This race along one of the most technical parts of the Uk coastline does the area justic! Brilliantly organised by friendly people. The weather certainly added to the adventure. This will remain one of my top 5 races of all times due to the seneray and challenge.
Some confidence is needed in terms of navigation. Just keep the sea on your left!
A tough 13 miler, on an epic stretch of coastal path.
Unique format with the Pirate theme, I wonder if anyone did have their booty confiscated by the Customs man?
Great spirit and bon homie from all entrants, good marshalling
I did find navigation a bit tricky, and more so the more fatigued I became
Excellent event, and can't wait to see what Dave & the Bys Vyken crew dream up next!
The Smuggler's Scuttler. Wow! I'd been waiting for months for this race. It was an amazing but tough race along the cornish coastpath. Longer than my usual attempts at running distance, I chose to do my first half marathon along a coast path and dressed as a pirate, it wasn't mandatory, but along with other runners who had dressed for the day, made it much more fun. This race, as well as the others put on by Bus Vyken was well organised, with great marshals and great booty. We had to collect it items at the half way point, Cape Cornwall and carry them back intact to the finish - bonus, at the end once checked you got to keep them. Where else do you get rum at the end of the race (did I mention the pirate rock and a pasty?) An amazing bespoke medal, well, it's all about the bling!
I do hope this race is on again next year, I'll be there if I can?
Well done on finishing through the pain. Hope you are recovering. Fabulous running and effort and we'll see you next year xx
The most beautiful of routes, although it was hard as hell in some places! Half marathon not for the faint hearted! All skirting the north cornwall coast with the half way at the top of cape cornwall so pretty special to a cornish maid! Marshalls were excellent, very positive and encouraging. Huge pasty on completion with your medal. And all with the added twist of being pirate themed. Fabulous day out and would enter it again.Thank you Bys Vyken!!
Hey Tara So glad you had a great day. The pasty was very well deserved. Thank you for the amazing review x
Thanks to David and all of his dedicated crew at Bys Vyken Events, for organising such an enjoyable race along the Cornish Coastline! What a morning it was to be running from Land's End to Cape Cornwall (and back), in the Cornish Sunshine. A really well organised and innovative idea for a race as always! Looking forward to the next one already!!
The race itself was based around the idea of pirates collecting their loot from Cape Cornwall and returning it safely to Land's End. This made for an interesting and enjoyable race, adding another element to a stunning race.
The stewards and marshalls were all massively enthusiastic and helpful; encouraging runners throughout the morning.
The atmosphere between the trail runners was electric, which was brilliant to see!
Here are just a few highlights from a stunning morning on the Cornish trails!
You are what we are about. You summarise and epitomise what we are and what we do. Talented athlete and a fantastic ambassador for our little company. Congrats on the win dude. number 2 now