provide water, a selection of vegan and vegetarian snacks, bananas, energy gels and Go Beyond Fruit Cake throughout the race. In addition, CP3 will have savoury snacks. In order to reduce the risk of littering the course and to minimise the environmental impact please ensure you have a bladder pack or your own water bottle to carry with you.

Spectators: Due to the rural nature of the race there are limited points for spectators along the route: (12.6m/6m) Creaton; (23.8m/17.5m) Long Buckby Village green with plenty of parking and facilities; (FINISH!) Naseby Village Hall

Hot drinks and refreshments: Hot and cold drinks plus home-made cakes will be available during the day in the village hall for a small charge. Finishers will be entitled to a complementary hot drink after the race.

Race Results, Race Reports and Race Photographs: Will all be posted at http://gobeyondsport.co.uk/res...

Race Photography: Adrian Howes will be covering some of your finest moments including your free finisher’s picture which you will receive within a week following the event.

Course Details

The route followed is circular in nature, taking in Northamptonshire’s rolling countryside, stately homes and picturesque villages. The terrain is mixed so please take care. There are no closed roads or sole use areas so please be aware of other people at all times. When running on road sections please use the footpath where accessible or run facing oncoming traffic. Please take care when crossing the road, there are two main road crossings which are unavoidable for the ultra, marathon and half-marathon runners: A428 (29 miles/20.1 miles); A5199 (12.6 miles+32.2 miles/6.2 miles+24.3 miles/5.9 miles+11.1 miles) It is your personal responsibility to cross safely – it is a long race so waiting for a minute or two to cross will not make a major difference.

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Location

Naseby, Northamptonshire