Bys Vyken Events

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Upcoming Races

01 July 2017
The Smuggler's Scuttler
27 August 2017
The Madness Of King George
09 December 2017
Fordh Sen Mighal
03 March 2018
The Cousin Jack Classic II

Past Races

27 May 2017
3:10 To St Ives

Latest Event Reviews

Claire Todd

Reviewed on 16.04.17 as a Have done this race in the past in 2017

4.7

Tough But Breathtaking

This is a tough and brutal section of the South West Coast Path but it is breathtakingly beautiful. The race is very well organised and this year there were more marshalls enroute who were amazingly encouraging.

The finish is a welcome sight, the pasty was devoured instantly and I was lucky enough to receive a spot prize.

Definately on the race calendar for next year 

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks for your awesome review Claire!x

Melissa Poultney

Reviewed on 10.03.17 as a First timer in 2017

5

Awesome!

from the course to the marshals, the support crew to the finish line pint of cider - all perfect! Insanely challenging section of Cornish coast path but a brilliant race nonetheless 

Zoe Hall

Reviewed on 09.03.17 as a First timer in 2017

4.9

Brutally beautiful race

Very well organised friendly event, demonstrating the love of running rather than making money. All abilities catered for and excellent support along some of the most remote and challenging parts of the Cornish coastline. Well done guys :) 

Helen Davies

Reviewed on 09.03.17 as a First timer in 2017

5

Brutal but brilliant!

What an amazing day: spectacular route, friendly marshalls, beautiful medal and fantastic value for money - what more could you ask for?!

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you Helen. Thank you for being an awesome part of a good day out! x

Tim Robinson

Reviewed on 09.03.17 as a First timer in 2017

5

Another brilliantly organised race from Bys Vyken Events!

The Cousin Jack Classic II

After an early start in Launceston, the three of us Launceston Road Runners made our way down to Cape Cornwall for the start of the Cousin Jack Classic II. 

 

Fuelled with large Costa Coffees, we got our kit together at the start line, in nervous anticipation, whilst the wind picked up around us, and the clouds loomed!

 

Having run the Pilgrimage from Lelant to Marizion in December, myself and Russ were confident that this would be another brilliantly organised run by Bys Vyken Events. We were proved correct as we queued up efficiently for our race packs to be checked, and for our numbers to be provided.

 

In no time, we were stood at the start line, at the bottom of the hill at Cape Cornwall. As the countdown and hooter went off, there was a real buzz in the air; it was great to see so many trail runners, of all different shapes and sizes, excited about the 17.4 miles of coastal trail ahead of them.

 

Having run the coastal path here a few times before, the path and route was relatively straight forward. This was made even easier for us with the obvious Bys Vyken, Cornish Flag signage and amusing “Refuel Dreckly” notices, depicting a classic Cornish bloke with a jug of cider!

 

The first five miles or so of the race were over relatively easy-going, but undulating trail, however the weather was pretty dark and miserable. At this point the trail was sandy, so mud and slipping wasn’t too much of a problem for us.

 

After the Levant mines, the trails became rocky and boggy, however good signage and marshalling again kept us on track. Marshalls also provided much-needed jelly babies and salted peanuts!

 

The weather eventually turned, and although we hadn’t really got wet up until now, the dark, ominous looking skies, suddenly cleared, and a bright blue sky and glimmer of sunshine shone through! This sun would stay with us until the end of the run!

 

There was a strong wind in the exposed places along the clifftops, and the section near Zennor proved tough going; with hiking these stretches the only option!

 

Eventually St Ives came into view, and a tarmac section skirting around the cliffs took us out of our trail running comfort zone, before we were tested as we trudged across the beach to The Island, and St Nicholas Chapel. We could see cheery spectators waving from the top of the hill, and we made our way around the island and up the hill to the finish, where a cheery-as-ever Race Director, Dave, welcomed runners home with an impressive medal and a handshake.

 

Having sheltered from the wind, we were handed a small goody bag of sweets, Oreos and a drink, before being shown to the back of a van, packed to the roof with much-needed pasties to refuel! We were also offered a healthy jug of cider, as hinted at by the earlier signage!

 

Following getting changed and making our way out of St Ives (now in full sunshine), we ended the day where it had all kicked off… in Costa, with a large cuppa!

 

Thanks Dave and the crew for a brilliant race, along a stunning section of coastline! We are already looking forward to the next run!

Reply from the race organiser

Love Love Love!! Thank you so much. I absolutely love this. Your support with this and the beautiful video has been amazing. Is amazing to see a little idea grow and become what it has. It's because of the love and support of mega talented runners like you and fantastic crew and great people and businesses who want to help and promote us. Can't wait to see you tear it up out there again dude!! Wicked stuff Cheers dude Dave x