Spire Ultra 11th May 2024

Report by Matt Gibson

An excellent low key local race, just 102 starters, that is now in its 8th year and this being my 3rd time at the event.

The route largely follows the Chesterfield Round Walk – a waymarked route that circles the town famous for its Crooked Spire. The route has introduced many people to the undiscovered countryside in the area, from the high moorland, ancient woodland, and reservoirs on the western edges to the rolling farmland and restored former mining areas of the eastern fringes. This route packs a lot of variety into its 33 miles.

There are 6 checkpoints en-route (4 drinks only and 2 are food and drink – proper food too – sweet and savoury). The trickiest sections are marked with race signage although for the majority of the route you will rely on map/GPS/route notes and the Chesterfield Round Waymarks.

The finishers are rewarded with a medal and light refreshments back at the community resource centre.

The race has a 9 hour time limit.

Striders result:

Positon Name Time Age Category
47 Matt Gibson 7.19.32 M45


Matt in previous action at the NoMad Ultra 50k


Click to access Spire-2024-results.pdf


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