A picturesque, circular route around Northamptonshire with support from the local running community- 2021 sees the second edition (having had to postpone the 2020 edition) of this race taking in the beauty of Northamptonshire's villages, forests, canals and country parks
The Rose of the Shires Ultra is back - who knows what 2021 will bring in terms of the checkpoints and the competition between local running clubs for the best check point trophy. 2019 saw Redwell Runners scoop the award (helped mainly by their pantomime horse!)We are excited to give you another opportunity to enjoy this race in a fantastic central location, with a single loop making for easy planning and logistics. The route takes in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside with two country parks, Salcey Forest, the Grand Union Canal and 21 pretty villages and towns following parts of the Nene Way, the Midshires Way and the Northampton Round. There are 6 checkpoints at 6 to 8 mile intervals.
Trail shoes are advised. There are sections of trail which can become very muddy in wet conditions. It is essential to carry the items below. There will be random kit checks prior to the race . Runners must carry the following mandatory equipment at all times.
Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Director and Assistant Race Director (shown on your map book given at registration)
Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre.
Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
Headtorch or Body Torch
Hat and Gloves
Long sleeved base layer or fleece top
Brixworth, Northampton NN6 9DG, UK, NN6 9DG