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Country to Capital Ultra 43

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Shoulder of Mutton, Pound Street, Wendover, Aylesbury HP22 6EJ, UK

Sat 8th January 2022

Starting at 08:45

1 race


Organiser's Description

A fabulous 43 mile point to point race well established as the season opener to the Ultra race calendar.

This is historically a sell out event that takes you through the stunning Buckinghamshire countryside and crossing the M25 (by bridge of course!) We then make our way through the picturesque village of Denham where we pick up the Grand Union Canal tow path for the final run into London. The finish is at the Little Venice canal basin a surprising tranquil setting but in the heart of London next to Paddington station.

This year will be the first fully tracked and interactive race so friends and family will be able to follow your progress from the comfort of their armchairs – and also you can make sure that you are following the route!

We are proud to be a qualifying race for Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc with 3 Endurance points awarded by ITRA

To add to the excitement its not unusual to find runners from literally all over the world on the start line


  • Country to Capital Ultra 43


    Includes a Tracker



  • Country to Capital Ultra 43


    Includes a Tracker


How to Get There

For anyone wanting to stay overnight in Wendover either before or after the event there is Airbnb or the Red Lion Hotel .

Arrival by car – If you are planning to return to your car by train, parking is available in the station car park which is recommended. There is a public car park on the High Street (HP22 6DX) or surrounding on-street parking. Please allow adequate time to park and register.

Arrival by train
There is a regular train service from London Marylebone to Wendover where the station is a short walk to the start. The preferred train arrives at 08:15. Please arrive ready to run.

Course Details

The route is 11.0 miles of cross country trails; 11.8 miles of roads and paths; and 20 miles of canal tow path . Elevation is +1375 ft and -1720 ft.

The course follows a waymarked route but requires some navigation. We provide a map book and various resources to keep you on track. The course is covered by OS Maps 181, 172 and 173


  • Age Limit

    Due to the strenuous physical demands of running 43 miles in one day Country to Capital is restricted to competitors over 18 years of age only.

  • Cut off

    The cutoff time for the race is 11 hours. We have progressive cut off times from Checkpoint 3 onwards, details can be found on the Checkpoint information sheet.

checkpoints and aid stations

There are 5 check points, each will have water, and a selection of supplementary energy gels, and snacks, (currently we are not permitted to have loose food due to COVID19). A drink will be available for all athletes at the finish

Details of the locations can be found here


Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female Competitors. All finishers will receive a medal and T-shirt.

registrations and start time

Registration is open from 7am where you will collect your race number and map book. You will need to confirm your mobile phone number and be subjected to random kit checks. The race will start at 8.45am

baggage transfer

We will transfer a single competitor bag to the finish, so you have warm, dry clothes waiting for you . Your bag should be no larger than a UK airport carry-on bag size (56 x 45 x 25 cm).


The Geo Tracks GPS Tracker is lightweight and easily fits in a small pocket in your rucksack. Your family and friends can track your progress in real-time and you can use the Geo Tracks app combined with the tracker as an accurate tool for navigation during the event. The GPS Tracking units upload your position every 10 seconds to the live view tracking map and are accurate to 5 metres. Batteries last for 70 hours . Don’t forget to drop it off at the finish! To find out more please visit the Geo Tracks website.

Find out more here


Trail shoes are advised, if you have support or are happy to carry them then road shoes are ideal . There are sections of trail which can become very muddy in wet conditions. It is essential to carry the items below. There will be random kit checks prior to the race . Runners must carry the following mandatory equipment at all times.
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
Headtorch or Body Torch
Spare batteries
Hat and Gloves
Long sleeved base layer or fleece top


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