Rose of the Shires Ultra

Brixworth, Northamptonshire
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The Rose of the Shires Ultra is back!

The second edition of this picturesque, single loop, circular race, in a fantastic central location, takes in the beauty of Northamptonshire's countryside - two country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns, as it follows parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round.

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  • Rose of the Shires Ultra 54
    £63 BOOK

A Medal and Technical Apparel or equivalent for all finishers

6 check points all stocked with water, snacks (including vegetarian and vegan options) and the famous Go Beyond Cake

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Tea or coffee and snacks at the finish for competitors

Brixworth Country Park, Northampton Road, Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9DG,

Our Race start and finish is hosted by the Brixworth Country Park, where there is plenty of room for parking (charges will apply). The Park is only 20 minutes drive from the M1 motorway.

Registration: from 06.45

Start: 08.00

Time Limit: The time limit is 13.5 hours. Progressive cut off times exist at later CPs. See CP information. Full CP Information.

Age Limit: Due to the strenuous physical demands of running 54 miles in one day Rose of the Shires Ultra is restricted to competitors over 18 years of age only.

What to wear: It's late March and conditions will be changeable so please bear that in mind. Footwear is a matter of personal choice but we would recommend trail shoes.

Mandatory kit: Fully charged mobile phone, head torch and spare batteries.

Course: 54 miles of country trails, roads and towpath. For the full map file click here and for a plotted downloadable file download here

Drinks & Refreshments: There are 6 well stocked check points and at check point 3 "The Spread Eagle at Piddington" there might be a nice surprise too.

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