Northants Ultra (Shires and Spires)


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Date:  Sunday 16 May 2021

Distance:  35 miles (Short)

Ascent:  2080ft/635m

2019 winning time:  5:07:12


This race follows a loop through pretty Northamptonshire countryside on paths, tracks and some minor roads.  It makes for fast running in the main, although it’s a bit hillier than you’d expect (if you’re a northerner).  It passes a number of big estates and fine old farms, and the start/finish has now moved from Lamport Hall to Naseby Village Hall, so I imagine there’ll be shelter if it’s raining now.  Not that I remember anything but sunshine on this one.