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We are 'Bys Vyken Race Team' . We are a friendly club with training sessions and socials every single week. We run both trails and roads and represent the colours of St Piran at events and races all over no matter the distance. 

We are a small group of individuals who believe that politics should be a thing of the past. Our club is exactly that; OURS! 

We are ARC affiliated only and Bys Vyken Events & Cornish Trails is an associate member of the ARC(association of running clubs) too. This means you will only be able to run with us as 2nd claim for the time being. But this means we have more freedom within to be able to enjoy the trails we take for granted and to also enjoy spending time training together in the knowledge that we have a sound and friendly atmosphere in our like minded group. 

Whether you're a beginner or experienced we would love to hear from you. We have no preference of capabilities. We welcome all to our friendly and crazy little club from Kernow.

(ALL CLUB RESULTS WILL APPEAR ON THE WEBSITE AS AND WHEN THEY ARE ACHEIVED AND UPLOADED) 

BYS VYKEN EVENTS RACE TEAM IS A FIRST CLAIM CLUB AT ALL ASSOCIATION OOF RUNNING CLUBS ASSOCIATED EVENTS & RACES AND IS ONLY ONE OF 2 ASSOCIATED THIS WAY IN CORNWALL. WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT AFFILIATED TO UKA THEREFORE YOU WILL HAVE TO ENTER THOSE EVENTS WITH YOUR 1ST TEAM MEMBERSHIP.

MEMBERSHIP VALID UNTIL RENEWAL 31ST MARCH 2020

CHAIR: DAVID ANDREWARTHA
VICE CHAIR: TIM TRESEDER
TREASURER : DAVID ANDREWARTHA (CLUB FEES & KIT)
KIT COORDINATOR: TRACY WAITE
SECRETARY: TRACY WAITE
ROAD RUNNING SECRETARY: ALAN GILES
TRAIL RUNNING SECRETARY: SARAH NEWING
MEDIA & WEBSITE: DAVID ANDREWARTHA
PRESS OFFICER : DAVID ANDREWARTHA
ADMINISTRATION (OTHER): SALLY GALSWORTHY - ANDREWARTHA
WELFARE OFFICER : BARRIE PROWSE
OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS :SIMON JONES, LOUISE TURVEY, PAUL REEVE
CAPTAIN: KIERAN MURRANT
OCR CAPTAIN : BARRIE PROWSE

2017/2018 RACE TEAM RESULTS

The Madness Of King George (27/8/17)

12 hours of 1.06 loops along King George V Memorial Walk in Hayle, Cornwall hosted by Bys Vyken Events and Cornish Trails. We fielded 2 outstanding runners who really put the mileage in on this Bank Holiday weekend. Well done to Barrie Prowse for his 60 laps covering 63.6 miles and Anna Pascoe for her 54 laps covering 57.24 miles. Barrie was 2nd male.
Well done both from all at Bys Vyken Race Team

Westbury Lions 10k, Wiltshire (8/10/17)

Dean Talbot (51:29)

Well done 'Mr Sparkles' on knocking a massive 5 minutes and 5 seconds off of last year's time.

Burton Bradstock Marathon, Dorset (15/10/17)

David Andrewartha (3:34:50)
27.31 miles of road as being sent over a mile in the wrong direction made this event even more value for money and a lot harder than it should have been with David leading for the first 10 miles until this incident. Tough and undulating, this road marathon serves as one of David's 17 competitive races of 2017 so far. Next up for David is Dartmoor Vale half marathon in 2 weeks.
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The Tempest (21/10/17)

Barrie Prowse (1:36:08)

A tough all head torch run from The Minack to Land's End and back via The South West Coast Path in blowy conditions.

A top 10 finish from Barrie. Well done dude, from all at Bys Vyken. 

Fowey Hash 2017 (22/10/17)

David Andrewartha(25:08)
A 4 mile race supporting Fowey Gig Rowing Club. The race took part on private IMERYS land and through the Pinnock tunnel, a 1.073 metre tunnel used for clay hauling by lorry. David finished the undulating inaugural race in 2nd place.

The White Horse Gallop (22/10/17)

Dean Talbot (1:16:00)
Another top effort from Dean as he took on this 8 mile trail adventure up and around the white horse in Westbury. Brilliant stuff!

Kernow Killer OCR 12 miles (28/10/17)

Barrie Prowse (1st place)
Congratulations to our OCR champion on winner this fantastic obstacle stacked event from the South West's premier OCR company, 'Tuff Enuff'.

Dartmoor Vale Half Marathon (29/10/17)

Kieran Murrant (1:25:53)
David Andrewartha (1:31:27)
Anna Pascoe (1:55:31)
Congratulations to Kieran for his 4th place prize and Anna for her amazing PB on this undulating course through Newton Abbot and Chudleigh

Severn Bridge 5 Night Run (10/11/17)

David Andrewartha (30:49)

5 mile race on the Severn Bridge from Chepstow Rugby Club at Bulwark, Chepstow on a cold, dark, autumnal night.
A 6 second distance PB for Dave and a top 6 finish from 508 entrants.

Cornish Marathon (19/11/17)

David Andrewartha (3:26:38)
Brett Leacher (4:51:31)

Brett and Dave representing the race team at Cornwall's only all road marathon and round 15 of the Cornish Grand Prix season.
Big well done also to team members, Anna Pascoe, Alan Giles and Kieran Murrant representing their respective first claim EA affiliated clubs.

AVR Half Marathon, Wiltshire (26/11/2017)

Dean Talbot (1:49:50)
In Dean's own words:
"Last half marathon was last October,last year and the time was 2 hours and 10 minutes.
I blasted 20 minutes off that time and got 30 seconds under my best 10k time".
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR VERY OWN 'MR SPARKLES' LEGEND!

Race For Wildlife (3/12/17)

David Andrewartha

(49:20)

Not as fast as Dave hoped for the MTRS event in Penzance. Muddy, wet and packed full of fast tarmac.

Fordh Sen Mighal II (9/12/17)

Tristan Sellors (1:23:43) 1ST MALE AND FIRST OVERALL! CONGATS DUDE
Tim Treseder (1:39:26) TOP 15 FINISH!
Barrie Prowse (1:41:55)
Alan Giles (1:50:17)
Anna Pascoe (2:05:31)
Simon Jones (2:15:11)

Bys Vyken Race Team had a fantastic turnout for their own event this year. Bys Vyken's Very own Tristan Sellors won the race...

The Scrooge (17/12/17)

Barrie Prowse (1:12:31) 3rd Age Cat/5th Overall
Anna Pascoe (1:29:55)
Alan Giles (1:48:14)

Bovington Marathon (17/12/17)

Dean Talbot (5:15:39)
Amazing running from the Bys Vyken Team this weekend again as Dean (aka Mr. Sparkles) took on this tank of an event at the White Star Running classic marathon in Bovington. Well done sir. Enjoy that beer pard! 

Beyond the Far Side, Wiltshire (12 Hour Event) (21/1/18)

Dean Talbot 

In Mr Sparkles' own words:
I ran in a 12hour hill race yesterday - Beyond the Far Side. As many laps of the 5.2 mile course as you can in 12 hours and each lap was 850 up and 850 feet down. The conditions were not ideal, heavy rain for the first few hours and then thick mist. The first couple of laps went well and then it got very hard, the mud was thick, deep and everywhere. The hills, especially the steep first hill were almost hands and knees hills. By lap 5 the head torches went on, at the top of the course we have a nice tarmac section for 3/4 of a mile or so but the mist was so thick visibility was barely a couple of metres. I had originally wanted to complete 8 or maybe even 9 laps but that went out the window and I settled on doing 7 laps. I had a leg massage after lap 5 which helped and also some hot food. After lap 6 I was chatting to the timekeeper and looking at the sheet that showed how many laps we had all completed and became very confused. Confused because it seemed that I was in third place, I asked the RD and they confirmed, I was third! A few people were on 6 laps like me but I had completed my 6 laps faster, one person was on 7 laps but way faster than me and the winner had run an amazing 9 laps. So with this news giving me an amazing boost I went out for the last lap. I was the last one on the course at this point and snuck in at 11 hours 50 minutes - official results not in yet. I CAME THIRD!!! I have never come anywhere near a podium finish and I was blown away. There were quite a few people waiting at the end to cheer me in which was a nice surprise and we all had a beer to celebrate in the marquee. What a great day!

London Winter Run (4/2/18)

Jackie Morse (56:54)

Well done to Jackie on this "cool" winter challenge and for surviving a penguin attack also :)

Run The World Adventures - Costa Rica 2018

Tracy Waite

In 'SuperTrac's' own words on her glorious 6 day journey....so we started Day 1 climbing to the peak of Cerro De La Muerto...the 2nd highest mountain in Costa Rica...from here we descended and crossed many mountains along the way along jungle tracks that are impassable by anything other than on foot. We stayed in local houses, slept in stables, ate food that  was cooked using the veggies that were grown in the land, drank coffee that was grown in the mountains, homemade cheeses from the family’s cows, and fuelled on Palm sugar to keep us going. Day 2 was the longest and toughest day...more jungle tracks, mountain climbs and descents, the descents were like nothing I have ever experienced.Quads on fire...for hours and hours we descended down tracks that were impassable by even the horses! People opened their houses for us as aid stood, supplies us with the best natural juices and fruits to keep us going....Day 2 we had a river crossing along a bridge that was almost impassable....we had to cross one at a time and very slowly, it was probably one of the scariest things I have ever done. We arrived at a jungle retreat after this and was fed the best food ever...Day 3 started with the damn river crossing again and then an incredibly hot and humid run over mountains and through valleys to the Pacific...we were heading to the coast...from mountain to coast in three days...I could feel the sea breeze hours before we reached it...crossed mangroves and then deep river to the welcoming sight of the sea...nearly there we thought, until we soon realised that we had another few km run along a very hot stretch of sand until we finally reached Dominical! This was what it was all about to me, the passage from mountain to Pacific, the next three days would be an added bonus to the journey we had already taken. Day 4 was waterfall day...climbing to the waterfalls and swimming in the pools beneath...our aid stop next to a river, today was a lighter day preparing us for what was ahead on Day 5. Day 5 was long....more mountains to climb, and long beach runs, river crossings by canoe and we finally reach Drake where we all shot gunned cans of beer on the beach! Day 6 was a lap of victory...fourteen miles running in the Corcovado...through rivers all day, wading, running, swimming, river after river and crossing a waterfall, then the final stretch 7sevenmiles following the coast path back to Drake. Never have I felt so tired, yet never have I felt so happy and free and alive as I did running those 6 days in Costa Rica.....days 1 and 2 has never ever been run before...Pablo has been dreaming of this new route for years, and decided that we were the group to do it! I arrived feeling scared yet confident as a trail runner, I have realised now that I have only just began to understand what trail running is all about! Costa Rica has taught me that watches, distance, time doesn’t matter, what matters is running in the moment, stopping to look at the view, stopping to look up, stopping to be....be free, be open, be me. I have met people that know me better than I ever thought was possible in such a short time, just sharing the highs and the brutal lows means we will have a connection or life. I will leave a big part of my heart here in Costa Rica yet take a huge part of Costa Rica back in my heart! My trail running passion has grown, but not to race, to run, to run free! I wore Bys Vyken with pride, I spoke about their events, about our group, and I hope that some of my fellow jungle runners will visit KERNOW one day and run some of our races with us....thank you for your support, and for allowing me to represent such an amazing run group and bunch of human beings as you all are!

SuperTrac....We love you!

The Raidlight Arc Of Attrition 2018 (9/2/18)

Barrie Prowse / Sarah Newing / Tim Treseder

I could not be any more proud if I tried. These guys are amazing heroes and incredible people. Sarah, Barrie and Tim took on The Arc of Attrition's 100 mile coastal beast from Coverack to Porthtowan. Due to the conditions and the nature of the beast, Barrie Prowse is the first Bys Vyken team member to become an Arc Legend. Congratulations Barrie. Tim and Sarah did awesome and we remain proud of these 2 trail warriors nevertheless.  

The Southend Pier Marathon (11/03/18)

David Andrewartha (3:14:35)

In his own words:

Sussex Trail Events' Southend Pier Marathon (11 X LAPS OF THE 1.33 MILE PIER)
11 laps,11 bands and a pretty epic medal.
Okay,so I didn't get a GFA time but I will say 2 things:
1/I do not care. I had fun and loved every single yard.
2/I can't say I've ever really run on 26 miles of soaking wet wood before.

Oh,and I finished 5th so I'll take that. My highest ever finish in a marathon. I was 4th the entire way until the last half mile when I was taken over by a really nice dude called Scott who ran so amazingly he deserved that more than I did. Despite how the graph looks, I felt like I ran well throughout.
Whatever these guys have planned next, I'm there!

Multi Storey Car Park Marathon and The Southend Pier Marathon done!!!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON GREAT EVENTS, VISIT WWW.SUSSEXTRAILEVENTS.COM

Kernow Vertical Kilometre (KVK) (24/3/18)

Tim Treseder (2:30:13)
Sarah Newing (3:09:46)
Simon Jones (3:31:31)

Freedom Racing's annual Spring quad killer up and down St Agnes Beacon on the North Cornish Coast. TWICE! Tim lead the team home, followed by Sarah and Simon also in the flag. Tracy was marshalling and helping others along their way on this super tough 15 mile trail beast with a KM of vert!

An Res Hellys (25/3/18)

Tim Treseder (1:21:07)

The Vice Chairman doing the double this weekend, capping off a great comeback after The Arc of Attrition with this road, beach and 10 mile adventure around his hometown of Helston. Nice one dude!!!

Merthyr Tydfil Half Marathon (25/3/18)

David Andrewartha (1:28:33)

Another event outside of Kernow for Dave. This time he was in Wales discovering the Cornish heritage Trevithick Trail and the Taff Trail following the Taff River around an epically undulating half.

Fowey Gig Club's 'Tunnel 10' (2/4/18)

Alan Giles & Amy Bawden (45:52)

The Cousin Jack Classic III
'Classic Jack' & 'Ultra Jack' (7/4/18)

Tristan Sellors (3:09:17) 6th Overall - Classic Jack
Anna Pascoe (9:38:54) 3rd Lady - Ultra Jack
Dean Talbot (12:06:28) - Ultra Jack
David Deigan (12:18:26) - Ultra Jack

Huge congratulations to all of the Bys Vyken Race Team that not only ran but spent 12 or more hours crewing this annual Cornish celebratory and flagship event. Without you all then Bys Vyken Events & Cornish Trails would never exist.

London Marathon (22/4/18)

David Deigan (5:41:23)

Godrevy 10k SUMMER SESSIONS #1 (9/5/18)

David Andrewartha (46:25)
Alan Giles (51:00)
Simon Jones (1:08:56)
Carolyn Campbell (1:32:01)
Tracy Waite (1:32:02)

3:10 to St Ives (12/5/18)

Bert 'The Beast' Harris (25:36) 6TH OVERALL
Sarah Newing (31:16) 4TH LADY
Gill Cooke (38:22)
Carolyn Campbell (46:06)
Tracy Waite and Louise Turvey (Sweepers)

Edinburgh Half Marathon (27/5/18)

Carolyn Campbell (2:53:46)

Endurancelife Classic Quarter 44 Ultra (9/6/18)

David Andrewartha (10:41:51)
Tracy Waite (12:39:33)

Tracy took on her 2nd Classic Quarter solo attempt and Dave his 3rd (2017 was a DNF at mile 30) . Tracy and Dave are now 2 x CQ solo finishers after course diversions and brutal summer heat delivered the toughest challenge on the South coast of Cornwall yet. The total distance was around the 47 mile mark come the end of the event. Overgrown paths and magnificent climbs created a difficult combination of pure hell. The Classic Quarter remains one of the more special events in Cornwall and holds meaning and significance for both competitors. Tracy had Reeses Pieces which made Dave a happy runner from the start line. Tracy is indeed the best human ever!

Polzeath 10K SUMMER SESSIONS #2

Alan Giles (54:14)
Carolyn Campbell (1:18:12)

Carolyn and Alan took on the 2nd Summer Sessions 10k on the North Coast and smashed it. Well done guys. Alan also ran Sticker 5 thee following night for STARC! #Legend

Culinary Coastal Canter (CCC) (23/6/18)

Anna Pascoe (3:13:31)

Another great event by Puretrail UK . Well done Anna on an incredible time and finishing 5th lady on the other side of the border. Splann!

The Smuggler's Scuttler II (30/6/18)

Anna Pascoe (2:32:07) 1st Female
Bert "The Beast" Harris (2:40:19) Top 10 Finisher
Alan Giles (2:40:43)
Louise Turvey (2:41:20) 3rd Female
Barrie Prowse (2:59:51)
David Deigan (3:36:53)
Carolyn Campbell (5:25:30)

Bys Vyken Events' own pirate themed Cornish half marathon saw a strong team of Bys Vyken racers take on an epic challenge of swashbuckling proportions. Even the sweep team consisted of Paul, Tracy and Sarah and had Bert's daughter Sadie putting in some serious work to maintain the functionality of the event. Without any one of these incredible humans, Bys Vyken Events simply wouldn't be what it is. Thank you all x

Cotswold Way Challenge 100k (30/6/18)

Dean Talbot (20:36:41)

Roseland August Trail (11/8/18)

Carolyn Campbell (4:04:45) WHITE RAT
Louise Turvey (6:56:16) BLACK RAT
Sarah Newing (8:35:01) BLACK RAT
Bert "The Beast" Harris (8:35:02) BLACK RAT
Tracy Waite (17:12:07) PLAGUE
Alan Giles (17:16:09) PLAGUE

An epic achievement from all who started and all who finished this prestigious 'Mudcrew' series of events, from the 11 miles to the 20, 32 and 64 along the Roseland Peninsula of Cornwall. 
We are mega proud of this super team!

The Madness Of King George vol.2 (25th & 26th August 2018)

Dean Talbot (71.02 MILES - KING OF THE 24 HOUR EVENT)
David Deigan (44.43 MILES - DNF)

My proudest moment as an RD by a mile. Crowning Dean the King and seeing Dave try so hard not to give it were the two most ballsiest performances I've ever seen at one of our events.

Porthtowan 10K (sept '18)

Alan Giles (1:05:07)
Louise Turvey (1:06:25)
Carolyn Campbell (1:56:07)

Lunada bootcamp with Tracy Waite (Sept '18)
Tracy Waite partnered up with Mark Wreford of Lunada Mountain and Coast Path Running in Spain to treat runners to a boot camp course, which included Bys Vyken Race Team's very own Carolyn Campbell...

Devizes 10K (30/9/18)

Dean Talbot (50:41)

A PB by just under a minute for #KingSparkles but he's still not happy he didn't go sub 50. It's okay though cause we all still love him :)

Exmoor 50 (55K) (6/10/18)

Paul Reeve (8:03)
Louise Turvey (8:03)

To Prussia With Love (A Bys Vyken Events/ Penta Health & Wellbeing Venture) (6/10/18)

Martin Penney (1:38:48) *TOP 10 FINISH*
Simon Jones (1:46:55) *TOP 20 FINISH*
David Deigan (2:07:05)
Event swept by : Tracy Waite, Sarah Newing & Bert 'The Beast' Harris