Discover the heritage...
Saturday 4th December 2021 FROM 10am
RACE RECORDS (EACH YEAR THE COURSE HAS CHANGED A LITTLE AND HAS NEVER BEEN IDENTICAL TO THE YEAR BEFORE)
M/ JAMIE STEPHENS (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
A COVID-SAFE TRAIL RUNNING EXPERIENCE...
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, and farmland that creeps toward the 600 mark. With over 1,500ft of elevation, expect most of it in the first half alone! It doesn't end there though as not only will Trencrom hopefully be back in 2021 (NT licensing during covid dependant), there will also be that mighty shitey hill in Ludgvan to run down and then back up!
St Michael's Way is the only designated European Cultural Route in the UK and provides over 11 miles of historical importance 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.
St Michael's Mount has a counterpart in France at Mont Saint Michel. Both sites have much in common in their history and legends. In particular, the Archangel Gabriel was supposed to have appeared at both sites during the Fifth Century
Discover the heritage and discover Cornwall's own distinctive world in trail shoes.
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.
Also there is a mid marshland train crossing and a road crossing to the beach finish near the mount.
No dogs in 2021 due to covid
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.
2021 MARKS THE FIRST TIME THIS RACE WILL BE A BEACH START AND FINISH
NOTABLE PLACES IN 2021 INCLUDE 2 BEACHES, TRENCROM (UP & OVER) AND "THE POINTLESS HILL" @ LUDGVAN.
WE ARE LOOKING AT A NORMAL RACE START FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE COVID BEGAN FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE DURING THE EVENT. PROOF OF A NEGATIVE LATERAL FLOW TEST OR PROOF OF DOUBLE VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED AT REGISTRATION.
START: 10AM @ DYNAMITE QUAY, WHARF ROAD, LELANT (NR ST.UNY CHURCH), TR26 3DU (WAVES OF 25 EVERY 5 MINUTES: 10:00. 10:05, 10:10, 10:15, 10:20, 10:25, 10:30, 10:35)
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!)
HOT FOOD UPON FINISH (BOTH VEG AND GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS ALONG WITH PLENTY OF CAKE!) *NO PASTIES AVAILABLE*
PRIZES FOR 1ST. 2ND & 3RD MALE & FEMALE
FIND OUT MORE ON 'RACE DAY INFO' ON THE TOP OF THIS PAGE AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON THE LINK BELOW
PARTICIPANTS WILL BE OF 18 YEARS AND OLDER
*ROUTE STARTS FROM PORTH KIDNEY BEACH IN 2021*