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PERMIT NUMBER ARC/20/004

HELD UNDER THE RULES OF THE ASSOCIATION OF RUNNING CLUBS

South West Coast Path Friendly Event

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1st place times in previous years
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 SANDRY (1:21:35) 2019 LITTLE
M/JONNY DRY (2:16:05) 2019 CLASSIC - (COURSE RECORD)
F/NIKKI HUGHES (3:09:09) 2019 CLASSIC
M/PAUL MASKELL (6:00:18) 2019 ULTRA - (COURSE RECORD)
F/EMILY COOK (7:52:25) 2019 ULTRA - (COURSE RECORD)

Video from 4/3/17 courtesy of Tim Robinson, aka 'The Enduring Runner'.

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*TRAIL SHOES ARE MANDATORY FOR ALL 3 DISTANCES and all distances are cupless*

A PERCENTAGE OF EACH ENTRY BE DONATED TO OUR FRIENDS @ PLASTIC FREE PENZANCE

*SATURDAY 29TH FEB 2020*

'The Cousin Jack Classic V'
 5:30 am/10am/1pm

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 Cape Cornwall 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 17.4-mile stretch between Cape Cornwall 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 the CJC V!
 
CLASSIC JACK

SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019

Event HQ:Cape Cornwall Golf & Leisure Club, Cape Cornwall Road ,TR19 7NL

Start:10am.

End:5pm (7 hour cut off time)

Registration:7.45-9.15am

Event Briefing:9.40am

DIFFICULTY-(Bleddy 'Ard!!!)

ETA FOR COACH JOURNEY (1 HOUR)

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

ULTRA JACK

SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019

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

Start: 5.30am

End : 5.30pm (12 hour cut off)

Registration and Kit check: 6pm-8pm @ The Surfhouse on the Friday evening before OR 4am-5am Saturday morning.

Race Briefing: 5.10am

DIFFICULTY- (STUPID)


(FOR A 2ND YEAR)

LITTLE JACK 10K

ZENNOR - THE ISLAND, ST IVES

1PM KICK OFF FROM ZENNOR CAFE GUESTHOUSE CAR PARK.

END : 5:30PM

REGISTRATION AND KIT CHECK 11AM- 12PM @ THE SURFHOUSE, ST IVES

RACE BRIEFING : 12:10PM

COACH PICK UP FROM BEACH ROAD NEAR THE TATE GALLERY : 12:30PM

DIFFICULTY - (DIFFICULT)

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


  3 DISTANCES TO CHOOSE FROM:
 
(THE CLASSIC JACK) THE ORIGINAL FLAGSHIP 17.4(28K) MILE 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(ISH) MILES(55K) MAKING THIS OUR FIRST EVER COASTAL ULTRA WHICH IS NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED. THAT'S NOT EVEN A CLICHE! 
(THE LITTLE JACK) NEW DISTANCE FOR 2019. 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 14 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT OR WHEN FULL. MAX 160 SEATS.PICK UP AT 7:05 AND ALL COACH PARTICIPANTS TO HAVE ARRIVED FOR 6:55AM @ THE TATE GALLERY IN ST IVES AND BOARDED THE COACH BY 7:05AM. LEAVES AT 7:15AM PRONTO WITH STRICTLY NO WAITING. 
MANDATORY COACH PICK UP FOR 'LITTLE JACK' RUNNERS FROM BEACH ROAD @ 12:30PM PRONTO.
BESPOKE MEDAL FOR EVERY FINISHER
AWARDS FOR 1ST,2ND,3RD MALE AND FEMALE
COURSE RECORD TROPHY(IF BROKEN)
TRACKER HIRE (ULTRA JACK ONLY)
CORNISH PASTY MEAT/VEGAN
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) 
EVENING REGISTRATION PRE RACE AND MORNING OF RACE  
(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 CAPE CORNWALL GOLF AND LEISURE CLUB AND RACE FINISH AT THE SURFHOUSE VENUE ST IVES (CLASSIC JACK)
REGISTRATION AT THE TINNERS ARMS, 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)

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...
ALL CUT OFFS.
'LITTLE JACK' CUT OFF AT ST IVES IS 17:30.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.

TR26 1SY
CAPE CORNWALL CAR PARK
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)