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1st place times in previous years:
JOHNNY DRY (2:57:00) 2016,  M/JAMIE LUXMOORE (2:36:17) 2017  F/NICKY TAYLOR (3:10:57) 2017
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

THIS EVENT IS CUPLESS INCLUDING 10K RUNNERS 

THE ORIGINAL TIN COAST ADVENTURE IS ON FB!

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

*SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019*

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

2019 MEDAL DESIGN...
 3 DIFFERENT CORNISH TARTAN RIBBONS FOR THE 3 DISTANCES. 
AIN'T NO MEDAL LIKE A BYS VYKEN MEDAL
#BYSVYKENUNIQUE



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 Cornishmen 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 ances tors 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 IV!
 
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)

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

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)


(NEW FOR 2019)

LITTLE JACK 10K

ZENNOR - THE ISLAND, ST IVES

1PM KICK OFF FROM ZENNOR CAFE GUESTHOUSE CAR PARK.

END : 5:30PM

REGISTRATION AND KIT CHECK 11:30AM - 12:30PM

RACE BRIEFING : 12:40PM

DIFFICULTY - (DIFFICULT)

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

 
*NEW FOR 2019*
NOW 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 6:45AM @ THE TATE GALLERY IN ST IVES AND BOARDED THE COACH BY 6:55AM. LEAVES AT 7:05AM PRONTO WITH STRICTLY NO WAITING. 
MANDATORY COACH PICK UP FOR 'LITTLE JACK' RUNNERS FROM BEACH ROAD @ 11AM 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 CHECKPOINT (LITTLE) 
1 CHECKPOINT (CLASSIC)
3 CHECKPOINTS (ULTRA)
WATER STATION EVERY 3-4 MILES (APPROX) 
EVENING REGISTRATION PRE RACE AND MORNING OF RACE  
(ULTRA JACK)
MORNING OF RACE REGISTRATION (CLASSIC JACK) 
MORNING OF RACE REGISTRATION (LITTLE JACK)
REGISTRATION AND RACE FINISH AT THE SURFHOUSE VENUE 
ST IVES  (ULTRA 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 below:

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE LINKS SHOW THE CORRECT ROUTES AND MILEAGE BUT NOT ELEVATION.
CORRECT ELEVATION:
'CLASSIC' : 3,400FT (APPROX)
'ULTRA' : 7,000FT    (APPROX)

CAPE CORNWALL CAR PARK
TR26 1SY