Country to Capital ultra marathon will start in Wendover

The Country to Capital Ultra Marathon starts at Wendover and ends in London
The Country to Capital Ultra Marathon starts at Wendover and ends in London
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Hundreds of runners will set off from The Shoulder of Mutton in Wendover on Saturday for the annual Go Beyond Country to Capital ultra marathon to London.

Now established as the UK openers in the Ultra race calendar, runners will converge on the Shoulder of Mutton where they will stock up on food and drink before tackling the 54-mile race.

The route takes in stunning countryside which, even in the depths of winter, makes for a scenic journey for competitors.

A spokesman for the Country to Capital race said they were grateful to the Shoulder of Mutton for hosting the start.

“We carry this countryside well inside the M25 where we pick up the Grand Union Canal tow path for the final run into London where we will finish at Little Venice. Our Race start is hosted by the Shoulder of Mutton Pub which is directly opposite Wendover railway station and there is plenty of room for parking, we are very grateful to them.”

If you are from Aylesbury Vale and taking part in the run, contact sports editor Damien Lucas by email (see byline above) to let him know how you got on.