Discover the heritage...
"Fordh Sen Mighal VIII"
Saturday 3rd December 2022 @ 10am
RACE RECORDS (EACH YEAR THE COURSE HAS CHANGED A LITTLE AND HAS NEVER BEEN IDENTICAL TO THE YEAR BEFORE)
M/ JAMIE STEPHENSON (1:20:33) 2021
F/ CLAIRE MENSING (1:50:12) 2021
M/ JAMIE STEPHENSON (1:19:28) 2020
F/ JODIE GUALD (1:49:43) 2020
M/ DANIEL POOLE (1:26:44) 2019
F/ LAURA VINCENT (1:52:06) 2019
M/ALEX MARPLES (1:24:39) 2018
F/KATE WARA (1:44:47) 2018
M/TRISTAN SELLORS (1:23:43) 2017
F/ISOBEL WYKES (1:34:57) 2017
M/TIM ROBINSON (1:26:05) 2016
F/NICKY TAYLOR (1:45:15) 2016
Photos by: Will Harper-Penrose #TRAC
2019 & 2020 VIDEO PACKAGES FROM 'DOWN SOUTH POV' & 'ULTRA RUNNING MATELOT'
WELCOME TO 'FORDH SEN MIGHAL'
A covid-safe trail running experience along the coast and the inland of the West Cornwall Peninsula, taking in the breathtaking views of St Michaels Mount where the race will finish opposite to, Trencrom, Ninnes Bridge, Knill's Monument, St Uny church and St Ives Bay, Mount's Bay and my personal favourites, 'The Pointless Hill' & a near mile of shingle beach to finish on!
There are wonderfully undulating sections such as Trencrom which stands at almost 560ft, uphill farmland, pointless hills and an historic steeple. With over 1,800ft of elevation, expect most of it in the first half alone! 2022 will once again include the mighty shitey hill in Ludgvan to run down and then back up again (known as "The Pointless Hill".
St Michael's Way is the only designated European Cultural Route in the UK and provides over eleven miles of historical value on this Cornish National Trail.
The path has been used since prehistoric times. It was used to cross the Cornish Peninsula and it provided safe passage for missionaries who brought Christianity to Cornwall. These missionaries, who followed the Saint Michael's Way, and similar paths, are commemorated as saints in place names throughout the County, including right here on this route.
Discover the heritage with Bys Vyken Events in 2022!
Note: There are 3 major A road crossing on the route(A3074, A30 and A394).
Every measure will be taken to ensure the absolute safety of every single person from runner to crew and oncoming vehicles.
There will be strict covid measures, having to provide proof of negative tests at registration.
Also there is a mid-marshland train crossing and a road crossing to the beach finish near the mount.
No dogs in 2022
4 HOUR CUT OFF WITH A 1 HOUR AND 50 MINUTE CUT OFF AT TRENCROM IN 2022
THIS WILL BE ENFORCED. THIS IS A RUNNING EVENT. IT REQUIRES SOME FORM OF ACTUAL RUNNNING AT LEAST.
STARTING AT PORTH KIDNEY BEACH NEXT TO THE FAMOUS 'DYNAMITE QUAY' ON ST IVES BAY, OPPOSITE THE WORLD MINING HERITAGE SITE OF HAYLE!
Dynamite Quay was used to store mining explosives ready to be
transported around Cornwall's coast via shipping.
START: 10AM @ DYNAMITE QUAY, WHARF ROAD, LELANT (NR ST.UNY CHURCH), TR26 3DU (BEACH SECTION UNDER THE QUAY ON PORTHKIDNEY SANDS)
RACE HQ: DYNAMITE QUAY, WHARF ROAD, LELANT (NR ST.UNY CHURCH), TR26 3DU
FINISH: THE STATION HOUSE, MARAZION, CORNWALL, TR17 ODA
POINT A TO POINT B
NO TRANSPORT LAID ON BY BYS VYKEN EVENTS.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING YOURSELVES TO AND FROM THE EVENT.
THIS IS ALL REFLECTED IN THE ENTRY COSTS
BESPOKE MEMENTO TO ALL FINISHERS (bYS VYKEN STYLE!)
BAGGAGE TRANSPORT FROM START TO FINISH LOCATIONS
PRIZES FOR 1ST. 2ND & 3RD MALE & FEMALE
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE OF 18 YEARS AND OLDER