3:10 To St Ives

Running (offroad)

  • Lelant, United Kingdom
  • 12. May, 2018
  • Rating:

    4.8/5

  • 5 Km

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About the race

The ONLY Western themed coastal 5K race in the South West

'3:10 to Yuma' is arguably one of the defining 50's Westerns that's well known by movie buffs everywhere.

'3:10 to Yuma' is a 1957 American Western starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed by Delmer Daves. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. The film is about a drought-impoverished rancher who takes on the risky job of taking a notorious outlaw to justice via the 3:10 train to Yuma...

As a complete Western movie nut (I'm currently listening to The Magnificent Seven whilst typing), I came up with the idea of using The South West Coast Path for something very quirky.

To celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the movie you are all invited to take part in the '3:10 to St Ives'.

3:10 BEING THE 5K DISTANCE(HOW COOL IS THAT?! YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE?)

The only coastal 5k within Cornwall in the calender running year!!!

The event starts from St Uny Church at Lelant and follows Britain's most beautiful branch line from Lelant into the very heart of St Ives( Britain's No.2 destination at New Year's and the most famous seaside resort in the country)

An afternoon race in hopefully late spring sunshine( Not guaranteed of course) following the trains in and out of St Ives, Carbis Bay and Lelant.

Descend upon the glorious dunes of the North Coast of Cornwall to 'track' the line in all its beauty over bridges, steps and minor climbs with St Ives and The Island in clear view constantly. You'll pass through Hawk's Point which gives you an uncompromising and sheer honest view of the wonderful coves of Carbis Bay and St Ives.

You'll even be given your bespoke 'Ticket' at registration(Can't be used on an actual train ride as it's a memento)

The incredible finish will be near to St Ives Train Station making for an easy journey back on the train to Lelant back to your cars.

This event includes:

Mementos for all participants (Train related medal and Ticket)

Fully marshalled

Fully supported

Fully marked

Sweepers

Omega Medical Cover Support throughout

Awards for 1st,2nd,3rd Male and Female

Refreshments in usual Bys Vyken Events style

Smiles all round of course 

Strictly NO use of headphones

Strictly NO dogs on this route as it's a quick 5k on the coast and things could get a little dangerous.

All participants should be 18+

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36 Review(s)

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sarah newing

Completed in 2018

5

Great race....best race medal ever!

This is the second time I have taken part in this race. It's the perfect distance for new runners but also a great race for more experienced runners. Beautiful route, great marshals and as always with Bys Vyken events well organised with attention to detail giving it something special. The trophies and race medals which this year were Sheriff badges were just brilliant. You can always guarantee a great medal at Bys Vyken races. Well done on another fab race. I'll be back to race it again in 2019. 

Posted on 09.07.18

Reply from the race organiser

Hey Sarah

Thank you so much for a great review. Always great to see you at my events and was fantastic to see Bert finish too. Brilliant running for the both of you as always x

Ruth Glover

Completed in 2018

1.4

Trail race

Did this race this year, when I signed up was expecting to finish and receive a medal as that’s what it said we would get online, but all it was, was a tacky sheriffs badge which wasn’t worth having. Won’t be doing this race again or any other bys vyken event, don’t rate them. aso there other races which are on trail with spectacular views so this one isn’t really unique. Not worth the money

Posted on 29.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Hello Ruth

Glad you approve of us and rate us so highly.

May I just say on this reply that you didn't have a great race as you decided to run after not feeling so good so almost collapsed at the halfway point of the event. Also you knew the memento before you entered. Also, look at every other review. I feel that this is somewhat personal due to the 'rubber duck' prize comments on Facebook. So thank you for the personal review attacking the event. If your comments were legitimate then I would apologise that you didn't have a good day. However on this ocassion, it's a purely personal attack and it's a shame as I actually had some respect for you. If the event was terrible I'd hold my hands up to it, but 117 other runners don't share your opinion. All this is about was the comment on Facebook about how you tried to get as many people as possible to not run my event due to the fact that the trophies were rubber ducks and you didnt like how rubber ducks were produced. As ridiculous as this sounds. Crazy in fact. Really crazy. All because I politely told you that it wasn't cool.

Chris Hammick

Completed in 2018

5

‘My mule don’t like you laffin’

3:10 To St Ives

There weren’t no mules, donkeys or deputies here, but everyone a full on Sheriff with the presentation of an awesome, bona fide, Sheriffs badge at the end as the run medal! Superbly organised, well marshalled by an experienced possé, brilliant mutual support from other runners and the onlooking injuns! AND a lovely veggie pasty at the finish too! My favourite 5K ever! 

Posted on 15.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Love this review Chris! The only runner to have finished all Bys Vyken races thus far (CJC1 was before the organisation exsisted so I can let you off that one lol)

Kathryn Sycamore

Completed in 2018

4.8

5K

great fun!

Posted on 15.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks Kathryn :)

Stephen Bailey

Completed as a first timer in 2018

4.6

1st Time Runner of this race

First time i've ran this race and will be back again next year! Very challenging 5k as it was described. Very well marshalled and encouragement all the way!

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks Stephen. See you next year

Dave :)

Sharon Hambley

Completed in 2018

5

Another fabulous Bys Vycken event xx

3:10 To St Ives

My 4th Bys Vycken event as a competitor. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed!

Superb organisation from entering to finishing. 

David even prepared for the weather! 2 gazebos to shelter in and a high sided van provided added shelter. 

The course was amazing. Fabulous scenery and plenty of mud!!!

The Marshalls on the course were helpful, supportive and encouraging. 

The photographer was brilliant and very quick to upload. 

I loved the finish (even the nasty slope at the end!)

The very unique medal and the welcome from Dave and Sally ensured the event was just perfect.

Thank you xxx

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks Sharon. Always amazing to see you at my events

Dave xx

Sandra Treleven

Completed in 2018

4.6

Great atmosphere!

Great course - really good atmosphere. Great that there was a junior race too - brilliant to run with my 13 YR old son.

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks Sandra x

Rebecca  Harris

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Yee-haw!

I was apprehensive about entering the race as I knew I'd be on my own, but the ladies at registration were welcoming and chatty, so put me at ease.  The race debrief was well informed and jovial and then off across the beach we went...a line of colourful runners enjoying the beginning of the race.  The fancy dress option made it even more fun and I plucked up the courage to go along with my hat, waistcoat and bandana!

The course was definitely challenging, just a little muddy, no surprise with the weather we've been having, and certainly the numerous steps made it hard work on the knees!  However, the camaraderie of the people around me made it great fun, the marshals were amazing, especially our tribal marshal at the top of the beach dunes....definitely those bum cheeks put a smile on my face!!! There was no chance of losing your way with markers clearly visable and tape for any hazards and with a water station and Haribo being handed out, for those that wanted a challenge for their first 5k, this had everything you could want.

I have been telling everyone what a great time I had and the finishing pasty and of course my sheriff's medal were well worth the price of entry.

I'll be back next year!

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you for the amazing words. We're always welcoming at Bys Vyken Events. Thank you for running and supporting my event and I look forward to seeing you at a future one.

Dave x

Cassi  Bende

Completed in 2018

5

3.10 ♥

3:10 To St Ives

Absolutely fantastic event!

It may only be a 5k but what an awesome 5k to run. Set along the Cornish coastline in a beautiful place full of local history. 

It's the second time I've run in the 3.10 and yet again it was amazing, everything from registration to race briefing to actually running the event was faultless. Fantastic support from race director, event team & all of the marshalls along the way. Also the scenery was stunning. 

I certainly would recommend Bys Vyken events and the 3.10 to St Ives time and time again.

Top quality, 5* is just not enough stars

Thanks Bys Vyken I will be back at 3.10 again next year

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

I love this. Thank you for such wonderful words. Runners such as yourself keep me doing this. So much love for how fab this review is.
Dave x

Tara Brenton

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Beautiful scenery!

This may be a short run (5k) but it is really varied under foot! You go from sandy beach to muddy trail (depending on weather) and coast path to beautiful footpath into St Ives bay. Well marshalled with top notch medical support. This run appeals to all levels from accomplished runners looking for a race, to beginners and parkrunners looking for something a little different. You can make it as easy or hard as you want! Good quality medal and pasty for all runners makes it a good value for money event. Lovely to finish somewhere so beautiful with a beach cafe serving jugs of Sangria for a tenner. Big thumbs up for me!! 

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Haha, I take no credit for the booze. My insurance wouldn't allow it lol.
Thank you for running and it was ace to see you. Hopefully see you next year.
Dave x

Leanne Gibbons

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Technical but brilliant!

This was my first time running this race and course but I had a fantastic time. Runners were kept well informed by the RD, and the marshals were friendly and supportive! I happily travelled from Scilly to take part, and it was worth it. I'll definitely be back again next year, and will bring friends!

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Wow! Thank you for coming over for this. It means the world to know that people will travel for something like this. Thank you for taking part and supporting Bys Vyken.
Dave x

Gill Cooke

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Exhilirating, Good Fun, and Muddy (of course!)

This was an amazing race and I can't wait to do it again next year!   Don't underestimate the technicality of what might sound like a 'simple' race - there was plenty of mud, uphills, downhills, steps, turns and surprises.  Fantastic for a sense of adventure and agility.   It was my first run with Bys Vyken Events and was well-impressed with all the facilities and support laid on (toilets - yes, thank you!). 

The medal was gorgeous, and the pasty was gorgeous too!

On a personal note, I went right out of my comfort zone entering this race, but the feel-good factor is still with me - fantastic experience. It was great to see people of all ages and abilities too. Fancy dress was fun too(optional)! 

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Gill you were amazing. What a fantastic time on such a challenging and short one.
Thank you for supporting Bys Vyken Events. Was a pleasure to give you a great day out x

Sarah Leggo

Completed in 2018

5

3.10 to St Ives.

As always, a fab race, tough in places but beautiful scenery makes up for that.

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you Sarah
#TeamMBH

Robert Simons

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Outstanding Event ,organisation, Marshalls and scenery.

This was my first Race and i loved every minute.

The excitement at the start, the well marked route, very encouraging Marshals and welcoming finish line. I felt supported all the way to the finish line. Thank you great day. 

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you so much for choosing this as your first race. Glad you had a great race. :)

Dave x

Zoë Buse

Completed as a first timer in 2018

5

Amazing all round

3:10 To St Ives

From the greeting at the start, race briefing, the best ever Marshall’s and the finishers medal this was a fabulous race. Dave and Sally always manage to exceed expectations and are approachable with queries. I’m looking forward to next years race already 

Posted on 14.05.18

Reply from the race organiser

Zoe you little legend. Always happy and always smiley!
Great to see you x

Victoria Hosken

Completed in 2017

5

Brilliant race!

Challenging 5km race that incudes a sand dune.  Beautifull scenery.  Well worth the money.  Brilliant idea and even catching the train back afterwards added to the novelty with loads of runners all boarding it together.   

Lovely friendly atmosphere. Would highly recommend this race.

 

Posted on 02.07.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you Vicky xx

Kathryn Sycamore

Completed in 2017

4.6

Full on but great course and comaradarie!

Great afternoon 

 

Posted on 01.06.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you and well done on a fab achievement and being part of this first event. Hope to see you out on the trails again soon x

Owain Thomas

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

If Carlsberg did 5K's ......

3:10 To St Ives

3.10 to St Ives is a race on a small segiment of the SWCP. Probably the best induction for runners getting into trail running or coastal path running. It had everything from sand, cliffs and beauty. Whether you are a seasoned trail runner or a someone finding their feet in running this event is a great. It is tough enough for those looking for a challenge and easy enough for those looking at giving it a go. 

The organisation as always was good, it was well marshaled and marked out. It was worth the trip down. Highly recommended 

Posted on 01.06.17

Reply from the race organiser

If Carlsberg did runners....
Thanks Owain. Long way to travel for a 5K but it was great to see you. Well done to you and Cathy for acing another race!x

Tracy Tonkin

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.9

Loved it!

3:10 To St Ives

Really well organised, small and friendly fantastic course with amazing views. 

Great medals (friends wishing they'd done it)!! 

Love the spot prizes! Great idea. 

Posted on 01.06.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you so so much for a great review. Glad you had a great run and loved the medal.x

West Cornwall PT

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Cheeky little thing!!

3:10 To St Ives

Nice event Bys Vyken - Well organised, stunnning sea views, technical enough to challenge the beginner and fast enough to satisfy the experienced AND a pasty at the end. Definately one to tick off people!

Posted on 01.06.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks dude. Total star mate x

Kelly Bills

Completed in 2017

5

Great 5k

Great race, great day!

Posted on 31.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks x

Jenny Orpwood

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Short but challenging

3:10 To St Ives

I don't usually do off-road races, but having walked this piece of coast, could see there were some places that I could run, even if I had to walk a lot, and knowing it was only 5k made me think it was achievable  

The views were super, made it a pleasure, even when the inclines were steep. The deep steps were a challenge to me, but Phil, one of the tail runners, kept me going! (Many thanks!)

The medal and pasty at the end were great, as was the support from my fellow Mounts Bay Harriers. Thank you very much. 

Posted on 31.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Loving the fabulous photo. Thank you so much for your support. Without great runners like you then we couldn't put on such events.x

Camilla Nicol

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

A whole lot of fun

3:10 To St Ives

I'd heard about how great these organisers were...seems that they really are.

Fantastic pre-race information, easy registration, nothing too pressured or formal. Great marshalling, beautiful route and the superb medal made all the difference and made it value for money.

Gutted I didnt get a spot prize! Hopeful at the next one - Scuttler I think.

Thanks guys

 

Posted on 31.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Cool review. Congrats on completing the challenge and being a part of a cool day x

Ruth Glover

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

3:10 to St ives

This was a really great race, very well organised for a first time event like this. Everyone had a smile on their face (most of the time) whilst racing and definitely when finishing. Enjoyed by all, would definitely do it again and would recommend to others to do this race. 

Posted on 30.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Great review. Thank you both for being awesome supporters and runners x

Lydia Lyttle

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Brilliant race

This was the first Bys Vyken race that I've taken part in and it certainly won't be the last!  The race was organised beautifully, good parking and directions to the registration point were very clear.  

The race itself was over a beautiful route with amazing views. The Marshalls were very friendly and encouraging. As for the medal and spot prizes at the end, they really were the icing on the cake!

Anybody looking for a confidence boost or an afternoon along the glorious coast paths this is the race for you.  

Posted on 30.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks and hope to see you at another very soon x

Rachael Prideaux

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.9

Beautiful!

Such a beautiful friendly race, well marshalled and looked after!  Great bit of bling too!

Posted on 30.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you rachael. You ran amazingly well x

Rebecca Wilding

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Beautiful 5k

this year saw the 1st 3:10 to st Ives that was organised by bys vyken events! This course was brutal but beautiful! Starting on the beach, including Sand dunes, costal paths, massive steps, steep inclines and declines and finishing with a beautiful view of porthminster bay!  For only a short route, it was pretty challenging for me being a newbie to costal running! I enjoyed every minute and hats of to the race director who pulled off a faultless event! Amazing medal at the finish line as well!! 

Posted on 30.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Another hero! Thank you xx

Jackie Morse

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Stunning Cornish coast

this challenging 5k had everything from sand dunes , steps , trail and railway bridge all surrounded by the White sands and clear seas of the Cornish coast. Not a PB course but a personal beauty for sure. Yep ...

Posted on 29.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thank you as always Jackie. Your support is fiercely beautiful xx

Alison Campbell

Completed in 2017

5

Stunning course

Well organised, stunning scenery, great atmosphere and great medal! 

Posted on 29.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Best sweep ever

Tristan Sellors

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

An undulating meander of coast line.

Another fantastic race put together, high five!

 A great speedy course, the beach start into the inclines of the coast path really gets your fangs out. Really well organised, marshalled and supported, not as long or savage as previous races yet the 5k distance allows you to get some pace into the race.

 Optional fancy dress must remain hahaha

 aaayyyeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah

 

Posted on 28.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

DESERVED ROLLING THUNDER XXXX

Carolyn Campbell

Completed as a first timer in 2017

4.9

Beautiful, challenging, fun!

3:10 To St Ives

This was my first race after only starting to run 5 months ago. Great to have a 5k race as a slightly less daunting option, but still a lot more challenging than a Parkrun. 

Stunningly beautiful setting along the coast in St Ives bay with lots of variety in terrain - beach, dunes, cliff path, tarmac path and lots and lots of steps up and down. 

The organisation and marshalling were excellent and friendly and the atmosphere throughout was fun and encouraging. Loved every minute! 

Posted on 28.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Legend x

David Wilding

Completed in 2017

4.6

Great intro to trail running

A1 event. Really well marshalled, clearly marked, fantastic medal. 

 

Posted on 27.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks David. Glad you had a great day

Sharon Hambley

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Absolutely awesome

3:10 To St Ives

What a wonderful event. 

Thank you Dave and Sally once again for organising a brilliant event. 

Initially I thought it was too far to travel 'just' for a 5k run. I take that back completely. 

You organised it to a 't'. 

The start line was easy to find. Your unique signage was perfect.

Everything about the run was great. The run on the beach was challenging but also fun!

The route you chose was absolutely beautiful.

The marshalls were so lovely and encouraging. 

Thank you for everything, particularly the awesome medal and bib number. No one will be able to replicate them. 

Please can take a dip in that lovely hotel pool next time!!!

Of course, the registration ladies were the best!!!

Posted on 27.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

The registration ladies were amazing indeed. Thank you for being such a fantastic part of this day. Without you we'd be buggered ;)

Michael Rooney

Completed in 2017

5

Ansome race

Brillant event 

Posted on 27.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Cheers dude x

sarah newing

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

A great 5k race along a stunning route

3:10 To St Ives

What a great 5k race! I loved it!! The race started on a beautiful beach and then went off-road onto challenging Coastpath which was stunning! Well marshalled and clearly signed along the way with a water station at the halfway mark. As with all Bys Vyken events the attention to every detail is what makes the race. Great value for money with a lovely medal for all finishers as well as a pasty and spot prizes. Can't wait to come back next year to do it all again. Brilliant!

Posted on 27.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Friend,athlete,hero

Lucy Kemp

Completed as a first timer in 2017

5

Great Event.

Loved it, great race and well organised. 

Posted on 27.05.17

Reply from the race organiser

Thanks for your support with the prizes lucy.
Race entry for life!