Sunday, 5 June 2011

Northants Ultra 35 MIle - Shires and Spires - Quick Update


Just a quick update on today's race.  Well all went really well.  It was a great course, extremely well organised, perfect weather conditions, and loads of positive people to chat with at the finish.

I managed to come first in a new record time of 4 hours 20 minutes.  Twenty five minutes quicker that the previous course record that was held jointly by Andrew James in 2009 (recent Highland Fling winner), and Mark Shepherd in 2010.  So a very pleasing time.  Second was David Jelley in 4:27, with Jim Rogers third in 4:39.  The women's placings were 1st Phillipa Taylor 4:58, 2nd Jacqueline Palmer 5:12, and 3rd Kate Churchill 6:14.

Nice to earn myself 1000 points in the 2011 Runfurther Ultra Series.  Next race is in five weeks time, over in Ireland, the IAU World Trail Challenge!

To all of you that raced today, hopefully your event was as positive, rewarding and enjoyable as mine.

Hopefully full race report within the next few days.



  1. Congratulations Stuart.

    Another excellent race and result.

  2. Another one under the belt Stu; well done. It was good chatting afterwards. A good post-race gas makes an Ultra :-)

  3. great run and nice blog cheers jono