Shires and Spires

  • 15th May 2022

Run with us at the Northamptonshire Shires and Spires!

The fabulous four distance circular event through the beautiful rolling Northamptonshire countryside offer a mixture of trails and roads, comprising:

  • 10K (road),
  • Half Marathon,
  • Marathon
  • Ultra Marathon (35 miles).

All distances start and finish at Naseby Village Hall which is easily accessible from the A14, M1 and M6 motorways.

The routes take in the scenic Northamptonshire countryside and for the Multi-Terrain Marathon and the Ultra  the country houses of  Holdenby,  Althorp (home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Princess Diana), and  Cottesbrooke Hall.

The Half Marathon and Marathon give a break from the usual road races at these distances and create a new challenge with the changing terrain.

This fabulous day is a mini running festival with the chance to enjoy the excitement of a race day regardless of the distance you are doing.

In 2022 the event will be run in a clockwise direction (as it’s an even year and it is run in an anti-clockwise direction on odd years).  Both routes offer a different perspective on this scenic route.

Which is harder?  That’s for you to decide!


Naseby Village Hall