3:10 To St Ives

Running (offroad)

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

    4.9/5

  • 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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21 Review(s)

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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!