Country to Capital Ultra 43

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Kick-start the New Year with the ultimate challenge at this Country-to-Capital Ultra marathon. Great for experienced runners, the route begins in the Chiltern Hills before coming onto the Grand Union Canal and ending in Little Venice. Come for the stunning winter surroundings.
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Ultra Marathon
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Calendar
Sat, 7 Jan 2023
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Wendover, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Shoulder of Mutton, 20 Pound St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK
Start times
Sat, 7 Jan 2023
Ultra Marathon:
8:45am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Country to Capital Ultra 43
Ultra Marathon
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43mi
£65.00
Route information
The country to capital ultra is widely regarded as the opening event of the Ultra calendar. Beginning at the Shoulder of Mutton in the heart of the Chiltern Hills, the course will wind through the picturesque countryside before picking up the Grand Union Canal and making its way along the final stretch into little Venice. Before the canal expect the course to be muddy in some places with some hills to be expected throughout.
Terrain
The terrain breakdown of the routes are below:
  • 11.0 miles of cross country trails (26%)
  • 11.8 miles of roads and paths (28%) 20 miles of canal tow path (46%)
Elevation
The routes elevation is +1375 ft (419m) and -1720 ft (-524m).
What's included
  • Finisher's T-shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 5 Checkpoints with water and snacks
  • Chip-timed results
  • Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Competitors
  • Baggage Transfer to finish line
  • Provided Map Book
  • Marked course
  • 3 UTMB points
Train
How to get there
Shoulder of Mutton, 20 Pound St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK
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Start Line: Shoulder of Mutton Pub, HP22 6EJ
Finish Line: Floating Boater Waterside Cafe, W2 6NE
By Train
Wendover Train Station is a two minute walk to the Pub. Chiltern Railways run trains from London Marylebone every 30 minutes - journey time is around 50 mins.
The finish line at Little Venice is located just 10 minutes from Paddington Tube and Train Station.
By Car
There is plenty of parking within Wendover, but bear in mind that the race finishes in the centre of London and as such public transport is advised.
Please be advised there is no parking in the pub car park.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration Opens
08:45 Race starts
19:45 Finish cut-off time
Start & Finish Lines
The Start line is located at Shoulder of Mutton Pub, HP22 6EJ. The Finish line is located at Floating Boater Waterside Cafe W2 6NE.
Registration
Runners will collect their race number trackers and map book at registration on the day of the event. Entrants will also be subject to random kit checks to ensure they are carrying the appropriate equipment.
Age Requirements
All entrants must be 18 or over to enter the event.
Baggage Transfer
The organiser will transfer a single bag from start to finish. The bag should be no larger than airport carry-on size (56 x 45 x 25 cm).
Cut-off Times
There will be a cut-off time of 11 hours for the event, and given the nature of the race, there are a number of cut-off times which are detailed below:
  • Checkpoint 1 - Lowndes Park (7.7 miles) - expected between 9:30 - 11:15
  • Checkpoint 2 -The Dumb Bell (17.3 miles) - expected between 10:35 13:45 - advised not to leave after 14:00
  • Checkpoint 3 - Cowley Peach (26.5 miles) - 7 hour cut off
  • Checkpoint 4 - Greenford (33.2 miles) - 8.5 hour cut off
  • Checkpoint 5 -Sainsbury's Tow Path (37.3 miles) - 9.5 hour cut off
  • Finish, Floating Boater (43 miles) - 11 hour cut off
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Go Beyond Challenge
Our roots are in off road sports. We offer a complete series of Ultra trail runs many of which have become "must do events" in the Ultra race calendar. Staying with the off road and trail theme we have a sprint style duathlon which once again is in a fantastic location with fabulous trails. But we like to provide something for everyone. We are also the organisers of the Northampton Half Marathon and The Pitsford Triathlons (Sprint and Standard), in fact we are a one stop shop for all the races you will ever need. Go Beyond was founded in 2008 and purchased in 2018 by Simon Hollis. We now work with over 30 charities helping them carry out fundraising through sport. So please, come and join us and take your fitness to a new level - and why not raise money for a good cause at the same time.
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Backpack
What to bring
Trail shoes are recommended for the event, with road shoes for the final section along the canal towpath.
There are a number of items that are mandatory to bring, which are detailed below:
  • Fully Charged Mobile Phone including the numbers for the Race Director and Assistant Race Director (shown on your map book given at registration)
  • Map Book (provided)
  • Water Bottles/Bladder capable of carrying a minimum of 1 litre
  • Survival Blanket: 1.4m x 2m minimum
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Whistle
  • Headtorch or Body Torch
  • Spare batteries
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Long sleeved base layer or fleece top
FAQ's
Is there an age limit for the Country to Capital Ultra?
Given the physically challenging nature of an Ultra marathon, participants must be at least 18 years old.
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Are vegans catered for at the Country to Capital Ultra?
Yes, the organisers will try to provide vegan snacks at every station.
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Does the Country to Capital Ultra 43 have a cut-off time?
Yes, there is a cut-off time of 11 hours.
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Can I have my own support crew during the Country to Capital Ultra?
Yes, you are welcome to have your own crew as long as they do not get in the way of the race and other competitors.
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Is the course at the Country to Capital Ultra marked?
No, the course will not be marked but there will be lots of footpath signs and the organiser provides a map. This years event will be the first tracked and interactive race.
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Reviews
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Did the Ultra Marathon in 2017
Good route and a great season opener. May not be as muddy this year but once you get from the Chilterns to the M25 its canal all the way which may or may not suit some and be sure not to wear pure Trail shoes if it has been relatively dry!. Clearly marked route, aid stations okay and a pub at the end at Paddington with Guinness FTW.
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