Ranger Expeditions has supported The Spine since the very first edition in 2011. Stu Westfield is the Spine Safety Team Coordinator & training event organiser. The Spine Race, in partnership with Ranger Expeditions, brings you the official Spine Race training programme. New, returning or future Spine, Challenger, Fusion or Flare…all racers are welcome.


CLICK THE TEXT LINK HERE: Official Spine Training Booking Form

OR, VIA Si-ENTRIES (log into Si-Entries and select which parts of the programme you would like to do. You’ll need to tick the ‘terms’ and ‘next’ for each part): Si-Entries booking for Official Spine Training Courses

Official Spine Training - Fusion & Flare

Official Spine Training – Fusion & Flare

Official Spine Training - One 2 One Fusion & Flare

Official Spine Training – One 2 One Fusion & Flare


Please note: For more details of the Official Spine Annual Training Weekend visit the Spine website:

Official Spine Training - Core Skills

Official Spine Training – Core Skills

Official Spine Training - Advanced Skills

Official Spine Training – Advanced Skills

Official Spine Training - Night Navigation

Official Spine Training – Night Navigation

Official Spine Training - One 2 One Spine & Challenger

Official Spine Training – One 2 One Spine & Challenger




Ranger Expeditions & Ultras, in partnership with The Spine Race are offering the following money saving discount for Spiners who also race in the 2017 & 2018 Ranger Ultras, Yorkshire 3 Peaks Ultra and Peak District South 2 North Ultra (Full Distance).

See poster below for more details. Please note that a participant cancelling entry to Ranger Ultras ‘special offer’ qualifying races (i.e. Y3PU or PS2NU full distance) and claiming part refund for these races (under the race terms seen on si-entries), will no longer qualify for their £50 discount and revert to a full-fee paying entrant to The Spine / Spine Challenger.

Special Offer - Spine Racers

Special Offer – Spine Racers


Our emphasis is on great value and quality training. With Spine Team instructors who’s focus is upon your skills development, confidence, aspirations and enjoyment. So that you arrive at the start line with the best possible preparation. The courses are progressive. Each session is a module in its own right, giving you the choice to follow the whole programme, or dip in and out depending upon your previous experience. The courses are open to current Spine entries, returning racers and those who are considering entering. Ultra athletes who are looking to broaden their range of skills are also welcome.

The Training Series is run by Stu Westfield, the The Spine Race Safety Team Coordinator. An experienced Mountain & Expedition leader and endurance event racer, Stu has worked on The Spine safety team since the very first race. Through his Complete Racer courses he has assisted many racers on their Spine journey: Helping novice and GPS-only navigators develop confident ‘heads-up’ route finding skills. Also, turning the disappointment of previous racers DNFs into robust and ultimately race finishing strategies.

Regular members of the Spine Safety Team will join some sessions to share their personal insights and experiences. Several have raced on The Spine and Challenger, many have returned year on year to be part of the camaraderie and help the race grow from an ‘instant classic’ in year 1 to the world class event it is today. All share an enthusiasm for the race and to see racers achieve inspiring feats of personal achievement.

Naturally, we cannot guarantee that our courses will present you that much sought after finish. But, we are confident that with us, you’ll develop a race strategy which will enable you to travel further, faster and more efficiently than you otherwise would have done.

Here’s just a selection of the comments from previous course participants…

“Without your course I’d still be faffing at CP1″

“Your tips made it possible for me to finish the Spine Race”

“had a great time spending two days navigating with Stu”

“A real confidence boost”

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