Country to Capital Ultra 43

Secondary header image
1 / 2
Secondary header image
Secondary header image

Not quite ready to book?

Save this event for later and come back to it when you're ready.

Event passed
Results & Photos
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.
Ultra Marathon
View details
Sat, 7 Jan 2023
View logistics
Wendover, United Kingdom
View location
(1 Review)
All reviews
Perks of booking with Let's Do This

Best price guarantee


Official booking partner

We're #1 in customer satisfaction

The event experience

Based on location and reviews

Where and when
Shoulder of Mutton, 20 Pound St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK
Start times
Saturday, 7 Jan 2023
Ultra Marathon: 8:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Country to Capital Ultra 43
Ultra Marathon
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.
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%)
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
How to get there
Shoulder of Mutton, 20 Pound St, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK
Get full directionsExternalLink
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.
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
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.
Are vegans catered for at the Country to Capital Ultra?
Yes, the organisers will try to provide vegan snacks at every station.
Does the Country to Capital Ultra 43 have a cut-off time?
Yes, there is a cut-off time of 11 hours.
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.
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.
1 reviews
Event passed
Results & Photos

8th Floor, Orion House, 5 Upper St Martins Lane,

London, WC2H 9EA

Reg number 10083277

Follow Us