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*FOR SAFETY REASONS PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION*
NO REFUNDS & NO TRANSFERS

*'Click on above logo for details about 'St Just Miners' Chapel'*

PERMIT NUMBER (APPLIED FOR)

HELD UNDER THE RULES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF RUNNING CLUBS

South West Coast Path Friendly Event

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JONNY DRY (2:57:00) 2016 CLASSIC
 M/JAMIE LUXMOORE (2:36:17) 2017 CLASSIC
 F/NICKY TAYLOR (3:10:57) 2017 CLASSIC
M/JOHN WISNER (2:59:28) 2018 CLASSIC
F/JOANNE ROBINSON (3:47:18) 2018 CLASSIC
M/DUNCAN OAKES (7:02:29) 2018 ULTRA
F/EMMA LANGSTAFF/HELEN SMITH (9:24:50) 2018 ULTRA
M/MARTIN SOUTHGATE (1:31:57) 2019 LITTLE 
F/ANYA DOLLING (1:21:35) 2019 LITTLE -*CR
M/JONNY DRY (2:16:05) 2019 CLASSIC - *CR
F/NIKKI HUGHES (3:09:09) 2019 CLASSIC - *CR
M/PAUL MASKELL (6:00:18) 2019 ULTRA - *CR
F/EMILY COOK (7:52:25) 2019 ULTRA - *CR
M/TRISTAN SELLORS (1:00:10) 2020 LITTLE - *CR
F/ ANYA DOLLING (1:26:14) 2020 LITTLE
M/CHRIS ILLMAN (2:59:09) 2020 CLASSIC
F/LYDIA POOLE (3:41:52) 2020 CLASSIC
M/PAUL AINSWORTH (7:21:36) 2020 ULTRA
F/EMMA LANGSTAFF (9:12:53) 2020 ULTRA

Videos courtesy of Tim Robinson & Kevin 'KPR' Bonfield

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*TRAIL SHOES ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL 3 DISTANCES and all distances are cupless*
STRICT CUT OFFS. IF YOU DON'T THINK YOU CAN MAKE THEM THEN STICK TO PARKRUN!

A PERCENTAGE OF EACH ENTRY BE DONATED TO OUR FRIENDS @ ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL

'The Cousin Jack Classic VI'
 BE WARNED: TIGHTER CUT OFFS IN 2021.
THIS IS NOT A WALKING EVENT. PLEASE ENTER SOMEBODY ELSE'S RACE IF YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T MEET THE CUT OFFS!

Cornish emigration had been caused by a number of factors,but due mainly to economic reasons and the lack of jobs in the 18th and 19th centuries when many great Cornish people or "Cousin Jacks" migrated to various parts of the world in search of a better life for their families.The driving force was the opportunity for skilled miners to find work abroad,later in combination with the decline of the tin and copper mines in Cornwall . It's estimated that around 250,000 Cornish men migrated between 1861 and 1901.Miners made up most of that figure. 

At the bottom of every pit in the world you will find a Cornishman... 

Help us celebrate St.Piran's Day by honouring and paying tribute to our brave and hardworking ancestors who prevailed in finding a better way of life by taking on the coastal mining challenge of running from St Just to The Island in St.Ives.
Along the route will be the world famous mines of Crowns and Wheal Owles (Poldark's Wheal Leisure)at Botallack,Geevor tin mine,Levant and grazing past Pendeen lighthouse and finishing upon 'The Island' beside Porthmeor Beach situated near the Historic Tate Gallery where you'll see exactly where the finish is as the great flag of St Piran will signal the end of the route

The 18+ mile stretch between St Just and St Ives is arguably the most beautiful and certainly the most remote section of the entire coast path. It is also one of the most strenuous. There are precious few opportunities for refreshment and accommodation, particularly out of season, and the many steep descents and ascents mean that it will probably take longer than you expect to cover the distance. Be prepared! This is one of Britain’s first Environmentally Sensitive Areas, where annual grant aid allows participating farmers to work the land traditionally. Ancient field systems define a small strip of land between the sea, surging restlessly beneath three hundred foot cliffs, and steep rocky tors that represent the highest points in the Penwith Peninsula. This section is characterised by countless rocky headlands and coves and an overwhelming sense of space rarely found in today's Britain.
Welcome to CJC VI!
 
CLASSIC JACK

SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 2021

Event HQ: St Just Miners' Chapel , 20 Chapel Road, St Just, TR19 7LT :10am.

*HOT DRINKS AND PORRIDGE POTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR £1 EACH FOR THE CHAPEL*

End:4pm (6 hour cut off time. IF YOU CAN'T RUN A SUB 3 HALF THEN DON'T ENTER!)

Registration @ Event HQ: 7.45-9.15am

Event Briefing @ Event HQ: :9.25am

DIFFICULTY-(Tougher than trying to last through an entire Nicholas Cage movie)

ETA FOR COACH JOURNEY (45 MINUTES)

COACH PICK UP @ 7:15AM FROM BEACH ROAD, ST IVES

ULTRA JACK

SATURDAY 6TH MARCH 2021

Event HQ: The Surfhouse, The Island, St Ives, TR26 1SY

Start: 5.30am

End : 4.30pm (11 hour cut off)

Registration and Kit check:  4am-5am Saturday morning. (NO EVENING REGISTRATION IN 2021)

Race Briefing: 5.10am

DIFFICULTY- (Tougher than last year!)



LITTLE JACK (7 miles)

ZENNOR - THE ISLAND, ST IVES

1PM KICK OFF FROM ZENNOR CAFE GUESTHOUSE CAR PARK.

END : 3:30PM (2.5 HOUR CUT OFF).

REGISTRATION AND KIT CHECK 11AM- 12PM @ THE SURFHOUSE, ST IVES (NO EVENING REGISTRATION IN 2021)

RACE BRIEFING : ON THE COACH

COACH PICK UP FROM BEACH ROAD NEAR THE TATE GALLERY : 12:20PM

DIFFICULTY - (HARDER THAN ONE OF THOSE POSH 10KS UP NORTH)

*READ BELOW AT @ 'RACE DAY' INFO FOR COACH INFORMATION*


  3 DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM:
 
(THE CLASSIC JACK) THE ORIGINAL FLAGSHIP 18 MILE (29K) ONE WAY EVENT.
(THE ULTRA JACK) DARE TO GO BOTH WAYS STARTING AT THE SURFHOUSE ON THE ISLAND,ST IVES TO THE CAPE AND BACK AGAIN SPANNING 35 MILES (55K).
(THE LITTLE JACK)  THE CHAPEL GUESTHOUSE CAFE TO THE ISLAND FINISH AT ST IVES. THIS 7 MILE STRETCH MARKS THE TOUGHEST SECTION OF THE COUSIN JACK JOURNEY. 
 
EVENT INCLUDES
COACH PICK UP FROM ST IVES FOR THE 'CLASSIC JACK AT AN ADDITIONAL COST (BOOKABLE THROUGH OUR USUAL ENTRY SYSTEM) NOTE: THIS IS AVAILABLE UPTO 21 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT OR WHEN FULL. MAX 150 SEATS.PICK UP AT 7:15AM AND ALL COACH PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE ARRIVED FOR 7AM @ THE TATE GALLERY IN ST IVES AND BOARDED THE COACH BY 7:10AM. LEAVES AT 7:15AM PRONTO WITH STRICTLY NO WAITING. 
MANDATORY COACH PICK UP FOR 'LITTLE JACK' RUNNERS FROM BEACH ROAD @ 12:20PM PRONTO. MINIMUM OF 50 RUNNERS ONLY.
BESPOKE MEDAL FOR EVERY FINISHER. 
AWARDS FOR 1ST,2ND,3RD MALE AND FEMALE 
TRACKER HIRE ('ULTRA JACK' ONLY)
CORNISH PASTY MEAT/VEGAN (ALL OTHER FOOD THAT IS PROVIDED BY CREW IS A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A RIGHT). 
BEER FROM THE AWARD WINNING 'KELTEK BREWERY' 
OTHER REFRESHMENTS
USUAL SPOT PRIZES
BAGGAGE DROP
MARKED
FULLY SUPPORTED
TOILETS AT START/FINISH/TURNAROUND POINT
1 X FEED STATIONS (LITTLE) 
2 X FEED STATIONS (CLASSIC)
5 X FEED STATIONS (ULTRA)
WATER STATION EVERY 3-4 MILES (APPROX)  
(ULTRA JACK)
MORNING OF RACE REGISTRATION (CLASSIC JACK) 
EVENING REGISTRATION AND MORNING OF RACE REGISTRATION (LITTLE JACK)
REGISTRATION AND RACE FINISH AT 'THE SURFHOUSE' VENUE 
ST IVES  (ULTRA JACK & LITTLE JACK)
REGISTRATION AT 'ST JUST MINERS' CHAPEL' AND RACE FINISH AT 'THE SURFHOUSE' VENUE ST IVES (CLASSIC JACK)
REGISTRATION AT 'THE SURFHOUSE' IN ST IVES BEFORE THE COACH TO ZENNOR (LITTLE JACK) 
EXPECTED KIT CHECK (DETAILS AVAILABLE @ (WWW.BYSVYKENEVENTS.VPWEB.CO.UK)
OMEGA MEDICAL SUPORT COVER THROUGHOUT
VEHICLE PICK UP FOR ALL DROPOUTS (PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED TO GET TO AN ACCESS AREA AS THIS STRETCH OF COAST PATH IS ONE OF THE MOST REMOTE). PARTICIPANTS EXPECTED TO READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND TO NOT FUCK ABOUT TRYING TO BORROW KIT FROM CREW. IT WILL NOT BE HAPPENING IN 2021.

All participants should be 18+ for 'Little Jack' & 'Classic Jack' and 21+ for 'Ultra Jack' due to the nature of the beast...

Race Day Info and information about our charities and sponsors at the head of the page and Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the page.

IMPORTANT INFO...

'LITTLE JACK' CUT OFF AT ST IVES IS 15:30 .THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN WALK THE WHOLE EVENT.
 THIS IS A 'RUNNING' EVENT.

NO DROP DOWNS FOR ANY DISTANCE! IF YOU CAN'T DO THE DISTANCE THEN YOU MIGHT WANT TO RECONSIDER IN THE FUTURE WHAT YOU SIGN UP FOR. 
NO REFUNDS.
NO TRANSFERS.
DEFERRALS ONLY UP TO 21 DAYS PRIOR TO THE EVENT. 
ALL THOSE WHO TAKE UP THEIR 2020 DEFERRED SPOT CANNOT DEFER AGAIN OR TRANSFER TO SOMEBODY ELSE. 
YOU WILL ALL BE SUBJECT TO ID AND KIT CHECKS ON THE DAY AT REGISTRATION.

TR26 1SY
ST JUST MINERS CHAPEL
ZENNOR CHAPEL CAR PARK

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE LINKS SHOW THE CORRECT ROUTES AND MILEAGE BUT NOT ELEVATION.
CORRECT ELEVATION:
'CLASSIC' : 4000+FT (APPROX)
'ULTRA' : 7,000+FT    (APPROX)
'LITTLE' : 1,200+FT (APPROX)