18th February 2018 sponsored by
The Battle of Naseby on 14 June 1645 was the last and most important battle of the First Civil War (1642-45), a decisive victory of the Parliamentarians under Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell over the Royalists under King Charles I and his nephew Prince Rupert of the Rhine. It was fought in the rolling countryside of Northamptonshire, in the parishes of Naseby, Sulby, Sibbertoft and Clipston.
Throughout the area, you will have no doubt seen the various memorials and viewpoints that were of significance. Obelisk Monument, Fairfax’s Viewpoint, Rupert’s Viewpoint, ROC Viewpoint, Moot Hill Viewpoint, Retreat Viewpoint, and Cromwell Monument can all be seen along the 16.45-mile road route.
We have scheduled the Naseby 1645 in the race calendar so that it is an ideal as preparation for Spring Half/Marathon Training. Being a month before the Ashby 20 and just over 2 months before the VLM, it could be a crucial part of your training.
The Naseby 1645 will take place on Sunday 18th February 2018 at 9 am starting at Naseby Village Hall, Haselbech Road, Naseby NN6 6DE
The route is challenging and you are guaranteed a PB for the distance (for at least the first year!) as there is nothing like it in the area. It is entirely run on roads, many of which will be closed during the race to traffic, ensuring the highest standards of safety for runners. This is a challenging and undulating course having a total ascent of 289m, including running up the locally known “Dicks Hill” at mile 10.
The entry fee for the event is £25 with a £2 discount for UKA runners.
Entry includes a t-shirt and medal.
Prizes for 1st-3rd Male and Female overall and trophies for AG winners.
The Naseby Battlefield Project is an excellent resource for all things Naseby. It has information about the battle, local tours and accommodation. There’s plenty of options nearby with camping, pubs, B+B’s and cottages to choose from.