Naseby 1645

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 can see 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 route is challenging and you are guaranteed a PB for the distance (for at least the first time you do it!) 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.


  • Course address Naseby Village Hall
    Haselbech Road
    NN6 6DE
  • Venue facilities: Naseby Village Hall has toilets and changing facilities. Hot and cold drinks and food will be available to buy. Water is provided.



  • Race Title: Naseby 1645
  • Race Date:
  • Licence Status: Full Licence
  • Distance: 16.45 miles
  • Limit:500
  • No of Entrants Previously:200
  • Minimum Age: 18
  • Profile: Hilly
  • Water stations:Yes
  • Awards/mementos: Yes
  • Distance markers: miles
  • Course Address: Naseby Village Hall
    Haselbech Road
    NN6 6DE

Entry Fees

  • Adult Affiliated £18.00
  • Adult Unaffiliated £20.00