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SarahCrunning - 09/01/2019 16:02:54
   
Country to Capital 2019
The 11th edition of C2C takes place on Saturday. Around 400 runners will be lining up in Wendover ready to take on what is viewed by many as the opener to the UK ultra calendar. It has been a sell-out for the last 5 years.

This event has 16 runner reviews on our listings page, reflecting it's popularity with runners of all abilities. The combination of runnable trails and towpath makes it ideal for those stepping up from a marathon or 50km distance, and also presents the opportunity for a distance PB for fast runners.

The route is around 45 miles, with the first half being undulating Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire trails. These are runnable, but can be very muddy in winter.

The second half of the route is run along the Grand Union Canal towpath to the finish in Little Venice. Some runners will relish the chance to really push the pace in this section, whereas others may prefer the scenery of the first half.

The course was changed slightly last year, meaning the winners established the course records - 5:30:39 (Barry Miller) and 5:53:55 (Gemma Carter).

This year's line-up includes France's/Raidlight's Christophe Le Saux who has chosen the race as his first English ultra.

Good to luck to everyone taking part.
Sarah Cooke

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SarahCrunning - 12/01/2019 22:29:52
   
RE:Country to Capital 2019
We are awaiting the official results, but we know it's been an exciting race today with new male and female records set for this course (which was a slightly new route in 2018). Luke Delderfield knocked 34 minutes off the male CR and finished in 4:56, closely followed by Geoff Cheshire in 4:59 and Stephen Marks in 5:02.

The women's race was even more exciting - Rebecca Ferry and Cat Simpson battled it out to cross the line 20 seconds apart and both less a minute faster than the previous record. Rebecca was first in 5:53:16, followed by Cat in 5:53:36. Ali Young was third female in 6:14.
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SarahCrunning - 13/01/2019 23:41:58
   
RE:Country to Capital 2019
The official results for the podium finishers:

MEN
1. Luke Deldrefield - 4:56:35
2. Geoffrey Cheshire - 4:59:22
3. Stephen Marks - 5:02:07

WOMEN
1. Rebecca Ferry - 5:53:16
2. Cat Simpson - 5:53:36
3. Ali Young - 6:14:05
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