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Country to Capital Ultra 43

150 participants · Sat 1st May 2021 · Wendover
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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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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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What's included:

  • Refreshment stations throughout (Gels, vegan friendly sweets, and the famous Go Beyond Cake)
  • Free tea, coffee and snacks
  • Prizes supplied by T8 for podium finisher's
  • £5 discount for all those who take part
  • Course marshalled
  • Medical aid
  • Baggage transfer to finish
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
Ultramarathon
Sat 1st May 2021

Run 43mi

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1 reviews
Thomas
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4.0
Did the Ultramarathon 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. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit for this event?
Given the physically challenging nature of an Ultra marathon, participants must be at least 18 years old.… read more
FAQ
Can I hire a tracker?
Trackers can be hired from GEO Tracks for an extra fee of £8. A link to which can be found here: https://www.geotracks.co.uk/collections/individual-tracker-hire-for-a-geo-tracks-supported-event/products/country-to-capital-ultra-11th-jan-2020-tracker-hire… read more
FAQ
Can I race for charity?
Participants can run for a charity for £200.… read more
Route description
Route description

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.

Given the nature of the race, there are a number of cut-off times which are detailed below:

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

Thomas
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4.0
Did the Ultramarathon 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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Spectators

Spectators are welcome to join athletes at the finish line or cheer them off from the start.

Little Venice is a great place to watch the participants finish-up, and our travel section should help you with your journey.

Volunteers

Go Beyond Challenge are always on the look out for an extra pair of hands to help out.

In return, volunteers will get free entry into a Go Beyond event and a free event t-shirt. If this sounds like something you would be interested in then get in touch with: [email protected]

How to get there

Shoulder of Mutton, 20 Pound St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK

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Address (Start): Shoulder of Mutton Pub, HP22 6EJ
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Address (Finish): Floating Boater Waterside Cafe, W2 6NE**

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.

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is there an age limit for this event?
Given the physically challenging nature of an Ultra marathon, participants must be at least 18 years old.
FAQ
Can I hire a tracker?
Trackers can be hired from GEO Tracks for an extra fee of £8. A link to which can be found here: https://www.geotracks.co.uk/collections/individual-tracker-hire-for-a-geo-tracks-supported-event/products/country-to-capital-ultra-11th-jan-2020-tracker-hire
FAQ
Can I race for charity?
Participants can run for a charity for £200.
FAQ
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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